THESE ARE THE MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING BEFORE THE PLAN REVIEW BOARD MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009 AT 4:30 P.M. IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF CITY HALL, 2000 NORTH CALHOUN ROAD, BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN MAYOR JEFF SPEAKER PRESIDING MEMBERS PRESENT: Alderman Mark Nelson, Commissioner Kevin Wahlgren STAFF PRESENT: Planning Administrator Mike Theis, Neighborhood Planner/Designer Jason Williams, Building & Zoning Administrator Larry Goudy, Administration & Licensing Clerk Mary Schulz Mayor Speaker called the Public Hearing to order at 4:30 p.m. and read the notice as printed in the Plan Review Board agenda. The full notice as published is as follows: Request to approve a conditional use for the purpose of allowing a preschool center at 17700 W. Capitol Drive in the “Tidewater” building of the Stonewood Village commercial development. The 8.05 acre site is zoned B-1 Local Business District and Modified Suburban Overlay-Cluster Suburban. Per Chapter 17.108.050, child day care is permitted as a conditional use and requires a public hearing. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 1 of Certified Survey Map No. 4108, recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Waukesha County in Volume 32 of Certified Survey Maps on Pages 181 thru 183 inclusive, as Document No. 1171136, being a part of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Town 7 North, Range 20 East, in the City of Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Jason Williams explained the public hearing procedure. Mayor Speaker if there was any one from the audience wishing to speak in favor or opposition of the proposed preschool. Allison Manuel and Rebecca Thompson, owners, indicated the preschool would be located in the Tidewater building. The operation hours of the preschool are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will be a maximum of 20 children per session. The preschool will be bilingual. The ages of the children are between 2 ½ to 6 years. There is a 2000 square feet fenced in learning area behind the building. This area is secured and screened with 4 foot white vinyl picket fence and landscaped. The children will be in the learning center for approximately 20 to 30 minutes in the morning and afternoon. Alderman Nelson questioned whether the facility is a day care. Ms. Thompson stated ‘no, it is a preschool center. Alderman Nelson was concerned that the parking is 150 feet away from the preschool center. Ms. Thompson stated that the parents are responsible for pickup and drop off of their children. There is no bus transportation. Kathy Murphy, 4075 Stonewood Court, said she belongs to the Stonewood Condo association. There were concerns regarding playground noise. Ms. Thompson indicated that there would be only 20 children at one time. The children will be out in the learning area for a period of 20 to 30 minutes in the a.m. and p.m. only. The activity will be chaperoned. Ms. Murphy stated that her concerns were addressed. Public Hearing Minutes 2 May 21, 2009 Laura Green, 715 Georges Avenue, indicated that she is looking forward to the center opening. She has 2 children who will be attending. She noted the importance of the school being bilingual as both her children are learning Spanish. Elizabeth Shelby, 4120 Stonewood Court, asked if there would be any large, plastic play toys for climbing. Ms. Manuel stated ‘no’. • Alderman Nelson moved to close the public hearing as there were no further comments or questions. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Wahlgren and carried unanimously. 4:40 p.m.
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