PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

Town Hall, Wednesday June 19, 2002 for approval at the

7/17/02 meeting

 

 

Chairperson Bellmer called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

PRESENT:   Chairperson Bellmer, Planning Commissioners’ Charles Lewis,

                      Michael Van Dyke, Dennis Jochman, Harold Pelton, and  Kris Koeppe.

                      Community Development Director George Dearborn and Associate

                      Planner Jeffrey Smith.

 

EXCUSED:  Commissioner Ratchman

 

 

ALSO PRESENT:   Bill Fleck                              

                                 Michelle Malueg                            

                                 John Maas                         

                                 Cormac McInnis

                                 Paul Knickelbein

 

 

                                                                        

Approval of Minutes – May 15, 2002

 

Motion by Commissioner Van Dyke, seconded by Commissioner Lewis, to approve the minutes of the Planning Commission meeting on May 15, 2002 as submitted. Motion carried with 6 Aye, 1 Excused (Commissioner Ratchman).

 

 

1.  Review & Approve Landscape Plan for Golf Bridge II, LLC Apartments

 

Director Dearborn explained that the Town Board added an eight condition to the previously approved CUP for the apartment project that mandated a fence to be used as screening. The applicant has proposed a 6 foot cedar fence. Therefore, the other condition, which called for the tress and bushes, would no longer be required since the fence would be the primary buffer. The proposal does provide for a wide variety of landscaping for the apartment complex.

 

Motion by Commissioner Pelton, seconded by Chairperson Bellmer, to approve the Landscaping Plan as submitted. Motion carried with 6 Aye, 1 Excused.

 

Chairperson Bellmer, Commissioners’ Lewis, Van Dyke, Pelton, Jochman, Koeppe Aye; Commissioner Ratchman Excused.

 

2.  Certified Survey Map – Greg Emenecker – 1090 Timber Run Drive – (008-5049, 008-5050)

 

Director Dearborn stated that the proposed CSM would combine two lots into one new lot in order to give the property owner more flexibility with potential future additions and having more green space. Director Dearborn then briefly discussed the history of how the area did not have the appropriate outlots attached to the principal lots. This does not affect Town staff’s recommendation on the current CSM proposal. It was just a reminder to the Commission since it reviewed a different CSM proposal on a nearby lot a few months prior to the current meeting.

 

Motion by Commissioner Jochman, seconded by Commissioner Pelton, to approve the CSM as submitted. Motion carried 6 Aye, 1 Excused.

 

Chairperson Bellmer, Commissioners’ Lewis, Van Dyke, Pelton, Jochman, Koeppe Aye; Commissioner Ratchman Excused.

           

3.  Certified Survey Map – Davel Engineering, Inc. – 1420 George Street – (008-1006-01)

 

Director Dearborn reported to the Commission that the CSM proposed to split one lot into two newly created lots. The newly created Lot 2 would have an existing garage on it but the property owner plans on constructing a single-family home. This would then avoid a zoning nonconformance since there cannot be an accessory structure (e.g. garage) without a principal structure (e.g. home).

 

Commissioner Jochman clarified with Town staff that the property owner was aware that it had to construct a home within one year to avoid any zoning violations.

 

Cormac McInnis, Davel Engineering, explained that there would be a note placed on the CSM requiring the construction of a single-family home on Lot 2.

 

Motion by Commissioner Jochman, seconded by Commissioner Lewis, to approve the CSM as submitted. Motion carried 6 Aye, 1 Excused.

 

Chairperson Bellmer, Commissioners’ Lewis, Van Dyke, Pelton, Jochman, Koeppe Aye; Commissioner Ratchman Excused.

 

4.  Certified Survey Map – U.S. Cellular – 2595 Kisser Court – (008-0147-01-02, 008-0146)

 

Director Dearborn explained that the CSM would extend the portion of the southern property line in order to make the current building conform to the 25 ft. minimum zoning setback requirement of the M-2 district. The current building was less than 1 ft. to conforming so this CSM would correct the zoning nonconformance of the existing building and any future additions. Jeff Smith, Associate Planner, stated that the property owner discovered the zoning setback issue through the review process of a current addition proposal.

 

Motion by Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Pelton, to approve the CSM as submitted. Motion carried 6 Aye, 1 Excused.

 

Chairperson Bellmer, Commissioners’ Lewis, Van Dyke, Pelton, Jochman, Koeppe Aye; Commissioner Ratchman Excused.

 

5. Rezoning – Thomas Fishel – 1072 Timber Run Drive – (008-0456-01-01, 008-0456-01)

 

Director Dearborn described how the rezoning from R-1 (Rural Residential) to R-2 (Suburban Single-Family Residential) would allow the lot to have one uniform zoning designation. The applicant previously combined three lots and two of those lots had the R-1 zoning designation. Therefore, the proposed CSM corrects the zoning for the recently created lot.

 

Motion by Chairperson Bellmer, seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke, to approve the Rezoning from R-1 to R-2 as submitted. Motion carried with 6 Aye, 1 Excused.

 

Chairperson Bellmer, Commissioners’ Lewis, Van Dyke, Pelton, Jochman, Koeppe Aye; Commissioner Ratchman Excused.

 

 

OLD ITEMS OF BUSINESS

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

Director Dearborn provided an update to the Commission on the conditional use permit for the multi-family proposal on E. Shady Lane. Director Dearborn explained that the County Appeals Board upheld the Town Board’s modified justifications for denial of the CUP. The applicant has not indicated yet whether it would appeal the decision or reapply for another CUP.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Commissioner Pelton, seconded by Commissioner Lewis, to adjourn the meeting at 5:53 p.m. Motion carried with 6 Aye, 1 Excused (Comm. Ratchman).

 

                                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

                                                                                         

 

                                                                                    Jeffrey Smith      

                                                                                    Associate Planner