TOWN OF GENEVA
N3496 COMO ROAD
LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147
Chairman Bob Kamps called the monthly meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Present were the Chairman, Merle Loomer, Andy Schmidt, Gary Cocroft, Jim Thometz, Phyllis Olson, and Jim Anton. A quorum was declared.
A motion was made by Jim Thometz and seconded by Merle Loomer to approve the minutes as presented from the September 28,2009 meeting. The motion passed unanimously. Chairman Kamps made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Phyllis Olson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mary asked the Commission members if they would like a separate meeting with Alliant Energy for a proposed sub-station on Schofield Road. The decision was to have the representative from Alliant Energy present the updated information at the regular monthly meeting November 23,2009.
Mary C. Borowski N3151 Hickory Road-Variance-A screened in porch was built without a building permit and a 2.4-foot rear yard setback is needed to comply with the rear yard setback requirements at County zoning. Mary stated she had talked to the neighbors and they had no problems with the rear yard setback, and the screened in porch. The next- door neighbor Mrs. Saylor did not want to sell the Borowski’s two and one-half (2 ½) feet of her property. Jim Thometz made a motion to recommend to the Town Board to approve the variance of 2.4-foot for the rear yard setback for Mary C. Borowski at N3151 Hickory Road. Gary seconded the motion. Voting for the motion were Jim Thometz, Gary Cocroft, and Phyllis Olson. Voting to deny the motion were Chairman Kamps, Merle Loomer, Andy Schmidt, and Jim Anton. Andy stated and the other three agreed that the request doesn’t fit the criteria at the County. He could see no hardship in this request. The motion was denied 4-3. This will be addressed at the Town Board meeting on November 9,2009 meeting.
Kevin Stoeveken who is working for AT&T will present the plans for a conditional use that is needed for an equipment shed that will be 10-feet by 10-feet located in an easement at the Lake Como Sanitary District #1 at N3420 Dell Place. The property is zoned B-2. Kevin presented plans for the shed and a copy of the negotiated easement agreement from the Sanitary District with pictures showing the placement of the shed on the easement. The shed will by vinyl sided in a beige/brown color that closely matches the existing building. AT&T will provide shrubs for landscaping around the shed. There were no other questions. Gary said he would place a sign on the property. Kevin will be at the November 23,2009 meeting for a decision.
Motion by Chairman Kamps and seconded by Merle to move public comments above the final item on the agenda for discussion. The motion passed unanimously.
Attorney Ed Thompson was present to update the Commission on Mercy Walworth Hospital plans. The Certified Survey Map for the Campus Plan for Mercy Walworth is ready. The water agreement with the Village of Williams Bay will be discussed at the November 2,2009 meeting. There will be a joint ETZ meeting with the Town of Geneva and Williams Bay soon to discuss and approve the finalized plans. Attorney Thompson also stated that nothing at all in the plans has changed. The Commission thanked Attorney Thompson for the update on the plans.
Chairman Kamps will present discussion and possible action on information about business licenses in the Town of Geneva. Chairman Kamps handed this request over to Town Administrator Margaret Downing. Margaret read a statement why the Town should have a business license ordinance, and presented a draft from another community. The ordinance would help with actual business growth in the Town, collect an annual license fee that would go toward fire safety and/or equipment, and would include home businesses as well as commercial businesses. Margaret asked the Commission to look over the papers and come back in November to discuss it and or approve it.
There were no more reports and no more public comments.
Andy made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Phyllis seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mary Van Lue