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MAY 19, 2009

The meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on May 19, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners Kornovich, Ihli, Knapp, Noto, Stanley, Denker, Terhaar, and Olsen present.  

Member(s) excused: Breun.

Also present were Chief City Planner Burnham, Deputy Clerk Splett and Councilmember Rauenhorst.

No one wished to speak.

Chairman Noto inquired if there was anyone who wished to place an item on the Agenda.

The agenda was set as submitted.

A.        Approval of the April 21, 2009 Planning Commission Minutes

Commissioner Stanley moved, Commissioner Knapp seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, with the correction to the minutes on page 2 changing the word “water” lines to “utility” lines.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.

A. Villas of Fletcher Hills; Amendment to Approved Home Types

Chief Planner Burnham provided the background and commented on the following:
     •   City provided a one year extension to November, 2009 for the filing of the final
     •   Applicant owes a significant amount of money to the City
     •   Amending the architectural standards that were approved in 2006 for the
          reduction of house size
     •   Only the first floor of these homes will be finished
     •   Fronts of homes will still have the upgrades, such as stone on the front, garage

Bill Christian, applicant, commented on the following:
     •   Due to the existing market the home sizes have been reduced
     •   Amenities will still be offered such as the 3 or 4 season porches
     •   We have a good product to offer to empty nesters, single adults, young families
     •   Chrisitan Builders will be the exclusive builder

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
     •   Smaller footprint only, no change in the lot sizes
     •   Homes will still have stone on the front with vinyl siding
     •   Sizes provided in the report are the minimum size
     •   Concern with owners wanting to put additions on
     •   Porches will be able to be added on the rear of the home
     •   Plans for a neighborhood park?

Councilmember Rauenhorst asked Mr. Christian, “Are you currently living in the model home that was approved for the Villas of Fletcher Hills?”  Mr. Christian stated, “Yes, I am”.  Councilmember Rauenhorst asked, “Without a certificate of occupancy?”  Mr. Christian answered, “Yes”.

Commissioner Kornovich moved, Commissioner Stanley seconded a motion to recommend approval of the Comprehensive Plan, subject to the following addition:
     1.  That the landscaping behind Lots 6 & 7, Block 2, be treated similar to that
          designed behind Lot 5, Block 2 which is a mixture of the following: 2 Black Hill
          spruce, 1 Norway Pine, 1 Amur Maple and 1 American Linden.
     2.  That two identical house styles are not allowed to be next to each other.
     3.  Approval of grading, drainage, stormwater management, and erosion control
          plans by the City Engineer and Elm Creek Watershed Commission
          Compliance with the Wetland Conservation Act for the off-site mitigation of an
          8,458 square foot delineated wetland area. 
     4.  Approval of utility plans by the City Engineer
     5.  Submittal of all fees as determined by the adopted Master Fee Schedule to 
          include park dedication for eleven of the lots, lot fees, storm sewer trunk,
          water trunk, sanitary sewer trunk, trails fees, off-site wetland, and
          transportation fees totaling $308,623.
     6.  Submittal of Letter of Credit totaling $189,000 to offset payment of mailboxes,
          wear course, grading, trails, turf establishment and engineering.
     7.  The applicant shall meet all conditions and requirements as established by
          the City Engineer in his memorandum of March 25, 2008 and May 12, 2009.
     8.  The applicant shall dedicate Lot 8, Block 3 of the Fletcher Hills Addition to the
          City of Rogers for park dedication purposes to offset a portion of the park
          dedication fees required.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.

Chief Planner Burnham briefly reviewed with the Planning Commission the information on how many times the Planning portion of the City website had been visited the past month.

Commissioner Knapp moved, Commissioner Noto seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:41 p.m.

On the vote, all members voted AYE.  Motion carried.

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