Memo

Date:      April 12, 2006

To:          Town Planning Commisison Members

From:     Department of Community Development Staff

RE:          Agenda Item 11 – Text Amendment – Winnebago County Town/County Zoning Ordinance

Overview

The Winnebago County Planning & Zoning Committee is recommending several amendments to the Zoning Ordinance.  One issue that staff finds problematic is Item 7, language adding mini-warehouses as an agricultural conditional use, “mini-warehouses with no outdoor storage on parcels at least five (5) acres in size.  Setbacks to be established at time of approval.”  Staff feels that mini-warehouses are not an appropriate use for the agricultural districts. 

Staff Recommendation                            

Staff recommends conditional approval of these Text Amendments with the following conditions:

·         Item 7, regarding mini-warehouses as an agricultural conditional use, should be eliminated.