By Kate Knight
Tthe Town of Hull Board of Supervisors on Monday approved two requests made by resident Kyle Kluck this past spring.
The first request accepted at the meeting was to amend the Town of Hull’s comprehensive plan, by changing the future land use designation for Kluck’s property on state highway 66 from rural residential to commercial.
At a meeting on April 13 Hull’s plan commission unanimously passed a recommendation onto the town board to approve Kluck’s land use change request, contingent upon a walkthrough of the parcel in question. Hull town board chairman John Holdridge confirmed that an onsite visit at the property was completed prior to approval on Monday.
“We’ve had at least three times that this has come up, and the plan commission went out and did an onsite, so I think we need support for this one,” Holdridge said before the board’s vote.
The town board also accepted Kluck’s request to rezone the same parcel of land from single-family residence (R2) and general agricultural district (A4) to highway commercial district (C4). Both motions to accept Kluck’s two requests carried unanimously.
Following up on a brief discussion of proposed functions for board supervisors at a meeting in May, the town board also moved to accept the creation of an administrative committee, which will include a review of town expenditures by a supervisor.
“I’m suggesting that we need to have some leadership structure around here … and one of the ways we can do that is create an administrative committee,” Holdridge said.
The committee will consist of the town’s chairperson, clerk and a board supervisor – who would rotate every three or six months.
“I think we should attempt to do something and figure it out as we go,” said supervisor Dave Wilz. “This is a good place to start, and I think this is a decent plan – we’ll have to see if it works.”
“I think a review of every bill is important just to get an understanding of what it costs to run a government – and that sort of thing,” he added. “This is just a starting point and we’ll refine.”
Wilz motioned to approve the agenda item clarifying supervisors’ functions, “as a place to start.” The board unanimously carried the motion.
Hull’s town board is regularly scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of every month at the town municipal building, located at 4550 Wojcik Memorial Dr.