Minutes: June 12th, 2017

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees

Public Hearing

June 12, 2017

Trustee Chairman Matt Montowski called the Public Hearing to order Monday, June 12, 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 Fiscal Officer Karen Shaw and Zoning Inspector Todd Bickley

Also in attendance were: Nancy Kline, Dan Kline, Lindi Finke, Todd Finke, Rich Gillum,
John Kronberg, Eric Kronberg, Len Partin, John Coppeler, Archie Stinson, Duke Benevento, Buzz Stenger, Dorothy Baker, William Baker, Nancy Dunlap, Connie Roberts, Peg Kronberg, Steve Diskin, David Amarante, Allen Stryker, Cindy Bolte, and Glenda Ward

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited by all.

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).

Gary Mortus made a motion to approve the May 11, 2017 public hearing meeting minutes as received. William Rofkar seconded the motion. All voted aye. Motion carried.

Len Partin said all previous discussion notes were reviewed and changes have been made to the PUD plan to comply with issues and concerns.

Eric Kronberg reviewed the proposed changes and said one of the biggest changes comes on the east side of Route 53 with an effort to keep most of the density closer in walking distance to more areas there are now only four houses planned across the street, instead of twelve to fourteen, in an effort to keep the density at a more moderate rate in that location and in keeping with the typical suburban pattern of the island. Also, the ranch house at 3930 Wine Cellar Road will now remain in place with no new development planned for that location as previously proposed.

Eric Kronberg said the unit pods and structures have been redesigned to maintain a twenty foot setback between structures as requested by Trustees instead of the previously proposed twelve foot setback. In addition, garages have been turned sideways to address the concern with cars backing out of garages directly onto the narrow private road.

Eric Kronberg said each pod has a maximum of ten units per pod and there are now 20 to 30 parking spaces designated per pod with ample overflow parking for guests. He stated the project is being presented as one phase with 80 units now rather than two or three phases as previously proposed. Eric Kronberg said there will be multiple construction phases but only one phase is being presented for approval consideration.

Eric Kronberg reviewed each individual pod and units with designated parking including proposed green space and a shared shed for off street trash and/or recycling containers.

It was noted there is not a garage proposed for every unit, especially with the garages turned sideways. Len Partin said they would like to include additional garages if the Trustees would consider approving front load rather than side load garages. He said garages will be sold separately from the units.

Len Partin clarified that the farm house on East Catawba Road and the ranch house on Wine Cellar Road are each considered a single unit within the 80 unit development count however the maintenance cost for each will be separate from the maintenance of the newer units. Each unit will have to follow mowing and landscaping guidelines of the PUD.

Eric Kronberg reviewed the changes to the pods located along West Catawba Road which now include a couple additional shared driveway cuts to the road. He noted there will be room for cars to turn around eliminating the need to back out onto West Catawba Road. Eric Kronberg said there will also be a need for an additional curb cut on Wine Cellar for ease of entry to the pods on both sides of road.

Steve Disken asked about the construction phases. Len Partin said construction will begin on the east side of the west side of Route 53 and move toward the west.

Todd Finke said he would like to see the proposed fence in place prior to construction. Eric Kronberg agreed the fence will be in place prior to construction.

Linda Finke expressed concern about additional trees being removed along their property line. Eric Kronberg said the only existing vegetation that might be disturbed would be in constructing and installing the fence.

Linda Finki asked if construction would be completed on one pod at a time before building the next pod. Eric Kronberg said yes they would complete all the units in a pod before building another pod, however, infrastructure may begin on the next pod prior to construction being complete in the previous pod.

Len Partin said construction will depend on marketing and sales. He said if there are only multi-family units available for sale in a cluster and a single family unit is desired they may need to begin building in the next cluster.

A question was asked if rentals are allowed in the development. It was agreed weekly rentals are allowed.

Rich Gillum asked where in the code it is stated that less than thirty day rentals are allowed.

Todd Bickley said based on the previous actions of the township rentals are permitted in a residential district for single family homes for a minimum of thirty days. He said for condominiums the policy has been that if it is a condominium with two families or more a rental of less than thirty days is possible.

Rich Gillum expressed serious concern about the development units becoming overnight rentals.

Todd Bickley said that cannot happen with the single family units as they are thirty day rentals only. He said he will continue to research the policy with regard to multi-family units.

Gary Mortus made a motion to continue the public hearing to Tuesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. 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 7:10 p.m.

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Matt Montowski, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer