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Planning Commission Public Hearing
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
September 23, 2021
Present: Commission Chair Shannon Armel, Commissioners Keith Korbein, Gervase Thompson, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Mick McCormick, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein
Absent: Commissioners Ken Jax and Mick McCormick
Guests: Tim Mueller of Cityside Properties, Brad Pavloski
Chairperson Shannon Armel opened the Public Hearing at 5:30pm with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by hearing comments on a Conditional Use Permit application for a commercial storage building for Cityside Properties at N7068 Hwy 58.
Tim Mueller, one of the owners of Cityside Storage, presented. He was the previous owner of Culligan in Tomah. Tim owns Cityside Storage with his father-in-law Mike Paggi. They purchased the business from Laddie Romancek in 2015 -previously Four Seasons Storage. There were two buildings there at that time. Since then, Cityside Storage had constructed three additional buildings without conditional use permits; they would like to construct one more. The two original buildings built by Romancek. Records in the office show a conditional use permit was given for at least one of the two original buildings, with other records possibly in storage. Both of those are on the south side, sized at 3000 and 6000 sq ft each. The three additional buildings built since 2015 were 5760, 6720 and 8000 sq ft each. The currently proposed building would be 7140 sq ft.
The land is just over 5 acres and was zoned Commercial when Romancek had owned it. Setbacks are more than 30 ft; minimum required setback is 30 ft. There will be no drive-through.
A Pavloski development abuts the property on the east side. Concerns were voiced about water and drainage. Dick Martin, Zoning Administrator, confirmed he has a copy of the DNR paperwork and permit for construction. Tim indicated that Jewel Engineering and the DNR were involved with the storm water permits, and Bollig will be finishing site work for the DNR requirements. There is no retention pond, but a specific type of grass will be required to help drain the runoff on their land. A swale will drain to a stone check dam; both will help to avoid storm water runoff toward Hwy 58. The space in the northeast corner of the land is not a retention pond, but it is a bio filter to meet the DNR requirements for this land, and nothing can be built there
Maximum total floor area, maximum floor area ratio, and minimum landscaped surface ratio appear to comply. It was noted a planted buffer area for screening needs to be planted as per the Zoning Ordinance. Tim indicated they will be doing hydro-seeding.
After hearing no other comments, the Public Hearing was closed.