Minutes: Special Mtg January 17, 2007

Village of Plain

Special Village Board Meeting of January 17, 2007




A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Plain was held at the Municipal Building on January 17, 2007.  The following members were present: William Gruber, President; David Buchanan; Gary Leeck; James Liegel; Harold Murry; and, Philip Studnicka, Trustees. Trustee Kevin Kraemer was absent.


Others present: Rob Roth of General Engineering; Harry Schutz; and, Nick Ruhland.                                                                                                                                        

Notice of this meeting was posted on January 15, 2007 at the following locations in the Village of Plain: the Municipal Building; the Plain Post Office; and, The Peoples Community Bank.  Notice was faxed to the Home News and the Baraboo News Republic on the same date.


The meeting was called to order by President Gruber at 6:02 p.m.


Rob Roth from General Engineering reviewed the Developer’s Agreement he created with the Village Board section by section.  Changes made from his rough draft were as follows: 


  • Page 1, Part C: Strike “site grading operations” from the “Public Improvements.”
  • Page 2, Section 1.2(1): Add “(d) Provide opportunity for future business growth.”
  • Page 2, Section 1.3(1)(a): Strike “(excluding site grading.)”
  • Page 3, Section 1.4(1)(a): Strike “Site Grading of the anticipated building site within the TID.” 
  • Page 3&4 Section 2.3(1)(b): Add “and functional” so the paragraph states “The security furnished shall be held until all of the Public Improvements required by this Agreement are completed and functional, as documented by the Village Engineer.”
  • Page 3&4 Section 2.3: two options for short term financial guarantees, Board thought Option 2 would be more appropriate, “Developer to Agree to Special Assessment Procedure in the event of a Discontinuance of the Project.”
  • Page 5 Section 2.4(1): Date adjustment from May 9, 2006 to December 28, 2006 (In two places in that paragraph)
  • Page 5 Section 3.2(1): Change “The Developer may commence” to “The Developer shall commence.”
  • Page 6 Section 4.2(1): Change “The Developer may apply” to “The Developer shall apply.”


Rob will make the requested changes.  The Village Attorney should review the agreement. 


Trustee Liegel motioned to recess at 6:55 p.m.  This was seconded by Buchanan and carried unanimously.



Trustee Murry motioned to reconvene at 7:25 p.m. after the Caucus.  This was seconded by Liegel and carried unanimously.


Murry motioned to accept the Certified Survey Map in which Linda Paulus has dedicated to the public a portion of St. Luke’s Avenue.  This was seconded by Leeck and the motion carried unanimously.


Discussed next was the Attorney’s recommendation concerning zoning for Commercial buildings containing residential dwellings. According to Sauk County Planning and Zoning, all other Villages in Sauk County have these buildings zoned Commercial.  The County also affirmed that it is not legal for one parcel to carry two separate zoning districts.  The Attorney wrote an amendment covering residential units under the Commercial District zoning code.  Many questions still arose.  There was a concern about looking at situations on a case by case basis.  Conversely, a Public Hearing for each situation would be considerate for the neighboring property owners.  For need of further discussion, this matter was tabled until the next board meeting.


Trustee Buchanan asked if there was any objections to putting a poll question on the Village Website which states “Has the Village of Plain website been useful for you?”  There were no objections.


Buchanan motioned to adjourn at 7:52 p.m.  This was seconded by Liegel and then carried unanimously. 





Sheila Tafs