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Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission, 17 July 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

17 July 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright, Jon Lins, Becky Peterson

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: Keith Weggen, Civil Design Advantage; Joe Butler, Downing Construction; John Gade, Fox Engineering; Mayor Ruth Randleman, Council Member Drew Merrifield, Carrol Isley

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at ­­­­7:00 PM a roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to approve minutes from 19 June 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Lent explained that the city obtained the house and lot at 30 Market Street a few years ago and demolished the house. There is a purchase agreement for the house for $25,000 from Iowa Concrete Leveling. One of the conditions of the purchase is to rezone the property to M-1, Restricted Industrial District to allow for the expansion of their business. No building is planned at this time. Motion by Holden, seconded by Peterson to recommend approval to Council for rezoning 30 Market Street from C-3 Central Business District to M-1 Light Industrial District. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lins arrived 7:05.

Keith Weggen from Civil Design Advantage (CDA) presented the preliminary plat for Plat 1, Scotch Ridge Business Park.

John Gade from Fox Engineering reviewed the Fox Engineering comment letter on the preliminary plat. Gade asked about the north-south road on the cul-de-sac. Weggen stated it was due to unknown development on lot west of cul-de-sac. Concern was expressed over the road in front of Casey’s to be 36-feet wide and the connecting road to be 26-foot wide. The Commission would need to consider the recommendation if the Commission is okay with the tapering. SUDAS allows for 26-foot wide street with no parking which is what is designated on the plat. Some discussion took place on trail connection from the Carlisle Nature Trail to the Scotch Ridge Business Park. Discussion took place on addressing for new development. Commission consent was to switch over to a city grid as new development occurs.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue to recommend approval to Council of Scotch Ridge Business Park Preliminary Plat 1 including 26-foot wide street, with a 5-foot sidewalk, and city-grid numbering. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Weggen reviewed the Final Plat for Plat 2 of Scotch Ridge Business Park. Gade mentioned the only item in his review was that the City was waiting on easement and other legal documents. Weggen noted that the documents are currently being prepared.

Motion by Lins, seconded by Holden to recommend approval to Council of Scotch Ridge Business Park Final Plat 2 per Fox Engineering Review letter dated 13 July 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Weggen and Joe Butler of Downing Construction reviewed the site plan for Scotch Ridge Office Phase 1. A requested waiver from the requirement that 60 percent of the exterior material be substantial material such as brick or stone was brought forward. Metal siding would be on the sides and rear of the building. The front of the building will face towards Highway 5 and the rear will face Norgard Circle at an angle. The metal exterior covers about 55 percent of the building. Gade suggested the possibility of doing a stone wainscot. Wright suggested a texture-clad metal siding on the rear.

Comments from Fox review letter dated 13 July 2017, included requested smaller parking spaces and waiting on the installation of sidewalks. The design of the right-of-way allows for the sidewalks later. It is believed that smaller parking spaces were approved with the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store.

Commission was concerned about meeting the code requirements for the percentage of substantial material on the outside of the building. Butler pointed out there was metal on the rear of the Casey’s General Store, but the members felt it wasn’t as visible from the road as the proposed building would be. Discussion led up to doing 4-sided architectural, wood-frame building, but the extra cost would be substantial.

Motion by Peterson, second by Lins to recommend a waiver on exterior of metal texture-clad on the rear with sides of stone wainscot and EFIS on top. Side wrap would look similar to Casey’s General Store. Motion carried 5-1 with Oelberg voting nay.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue to recommend approval to Council of the Site Plan for Scotch Ridge Office Phase 1 subject to the Fox Engineering review letter of 13 July 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a 5-1 vote with Oelberg voting nay.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Holden the meeting was adjourned at 9:24 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 19 June 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

19 June 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright, Jon Lins

MEMBERS ABSENT: Angi Bruce, Becky Peterson

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM a roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to approve minutes from 15 May 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Brad Brockman of McClure Engineering reviewed the construction plans for Plat 6 of Danamere Farms along with Joe Pietruszynski of Hubbell Development. Construction will be done in two phases. Phase 1 (west side) is during this summer. Phase 2 (east side) will be done as market demands depending on the development speed of Phase 1. Brockman stated that the lots noted in the engineer review can be connected to the storm sewer instead of draining across the trail. The main Nature Trail will need to be reshaped around the detention basin. Joe P said the townhomes planned for this development is going to be higher price point homes similar to the Legacy development in Norwalk. Gade noted that his comments were addressed along with a more developed landscaping plan similar to the original plan except for some fescue grasses that were going to be replaced with prairie grass.

Motion by Wright seconded by Howard to recommend to City Council approval of the construction plans for Danamere Farms, Plat 6. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that the plat of survey submitted by Gerald and Karen Randleman was within the 2-mile jurisdiction area for the City of Carlisle, so it must be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council. An aerial map was provided to show the location of the plat of survey. Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to recommend to City Council approval of the Plat of Survey for Gerald and Karen Randleman, PT of Parcel A, E ½ Section 2, T77N, R23W, Warren County, Iowa. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that Martin Grading had applied for rezoning of their property at 335 Garfield Street to allow three 1000 gallon aboveground double-wall fuel tanks. The property needs to be M-2 instead of the current M-1 because the M-1 requires fuel tanks to be below ground.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Oelberg to recommend to City Council approval of Rezoning 335 Garfield from M-1, Light Industrial District, to M-2, General Industrial District with the condition that only M-1 uses will be allowed except for the three 1000 aboveground gallons tanks. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained the proposed ordinance to amend the zoning ordinance to add the sale of fireworks as a special use in C-2 Highway Commercial Districts. This appears to be in agreement with the state law to allow for sale in retail areas, but allows the city to have a “second look” at any retailer applying for a license through the State Fire Marshall for fireworks sales.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to recommend to City Council approval the Zoning Ordinance Amendment Adding Sale of Fireworks as a Special Use Permit in C-2 Highway Commercial District. Motion carried all ayes with Lins voting nay.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Lins, seconded by Howard the meeting was adjourned at                 7:43 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission, 15 May 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

15 May2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT: Angi Bruce, Becky Peterson, Jon Lins

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to approve minutes from 17 April 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Wright, seconded by                Goodhue to approve recommendation on waiver for Metal Siding Facing Right-of-Way for Building in RM-1 (Residential/Light Industrial District); Charles Peterson at 335 Jefferson Street.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to recommend approval of Plat of Survey for Wyckoff Home Place LLC, 15465 Briggs Street (within 2-mile jurisdiction area for City of Carlisle).

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Commission reviewed and considered their recommendation for AMENDMENT NO. 1 to the GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL PLAN for the GATEWAY URBAN RENEWAL AREA. Lent explained that the amendment was to remove a certain area as described in the amendment to set up the new plan for the Carlisle Gateway Townhomes Urban Renewal Area. He showed the Commission members the land use plan for the area and it appeared to be a mixture of residential commercial for this area.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Holden that the Amendment was in conformity with the general plan for development of the City as a whole and directs the city administrator to relay written findings to City Council.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Commission reviewed and considered their recommendation for CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL PLAN for the CARLISLE GATEWAY TOWNHOMES URBAN RENEWAL AREA. Lent explained that for a residential urban renewal area, a new urban renewal plan must be created since the housing area would be limited to ten years of TIF collection and a Low-to-Moderate Income (LMI) set aside must be made from the TIF collected for program to benefits those families in the LMI range. Lent also explained that while the plan was created for townhomes, the developers are working with another group to possibly build apartment buildings in this location. The area is described in the plan.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden that the Carlisle Gateway Townhomes Urban Renewal Plan was in conformity with the general plan for development of the City as a whole and directs the city administrator to relay written findings to City Council.

Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission, 17 April 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

17 April 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Jon Lins, Becky Peterson

MEMBERS ABSENT:, Angi Bruce, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at7:03 PM. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Peterson, seconded by Lins to approve minutes from 20 February and 20 March 2017 was not in packet. Motion carried unanimously.

At 7:05 PM, Chair Oelberg opened the public hearing on the second Planned Unit Amendment for Danamere Farms submitted by Hubbell Development. Caleb Smith from McClure Engineering presented a proposed 2nd amendment to the Planned Unit Development for Danamere Farms residential area developed by Hubbell Realty. Changes were needed due to rising costs for planning of infrastructure. Changes include changing the street planned to extend to the land to the south and doing a cul-de-sac to the right of that road.

