TOWN OF GENEVA
N3496 COMO ROAD
LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
Chairman Bob Kamps called the monthly meeting to order at 6:30p.m. Present were the Chairman, Phyllis Olson, Andy Schmidt, Jim Anton and Gary Cocroft. Jim Thometz, and Jack Ames were excused. A quorum was declared.
Andy made a motion to approve the minutes as presented from the April 27,2009 meeting. Phyllis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Andy made a motion to approve the amended May 18,2009 agenda. Phyllis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Attorney Richard Torhorst. Discussion and possible action on Hickory Hills Condominium Documents. The property is located on Krueger Road and is 39.2 acres and is zoned R-5. Attorney Torhorst called and asked to be tabled until the May meeting.
Neal Dzabiroski Highway 67. He owns 5-acres of land zoned R-4. He is requesting to rezone the 5-acres to B-2 for offices. This request will be discussed and possible action taken. It was decided a the April 27,2009 meeting a letter would be written and sent to Neal by registered mail from Town of Geneva Attorney Harvey informing him a decision would be made at the May 18,2009 meeting whether he was present or not at the May meeting. The Town Clerk received a letter from Neal’s attorney late Friday (May 15,2009 after 4:00 p.m.) stating Mr. Dzabiroski would be withdrawing his rezone request, and the attorney would be sending reasons for the withdrawal at a later date. Neal was present at the May 18,2009 meeting. He said he never received a copy of the letter from Town Attorney Harvey. Mary gave him a copy that night. Neal stated after a lengthy discussion he was withdrawing his rezone request as stated by his attorney in the letter sent on Friday May 15,2009.
Doug Olson will present a Certified Survey Map for Etheleen Haak whose property was rezoned with a conditional use at the January 26,2009 Plan Commission meeting. No one showed to present this request.
Steve Peterman from TWP Architecture will present the plans for Time Warner Cable. The request is for a rezone from R-1 to P-2 and amending the conditional use for the four and one-half acres located on Bird Lane. Replace one small building and part of one other small building with an addition to another existing building in nearby vicinity on the site. Mr. Peterman stated the existing conditional use has been on the property for eight years. The existing size of the building would double in size. Gary will post a sign on the property. It was decided the June meeting will be June 22,2009 at 6:30 p.m. A decision will be made for Mr. Peterman’s request at the June 22,2009 meeting.
SWL Properties Incorporated. Sui Wing Leung owns property located on the east side of Poplar Road. This property is 100 feet by 100 feet. Larry Sandy will present the request. Sui Wing received a ticket for cutting trees without a permit. They plan to build a house someday. Sui Wing and Larry presented the history of the purchase of the lot. They had bids submitted for cutting trees on the property. They weren’t told anything by the tree cutters about obtaining a permit. Larry said the real estate agent informed him that a clear-cut lot would sell for more money. Sui Wing decided to cut the trees himself without any knowledge about the tree ordinance. They do have plans to build a home on the lot but no definite schedule. Andy made a motion to recommend to the Town Board and the Town of Geneva Municipal Court to have Sui Wing have a building permit issued for the property by September 30,2009 so a house can be built, or the stumps must be removed from the property and erosion control must be implemented by seeding the yard with grass by October 30,2009. Bob Kamps seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously 5-0.
Attorney Robert Leisble and Architect Bill Henry. They are requesting three (3) minor Conditional Use amendments for Hawk’s View Golf Course. Bill Henry presented a brief history on the Hawk’s View Golf Course and Condominiums. A motion by Bob and seconded by Andy to extend the time to file the Condo Plat until May 14,2010. The motion passed unanimously 5-0. A motion by Bob and seconded by Andy to approve the Conditional Use amendment for a solid fence around the dumpster and loading dock to exceed six (6) feet in height. The motion passed unanimously 5-0. A motion by Bob and seconded by Gary to approve a Conditional Use to allow all three (3) signs on one parcel of property. The motion passed unanimously 5-0. Bill Henry will attend the Town of Geneva’s monthly board meeting on May 19,2009 for a decision.
There were no public comments, no ETZ business, no building inspector’s report.
Smart Growth update-There will be a Smart Growth open house September 29,2009.
Motion to adjourn the meeting by Andy and seconded by Bob at 8:00 p.m. The motion passed unanimously 5-0.
Mary Van Lue