Town of Germantown

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Planning Commission Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
April 12, 2017

Present: Chairman Shannon Vogele, Gregg Haunroth, Dale Simonson, Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Paul Szymaszek, Zoning Director Dick Martin, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel
Also Present: Brad Pavloski, Pat Pavloski, Chris Renner

The meeting was called to order at the town hall in the Town of Germantown at 5:30 p.m.

Possible Approval of March 15, 2017 minutes
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Gregg Haunroth, to approve the minutes from March 15, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. Motion carried, 6-0.

Review and possible approval of the Preliminary and Final plat of the Sixth Addition to Stone Gate Lake
Chris said it is just the next string of lots. Nothing has changed.

A motion was made by Gregg Haunroth, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the preliminary and final plat of the sixth addition to Stone Gate Lake. Approved 6-0.

Review and possible approval of moving forward with Rock Island Lake PUD revision
There are three proposed revisions:

  • #1 – Sideyard setbacks change to 10 feet from current 15 feet.
    Brad Pavlovski says more people are moving toward 3-stall garages. Requesting changes to side lots to allow for a 3-car garage since they do not allow homeowners to have a 2nd garage built.

    A motion was made by Gregg Haunroth, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve as a minor change to the PUD. Approved 6-0

  • #2 – Grading Revisions to include an underpass of 32nd Street and staging for a future connection to Campfire Lake PUD
    Pavlovski’s are putting in a culvert to connect a future subdivision (Campfire Lake) to current one. This would be at the corner of 15th and 32nd. The culvert would extend into the lake. There be steps made to keep the public out – maybe a fence.  Zoning Administrator Dick Martin asks when because we will have work on 32nd Street to do at the same time so it needs to be put it in the budget. Pat Pavloski says it will be about three or four years from now. Gregg says we will give them a one-year lead time once our work is in the budget so we can do the work at the same time.

    A motion was made by Gregg Haunroth, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve as a minor change to the PUD the grading revision to include the underpass on 32nd in staging for future connection to Campfire Lake PUD. Approved 6-0.

  • #3 – Discussion regarding the combination of Planned Unit Developments (PUD’s).
    They are combining Rock Island Lake PUD, Campfire Lake PUD and additional adjoining lands to become Island Lake PUD. This will be a major change.

    Advantages to the associations – they will be able to stick at .8 density. East of 16th will be some piers, playground equipment, gazebo.

    Projected time – start on Campfire PUD in about 3 years. Once started it would take 10 years of work as long as people keep buying. They will be starting in the south and working north.

    Gregg asks Chris if we can get some better maps with everything laid out. Will need that for the public meeting, and for the board. Chris says he can send electronically, and a couple for the public view. Chris says by the June Planning Commission we will have maps and we’ll continue the process at that time.

    A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Keith Korbein, to go forward with the process for this major change. Approved 6-0

Note: After this meeting there was a question as to whether the Rock Island Lake PUD portion of the meeting was noticed properly, so this section will be added to the agenda for next month again, just to be sure.

Discussion of updating check lists for different procedures
Discussion about taking the lists right out of the zoning ordinance and put it in a checklist. Also discussed fixing the checklists and keeping them in the ordinance.

Discussion about creating two checklists for variances – one for minor changes and one for major changes. The zoning ordinance would need to be changed to reflect this. The Zoning Administrator could start with the first step as going out and determining if it qualifies as a major variance request or a minor one, then proceed with the appropriate checklist. The first checkbox on each checklist would be the Zoning Administrator approving that the checklist is the appropriate one to use and it will be signed by ZA. Then the checklist would be handed to the person wanting the variance, to complete.

Shannon and Linda will get together to make up a first drafts, and then send out to the group for review.

Linda will send the next three checklists to work on out to the committee for the next meeting.

Shannon is making a map of all the PUD’s to make it easier to refer to them.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Gregg Haunroth, to adjourn at 6:23 p.m.   Motion carried  6-0.

Respectfully submitted, Linda Salzwedel, Administrative Assistant