John Gade explained a review letter from Fox Engineering dated April 7, 2017. The change adds 22 units to the development. However, the overall decrease for Danamere was 95 units when considering the change involving the apartment buildings in Parcel A that were made into rental townhomes. Gade then explained their concern about the connection for Blazing Star Drive which was the connecting road to the south. The connecting road to the south in the proposal now would go up a hill. He wondered if the now planned cul-de-sac could be extended to the south. Smith explained that the change helps to save costs for the developer and for the city in future maintenance in the low lying area. Without extending the cul-de-sac, the end of the road could be raised to allow the sanitary sewer to flow to the northwest instead of having it extend to the east behind the houses in the proposed Parcel D. The other major concern was a sidewalk or trail following along Scotch Ridge Road. Smith noted that the development plans for the Scotch Ridge Road intersection shows a trail on the west side of Scotch Ridge. A trail on the east side seems unnecessary. Gade also noted that a landscape master plan is needed for the development from Hubbell. At 7:41 PM, Motion by Holden, seconded by Lins to closed the public hearing. Motion carried unanimously.

Holden expressed his concern that no one was here to represent Hubbell Realty when the members of the Commission are volunteering their time to be at the meeting. Discussion took place on whether the proposed change fit in with the future development of the city. Also concern about an extension of the dead end street, if Parcel D is done next. Special permission would need to be granted by the fire chief and the Council to allow that extension. This concern would come up with the submission and review of the construction plans. Smith noted that the development may stall out because the market demand is more for the houses on Parcel D.

Motion by Peterson, seconded by Holden to recommend approval to Council of the second Planned Unit Amendment for Danamere Farms submitted by Hubbell Development with the switch of the cul-de-sac and through street, asking Hubbell to make a bond commitment on a sidewalk on the east side of Scotch Ridge Road, and a landscape master plan for the open areas of the housing development. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Motion by Lins, seconded by Oelberg to recommend to Council approval of the waiver for metal siding facing the public right-of-way for a building at 210 Jefferson Street to be built by Richard Rector. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

The Commission reviewed the proposal submitted by Gary and Carol Anne Tracy for a building on the empty lot at 30 Market Street currently owned by the City of Carlisle. The house and lot was purchased by city and the house was demolished. Several things would need to be approved such as a site plan review, setback variance of 50 feet from neighboring residences and the metal siding. The current zoning is C-3 Central Business District, although it is surrounded by M-1, Restricted Industrial District. Consensus from the Commission was that the concept fit in with the surrounding neighborhood.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Lins, seconded by Holden the meeting was adjourned at 8:31 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 20 March 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

20 March 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright, Jon Lins, Becky Peterson

MEMBERS ABSENT:, Bryan Holden, Angi Bruce

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Minutes from February 20, 2017 was not in packet. They will be voted on at the next meeting.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Wright to recommend to Council approval for a Plat of Survey for Matthew and Sarah Morgan, 515 Parkview Lane, who are selling East 10 feet of lot to abutting property owner. Motion carried unanimously.

Commission Member Lins arrived at 7:06 PM.

Special Use Permit Application for Rodeo by Juan Piña of Rancho El Carretero at 1527 HWY 5 was presented to the Commission. Events will be held once a month from April to November. A concern from the audience was mentioned that noise was an issue. Goodhue agreed on the amount of noise. Piña stated that he would work to address noise level possibly placing speakers in boxes to direct noise to crowd so they would not be as loud. No signatures were on the application as no residences or businesses or within 300 feet of the site.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Goodhue to recommend approval to Council for Special Use Permit Application for Rodeo by Juan Piña of Rancho El Carretero at 1527 HWY 5. Motion carried unanimously.

Doug Graham of Union Pacific Distribution Services (UPDS) reviewed the planned operations for the Wind2Rail operation at General Mills, 6101 SE 52nd Street.

  • Trains 1-2 per week with unloading about 3 hours. They can only block the crossings 15 minutes at a time.
  • Four year lease of 25 acres with 10 acres of runway, laydown area, and tracks.
  • No permanent buildings or utilities.
  • Staffing is 10-20.
  • Running approximately 12 hours a day.
  • Oversized trucks can only operate during the day. Trucks will operate for 8 weeks in 2017, Monday through Friday. Unsure of operations in 2018 and 2019, but could be larger.
  • Cranes will be within 800 feet of nearest house.
  • Truck exit is further west of the main entrance of Avon Lake entrance. Graham noted that UPDS is willing to work with the community when access roads to the south of Avon Lake are flooded. He also noted that UPDS is willing to widen 64th Avenue by three feet at their expense. The trucks are 13 feet wide, which the lane for 64th Avenue will accommodate currently and will do so better with the widening of the road.

Mitch Holtz from Fox Engineering reviewed the site plan for the Wind2Rail operation. He noted that a waiver will be needed for a chain-linked fence topped with barbed wire fence.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Peterson to recommend to Council approval of the Site Plan for Union Pacific Distribution Services Wind2Rail Operation at General Mills property, 6101 SE 52nd Street with waiver for the barbed wire fence on top of the chain-linked fence. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Lins the meeting was adjourned at 8:26 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 20 February 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

20 February 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Jon Lins, Howard Goodhue, Angi Bruce

MEMBERS ABSENT: Dane Wright, Becky Peterson,

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator Andrew Lent; Doug Graham, Union Pacific; Mitch Holtz, Fox Engineering, Don Bartholomew, Bartholomew Construction; Ron Groskreutz, Heartland Coop

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:03. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Holden seconded by Bruce to approve the minutes for 20 February 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Holden to retain the same officers. Motion carried unanimously.

Lent explained that the ordinance in the packet had been approved by the City Council before the ordinances were re-codified. Iowa Codification missed including this ordinance, so they are advising that it be readopted to be included in the new set of ordinances. Motion by Holden, seconded by Goodhue to recommend to the City Council to adopt the ordinance banning junkyards as a permissible use in a M-2, General Industrial District. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Eric Nikkel from Snyder and Associates reviewed the site plan for improvements at 235 Garfield. RMP Speed, LLC will be using the building where Mike’s Corvette was located for basically the same type of business as previously housed there. They will be adding concrete and a parking area in front of the building. One thing that will need to be determined is which part of the building is the front. The north side appears to have a right-of-way, but the west side, which seems to be the front, faces the school bus yard. Motion by Goodhue, seconded by Holden to recommend to the City Council approval of the site plan for 235 Garfield. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Ron Groskreutz, Heartland Coop, reviewed the site plan for the Grain Storage Bins at Heartland Coop at 5550 SE 64th Avenue. Heartland Coop is constructing two large grain bins in front of the elevators. Because the bins are over 3000 square feet, they still needed a site plan review. They are asking that they be allowed a waiver for steel siding on a building facing a public right-of-way. Two additional bins may be built in the future and they are asking that those bins be reviewed by staff only instead of a full site plan review. Motion by Lins, seconded by Oelberg to recommend to the Council approval of the site plan for two currently planned bins with a waiver for the metal siding facing public right-of-way and that staff be allowed to review the site plan for four future bins. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Don Bartholomew is requesting to build a 30 foot by 42 foot building on a large acreage at 190 School Street, which is located in an RM-1, Industrial-Residential District. The building size and setbacks appear to meet code, but he would like to have metal siding facing the public right-of-way. Lent explained that he can review the building site plan since it is under 3000 square feet, but Bartholomew will need a waiver for the metal siding. Lent suggested that the waiver would likely not cause an issue for neighboring properties considering the size of the property and that the property is locate on East School Street quite a distance from other buildings. Motion by Holden, seconded by Goodhue to recommend to Council the waiver of metal siding facing a public right-of-way for a building in a RM-1 district with notification of the property owner to the west. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Doug Graham from Union Pacific Railroad explained the project they plan to work on with General Mills and Heartland Coop. The railroad will be bringing in wind energy components and sending them out on trucks. A memorandum of understanding will be made between the railroad and the city for street maintenance.. Two railroad spurs will be laid to assist in the delivery of the wind energy components. Union Pacific has yet to submit a site plan for this development. Holtz note that the storm water prevention plan will be important to address for the project. The current agreement between the UP, General Mills, and Heartland COOP is for four years. Two variance will be needed one for the use of asphalt millings in the laydown yard and drive (City Code 165.06(4E.1)) and another 165.06(5C.2) where the front yard of a property needs to be hard surface, even with no building on the property. A site plan will be developed and reviewed prior to the next Planning and Zoning meeting in March.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Goodhue, seconded by Lins the meeting was adjourned at 8:34 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 19 December 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

19 DECEMBER 2016

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue (by Phone), Dane Wright, Becky Peterson

MEMBERS ABSENT Corey Oelberg, Betty Johnston, Angi Bruce

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator Andrew Lent,

Acting Chair Dane Wright called the meeting to order at 7:05. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed. Goodhue joined by phone due to work obligations.

