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					                        TOWN OF GRAND CHUTE
                        1900 W. Grand Chute Blvd.
           JOINT MEETING OF PLAN COMMISSION & TOWN BOARD
                      REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

                                  April 20, 2010
                                6:00 pm, Tuesday

Although a quorum of the Town Board of Supervisors may have been present, no
Town Board action was taken.

MEMBERS PRESENT:         Chairman Mike Marsden, Commissioner Bruce Sherman,
                         Commissioner Charles Bongers, Commissioner Dave
                         Schowalter, Commissioner Julie Hidde

MEMBERS EXCUSED:         Commissioner Vivian Huth, Commissioner Bob Stadel

ALSO PRESENT:            Tim Bantes, Fire Chief; Mark Heling, Road Superintendent;
                         Tom Marquardt, Public Works Director; Jim March, Town
                         Administrator; Robert Buckingham, Interim Community
                         Development Director; Kevin Vonck, CD Intern; Supervisor
                         Nooyen, Supervisor Thyssen, other interested parties,
                         (audience attendance = approx. 16)

1. ROLL CALL.

  Chairman Marsden called the meeting to order at 6 p.m.

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA.

  Motion (Schowalter/Hidde) to approve the agenda as printed. Motion carried.

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - REGULAR MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING OF APRIL
   8, 2010.

  Motion (Hidde/Sherman) to approve the minutes as printed. Motion carried.

5. PUBLIC INPUT.

  There was no public input.

6. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT. (see attached)

7. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING #1 – CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
   APPLICATION OF THE CITY OF APPLETON TO ALLOW GRADING AND
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   STREAM RESTORATION OF THE APPLE CREEK NORTH CHANNEL, NEAR CTH
   JJ AND FRENCH ROAD. ISSUE: HEAR TESTIMONY AND CLOSE PUBLIC
   INFORMATION MEETING.

   Chairman Marsden opened Public Information Meeting #1 at 6:05 p.m.

   Pete Neuberger, City of Appleton Engineer, explained that the project is a relocation
   of the north side JJ ditch from about 1500 feet west of French Road, which is the
   north/south road to about 1100 feet east of French Road which would be marked by
   the east edge of the Salm property and the west edge of the Wasser property. He
   said the purpose of the project is to accommodate the future widening of JJ, which
   cannot happen without the north side JJ ditch moving to the north. The project will
   also provide improved floodplain management in the area. He identified on the
   overhead map the extent of floodplain reduction that will be achieved through the
   project.

   Chairman Marsden asked Mr. Neuberger to outline the floodplain based on the
   proposed Outagamie mapping, effective date of July 22, 2010.

   Neuberger identified using the laser and said that one of the goals of the project is to
   take all of this floodplain and contain it within a new corridor and that would be the
   floodplain management. He continued describing the project and said the City
   would need to acquire land from four property owners: Salm, Tom Pfefferle,
   Emerald Valley Developers and property owned by Outagamie County. The City
   has a development agreement with Emerald Valley Developers to acquire their
   property and is in the process of finalizing the development agreement with the Salm
   developers. The City has received an appraisal for the Pfefferle property. Standard
   relocation order/acquisition procedure will be followed per State Statute. He said
   that due to this project maintaining or reducing the floodplain down stream of the
   project limits, there have been conversations with property owner Vick Vosters
   (Town of Grand Chute resident with part of the property in the City of Appleton)
   about potential uses of the property, and how this project could potentially help him
   in the future. There are several approvals that need to be secured before starting
   the work. Outagamie County Conditional Use permit supported by the Town, DNR
   Chapter 30 permit, and DNR CLOMR floodplain map revision. He said that the
   quickest anticipated time frame for beginning this work would be August 2010. In
   any case, the project will be completed in 2011.

   The Chairman thanked Mr. Neuberger and said he was very familiar with the area in
   that years ago Outagamie County acquired the land along the west side of French
   Road for stormwater improvements. He said the fact that the City has the authority
   to condemn property in the Town for this purpose is somewhat uncomfortable to
   him. However, property owners are protected under Statutes in regards to their
   rights to a second appraisal and the other issues. Chairman Marsden said he is not
   opposed to the project as he’s seen this area under water on more than one
   occasion.
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   Chairman Marsden asked Neuberger for more detail on where they were in regards
   to acquisition of the Pfefferle property.

   Neuberger said that they have met on a few occasions both in the office and onsite
   and talked about the timeline. Neuberger said he wanted Pfefferle to know that the
   next meeting would be in formal contact with the City’s offer based on the appraisal.
   He said that a packet from the City will be provided that and explains the rights
   regarding obtaining a second appraisal. The City would then be looking to purchase
   that property.

   The Chairman asked those in the audience if they would like to speak on this
   subject.

   Jerry Weyenberg asked if the floodplain would affect the rest of the property like the
   roads to the north.

   Chairman Marsden asked Neuberger how that would impact the Peterson and
   Weyenberg properties north and west of the project limits.

   Neuberger identified on the overhead and said it would have very minimal effect but
   there would be some reduction of the floodplain.

   The Chairman addressed both Jerry Weyenberg and Mr. Peterson and said that this
   project would reduce the floodplain, to a little less than what it is now.

   Motion (Hidde/Schowalter) to close Public Information Meeting #1 at 6:15 p.m.
   Motion carried.

8. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION OF THE CITY OF APPLETON TO
   ALLOW GRADING AND STREAM RESTORATION OF THE APPLE CREEK
   NORTH CHANNEL, NEAR CTH JJ AND FRENCH ROAD. ISSUE: SHALL THE
   PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND APPROVAL/DENIAL OF THE CONDITIONAL
   USE PERMIT. (TOWN BOARD ACTION 5/4/10)

   Chairman Marsden said he had one more question for Pete Neuberger and that was
   in reference to this project’s affect on street improvements or highway improvements
   and how they will be impacted by this work. The Chairman wanted to know if there
   would be any attempt made to try to collect any money from the Town of Grand
   Chute.

   Neuberger said the City is proposing to pay 100% of the cost for the drainage
   improvements but in regards to the road improvements, he is certainly not aware of
   any discussions regarding looking to the Town to pay for the road improvements.
   He said his understanding was that when the road improvements were
   conceptualized there was a discussion about some cost sharing between Outagamie
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   County and the City There was no mention of theTown of Grand Chute being a part
   of that but could not speak to this with 100% certainty.

   Motion (Bongers/Schowalter) to recommend approval of the Conditional Use
   Permit request of the City of Appleton for the grading and stream restoration
   of the Apple Creek North Channel.

   Schowalter addressed the Chairman asking when the road construction would be
   anticipated.

   Neuberger said there is not a date but it is currently not in the five year plans for
   either the City of Appleton or Outagamie County. He said that for several years it
   did appear in the five year plan for 2012 of which there would have been some state
   funding. He said once the state funding was gone it was removed from the five year
   plan and has not been placed back in the plan.

   The Chairman said to Neuberger that the concern in this regard, is that the Town of
   Grand Chute has received a lot of pressure from residents in regards to pedestrian
   access along the corridor. He said that he would like consideration given that when
   the roadway is developed, a trail system be added adjacent to the roadway.

   Amended Motion (Bongers/Schowalter) to recommend approval of the
   Conditional Use Permit request of the City of Appleton for the grading and
   stream restoration of the Apple Creek North Channel with the
   condition/request for a pedestrian access along the corridor adjacent to the
   roadway. Motion carried.

9. PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING #2 – CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT
   APPLICATION OF CHAD HUSS TO ALLOW GRADING AND FILLING FOR A
   PATIO/POOL AT 3726 N. ROSE MEADOW LANE. ISSUE: HEAR TESTIMONY
   AND CLOSE PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING.

   Chairman Marsden opened Public Information Meeting #2 at 6:22 p.m.

   Chad Huss, owner of the property and future home owner said he is asking for
   permission to obtain a County Conditional Use Permit. This would be for approval to
   fill a 20’ x 70’ area for a patio, flowerbeds and in-ground swimming pool. He said
   this should not have any affect on the drainage as it is a small area.

   Chairman Marsden asked where the setback line would be and what the actual
   request for the variance is.

   Buckingham indicated on the overhead the 20’ x 70’ area and that it requires a
   Conditional Use Permit to fill in the floodplain. He said this is a relatively small
   impacted area and should be able to maintain a match of grades for proper
   drainage.
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   Ann Lynch said that she and her husband own lot 8 just to the south and her only
   request is that when they do decide to build, they have assurance they won’t be
   dealing with a drastic mismatch in grades.

   Motion (Schowalter/Hidde) to close Public Information Meeting #2 at 6:22 p.m.
   Motion carried.

10. CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION OF CHAD HUSS TO ALLOW
    GRADING AND FILLING FOR A PATIO/POOL AT 3726 N. ROSE MEADOW LANE.
    ISSUE: SHALL THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND APPROVAL/DENIAL OF
    THE CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT. (TOWN BOARD ACTION 4/20/10)

   Motion (Hidde/Sherman) to recommend approval of the Conditional Use Permit
   requesed by Chad Huss for grading and filling at 3726 N. Rose Meadow Lane.
   Motion carried.

11. PUBLIC HEARING #1 – SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION (SE-04-10) OF
    TWELVE OAKS MOTORCARS TO ALLOW AN AUTO DETAILING USE AT 3203
    W. COLLEGE AVENUE. ISSUE: HEAR TESTIMONY AND CLOSE PUBLIC
    HEARING.

   Chairman Marsden opened Public Hearing #1 for application of SE-04-10 at 6:24
   p.m.

   Steve Boysa, MLG Commercial Real Estate said the buildings had been vacant for
   a couple of years and he now has a user. The business will be detailing cars,
   washing and waxing, for resale in the secondary market. It does not include any
   painting or repair of the cars. He would be using the existing parking areas and
   there would not be any signage along College Avenue.

   Motion (Hidde/Schowalter) to close Public Hearing #1 for application of SE-04-
   10 at 6:25 p.m. Motion carried.

12. SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATION (SE-04-10) OF TWELVE OAKS
    MOTORCARS TO ALLOW AN AUTO DETAILING USE AT 3203 W. COLLEGE
    AVENUE. ISSUE: SHALL THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND
    APPROVAL/DENIAL OF SE-04-10. (TOWN BOARD ACTION 5/4/10)

   Buckingham stated that he concurs with the applicant in terms of the use and
   operation on the property. He said that we will continue to work with the inspection
   staff for code compliance issues that need to be upgraded prior to a Certificate of
   Occupancy, but staff does support a recommendation of approval.
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   Motion (Bongers/Schowalter) to recommend approval of Special Exception
   SE-04-10 Twelve Oaks Motorcars to allow an auto detailing use at 3203 W.
   College Avenue. Motion carried.

13. CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP FOR A 2-LOT DIVISION OF PROPERTY ON
    MCCARTHY ROAD OWNED BY RON AND GERALDINE SCHROEDER. ISSUE:
    SHALL THE PLAN COMMISSION RECOMMEND APPROVAL/DENIAL OF THE
    CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP. (TOWN BOARD ACTION 5/4/10)

   Chairman Marsden said that this was an issue a few weeks ago when Mr. Schroeder
   spoke of his concern with access along McCarthy Road and this will correct that
   concern by carving out this lot at this location.

   Buckingham said there has been a substantial amount of time spent between Town
   staff and the property owner in developing a concept plan that is believed to be
   satisfactory for future lot arrangement. That would remove any other future access
   points on the McCarthy Road but for this one lot which is part of the CSM. He said
   we will use this as the basis for future division of the land. The one condition for a
   recommendation of approval would be to confirm and direct staff to come back in the
   near future with some official mapping on this land tract to recognize the internal
   road network that will eventually serve this development. Buckingham confirmed
   that the proposed Lot 2 of this CSM will be granted a permanent access onto
   McCarthy Road. This will be the only lot in this land development that will receive a
   permanent access permit to McCarthy Road.

   The Chairman asked if part of this CSM is the extra 7’ of right-of-way along
   McCarthy Road and has it been set aside at this time.

   Buckingham said that is correct.

   Chairman Marsden said that as part of the CSM the property owners dedicated an
   additional 7’ of right-of-way on the west side of McCarthy Road, which is a collector
   road. The Town requires an 80’ right-of-way.

   Motion (Schowalter/Hidde) to recommend approval of the two-lot Certified
   Survey Map for the Schroeder property-McCarthy Road owned by Ron and
   Geraldine Schroeder. Motion carried.

14. STAFF REPORT ON PARKING STANDARDS FOR RESTAURANT/TAVERN
    USES. ISSUES: REVIEW AND DIRECTIVE.

   Buckingham said that the Commission had asked for additional research by staff on
   a review of minimum parking standards for restaurants and taverns. We’ve
   completed that and found that Grand Chute sits in the middle of such of standards
   for the surrounding communities. We are not too lenient or too burdensome from an
   overall view. While staff would welcome further input, the recommendation would be
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   to maintain the existing standard of one stall per 100 square feet of floor space. He
   said that if there was ever a notion of considering a change to this standard, his
   recommendation then would be that we conduct a more comprehensive review of all
   use and parking standards to make sure that we are internally consistent with our
   own code requirements.

15. UPDATE ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN. ISSUE: REVIEW AND DIRECTIVE.

   Buckingham presented a couple of matrixes that provide a little more information on
   the high priority projects that have been identified by the working teams, and then a
   draft implementation work plan that gives a view of tasks, time commitment, and
   cost commitment based on those priorities. He asked for any suggestions or
   direction.

   Chairman Marsden asked the Commissioners to review the tasks, along with the
   assigned hours and implementation timeline, as this will be the guideline for the
   future.


16. ADJOURNMENT.

   Motion (Schowalter/Bongers) to adjourn the meeting at 6:32 p.m. Motion
   carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Tracy Olejniczak
Community Development Secretary

				
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