MINUTES OF THE JUNE 24, 2015 ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
Chairman Paul Shaw called the meeting to order of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission on June 24, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Township Administration Building.
Other Commission members in attendance were introduced. They included Jordan Davenport, Ron Wiseman, Curt Baxter, and Alternate member Dr. Greg Hart. Mr. Shaw also introduced Walter Wehenkel, Zoning Inspector/Zoning Commission Secretary and Matt Montowski, Township Trustee.
Mr. Shaw welcomed those in attendance and stated the Zoning Commission appreciates their interest. He indicated that since this is a public meeting and debates/talking amongst themselves would not be permitted. He asked that all attendees please sign the register. Individuals wishing to speak should be recognized by the chairperson and identify themselves by name and address for the record. He closed by requesting that all cell phones be turned off.
Mr. Shaw requested those in attendance stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Shaw presented the following agenda for the meeting.
1) Consider application # 668164 from Midland Title Agency, trustee for Catawba-Cleveland Development Corp. for the expansion of previously approved Planned Unit Development “The Sanctuary at Catawba Island Club” to include 4472 and 4482 E. Beach Club Road.
2) The reading and approval of our last meeting minutes from April 29, 2015.
3) Any old business
4) Any new business.
Mr. Shaw asked if there were any additions or changes to the proposed agenda. There were none. Mr. Shaw requested a motion to consider application # 668164 from Midland Title Agency, trustee for Catawba-Cleveland Development Corp. for the expansion of the previously approved Planned Unit Development “The Sanctuary at Catawba Island Club” to include 4472
and 4482 E. Beach Club Road. Jordan Davenport so moved. His motion was seconded by Dr. Greg Hart. The motion passed.
Mr. Shaw asked if any board member had a personal or professional conflict concerning the case. No member had a conflict. Mr. Shaw asked Mr. Wehenkel if there was any correspondence concerning the application. Mr. Wehenkel stated there was no correspondence. Mr. Shaw stated the Commission would dispense with reading the legal description of the property as it was recently rezoned by the Commission in April of this year and the members of the Commission were familiar with the property.
Mr. Shaw asked who was present to discuss the proposal. Steve May introduced himself and stated he is the Chief Financial Officer for the Catawba Island Club (CIC). He stated he appreciates the efforts of all of the zoning boards. He stated he would discuss the proposal using several maps that he had on the easel. There will be a total of five additional homes as a result of this expansion to the Planned Unit Development (PUD). This expansion is incorporated into the 2003 plan.
The applicant looked at the possibility of a minor deviation to accomplish the expansion, but determined a PUD expansion proposal was necessary as land was being added to the overall PUD. Mr. May stated he submitted a lengthy packet with the application and that he would highlight some of the information in that packet.
The PUD plan was started in 2003. To date, the development has been almost entirely condominiums. Over the years there have been three expansions to the original PUD. The first was a 2 ½ acre tract for the golf maintenance building. The second was the former Drusbacky campground property. And the third was the former elementary school building. This proposal is only about one acre in size.
Five new homes will be built on the tract in place of the original proposal that called for 4–four unit buildings. There will be no increase in the overall number of units in the overall PUD. Mr. May concluded that he is proud to be part of this project as well as the overall CIC development.
James Stouffer stated that the PUD concept has worked very well on Catawba Island. The concept guarantees the community what it is getting. The customers in today’s market are demanding and make sure the developer completes the project as proposed. He stated the CIC is working with the neighbor, Mr. Oleniacz, concerning the concerns he voiced during the rezoning request process. They will continue to try to be a good neighbor to him and minimize any impacts. Jordan Davenport complimented Mr. May and Mr. Stouffer on the great packet of information they prepared for this expansion. He stated it makes the job of the Commission members so much easier. There being no further comments from the public, Mr. Shaw closed the hearing.
Mr. Davenport asked if the addresses shown (4472 and 4482 E. Beach Club Road) are correct as they appear to be different from the rezoning request. Mr. Wehenkel stated the addresses are correct. Mr. Wehenkel stated he made an error on the rezoning request that was noted and corrected during the hearing held on the rezoning request. There were no additional questions or comments from the Commission members.
Mr. Shaw stated a request has been made in Application # 668164 from Midland Title Agency, trustee for Catawba-Cleveland Development Corp. for the expansion of previously approved Planned Unit Development “The Sanctuary at Catawba Island Club” to include 4472 and 4482 E. Beach Club Road. He asked for a motion on the request. Jordan Davenport moved to approve application # 668164 as submitted. Ron Wiseman seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously.
Mr. Shaw stated the proposed application # 668164 from Midland Title Agency, trustee for Catawba-Cleveland Development Corp. for the expansion of previously approved Planned Unit Development “The Sanctuary at Catawba Island Club” to include 4472 and 4482 E. Beach Club Road will be recommended to the Catawba Island Trustees for their consideration. The date of this meeting is July 14, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
Mr. Shaw stated the next item on the agenda is the approval of the meeting minutes from the April 29, 2015 meeting. Jordan Davenport moved that the minutes be approved as mailed. Dr. Greg Hart seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Shaw asked if there was any old business to be discussed. Mr. Wehenkel stated he had no old business. Mr. Shaw asked if there was any new business to be brought before the Commission. Mr. Wehenkel stated he had no new business.
Mr. Shaw announced the next scheduled meeting for the Zoning Commission will be on July 22, 2015 if there is business to transact. The Commission will not meet to approve the minutes if that is the only item of business to transact.
Mr. Shaw requested a motion to adjourn. Curt Baxter moved to adjourn. Jordan Davenport seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.
Walter Wehenkel, Secretary