***TOWN OF MENASHA***

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2006 at 5:00 PM

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX - 2000 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

 

CALL TO ORDER: Chairperson Bellmer called the Planning Commission Meeting of October 18, 2006 to order at 5:00 PM.

 

PRESENT:       Chairperson:                 Alvin Bellmer

Commissioners:            Dennis Jochman(5:04)    Aaron Sabel                 Kris Koeppe
Terry Buck                   Michelle Schaetz(5:02)  

Staff:                            George Dearborn, Community Development Director

Mark Mommaerts, Associate Planner

 

EXCUSED:      Michael Van Dyke        Dennis Jochman (6:05 – 8:00)

 

ABSENT:        None

 

ALSO PRESENT:       Kelly Claflin                  Teri Lankee                  Geri Lankee

                                    Dan Reese                    Cathy Reese                 Paul Moran

                                    Jolene Moran               John Reese                   W. Muttow

                                    Mike Selner                  Lee Reibold                  Nick VandeHey

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – September 20, 2006

The minutes of September were reviewed.  Motion by Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Sabel to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2006 meeting.  Motion carried 4-0-3 (Commissinoers Jochman, Schaetz, Van Dyke).

 

COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS


The cost-benefit table for September shows that there is a positive cost-benefit for the month and year.

 

 

NEW ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

  1. Sign – Tim’s Lighting Company, Inc. – Kurz Electric – 1325 McMahon Drive – 008-0240-04

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Jochman to approve the Sign.

 

Commissioner Schaetz asked if the lighting shines up or down on the sign.

Associate Planner Mommaerts stated that no additional information was provided.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Jochman to add a condition that the flood lighting only lights the sign.

 

Motions carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Van Dyke).

 

  1. Conditional Use Permit Modification – Paul & Jolene Moran – Century Oaks – 990 & 970 West American Drive – 008-0267-01-01

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked if the original approval for the second building was a mirror image of the first building.

 

Director Dearborn replied that was correct and the only change to the first building was to the number of beds.

 

Commissioner Schaetz asked if the stormwater requirements are met.

 

Director Dearborn stated that it was approved by the Town Engineer.

 

MOTION:  Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Buck to approve the Conditional Use Permit Modification with the following conditions: 

·        All other conditions of the original Conditional Use Permit shall apply.

·        A detailed Site Plan Review shall be completed by Town Staff.

 

Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Van Dyke).

 

  1. Certified Survey Map – National Survey & Engineering – Portside Builders – 980 American Drive – 08-4812-02

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

Commissioner Jochman stated that the focus of the development is inside the horseshoe off of American Drive.

 

Kelly Claflin, of Portside Builders, stated that the split is for resale purposes and to make it cleaner.  The issue is the street right-of-way and the setbacks.  The company would pursue a variance or a condominium plat if they can’t make the setbacks work.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked what the setback are.

 

Associate Planner Mommaerts responded that the street yard setback is 30-feet, the rear setback is 25-feet and the side yard setback is 10-feet for one side and 7-feet for the other.

 

Commissioner Koeppe stated that the worst case scenario is that the Town approves the CSM as is and the County denies it as it doesn’t meet the setbacks.

 

Director Dearborn stated that the Plan Commission can approve the CSM with the conditions listed and that would be appropriate.

 

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

·        All taxes and assessments shall be paid prior to the Town affixing signatures on the Certified Survey Map.

·        All buildings shall meet the setbacks of the Winnebago County Town/County Zoning Code.

 

Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Van Dyke).

 

  1. B-5 Conditional Use Permit Modification – Fev Lausch Properties – Grand Central Station – 1370 Jacobsen Road – 008-0240-01

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

Commissioner Jochman stated that the façade appears acceptable.

 

Chairperson Bellmer stated that the arch is not as dominant as envisioned.

 

MOTION:  Commissioner Jochman, seconded by Commissioner Schaetz to approve the B-5 Conditional Use Permit Modification to eliminate the previous condition that a matching arch over the eastern tenant space be eliminated.  Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Van Dyke).

 

  1. Ordinance – Chapter 29: Development Ordinance – Wind Energy Systems

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item and stated the ordinance should not discourage wind energy systems on residential parcels.

 

Chairperson Bellmer stated that some model ordinances seem too restrictive.

 

Commissioner Schaetz stated that aesthetics and view corridors are an issue.  She also asked if road reconstruction should be included and whether the setback exception for structures under 75’ was appropriate.

 

Commissioner Buck also stated the setback exception as a concern.

 

MOTION:  Commissioner Schaetz, seconded by Commissioner Buck to delay for 60-days the Wind Energy System Ordinance so that more information can be collected.  Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Van Dyke).

 

OLD ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

  1. Certified Survey Map – Northern Environmental – Ken Syring – Tayco Road & Forkin Street – 008-0310-01 & 008-02

Department of Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the item.

 

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

·        All taxes and assessments shall be paid prior to the Town affixing signatures on the Certified Survey Map.

 

Motion carried 6-0-1 (Commissioner Van Dyke).

 

OTHER BUSINESS:

  1. Discussion Item – Storm Water Presentation
  2. Development Report – No report at this time.
  3. Building Permit Report

 

COMMUNICATIONS:

Wisconsin Urban & Community Forests Newsletter

URL: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/forestry/UF/resources/Vol14No2.pdf

 

ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION:  Commissioner Schaetz, seconded by Commissioner Koeppe to adjourn the meeting of October 18, 2006 at 8:38 PM.  Motion carried 5-0-2 (Commissioners Sabel, Van Dyke).

 

 

 

 

Mark J. Mommaerts

Recording Secretary