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Notice of Public Hearing (Land Use Code Amendment) - April 15, 2019

Land Use Code Amendment

Post Date:03/01/2019 3:29 PM

Land Use Code Amendment 

Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 7:05 P.M. or shortly thereafter on the First Floor (Meeting Rooms 1H and 1I) of the Administration Building, Juneau, Wisconsin on the petition of the Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee to amend certain provisions of the Land Use Code, Dodge County, Wisconsin.  The petition includes a series of miscellaneous housekeeping amendments that will update outdated section references used in the Code, adds “Homeless Shelters” to the Use table, amends miscellaneous definitions used in the code, updates the vision corner and street intersection connection standards used in the Code and creates fencing regulations for outdoor swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.   The petition also includes reorganizing and renumbering the setback and measurement provisions of Chapter 5 by zoning topic in order to make the code more user friendly for the public.  A copy of the proposed amendment is available for review in the County Land Resources and Parks Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (920-386-3700) and at the Department Website.

All persons interested are invited to attend and be heard.

Dated February 20, 2019
Dodge County Land Resources and Parks Committee by Thomas Schaefer, Chair

Summary of the proposed amendments

The current measurement and dimensional standards found in Chapter 5 of the Land Use Code are not structured for quick and easy navigation or use by the general public.  The proposed amendment will reorganize the standards and regulations by zoning topic to make the code more user friendly.  The existing standards and measurements in Chapter 5 will not change.    The petition also includes a series of miscellaneous housekeeping amendments that will update outdated section references used in the Code, adds “Homeless Shelters” to the Use table, amends miscellaneous definitions used in the code, updates the vision corner and street intersection connection standards used in the Code and creates fencing regulations for outdoor swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. 

The proposed changes are as follows:

Amendment #1 modifies the “Use Table” to include “Homeless Shelters” as an allowed use in the R-3 Multi-family Residential Zoning District and as a conditional use permit within the Commercial and the A-2 General Agricultural Zoning District. 

Amendment #2 and 4 updates and corrects code references used in the Code.

Amendment #3 adds the criteria for homeless shelters to Chapter 6, the Use Regulations section.

Amendment #5 updates the intersection spacing and the vision clearance triangle setback requirements for County and Town roads.

Amendment #6 clarifies certain definitions used in the Code.

Amendment #7 deletes Table 5.1-1 from the Code, and reorganizes and renumbers Chapter 5.  The existing code standards remain the same but the standards and exemptions allowed by the Code are being reorganized by zoning topic to make the code more user friendly for the public. 

Amendment #8 creates fencing requirements for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. 

If you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed petition, please feel free to contact the Land Resources and Parks Department.