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Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 16 October 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

16 October 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: Howard Goodhue

 

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 seconded by Peterson to approve by Holden, minutes from 9 October 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Brad Brockman from McClure Engineering presented the Final Plat for Danamere Plat 6, Phase 1 with 24 lots of bi-attached houses. Water, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer have been installed. John Gade from Fox Engineering noted no major problems in their review following the second submission of the final plat. Legal documents for recording will need to be presented to City prior to recording.

Motion by Lins, seconded by Wright to recommend to Council approval of the Final Plat for Danamere Farms Plat 6 subject to Fox Engineering letter of 10 October 2017. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained the Amendment 2 to the Gateway Urban Renewal Plan the main objective is to add parcels owned by Dave and Ida Wright. Peterson asked why the parcels weren’t included earlier and Lent responded that development wasn’t happening in the area when the Gateway Urban Renewal Area was first created. Now there is development happening.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Peterson found that the Amendment is in conformity with the general plan for the development of the City as a whole, in conformity with the comprehensive plan, recommends adoption by the City Council, and directs the City Administrator to report such findings to the Council at its October 23, 2017 meeting. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote with 5 ayes and Wright abstaining.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Lins to recommend to Council approval of the Plat of Survey for Parcel 2017-185 for Wilbur Goodhue Corporation at 5425 SE 64th Avenue. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Jason Ledden from Snyder & Associates explained the site plan for the Pioneer Warehouse Development. He explained the berm and tree screening to residences to the east and storm water retention. They are requesting a waiver for metal siding facing the public right-of-way in a M-1 Restricted Industrial District. They brought samples of the siding that will be used and color elevations of the building. John Gade noted the size of the parking stalls and recommends allowing the size noted on the drawing. He also reviewed other comments from the Fox Engineering review letter of 11 October 2017. Rich Clark from PDC Partners noted that truck traffic from the warehouse during the high season time will be 50 trucks per day. Gade noted some 8-foot evergreen trees will be planted on the north side of the building between the drives which will provide more screening of parked trucks. Gade also noted that the parking stall size in the parking lot have been approved on previous site plans.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Lins to recommend approval of the waiver for the parking stalls of size 18’ by 9’ instead of 20’ by 10’. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to recommend approval of the waiver of metal siding facing a public right-of-way in a M-1 Restricted Industrial District. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Lins, seconded by Peterson to approve the Site Plan for Pioneer Warehouse Development at 5425 SE 64th Avenue in accordance with findings in the 11 October 2017 Fox Engineering Review letter. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Holden, seconded by Oelberg, the meeting was adjourned at 7:24 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 9 October 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

6:00 PM, MONDAY

9 October 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Bryan Holden, Dane Wright (on phone), Becky Peterson

MEMBERS ABSENT: Howard Goodhue, Jon Lins, Stephany Goodhue

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM a roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion seconded by Holden to approve by Peterson, minutes from 18 September 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Matt Thomas of Thomas Land Survey explained the need to send the Plat of Survey on Parcel “Z” for Samuel E. and Dee Ann Davidson back through the process of review for the Planning and Zoning Commission and approval by Council. The legal description needed to be a meets and bounds description for the appraiser.

Motion by Peterson, seconded by Holden to recommend approval of the Plat of Survey on Parcel “Z” for Samuel E. and Dee Ann Davidson to the City Council. 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 6:05 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission, 18 September 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

18 September 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: Howard Goodhue

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 Peterson, seconded by Wright to approve minutes from 21 August 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Peterson to recommend to Council approval of Plat of Survey for Welch Acres by Chad Welch, 6790 SE Vandalia Drive, Pleasant Hill, Iowa. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Eric Cannon from Snyder and Associates explained that the rezoning application was to rezone the Wilbur Goodhue Corporation parcel from agriculture to light industrial. Lent noted that the rezoning was in conformance with the land use plan in the 2010 Comprehensive Plan. He also noted in attendance were Richard Clark, PDC Partners; Craig Rueschhoff, Pioneer; Ryan Plock, Downing Construction; Carroll Hunter, Wilbur Goodhue Corporation to answer any questions the members might have.

Lins arrived at 7:04 PM.

Motion by Holden seconded by Wright to recommend to Council the rezoning of the Wilbur Goodhue Corporation Parcel of 47 Acres located on Southeast Corner of SE 64th Avenue and 52nd Street, from A-1 Agriculture to M-1 Light Industrial. Motion carried on all ayes except Lins who abstained due to late arrival.

Lent had requested a discussion with the Commission members for their understanding of Carlisle Code of Ordinance Section 166.09(2) Dealing with Front Yard fences; specifically, the meaning of picket fences. At least one person would like to put up a front yard fence with wooden-picket fence slats that are not separated by space. Consensus of Commission was to allow picket style slabs with 3-inch space between the boards.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Lins, the meeting was adjourned at7:12 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Commission, 21 August 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

21 AUGUST 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: Howard Goodhue

Chair Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:09 PM a roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Peterson to approve minutes from 7 August 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Lins arrived at 7:14 PM.

Matt Thomas from Thomas Land Surveying presented a Plat of Survey-Parcel “Y” for Samuel E. and Dee Ann Davidson. Motion by Wright, seconded by Peterson to recommend approval of a Plat of Survey-Parcel “Y” for Samuel E. and Dee Ann Davidson. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Mayor Randleman reviewed the draft Master Trails Plan with the Commission. Concern was chiefly expressed that the connection to Des Moines have priority, but the paving of the road is development driven. The connection would follow County Line Road and then head north on 140th Street. The other main concern was the trail along North River would get washed out on a continuous basis. No further comments were given.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Wright, seconded by Lins, the meeting was adjourned at7:36 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

Minutes, Planning and Zoning Commission, 7 August 2017

CITY OF CARLISLE, IOWA

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

MINUTES

7:00 PM, MONDAY

7 AUGUST 2017

CARLISLE CITY HALL

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

MEMBERS ABSENT: None

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 Peterson seconded by Goodhue to approve minutes from 17 July 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Erin Ollendike of Civil Design Advantage, LLC presented the Scotch Ridge Plat 1-Final Plat. The plat includes one lot and two roads which will be deeded over to the City. Documents as cited in the Fox Engineering letter of 3 August 2017 are being prepared for the City Council meeting on 14 August 2017.

Motion by Holden, seconded by Wright to recommend approval of the Final Plat of Scotch Ridge Plat 1. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that the Plat of Survey for Angel Sandoval, 7183 SE Vandalia Drive was located just inside the City’s 2-mile zoning jurisdiction north of the Des Moines River. The plat was being done to section off the house and leave the remainder for development

Motion by Goodhue seconded by Lins to recommend approval of Plat of Survey for Angel Sandoval, 7183 SE Vandalia Drive. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

Lent explained that the Council had requested that the City amend its zoning ordinance to remove rodeo grounds as a permitted special use. This was in reference to the experience of the rodeo out by the new Casey’s and the noise that seems to not be control despite several requests, parking issues over the Memorial Day weekend, and incidents involving animal that escaped during previous events.

Motion by Lins, seconded by Wright to recommend approval to Council on the Zoning Ordinance Amendment to Remove Rodeo Grounds as a Special Use. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Lins, seconded by Goodhue the meeting was adjourned at 7:11 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator

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