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Plan Commission
Tuesday, February 3 2009
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Public Hearing

AGENDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Plan Commission of the Town of Taycheedah will meet on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board on the petition of Lindsey S. Bovinet and Susan L. Fiebig to rezone the following described property from Residential without public sewer (R-2) to Business without public sewer (B-2):

A portion of Lot 10: Town 16 North, Range 18 East, Lot 10 OF CSM #7024-50-31, located in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 Section 21 & SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 20 (834201) 1.826A

A portion of Lot 11, Town 16 North, Range 18 East, Lot 11 OF CSM #7024-50-31, located in the SW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 21 and the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 20 (834201) 1.708A

The properties are located at W4099 Kiekhaefer Parkway and W4101 Kiekhaefer Parkway.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Town Board will meet on Monday, February 16th, 2009, 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.

Town Board members may be in attendance at the Plan Commission hearing.

Dated this 14th day of January, 2009.

Brenda A. Schneider, Town Clerk



MINUTES

The Town of Taycheedah Plan Commission conducted a public hearing on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, at 6:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall, for the purpose of making a recommendation to the Town Board on behalf of Lindsay Bovinet & Susan Fiebig’s request to rezone approximately 2.034 acres of their property from R-2 (Residential without public sewer) to B-2 (Business without public sewer). The parcels are located at W4099 Kiekhaefer Parkway and W4101 Kiekhaefer Parkway. Members present were Chairman John Wagner, Bud Sabel, Mike Wirtz, Bill Spieker and Secretary Brenda Schneider. Members absent were Joan Simon, Joe Thome and Leon Schneider.

The Oath of Office was administered to Bud Sabel, Bill Spieker and Mike Wirtz.

Chairman Wagner called the public hearing to order at 6:33 p.m.

Lindsey Bovinet owns Interior Systems, a 30 year old business that employs more than 200 people. He has lived in the Town of Taycheedah for seven years. Susan Fiebig has lived in the Town of Taycheedah for 31 years.

Bovinet & Fiebig propose to operate Moondance Bed & Breakfast Studio/Gallery. Their proposal is as follows:
• Move the lot line between Lot 10 and Lot 11. The rezone request is for the altered Lot 10 only. They intend to reduce the size of Lot 11 to the minimum size of 1.5 acres.
• Lot 10 currently hosts a guest house with an existing apartment in the upper level and a 3 car garage on the lower level. Lot 10 also has a 4 car detached garage behind the guest house.
• Convert the guest house located at W4099 Kiekhaefer Parkway into the Bed & Breakfast. The conversion would include converting the lower garage into two suites. They would provide/serve breakfast only to their guests. Maximum occupancy estimated at 7-8 people. They expect visiting artists will take advantage of their accommodations.
• Propose building a new studio building in the current location of a small garden shed. The shed would be removed. The studio would house a gallery, a multi-media studio, a woodworking studio and a small scale instructional area.
• They plan to show other artists’ work in the studio.
• They expect their proposal will have no noise or any other environmental impact.
• Parking needs were estimated at a maximum of a dozen vehicles at any one time. They believe the site can provide suitable parking for 30 cars.
• Access onto Kiekhaefer Parkway has good line-of-sight and there are several turn-around areas on the site.
• The property is fairly secluded and natural with extensive landscaping throughout.
• The size of accessory structures on R-2 zoned property would prohibit the 2-story studio due to the 10 foot sidewall limitation. However, it is unknown if an accessory structure built into a hill with an exposed basement on one side could meet the sidewall limitation.
• Bovinet & Fiebig are willing to place restrictions on the property upon its sale.

Frank Alaniz, W4115 Kiekhaefer Parkway, presented the following comments:
• He has lived on Kiekhaefer Parkway for 9 years.
• The proposed Bovinet/Fiebig property abuts his east lot line.
• His neighbor to the west of his property is running a business.
• The noise coming from the westerly neighbor’s property is horrendous. He can’t enjoy his property. The noise level has been an issue for four years. It occurs during the spring, summer and fall.
• He does not live in a business community and wants to stop any business development in his neighborhood.


February 3rd, 2009 Plan Commission Public Hearing 2.
Linsey Bovinet & Susan Fiebig rezone R-2 to B-2

• He does not have an issue with the Bed & Breakfast; however, he does have issues with the studio. The studio could be built 5 feet from his property line. The woodworking shop could generate considerable noise.
• There are numerous business sites available for rent.

Lindsay Bovinet’s rebuttal was as follows:
• Their plans are for a very light impact business operation.
• They will continue to live on the property.
• He has been operating a full-time woodworking shop for the past five years.
• He will not generate more noise than he is currently generating.

Mr. Alaniz added the following comments:
• He couldn’t hear the noise from Lindsey’s workshop due to the noise being generated by the other neighbor.
• The workshop will be much closer to his property.
• He would like to be able to sit outside and enjoy his property.
• Overtime, his westerly neighbor’s machinery has gotten larger.

Plan Commission discussion was as follows:
• An accessory structure on residentially zoned land is limited in square footage. The size limitation varies depending upon the size of the lot.
• It was believed that a one-story accessory structure with a partially exposed basement could be built that would maximize the square footage limitation and provide a main level that would not exceed the 10 foot sidewall limitation.
• Members did not have an issue with the Bed & Breakfast; which can be a conditional use on residentially zoned land.
• However, they did not feel business zoning in the area would be appropriate. They recognized that the art studio would not comply with residential zoning.
• Members discussed allowing a recorded deed restriction for the studio.
• Member recommended Mr. Bovinet contact Attorney John St. Peter to discuss possible options.

Bill Spieker motioned to recommend the Town Board deny the request to rezone the property from R-2 to B-2, seconded by Bud Sabel. Motion carried (4-0-3 absent).

Bud Sabel motioned to adjourn at 7:27 p.m., seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (4-0-3 absent).


Attest____________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Plan Commission Secretary







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