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By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — The Dunn County Planning, Resources and Development Committee has approved a preliminary plat for the proposed Meadows Edge development in the Town of Elk Mound.
The developers, Tony and Ellie Tanner, Tanner Properties LLC, are proposing to turn 24 acres into 10 lots for a multi-family subdivision, said Tom Carlson, county surveyor, at the PR&D committee’s June 22 meeting.
The lots would be used for either twin homes or four-plexes that would be rented out, he said.
The property is located about two miles west of state Highway 40 along 620th Avenue in the Town of Elk Mound and is bounded on the north by railroad tracks and on the south by Interstate 94.
Access to the subdivision will be from a 60-foot wide private road maintained by the property owner, Carlson said.
The property is open where the lots are located, and the remainder is state Department of Natural Resources mapped wetlands, he said.
The Dunn County land use plan lists the property as agricultural or residential, so the proposed subdivision fits the preferred land use, Carlson said.
The Elk Mound Town Board reviewed the preliminary plat on June 17 and approved it, and the state Department of Administration has reviewed and approved the plat as well, he said.
The county’s ordinance requires state approval before the PR&D committee can approve the preliminary plat, Carlson noted.
The preliminary plat meets all of the county ordinance regulations and state statutes, and county staff is recommending approval, he said.
The developer worked with the Town of Elk Mound on conservation easements and was allowed to decrease the size of the lots. There are 10 lots and three outlots. The outlots are the wetlands and conservation easements, and the third outlot is Meadowview Lane, which will be the road going into the development, Carlson said.
Diane Morehouse, county board supervisor from Menomonie and a member of the PR&D committee, asked about access for emergency services in the cul-de-sac.
An ordinance passed by the Elk Mound Town Board a few years ago requires a larger bulb on the cul-de-sac to allow access for the plow truck, said Tony Christopherson, chair of the Elk Mound Town Board.
The Dunn County Planning, Resources and Development Committee unanimously approved the preliminary plat for the Meadows Edge subdivision.
The Town of Elk Mound is an unzoned township.