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Board of Appeals
Thursday, February 19 2015
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Public Hearing




PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on Thursday, February 19th, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., the Town of Taycheedah Zoning Board of Appeals will conduct a public hearing on the application of JNJT, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit to build and operate a dog kennel providing boarding and daycare services on a 3.129 acre parcel located along Hwy 151, in Section 29 in the Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin.

The hearing is open to the public. Interested parties are encouraged to attend. Town Board members may be in attendance.

Dated this 21st day of January, 2015.

Brenda A. Schneider, Town Clerk


FEBRUARY 19, 2015
6:30 P.M.

Members present: Chairman Jerome Bord, John Buechel, Erv Karls, and Joe Sabel. Also present was Secretary Brenda Schneider. Excused: Tom Friess. Absent: Jason Meyer.

The purpose of the public hearing was to consider the Conditional Use Permit application submitted by JNJT, LLC, to construct and operate a dog kennel providing boarding and daycare services.

The Chairman Bord called the public hearing to order at 6:40 pm.

The Secretary read the hearing notice.

Jennifer George and Joel Gudex were sworn in. Their testimony and responses to questions were as follows:
They propose to build a 40-unit kennel.
The kennel will provide daycare and over-night boarding.
The initial plan is for dogs only. If they have a demand for cats; they may consider it in the future.
Daycare hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to noon for drop-off; and, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for pick-up. Resting time and activities are planned for noon to 4:00 p.m.
There will be no weekend daycare, only boarding services.
Public hours for drop-off and pick-up of boarding clients will be Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-noon; and, Sunday & Holidays from 4:00-6:00 p.m.
They plan to feed the boarded dogs in the morning. They do not plan to be there at night unless there is a need; such as a sick dog.
The building is also planned to provide two automatic self-wash dog bays. The bays will be accessible from the outside seven days a week from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Only one of the bays will be equipped initially. The bays will have automatic door locks.
Linda, owner and operator of Kennel Inn, will retire and close her business once Peebles Play & Stay is open. Linda will work with Peebles for a while. Her customers plan to use Peebles once Linda closes the Kennel Inn.
They plan to offer grooming by appointment.
The facility will have indoor and outdoor surveillance. The surveillance will be accessible by any computer and certain cellphones.
The kennel area will have acoustic panels on the ceiling and no windows. The entire structure will have in-floor heat.
Two of the big outdoor pens will have artificial turf. They may add a pond in the future.
The front of the kennel will look similar to a house. It will be stick built with windows. They want it to be inviting in appearance. There will be landscaping positioned along the pen to block the dogs' view of the parking lot and the road so they don't bark every time a car drives by or enters their parking lot.
The building will be served by an on-site mound system.
If needed, the office area could provide temporary sleeping quarters.
The structure will have an extra room to be used for quarantine, if needed. Also, several areas will accommodate crate holding, if needed. And, some of the pens will have moveable partitioned walls to be used by family groups.
There is existing driveway access onto Hwy 151. The driveway will be capable of allowing two cars to pass each other. Highway access is under the jurisdiction of the State.
Exterior lighting will be hooded. Motion lights are planned for the back.
All of the outdoor pens will be fenced.
The kennels will be sanitized daily.
Dog waste will be picked-up and disposed of in a dumpster. Waste Management will provide a dumpster and removal services. If there is interest from a farmer; they will consider composting the waste.
They have personally spoken to the neighbors to the north and the south, as well as Mr. Spies. All of them are in support.
The Klamrowski's horses are at the south end of their property. If there is a problem in the future, they are willing to make modifications to the fence.
They hope to start construction by April 1st. They want to be operating by summertime. Summertime and holidays are the busy times.
They have secured preliminary approval from the bank. They are also working with Fond du Lac County Economic Development Corporation.
The plan to employ a part-time groomer and cleaner; eventually employing a second groomer and cleaner.
There next step would be to submit their construction plans for State review and approval.

No opposition was presented. Brenda Schneider noted, per Wis. Stats., written notice was sent to all property owners within 300 feet.

Chairman Bord declared the public hearing closed at 7:01 p.m.

Board deliberations:

The Board of Appeals members received a copy of JNJT, LLC's application for a Conditional Use Permit (Exhibit A), and a copy of the Peebles Play & Stay Kennel, LLC Business Plan (Exhibit B). The members discussed possible conditions in the event the Conditional Use Permit is approved.

The Town has standard General Conditions currently contained in other Conditional Use Permits. The General Conditions cover topics related to default, non-transferability, and other legal issues.

The Board of Appeals discussed the following Special Conditions, per the guidelines contained in Section 13-1-68 of the Town's Zoning Code:

1. Landscaping. Landscaping to be completed, per the stated plan, with completion by October 1, 2015.
2. Type of Construction. Type of construction per the plan presented. (Exhibit C).
3. Construction Commencement and Completion Dates. Construction may commence on or before April 1, 2015, with completion to be as soon as reasonably possible.
4. Sureties. Sureties were determined to be not applicable.
5. Lighting. All exterior lighting shall be hooded. Dusk-to-dawn lighting shall be installed in the front of the building. Dusk-to-dawn or motion lighting shall be installed in the back of the building.
6. Fencing. Fencing shall be installed around all outdoor pens.
7. Operational Controls. Interior and exterior surveillance cameras shall be installed. Automatic locks shall be installed on the dog wash bays.
8. Hours of Operation. The business will be open to the public from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., with an occasional exception granted by JNJT, LLC, on a case-by-case basis due to unusual circumstances. The standard business hours, per Exhibit D.
9. Traffic Circulation. Traffic circulation per State guidelines.
10. Deed Restrictions. Deed restrictions were determined to be not applicable.
11. Access Restrictions. Access restrictions per State guidelines.
12. Setbacks and yards. Setbacks and yards must meet the minimum as established by the Town of Taycheedah Zoning Code.
13. Type of Shore Cover. Type of shore cover was determined to be not applicable.
14. Specified sewage disposal and water supply systems. The structure will be served by an on-site mound system and a private well.
15. Planting screens. Bushes shall be planted along the front-facing sides of the pens. Additional plantings per the landscape architect's design, yet to be designed.
16. Piers and Docks. Piers and docks were determined to be not applicable.
17. Increased parking. The parking facility is planned for seven stalls. Any increase in the parking facility shall require approval of the Board of Appeals.
18. Any other requirement necessary to fulfill the purpose and intent of this Chapter.
a) Signage will be on the front of the building. Signage is prohibited within the highway right-of-way.
b) Animal waste to be disposed of via contracted services. The on-site composting of animal waste shall require the approval of the Board of Appeals.

Motion by Erv Karls, second by John Buechel, to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Peebles Play & Stay Kennel, for a term of ten years, under the following conditions:
Conformance with Section 13-1-66 of the Zoning Code,
The Town's standard General Conditions,
The above-noted Special Conditions.

Roll call vote:
Erv Karls aye
Joe Sabel aye
John Buechel aye
Jerome Bord aye Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by John Buechel, second by Erv Karls, to adjourn the public hearing at 7:25 pm. Motion carried (4-0).

Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk

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