***TOWN OF MENASHA***

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21, 2006 at 5:00 PM

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX - 2000 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Bellmer called the Planning Commission Meeting of June 21, 2006 to order at 5:00 PM.

 

 

PRESENT:       Chairperson:                 Alvin Bellmer

Commissioners:            Dennis Jochman(5:05)    Aaron Sabel                 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:                   Bonnie McKenny         Dick McKenny Tom Shepeck

                                                Sandy Callahan Will Kottler                  Paul Eisen

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 17th, 2006

The minutes of May were reviewed.  Motion by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Schaetz to approve the minutes of the May 17th, 2006 meeting.  Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Jochman).

 

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

The cost-benefit table for May shows that there is a positive cost/benefit due to the commercial & industrial development.  There is a negative cost/benefit for one & two family developments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


NEW ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

  1. Rezoning – Developer Dude, LLC – 1829 Plank Road – 008-3256

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

Richard McKenny, of Brighton Beach Road, raised two concerns, one was about traffic flow in that area and on that site and the other was about water control.

 

Chairperson Bellmer stated that those issues would be addressed during Site Plan Review.

 

Mr. McKenny asked what uses are allowed in the B-3 zoning district.

 

Director Dearborn replied that retail and office uses are allowed and that on-site retention will be required.  He also stated that the lot size will dictate that type of use that the land will be used for.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked what type of uses would not be allowed.

 

Director Dearborn responded that heavy industrial uses are not allowed and that any use requiring a Conditional Use Permit would have to come back before the Plan Commission.

 

Commissioner Jochman that uses allowed in the Light Industrial zoning district are allowed in the B-3.

 

Paul Eisen, of Brighton Beach Road and Winnebago County Supervisor of the 27th District, stated that the building has been unoccupied for the past year and a half and that he looks forward to redevelopment of the land and that he does not object to the rezoning.  He also stated that the applicant is targeting a fast-food restaurant.  He stated that his only concerns were with the lot size, setbacks, access for fast-food use, and competition from businesses East of Oneida Street.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Buck to approve the Rezoning.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Right-of-Way Vacation – Town of Menasha Jacobsen Road & Lee Street – 008-0220-01 & 008-0543-05

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

MOTION:  Commissioner Jochman, seconded by Commissioner Schaetz to approve the Right-of-Way Vacation with the following conditions: 

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked if the land for Lee Street would be divided equally between the adjacent property owners.

 

Director Dearborn stated that staff is exploring that further.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Certified Survey Map – Neenah Joint School District Jacobsen Road west of Gavin Road – 088-0219-01, 008-0220-01 & 008-0543-05

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked if the outlots for the CSM and the subdivision will be combined.

 

Director Dearborn responded that they would be.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Jochman to approve the Certified Survey Map with the following conditions: 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Certified Survey Map – Pat & Sandra Callahan – Davel Engineering – 1680 & 1698 Mill Pond Lane – 008-4977 & 008-4978

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

MOTION:  Commissioner Jochman, seconded by Commissioner Schaetz to approve the Certified Survey Map with the following conditions: 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Certified Survey Map – Addis Hilliker, Ken & Rebecca Melchert Carow Land Surveying – 807 Neff Court & 787 N. Lake Street – 008-1900 & 008-1898

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke to approve the Certified Survey Map with the following conditions: 

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. Sign – Menasha Shell – Reinhold Sign Services – 1370 Jacobsen Road – 008-0240-01

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked about the two conditions, if the sign complies with the B-5 zoning district.

 

Associate Planner Mommaerts stated that the 27-foot height limit is to keep it in line with the existing sings in the B-5 zoning district.

 

Director Dearborn stated that the B-5 district allows more restrictive conditions than what are stated.

 

Commissioner Van Dyke asked about the amount of signage on the revised plans.

 

Associate Planner Mommaerts explained that only the lettering is counted as part of the sign face.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked if the same applied to the monument sign and if the brick counts as part of the sign.

 

Director Dearborn replied that the brick does not count as part of the sign calculations.

 

MOTION:  Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Chairperson Bellmer to approve the Sign with the following conditions: 

§         The pylon sign shall be limited to 27-feet.

§         The amount of signage for the pylon sign be reduced to 100-square feet per side to meet the Winnebago County Town/County Zoning Ordinance.

 

Motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

            None for this meeting.

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

  1. Development Report – Development and road construction will be starting soon for Winding Creek Estates, Jacobsen Meadows, Cottagewood Commons, Airport Grove, and Lake Breeze Condos.  The ordinance amendments for Chapter 6 and 29 were approved by the Town Board at the June 12, 2006 meeting.
  2. Building Permit Report – The trend is that single-family development is down.

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

None for this meeting.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Buck to adjourn the meeting of June 21, 2006 at 5:45 PM.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Mark J. Mommaerts

Recording Secretary