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Plan Commission Meeting Minutes – June 8, 2017

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 by

A meeting of the City of Kaukauna Plan Commission was called to order at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2017, by Chairman Rosin.

Members Present: Feldt, McGinnis, Oldenburg, Rosin, Schoenike, Sundelius.

Also Present: Planning Director Jakel, Project Engineer Neumeier, Planning/Engineering Tech Holmes, Planning Intern Harp, Media.

Absent and Excused: Penterman, VanderSanden.

Excuse the Absent. A motion to excuse the absent Commission members was made by McGinnis, seconded by Feldt. All members voted Aye. Motion carried.

Minutes. A motion to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2017, meeting was made by Sundelius, seconded by Schoenike. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Introduction of Planning Intern. Mr. Jakel introduced this year’s Planning Intern Alex Harp to the Commission and explained that Alex will be working on trails projects and grant applications along with researching procedures for downtown sidewalk vendors and food trucks.

Vacating a Portion of Second Street. Mr. Jakel explained that the property in question is the former City Hall parking lot, which was technically part of Second Street. As the new Fire Department is being built on the property, it will need to be vacated. A motion to recommend to the Council approval of the request to vacate a portion of Second Street was made by McGinnis, seconded by Schoenike. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Vacation a Portion of Third Street. Mr. Jakel explained that the relocation of Bicentennial Court and the need for improvements to Third Street to accommodate the Street Department storage yard and proposed recreational trails require the vacation of a portion of Third Street. Mr. Jakel asked if there were any easements in the area that would need to be maintained. Mr. Sundelius explained that he would verify the location and need for any easements. Mr. Sundelius explained that once portions of Second and Third Street are vacated, a CSM will be done to combine all the municipal parcels and clean up the legal description. A motion to recommend to the Council approval of the request to vacate a portion of Third Street was made by Feldt, seconded by Sundelius. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Three Lot CSM for Dave Evers. Mr. Jakel explained that staff received a plat for the development of Moon Ridge Meadows and that several duplexes have already been completed. The original intent was to have a six-unit building fronting the creek, however, Outagamie County has approved a request to permit access on to CTH HH which could change the configuration. The revised plan calls for two duplexes on Lot 3 and one on Lot 4, all similar to surrounding structures. Mr. Schoenike explained that the city limit line is the center of DeBruin Road. Mr. Sundelius asked if sanitary sewer and water laterals were available for Lot 1. Mr. Neumeier explained that storm and sanitary sewer and water laterals are located in the easement. Mr. Jakel explained that a two-foot gap on the easement between Lot 1 and the easement that would have to be eliminated – it needs to be abutting. Mr. Schoenike suggested that the surveyor may have used the old lot line in the survey. Mr. Sundelius explained that the reason for the gap needs to be determined before approval is granted and enough frontage must be left to accommodate future access. A motion to recommend to the Council approval of the CSM contingent on the adjustment of the property line down two feet or the extension of the easement to 32 feet to accommodate access was made by Sundelius, seconded by Schoenike. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Review of Current CSM Review Fee. Mr. Jakel explained that staff is in the process of reviewing all fees and that this item can be pulled for further discussion once the new fee schedule is determined.

There being no further business to be brought before the Commission, a motion to adjourn the meeting at 4:20 was made by McGinnis, seconded by Sundelius. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Julianne Schroeder, Executive Secretary