Monday, February 13 2006
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plan Commission of the Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, will conduct a public hearing on Monday, February 13th, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board of the Preliminary Plat of the Windward Estates Subdivision. The proposed subdivision abuts Golf Course Drive and Hwy. 151 and is located in the Section 31, 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, February 13th, 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 1st day of February, 2006.
Brenda A. Schneider, Town Clerk
The Plan Commission of the Town of Taycheedah conducted a public hearing on Monday, February 13th, 2006, at 6:30 p.m., at the Town Hall for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board regarding the Preliminary Plat of Windward Estates Subdivision. Members present were Chairman John Wagner, Joe Thome, Mike Wirtz, Bud Sabel, Joan Simon, Leon Schneider and Secretary Brenda Schneider. Bill Spieker was absent.
Chairman Wagner called the public hearing to order at 6:32 p.m..
Eric Otte, J.E. Arthur & Associates, Rick Schneider, Greg Barber and Attorney Patrick Madden represented Windward Estates, Inc. Mr. Otte gave the following presentation regarding the Preliminary Plat:
Windward Estates contains a total of 106 lot; 52 of them in the Town of Taycheedah, 54 in the City of Fond du Lac.
There will be two access points off of Golf Course Drive through the Town portion of the development.
The preliminary stormwater calculations indicate that the proposed sizes of the detention ponds should be sufficient.
All of the lots on the Town portion meet or exceed the 1/2 acres minimum lot size.
The City requires curb and gutter. The entire development will have curb and gutter. There will be no ditches or swales.
The roadways will be 36 feet wide from curb to curb.
The access points will have boulevards.
The four cul de sacs will have landscaped islands with 20 feet of pavement around the islands.
Stormsewer will be installed later.
They are not planning on installing sidewalks; pending City approval of a variance petition.
They are also petitioning the City for a variance to the street light requirement. They are proposing a standard, consistent light in front of each house.
The green space is 11.83 acres with Outlots 1, 2 and 4.
Attorney Madden discussed the draft restrictive covenants. An association will maintain the stormwater management, outlots, boulevards, etc. The documents mirror the documents submitted on behalf of Fishermans Estates with the exception of the street light provision.
The developer organized a joint meeting between City staff, the County Planner and Town representatives. They discussed the following issues:
o Snowplowing-The City offered to do all of the snowplowing because their equipment is set-up to deal with curb and gutter. The Town will probably plow some City streets in exchange for the plowing of Windward Estates. This is yet to be finalized.
o Ambulance-Both sides of the development are within the City of Fond du Lacs ambulance service area.
o Fire Protection-Fire protection will be provided by mutual aid between the City of Fond du Lac and Mt. Calvary Fire Depts.
o Hydrant use-The City does not lock their hydrants and stated that they would not stop hydrant use in fighting a fire on the Town portion.
o Street Lighting-The City could require a specific light in a specific location at each home in lieu of a typical street light.
o Walking Path-The City and County suggested a walking path between the cul de sacs on the City side. Mr. Otte commented that the owners are not interested in establishing a public walking path between two houses.
The cul de sacs are not connected on the Town side due to the finger of wetlands lying between the cul de sacs.
Cul de sacs are more desirable to the buyer due to more privacy and less traffic.
The old prison fence along Golf Course Drive is within the right-of-way. They intend to remove the portion abutting the development.
February 13th, 2006 Plan Commission 2.
Windward Estates Subdivision-Preliminary Plat
The City side of the development will have water and sewer; the Town side will have sewer.
The lots on the City side are smaller than on the Town side. The Citys minimum lot size is 10,000sf. All of the lots on the City side exceed the City minimum.
The restrictive covenants can further restrict the square footage of outbuildings to be uniform with the Citys smaller maximum size and outdoor burning. Attorney Madden commented that the restrictive covenants will be consistent throughout the development and will completely restrict outbuildings.
Attorney Madden distributed draft copies of the Bylaws of Windward Estates, the Articles of Incorporation, the Stormwater Management Agreement and the Restrictive Covenants.
Joe Thome motioned to recommend the Town Board approve the Preliminary Plat of Windward Estates with the suggestion the Town Board address the maintenance of the island in the cul de sacs and the snowplowing issue, seconded by Leon Schneider. Motion carried (6-0-1 absent).
Joan Simon motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:08 p.m., seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (6-0-1 absent).
Brenda A. Schneider
Plan Commission Secretary
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