Motion by Peterson seconded by Holden to approve the minutes for 21 November 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

A discussion on extending the temporary zoning for CTI Ready Mix who had a lease for a mixing facility in the Scotch Ridge Business Park. This was a temporary arrangement until the business park develops. Since no major development has taken place in the park yet, the Scotch Ridge Business Park group has asked to consider the extension of the temporary zoning. Lent stated that he had been advised to ask Todd Isley, who recently purchased land for development in the area to check on his timeline, but he has not been able to do that yet. Brian Blackford, owner of CTI Ready Mix was present at the meeting. There was seven years on the original temporary zoning. Blackford said they had planned to be there until all the lots in the development was sold out. He felt that they would provide an inexpensive opportunity for developers to build roads and other concrete needs. There would be a 120-day termination notice from the business group. Goodhue motioned, Peterson seconded to recommend approval for the extension of the temporary zoning to the Council. Motion carried unanimously.

Lent explained that the Plat of Survey for Parcel M, Plat 9 in Randleman Ridge was supposed to be part of the pre-approved Plat, but the plat of survey for parcel M still needed to be approved. Motion by Holden, seconded by Peterson to recommend approval of the Plat of Survey for Parcel M, Plat 9 in Randleman Ridge. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that Betty Johnston has decided not to continue on as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. He is actively seeking suggestions for a replacement. By state law, the replacement should be a female member.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Peterson, seconded by Holden the meeting was adjourned at 7:16 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 21 November 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

21 NOVEMBER 2016

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Angi Bruce, Betty Johnston, Bryan Holden, Howard Goodhue, Dane Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT, Becky Peterson,

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator Andrew Lent, Caleb Smith, McClure Engineering, Mayor Ruth Randleman, two Danamere Farms residents

Corey Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:02. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Johnston seconded by Bruce to approve the minutes for 17 October 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

Wright arrived at 7:04 PM.

At 7:03 PM, Chairperson Oelberg opened the public hearing on proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) change in Danamere Farms. Caleb Smith reviewed the changes or update to the PUD. The change concerning Parcel D. The main changes were smaller villa type housing on the south side of the new street and bi-attached townhomes in the cul-de-sac in Parcel D. Mayor Randleman noted that the housing was planned to accommodate some need for senior housing. Bruce confirmed with Smith that the cul-de-sac units would be owned units. Cost figures for the units would average around $250,000. Elevations were shown among those present of the proposed houses. Wright noted that this type of housing is what has been needed in Carlisle. Matt Lee, 1120 Bellflower wants reassurance that the units will not be rental units. Smith noted that there cannot be anything legally stated that owners cannot be kept from renting the units. The townhome units will be part of a smaller HOA and then represented by someone on the larger HOA. Bruce expressed concern that Hubbell was not here and was concerned about the things not being addressed to keep single family homes from not being sold.

At 7:30 PM, Oelberg closed the public hearing.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to approve recommending the proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD) Change in Danamere Farms. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote with Bruce abstaining.

Lent explained that a change will be needed in the Future land use plan in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan for the city. The current future land use map shows the parcel surrounded by 64th Avenue and 72nd Avenue (N-S) and SE 52nd Street and Highway 65 (E-W) shows a mixture of commercial, light industrial and residential use. This needs to be changed to all light industrial. A distribution center project is about to begin in the near future, which is light industry. Furthermore, the neighboring property owner has requested his property to be rezoned as light industry as a condition to provide access for the distribution center.

Motion by Johnston, seconded by Holden to recommend change to future land use map in 2009 Comprehensive Plan as stated above. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote with Wright abstaining.

Lent explained that Carroll Hunter who is the secretary/treasurer of Wilbur Goodhue incorporated has requested that four of his properties be rezoned to light industry. Most of this property in the 2009 Comprehensive Plan shows as future use as light industry.

