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Plan Commission
Wednesday, January 4 2006
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Public Hearing

AGENDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plan Commission of the Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board of the Preliminary Plat of the Roberts Lakeview Subdivision petitioned by Roberts Homes. The proposed subdivision abuts Lakeview Road and is located in the Section 21, Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

A quorum of the Town Board may be in attendance.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, will meet on Monday, January 9th, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of considering the recommendation of the Plan Commission and to act on the above petition.


Dated this 22nd day of December, 2005.


Brenda A. Schneider, Town Clerk


MINUTES

The Plan Commission of the Town of Taycheedah conducted a public hearing on Wednesday, January 4th, 2006, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Hall for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board regarding the Preliminary Plat of the Roberts Lakeview Subdivision. Members present were Chairman John Wagner, Joe Thome, Mike Wirtz, Bud Sabel, Joan Simon, Leon Schneider, Bill Spieker and Secretary Brenda Schneider.

Chairman Wagner called the public hearing to order at 7:04 p.m..

Ron Cunzenheim, representing Jim Roberts d.b.a. Roberts Homes, appeared before the Plan Commission. Mr. Cunzenheim’s presentation and responses to comments and questions presented by the audience and the Plan Commission were as follows:

• The feedback received during the conceptual plan review regarding green space and an access trail has been incorporated into the Preliminary Plat.
• A 25 ft. strip has been proposed around the entire development for pedestrian access.
• The development is planned to have 53 lots; each 1/2 acre or larger.
• The sewer service plans are included with the plat. Sewer is anticipated to flow northerly across the Jim Emerich property to the main located at the Silica Road/Emerich easement area. Some of the houses will need ejector pumps and one are will need insulation. Mr. Emerich has indicated that he will provide an easement for the sewer main.
• Drainage onto the property from the east and south sides of the development is minimal due to the existing stone fence and tree line.
• The existing grades of the property will handle the drainage.
• The 2.32 acre retention pond will discharge into the Lakeview Road ditch.
• The total open space is 4.44 acres.
• Mr. Roberts has yet to draft the restrictive covenants.
• It is expected that the covenants will dedicate the open space to the owners of the lots.
• According to the International Traffic Institute, the development will add approximately 260 vehicles into the local traffic pattern. ITI also assumes less than 30 of them will travel during peak hours.
• None of the lots will have direct access onto Lakeview Road.
• The cul de sac meets the requirements of the Town’s ordinance.
• The stone fence is on the property line, adjoining property owners could remove half of it.
• Restrictive covenants could require protection of the stone fence and tree line. The preservation of the stone fence and tree line could be a non-revocable condition.
• Mr. Roberts does not plan to prohibit the use of the trail by snowmobiles. He has decided to leave it up to the future owners.

Town Board Supervisor Jim Bertram stated that the snowmobile club would be satisfied with the use of the trail along the Lakeview Road right-of-way. Mr. Bertram suggested dedicating that portion of the trail to the Town.

• The subdivision will add almost 1 mile of road to the Town’s system.

Several of the Plan Commission Members voiced concern regarding the Town’s need to address the additional demands that cul de sacs place upon the snowplowing crew.

• The length of cul de sacs is limited to 1000 ft. by both the Town and the County ordinances.
• Surface water coming from property other than the development can be diverted through. Mr. Cunzenheim explained the drainage calculations and the pond’s structural form.
• The speed of the water leaving the development can not be greater after development than it was before development.
• The group discussed known locations of high bedrock. Mr. Cunzenheim indicated that they had
January 4th, 2006 Plan Commission 2.
Roberts Lakeview Subdivision-Preliminary Plat

performed several borings. The worst result was 10 feet of cover.
• Highland Drive already exists in the Town. The name will need to be changed.
• Maplewood Lane will extend across Lakeview Road into the development.

Member Joan Simon would like to see the cul de sac eliminated and Maplewood Court extend across to Highland Drive. Mr. Cunzenheim responded that there is no prohibition against the use of a cul de sac. Member Mike Wirtz commented that cul de sacs are desirable from buyer perspective and they tend to slow the traffic flow.

John Wagner motioned to recommend the Town Board approve the Preliminary Plat of Roberts Lakeview Subdivision under the condition that Roberts submits the restrictive covenants to the Town Board by Monday, January 9th. The covenants need to address the protection of the stone fence and existing tree line, designate minimum dwelling size, the ownership and maintenance of the green space and the use and size limitation of outbuildings. Joan Simon also recommends the Town Board review the use of cul de sacs. The motion was seconded by Bill Spieker. Motion carried (7-0).

Mike Wirtz motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:55 p.m., seconded by Bud Sabel. Motion carried (7-0).



Attest: ____________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Plan Commission Secretary







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