***TOWN OF MENASHA***

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2005 at 5:00 PM

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX - 2000 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Bellmer called the Planning Commission Meeting of December 14, 2005 to order at 5:01 PM.

 

 

PRESENT:       Chairperson:                 Alvin Bellmer

Commissioners:            Dennis Jochman(5:05)    Harold Pelton               Kris Koeppe
Terry Buck                   Michelle Schaetz           Michael Van Dyke

Staff:                            George Dearborn, Community Development Director

Mark Mommaerts, Associate Planner

 

EXCUSED:      None

 

ABSENT:        None

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Ernie Williams   Bob Leidl         Max Ogden      Dave Schmalz

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 16, 2005

The minutes of November were reviewed.  Commissioner Schaetz requested that the minutes note the reason that she was late for the meeting was because of weather. Motion by Chairman Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Pelton to approve the minutes, with the change requested by Commissioner Schaetz, of the November 16, 2005 meeting.  Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Jochman).

 

 

NEW ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

  1. Rezoning – Ogden Development – S. of County Road BB & E. of Irish Road – 008-0158

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

No discussion on the item.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Buck to approve the rezoning as submitted.  Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Jochman).

 

  1. Certified Survey Map – McMahon & Associates – S. of County Road BB & W. of Irish Road – 008-0178 & 008-0178-01

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

No discussion on the item.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke to approve the certified survey map as revised on December 14, 2005.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

OLD ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

            None for this meeting.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

  1. Discussion Item – County Comprehensive Plan

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn stated that the County Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing is scheduled for January 3, 2006 and that no changes have been made since the Town’s last review.  The concern is that the process through which amendments to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan will have to go through will change, but not until 2010, until then the Town can use the current process.

 

  1. Discussion Item – Annual Update to the Town’s Comprehensive Plan

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn stated that the annual review of the Town’s Comprehensive Plan will be presented at the January meeting and that the review will examine the Future Land Use Map and review objectives and revisions to the park plan.  A public hearing is tentatively schedule for the March meeting.

 

Chairperson Bellmer inquired about building incentives into the subdivision ordinance to encourage alternative development methods by developers.

 

Commissioner Schaetz inquired about posting updates/headlines about planning issues on the main page of the Town’s website.

 

Commissioner Koeppe asked if items 1 & 2 were in the Sewer Service Area.

 

Director Dearborn stated that the answer is yes and no.  The developments are in the Sewer Service Area, however the plan has not yet had its formal approval.

 

  1. Development Report – No report at this time.
  2. Building Permit Report & Cost Benefit Analysis

The cost-benefit table for November shows that single-family permits are down compared to last year and that the overall Cost/Benefit for the Town is positive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

None for this meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION:  Commissioner Pelton, seconded by Commissioner Schaetz to adjourn the meeting of December 14, 2005 at 5:21 PM.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Mark J. Mommaerts

Recording Secretary