Motion by Holden seconded by Bruce to recommend the rezoning of parcels owned by Wilbur Goodhue incorporated as shown on the ordinance included in the packet as M-1, Light Industry from A-1 Agriculture. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Oelberg, seconded by Johnston the meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 17 October 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

17 OCTOBER 2016

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Angi Bruce (by phone), Betty Johnston, Dane Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT, Becky Peterson, Howard Goodhue, Bryan Holden

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator Andrew Lent, Dean Anderson, Danamere Residents

Corey Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Wright, seconded by                Johnston to approve the minutes for 15 August 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

Lent explained that the Board of Adjustment approved the building of a structure at 400 Jefferson with a 20-foot front yard setback and a 10-foot side yard setback. The building will be all metal siding. Lent explained that the structure is under 3,000 square feet, so he can approve the structure under the short form procedure. However, a waiver was needed for the metal siding at least on the sides visible from the public right-of-way (Jefferson Street). Anderson said he was going to build a building similar to the can redemption building for use by the Stark Redemption for the cardboard. Motion by Wright, seconded by Bruce to recommend approval to Council of metal siding for a building to be constructed at 400 Jefferson Street in an M-2 Heavy Industrial District. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that he is proposing an ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ACCESSORY USES IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT to allow for apartments on the second floor of buildings in the C-3 Central Business District which is the downtown area. Lent stated that he understood that apartments already existed. This ordinance would allow for them while prohibiting apartments on the first floor or street level where retail and commercial belonged. Wright emphasized that there should be a secondary exit for a fire escape. Lent stated this is a code issue and will address with building inspector.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Johnston to recommend to the Council approval of an ORDINANCE AMENDING THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA BY AMENDING PROVISIONS PERTAINING TO ACCESSORY USES IN CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that at the next Planning and Zoning meeting, representatives from Hubbell Realty will be presenting information on a Planned Unit Development (PUD) change for the existing PUD of Danaher Farms at the November meeting. The main change under this PUD is to allow for single story duplex homes in the farthest south cul-de-sac to allow for an wider selection of housing in the City. More details will be given at the November meeting.

Residents from Bellflower stated that more information will be needed by the Commission to discuss this issue. They will have concerns if the homes were to be rentals. Wright understood that he could not take this personal and has to look at only the zoning. Bruce said she understood this and the Commission must look at the development of the City as a whole. She urged the Commission to travel through the existing Townhomes and walk along the trails to have a better feel of what the area looks like.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Johnston, seconded by Wright the meeting was adjourned at 7:26 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Regular Meeting, 15 August 2016

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

15 AUGUST 2016

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Angi Bruce, Bryan Holden, Dane Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT Betty Johnston, Becky Peterson, Howard Goodhue

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator Andrew Lent, Matt Thomas

Corey Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to approve the minutes for 25 July 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

Thomas explained that plat of survey under consideration for Joseph and Stacey Dunn Parcel B (A parcel of land located in and forming part of SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 20, Township 77 North, Range 23 West of the 5th P.M. , Warren County, Iowa) was inside the 2-mile jurisdiction for the City of Carlisle and thus needed a recommendation of approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission and subsequent approval by the City Council. Motion by Wright, seconded by Bruce to recommend approval of the Plat of Survey of Parcel B as presented. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

A discussion took place on amending the city ordinances for fences in the street side yard of corner lots.. Lent explained that fences in a corner lot should not be 6-feet in height extended out to the right-of-way as this would look inappropriate from the street and potential sidewalk. Commission members felt there were only a couple of house that this pertained to now, so they decided not to take action on it at this time.

A discussion took place on site plan specifics for the downtown area. Lent explained that the Iowa Architectural Foundation presented some ideas for the downtown area including standard colors and themes to present a coordinated look in the downtown area. This plan review would be done when a property owner in the downtown area would not only want to build a new building, but also redo the façade. Lent would help the Commission facilitate a session on these specifics and then a forum would be held with downtown property owners to present them for comment prior to final adoption by Council. Oelberg felt some consistency was needed and the idea seemed good. Bruce mentioned that ISU Design did something similar for her hometown. Lent would come back to the Commission next time with the IAF presentation and more discussion would take place on this idea.

Under Future Items, Wright mention a possible new owner of the old Masonic/Hitters building was looking at some type of microbrewery and may request a handicap accessible entrance and/or wooden porch in the alley. More discussion would take place once plans are firmed up.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Holden, seconded by Wright the meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator