***TOWN OF MENASHA***

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

WEDNESDAY JULY 16, 2003 @ 5:00 P.M.

MUNICIPAL COMPLEX- 2000 MUNICIPAL DRIVE

 

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Chairperson Bellmer called the Planning Commission Meeting of July 16, 2003 to order at 5:00 PM.

 

PRESENT:  Chairperson Alvin Bellmer, Planning Commissioners Charles Lewis, Michael Van Dyke, Dennis Jochman, Harold Pelton, Kris Koeppe, and Richard Ratchman. Community Development Director George Dearborn and Associate Planner Diana Kanter.

 

            ALSO PRESENT:       Joe Nemechk

Jim and Bev Labre

Bob Liedl

David Eisele

Daniel Hoel

Jim Kriher

Jerry and Joanne Latza

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – JUNE 18, 2003

 

Motion by Commissioner Pelton to approve the minutes of June 18, 2003.  Commissioner Jochman noted a correction.  So noted by Associate Planner Diana Kanter.  Seconded by Commissioner Lewis.  Motion carries unanimously.

 

NEW ITEMS OF BUSINESS:

 

1.      Final Subdivision Plat – Martenson & Eisele, Inc. – Meadow Heights Subdivision – Proposed 109 Lot Subdivision (Preliminary Plat Approved 04/16/03)

 

Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced this item,  explaining staff has met with Martenson & Eisele, Inc. to address the numerous conditions. 

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked David Eisele, the developer, for comments.  David Eisele further clarified comments made by Mr. Dearborn regarding staff concerns.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked for clarification on Outlot #1.  Mr. Dearborn clarified that Outlot #1 would be dedicated as right-of-way to West American Drive.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked for clarification on the driveways for Lots 19-21 on the Final Subdivision Plat.  Mr. Dearborn clarified that driveway access restrictions had been noted on the face of the plat.

 

Further clarification was asked for by Chairperson Bellmer on the need for a lift station.  Mr. Dearborn stated the sewer would be gravity fed.

 

Motion by Commissioner Jochman to conditionally approve the request by Martenson & Eisele, Inc. for a 109-lot Meadow Heights Final Subdivision Plat subject to:

 

Development Agreement

1.            A Development Agreement shall be approved and be on file in the Department of Community Development prior to the signing of the final plat.

Street Design

1.            Street plans and profiles showing existing and proposed grades, soil conditions, elevations and cross sections of required improvements shall be submitted prior to the signing of the final plat.

2.            Sanitary sewer, catchbasin, manhole plans and profiles showing the locations, grades, sizes, elevation and materials of required facilities shall be submitted prior to the signing of the final plat.

3.            Storm sewer, catchbasin, manhole plans and profiles showing locations, grades, sizes, elevation and materials of required facilities shall be submitted prior to the signing of the final plat.

4.            Water main, hydrant, valve, catchbasin, manhole plans and profiles showing the locations, sizes, elevations, and materials, of required facilities shall be submitted prior to the signing of the final plat.

 

Drainage and Storm Water

 

1.            A Drainage Plan shall be submitted in accordance with Sections 6 and 15.12 of the Town of Menasha Municipal Code Book for review by the Town Engineer prior to signing of the final plat. A fee of $800.00 shall accompany said plan in accordance with Section 6.12(2).

 

Plat Correction

 

1.            Setback shall be modified on lots 12-16 and 17-19 as labeled on the plan submitted on 07/10/2003 from 34 feet to 50 feet as required by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 

 

Additional Approving Authorities

1.            Winnebago County has separate review authority of plats and the developer shall be aware of and comply with all requirements of the County to obtain approval from the County.

2.            Approval of all agencies and all other governmental entities with authority to object to a plat.

 

Seconded by Commissioner Lewis.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

2.      Certified Survey Map – Martenson & Eisele, Inc. - Gateway Meadows Lot #51 – Proposed 2 Lot Land Division

 

Community Development Director George Dearborn introduced the items.  Mr. Dearborn explained the concerns staff has in regards to the lot being buildable due to the unique site characteristics including wetlands and quarry bank.

 

Chairperson Bellmer asked if the CSM would be further clarified.  Daniel Hoel, surveyor for Martenson & Eisele, Inc., said that the wetlands would be delineated and added to the face of the CSM.

