Minutes: May 11th, 2017

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Public Hearing

May 11, 2017

Trustee Chairman Matt Montowski called the Public Hearing to order Thursday, May 11, at
6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building.

In attendance were Township Trustees: Gary Mortus, William Rofkar, and Matt Montowski and Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw

Also in attendance were: Nancy Kline, Dan Kline, Lindi Finke, Todd Finke, Rich Gillum,
Kevin Wylie, William Shambarger, John Kronberg, Len Partin, and John Coppeler

Matt Montowski said the meeting is a continuance of the public hearing related to application #008772 as submitted by Heiberg, Inc., John Kronberg, President, for Wineside Residences at Mon Ami, a Planned Unit Development (PUD).

William Rofkar made a motion to approve the May 2, 2017 public hearing meeting minutes as amended. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

A letter of correspondence was received from Todd and Lindi Finke expressing concerns with the Mon Ami Wineside Residences PUD development.

Matt Montowski asked Len Partin to review the off street parking for each pod cluster.

The Trustees expressed concern that the required parking of two spaces per dwelling is spread out over the site and not located in close proximity to each structure.

Len Partin explained the concept for the development is a walkable community and not a traditional housing setting. He said each unit has at least one parking space located in close proximity and they anticipate guests coming for the weekend and parking a distance away in provided parking and walking to the unit.

William Rofkar expressed concern with safety and emergency services being able to access the structures in the event individuals park closer to the units such as along the narrow sixteen foot wide road.

Len Partin said some of the driveways could be counted as double spaces rather than single spaces as shown on the drawings because the depth would allow for tandem parking. In addition, Len Partin agreed they would add additional off street parking in closer proximity to the clusters so the walk would be reduced from 300 feet away.

The Trustees also asked that the parking spaces along Wine Cellar Road be relocated.

Trustees agreed it would be desirable to have a greater than 20 foot setback from the road right of way along NE Catawba Road. The Trustees also asked that the garage located immediately off NE Catawba Road be relocated a greater distance from the development entrance for safety reasons.

William Rofkar said he is not comfortable with reducing the allowed setback from 20 feet to 12 feet between buildings.

Rich Gillum addressed the Trustees and expressed concerns with regard to how the PUD process has been handled to date, especially the Zoning Commission procedures and recommendations to the Trustees. Rich Gillum also said his clients, the Finke’s, are against the rental of proposed properties and they think it is illegal under the RE District for less than thirty days. He also expressed concerns with the reduced setbacks from 20 feet to 12 feet. Rich Gillum said the Finke’s are prepared to appeal if the plans do not conform to the zoning code.

Gary Mortus made a motion to continue the hearing to Monday, June 12, at 6:00 p.m. in the conference room of the administration building. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Gary Mortus made a motion to adjourn the meeting. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer