Minutes: April 11th, 2017

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Public Hearing

April 11, 2017

Trustee Chairman Matt Montowski called the Public Hearing to order Tuesday, April 11, at
5:30 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building.

In attendance were Township Trustees: Gary Mortus, William Rofkar, and Matt Montowski and Zoning Inspector Todd Bickley

Also in attendance were: Nancy Kline, Dan Kline, Linda Finke, Todd Finke, Tim Mahoney, Mary Mahoney, Archie Stinson, Nancy Barna, Gino Barna, Allen Stryker, Len Partin,
Eric Kronberg, and John Coppeler

Matt Montowski reviewed application #008772 submitted by Heiberg, Inc., John Kronberg, President, for Wineside Residences at Mon Ami, a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

Matt Montowski described the development concept submitted as a walkable, connected community surrounding Mon Ami winery. The residential buildings shall be two story dwellings for single family and multi-family occupancy. Single family designs will have four bedrooms and two full baths. Multi-family designs will consist of two homes per dwelling, one level or two level, with each having two bedrooms and two full baths.

Matt Montowski said the Zoning Commission met March 22, 2017 and recommended approval of the application subject to submission of a landscaping plan, including a fence adjacent to the Finke and Kline properties.

Len Partin said a proposal for the addition of a six foot white fence and evergreen trees has been submitted with the original design.

Architect for the project, Eric Kronberg, spoke on behalf of applicant John Kronberg and described the layout of the proposed property. He said the goal is to provide clusters of homes, duplexes or singles, with ample common green space per pod. Eric Kronberg said some units could also have garages and or guest houses. Multiple travel patterns in and out of the community were also discussed as well as signage and setbacks.

Len Partin said structure flexibility will be based on market sales. He said they would also like approval to build two story structures with guest houses above garages.

Zoning Inspector Todd Bickley said the application is requesting approval of Phase 1 and
Phase 2 of the PUD.

Surrounding property owners in attendance expressed their concerns with the project.

Dan Kline said he would like an eight foot fence instead of a six foot fence with evergreen trees every three feet along his property for a buffer, including a fence beginning 33 feet off the road.

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Linda Finke said she is concerned about privacy with the proposed multiple residences, especially if two story structures with guest houses upstairs are built close to her property. She said she also has a concern about the potential of weekly rentals.

Nancy Barna asked what type of lighting would be used for the project

Eric Kronberg said decorative pedestrian lights that shine downward and do not spill into adjacent properties would be utilized.

Eric Kronberg clarified the parking lot along the back side of the Mon Ami property is an improvement to the existing parking lot due to the added marked parking spaces but the location has not changed and there remains an 80 to 100 foot buffer area between the parking lot and adjacent property owners.

When questioned about the proposed pod located on NW Catawba Road, Eric Kronberg said there will be 12 feet between buildings, a setback of approximately 28 feet from the road right of way to the sidewalk in front of the structures, and no on street parking. He said the pod is part of Phase 2 and there is a proposed entrance off West Catawba Road in addition to the entrance off Wine Cellar Road.

Resident Gino Barna said he would prefer there be no additional entrance off NW Catawba Road.

Len Partin said the plan is to begin building Phase 1 along NE Catawba Road first due to the infrastructure costs and to complete Phase 1 construction across NE Catawba Road last.

The Trustees expressed concerns with the two story garages with guest houses and the additional entrances proposed for NE Catawba Road and one proposed off NW Catawba Road. The Trustees agreed they would like more time to review the details of the application and they would also like to see a specific landscape plan for the project. In addition, Trustees said they would like the proposed six foot fence detail increased to a seven foot fence.

Gary Mortus made a motion to continue the hearing to Tuesday, May 2, at 6:00 p.m.in the conference room of the administration building. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

William Rofkar made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer