MINUTES OF THE
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2008
Mayor Bolender called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The following Commissioners were present at roll call: Commissioner Dickmann, Commissioner Sokol, Commissioner Siira, Mayor Bolender, and Commissioner Nowak. Commissioners St. John and Grabowski were excused. Also present were Jeff Fortin Planner.
Report on Significant Common Council Actions
There were no comments or concerns from the Commission.
Conditions and Restrictions – AT&T 120 foot monopole tower
800 W. Puetz Road
Tax Key No.: 829-9000-001
Mr. Fortin explained to the Commission at the July 8, 2008 meeting the Plan Commission recommended that the Common Council grant a conditional use permit to allow AT&T Wireless to construct a 120 foot high monopole cell tower on the City owned property at 800 W. Puetz Road.
Mr. Larry Tobolski, 8621 Wildwood could not attend the meeting but requested his opposition to the tower be put on the record. He was opposed to the tower primarily because of health risks.
Ms. Violet Brickler 1126 E. Drexel Avenue, stated she could not find anything in the sale of the property about a cell tower but found and impact statement that mentioned the City was going to use the land for a nursery in the future.
Ms. Marla Brickler, 939 E. Rawson Avenue, questioned again if the tower could be relocated on the site or be located on an existing T-Mobile tower. She also questioned if it was really necessary to have the cell tower. Mr. Fortin commented the T-Mobile site was on the Water Utility site off of 27th Street. They have looked at all of the existing cell towers in the area and provided the City with a coverage map and this was the best spot to address the gap in coverage. Mr. Fortin did look at the potential to put the tower in other locations on the site. The one other spot it could be located would be near the salt shed and it would be more visible to the future residential development.
Mr. Alex Source, 8580 S. 13th Street, expressed concern for the health issues that could come with the four or five microwave towers in the area. He questioned if any studies have been done by the City. Mr. Fortin stated there were not any required studies for the City.
Commissioner Siira questioned if item 3b was talking about the gate that accessed the fenced in area because the plans show the gate on the north side. Mr. Fortin explained the plans show the gate on the north side but the City requested they move the gate to the south side. Commissioner Siira questioned if item 5d should be in the conditions and restrictions. Mr. Fortin stated it should not be in and would be removed. Commissioner Siira questioned if there was language regarding how many carriers would be allowed on the tower. Mr. Fortin stated there was not anything in the conditions and restrictions but it could be added. The ordinance requires there be at least three.
Commissioner Sokol questioned if the notices for this item were being sent to residents on either Puetz Road or Violet. Mr. Fortin explained anyone who was within 300 feet of the property would have been notified.
Commissioner Dickmann moved that the Plan Commission recommend to the Common Council that the conditions and restrictions be adopted as part of the conditional use permit for a 120 foot high monopole cell tower located at 800 W. Puetz after a public hearing with item 5d being removed.
Commissioner Nowak seconds. Roll call, all voted aye. The motion to approve carries.
Rezone/Planned Unit Development – Wayne Wegenke Assisted Living Proposal
8841 S. 13th Street
Tax Key No.: 857-9989-001
Mr. Fortin explained to the Commission the applicant was requesting that the property at 8841 S. 13th Street be rezoned from Rs-3, Single Family Residential to Rm-1 (PUD), Multi Family Residential Planned Unit Development. The rezoning would allow for the development of a 44-unit senior assisted living facility.
Mr. Arden Degner, 8540 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, expressed concern with the condition of 13th Street and questioned if additional development should be allowed before the street was improved. Mayor Bolender commented there would not be many cars from the development and also the City could not wait for the County to rebuild 13th Street before any development was allowed.
Commissioner Siira moved that the Plan Commission recommend to the Common Council that the property at 8841 S. 13th Street be rezoned from Rs-3, Single Family Residential to Rm-1(PUD), Multi-family Residential Planned Unit Development after a public hearing and subject to conditions and restriction and a general development plan which will be presented to the Plan Commission at their next meeting.
Commissioner Correll seconds. Roll call, all voted aye. The motion to approve carries.
Affidavit of Correction – CSM Numbers 6759 & 7910
8171 S. Howell Avenue
Tax Key No.: 813-9015
Mr. Fortin explained to the Commission the applicant was requesting approval of an affidavit of correction to certified survey map numbers 6759 & 7910. Both of these maps show a 50 foot improvement setback line imposed under the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Trans 233 regulation. Alliance Development negotiated a 30-foot highway setback with the Department of Transportation, which will allow them to place their monument sign closer to S. Howell Avenue.
Commissioner Nowak moved that the Plan Commission recommend to the Common Council that the affidavit of correction for Certified Survey Map numbers 6759 and 7910 be approved as proposed.
Commissioner Siira seconds. Roll call, all voted aye. The motion to approve carries.
Commissioner Dickmann moved to adjourn. Commissioner Nowak seconds. Roll call, all voted aye. The meeting was adjourned at 7:21p.m.