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Saturday, April 03, 2010

Evansville Plan Commission votes to "leave it up to the building inspector"----

City of Evansville Plan Commission
Regular Meeting
Monday, March 1, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
City Hall (Third Floor), 31 S. Madison Street, Evansville, WI

MINUTES

1. Call to Order. The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Mayor Sandy Decker.

2. Roll Call. Members present: Mason Braunschweig, Jim Brooks, Sandy Decker, John Gishnock, and Diane Roberts. Members absent: Carol Endres and Bill Hammann. Others Present: City Administrator Dan Wietecha, City Planner John Stockham, Bob Janes, and John Morning.

3. Approval of agenda. Braunschweig made a motion, seconded by Brooks to approve the agenda. Motion approved 5-0.

4. Approval of minutes.
A. Brooks made a motion, seconded by Roberts to waive the reading of the minutes from February 1, 2010 regular meeting and approve them as printed. Motion approved 5-0.

5. Citizen appearances other than agenda items listed. None

6. New Business

A. Brown School Subdivision. Stockham stated this final plat conforms to the preliminary plat. He recommended that prior to recording the final plat, an indication that each duplex lot have a single shared driveway serving both units on the lot be placed on the face of the final plat. Braunschweig made a motion, seconded by Brooks to approve Final Plat for Brown School Subdivision with recommendation. Motion approved 5-0.

B. Preliminary CSM, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, 16443 W. Porter Rd. Stockham stated the CSM would expand the lot size to 1 acre, which would be a conforming lot. This would not create any new units or any new lots. Braunschweig made a motion, seconded by Roberts to approve Preliminary CSM, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction, 16443 W. Porter Rd. Motion approved 5-0.

C. Amendments to Zoning Ordinance. Stockham reviewed the ordinance amendments recommended by the Unified Land Development Code Committee. Decker opened the public hearing at 6:13 p.m. There were no public comments. Decker closed the public hearing at 6:14 p.m. The Commission discussed several sections of the proposed ordinances including natural lawns in the landscaping ordinance, repair and service in the parking ordinance and storage and parking of recreational vehicles in the parking ordinance. Braunschweig made a motion, seconded by Brooks to recommend to Common Council approval of Ordinance 2010-02, Amending the Zoning Code Related to Landscaping, Signs and Parking with the following changes:

• Landscaping Article - striking Section 130-272
• Parking Article - changing Section 130-1304(b)(2)a to grant an exception for recreation vehicles for visits lasting no longer than 15 days and no more than 30 days in a year.
• Parking Article - adding to Section 130-1302(e) Repair and service. No commercial motor vehicle repair work or service of any kind shall be permitted in association with parking facilities provided in residence districts.

Motion approved 5-0.

D. Amendments to Erosion Control Ordinance. Stockham reviewed the revisions in the proposed ordinance that were made after the December, 2009 Plan Commission meeting. Decker opened the public hearing at 6:47 p.m. Bob Janes asked why there wasn’t higher scrutiny for property near the water. Stockham explained that approval through Committee or the City Engineer could cause concerns regarding timeliness and expense. The Building Inspector is qualified to issue permits and he can still refer complex projects to City Engineer. Decker closed the public hearing at 6:50 p.m. There were no additional questions or comments. Braunschweig made a motion, seconded by Roberts to recommend to Common Council approval of Ordinance 2010-03, Amending Municipal Code Chapter 48 Related to Erosion Control. Motion approved 5-0.

7. Old Business

A. Review Recommendations of the Evansville-Union Implementation Committee. Stockham recommended that the Plan Commission take on the task of reviewing the map and tables with the current comprehensive land use plan, over a period of time. He recommended taking into consideration the Highway 14 study when reviewing the extraterritorial area.

8. Report on other permitting activity by City Planner. Stockham stated activity continues to be slow.

9. Report on the Unified Land Development Code Committee. Stockham stated the next meeting will be in April.

10. Report of the Evansville Historic Preservation Commission. Decker stated the Century 21 property appears to be moving ahead.

11. Report of the Evansville-Union Implementation Committee. Referring to the maps, Bob Janes commented that he thought they were the charge of the committee and now it feels like the process is starting over. Decker stated the Implementation Committee is by ordinance an advisory committee to bring recommendations to the Plan Commission. She added that there is an extensive process to adopt any change to the comprehensive plan.

12. Report on Common Council actions relating to Plan Commission recommendations. None

13. Update on Board of Appeals actions relating to zoning matters. None

14. Enforcement Report. None

15. Next regular meeting date. Monday, April 5, 2010

16. Adjournment. Braunschweig made a motion, seconded by Brooks to adjourn at 7:05 p.m. Motion approved 5-0.

Prepared by Judy Walton, City Clerk

The minutes are not official until approved by the Plan Commission at their next regular meeting.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Albert Einstein gave us this definition of insanity: "Doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting a different result." And, while the 'Building Inspector' may be AUTHORIZED to make inspections, whether competency to do so exists is still open to debate.

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