 

Mr. Dearborn addressed the Plan Commission stating that Winnebago County is adopting setbacks from wetlands.  There is a possibility that this lot may become unbuildable depending on Winnebago County application of these regulations.

 

Motion by Chairperson Bellmer to conditionally approve the request by Martenson & Eisele, Inc. for a 2-lot Certified Survey Map subject to:

 

Wetlands

 

1.            Prior to the Town signing of the final CSM, the applicant shall have the wetlands field delineated; verified by the DNR and the Army Corp of Engineers; and said delineations with a metes and bounds shall be placed on the face of the CSM.

 

2.            DNR and/or Army Corp of Engineers permits/approvals for wetland crossing and/or disturbance for proposed driveway shall be obtained prior to the Town signing the final CSM.  Said approvals shall be submitted to the Department of Community Development prior to the Town signing the final CSM.

 

Seconded by Commissioner Lewis.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

3.      Preliminary Subdivision Plat – Davel Engineering, Inc. – Redtail Crossing – Proposed 23 Lot Subdivision

 

Mr. Dearborn explained the proposal indicating that lots 9 and 10 are zoned are R- and the remainder is zoned R-3 being able to accommodate duplex and single-family homes.  No access will be allowed from the lots to West American Drive.  A trail will be required.

 

Jim Kriher, 989 Highland Park Road, asked for clarification on whether or not the proposal would be behind his property.  Mr. Dearborn stated this proposal was located to the east.  Mr. Dearborn further stated that the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use map identifies the land in question as Low Density Residential.

The developer addressed the Planning Commission.  Stating the number of lots had been reduced from 25 to 23 lots.  The lots are oversized and can accommodate larger housing units.  A trail will be constructed along West American Drive.

 

Motion by Chairperson Bellmer to conditionally approve the request by Davel Engineering, Inc. for a 23-lot Meadow Heights Preliminary Subdivision Plat subject to:

 

1.      A 10-foot wide pedestrian trail shall be constructed on the north side of West American Drive.

2.      The reference to American Drive on the preliminary plat shall be changed to West American Drive.

3.      The developer shall prepare a development agreement as specified by the Town and said agreement shall be approved by the Town prior to the recording of a final plat. 

4.      The developer shall prepare a drainage plan as required by Chapter 6 of the Town’s Subdivision Ordinance.

5.   Winnebago County has separate review authority of plats and the developer shall be aware of and comply with all requirements of the County to obtain approval from the County.

6.   Approval of all agencies and all other governmental entities with authority to object to a plat.

Seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

OLD ITEMS OF BUSINESS

 

4.      Rezoning – David Bentley -1340 N. Lake St. – Proposed Rezoning from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to R-1 (Rural Residential) – (DEFERRED 02/03/03)

 

Mr. Dearborn stated that this item had been deferred as it had not been in compliance with the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Motion by Commissioner Van Dyke to approve the request by David Bentley for a rezoning from M-2 (Heavy Industrial) to R-1 (Rural Residential) located at 1340 N. Lake Street.

 

Seconded by Commissioner Pelton.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

1.      Building Permit Report

 

Mr. Dearborn stated there have been over 100 building permits issued for 2003.

 

  1. Comprehensive Plan

 

The Town Board of Supervisors delayed the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan until the July 28th, 2003 Town Board meeting at the July 14th, 2003 Town Board meeting.  The Town Board of Supervisors gave no reason for the delay.  All Plan Commission recommendations were implemented, but for the MEE-Bellvue property and the industrial property north of the Town Hall.  A text amendment was made removing the reference to maintain the 70-30 single-family to the multiple-family ratio from the Comprehensive Plan.

 

  1. Other Development

 

Gateway is getting ready to develop the strip mall proposal.  Another commercial property will be developed at the southwest corner of American Drive and East Shady Lane.

 

  1. Intern

 

Mr. Dearborn stated an intern has been hired.  His major project will be a community opinion survey.

 

ADJOURNMENT:

 

Motion by Commissioner Pelton to adjourn the Plan Commission meeting at 5:36 PM.  Seconded by Commissioner Van Dyke.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Diana Kanter

Recording Secretary