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City of Kaukauna

Industrial Park Commission Meeting Minutes – July 31, 2019

Posted on Aug 2, 2019 by


A meeting of the Industrial Park Commission was called to order at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, by Chairman Feldt.

Members Present: Acord, Feldt, Grissman, Jerome, Knutson, Rieth, Schilling.

Also Present: Mayor Penterman, Principal Planner Brunette, Director of Public Works Sundelius, Assistant Fire Chief Schneider, Alderman Kohne, Sam Waterfeldt of Keller Structures representing Velocity Water Works.

Absent and Excused: Knaus, Nytes.

  • Minutes. A motion to approve the minutes of the May 30, 2019, meeting was made by Schilling, seconded by Acord. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
  • Site Plan Review – Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental. Ms. Brunette explained that Dawes Rigging is not covered by the protective covenants of Industrial Park No. 1 and is considered a legal non-conforming structure. Staff is working with the applicant on rezoning the property from IPD – Industrial Park District to a less restrictive IND – Industrial classification. The rezoning process goes through the Plan Commission and Common Council. The planned improvements will not change the aesthetics of the facility however a storm water pond will now be required and plans have been submitted to Engineering for their review. Mr. Grissman asked if the parking area would be gravel. Mr. Jerome explained that it would as an expansion of the existing yard. A motion to approve the site plan as presented was made by Schilling, seconded by Grissman. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
  • Site Plan Review – Velocity Water Works. Ms. Brunette explained that that new facility is situated on a corner lot and will utilize the north side as the side yard to maximize space. The facility will have full sprinkler service which exceeds fire requirements, and meets all setbacks including the placement of future expansions. Ms. Brunette explained that there is a slight encroachment to the drainage easement at the truck turn-around that will be corrected by Keller Structures. Mr. Schilling explained that Velocity presented an aggressive expansion plan at a previous meeting and asked about that timeline. Mr. Waterfeldt explained that they currently employ 14 people and expect to increase that number to 22 with a building expansion occurring within seven years. Mr. Waterfeldt explained that shipping and receiving traffic at the site would be minimal. A motion to approve the site plan contingent on revisions addressing the encroachment was made by Acord, seconded by Knutson. All members voted aye. Motion carried.
  • General Matters. Mayor Penterman updated the Commission on the North Pole Christmas display previously approved by the Commission. Mayor Penterman explained that Mr. Campbell was having difficulty raising funds to cover the cost of the electrical infrastructure for the display and will be holding a benefit at a local restaurant to assist. Chairman Feldt explained that Kaukauna Utilities would assist in the electrical hook-up once Mr. Campbell is ready to proceed.

There being no further business to be brought before the Commission, a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:50 a.m. was made by Schilling, seconded by Grissman. All members voted aye. Motion carried.

Julianne Schroeder
Community Development Coordinator