Chatham Planning Commission discusses landscaping plan for retention pond
At a recent meeting, the Chatham Planning Commission discussed a proposal to add landscaping around the Cardinal Ridge retention pond.
The nine members of the Chatham Planning Commission meet at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month in Municipal Hall, 116 E. Mulberry St.
Below are the minutes from this meeting, as provided by the commission.
Meeting Sep 15, 2016 - Planning Commission MINUTES - not approved Category Call to Order - Chairman Waller Subject Roll Call Type Procedural
1. Roll Call
Attendees - Monte Law, Jason Jones, Jon Sturgeon, Dave Johnson, Chairman Rob Waller, and Jane Hay
Absent - Nancy Daughterty (excused)
Others attending: Pat McCarthy, Interim Village Administrator, Chris Holloway, Developer at Cardinal Ridge, Pete Wagner, engineer from
Fuhrmann Engineering, and Elaine Moran, Deputy Clerk
Public Comments Type Discussion, Procedural
2. Public Comments
No public comments.
3. Approve August 18, 2016 Minutes
Dave Johnson motioned to accept the minutes as written for the August 18, 2016 Planning Commission meeting and
Jane Hay seconded the motion. All others voiced approval. Motion passed.
1. Review Cardinal Ridge Landscape Plan for Retention Pond
Chris Holloway presented the landscaping plan to be built around the retention pond at Cardinal Ridge Apartments/Homes
development site. The drawing was presented to the board members to view. The fence height is to be 3' to 4' and there
will be 11 evergreen trees spaced out around the pond also.
A motion was made to recommend approval of the retention pond landscape plans associated with Plat 1 of Cardinal Ridge- 1st Addition for the Final
Plat. Jane Hay made the first motion and the second motion was made by Monte Law. All others voiced approval.
The landscaping plan of the retention pond will be put on the agenda for the next Board meeting on September 27th for final passage.
2. Review Spartan Valley Plat 1
Pete Wagner, the engineer from Fuhrmann Engineering, presented Plat 1 of the Spartan Valley Subdivision for review.
From Gordon Drive going 1/2 mile east on Woodland Trails Road there will be some conditions that need to be met
regarding maintenance of the road. The maintenance jurisdiction will be transferred to the Village of Chatham.
The agreement is not in place at this time. Springfield will own the road, however, Chatham will responsible for
maintaining the road once the subdivision is completed. Pete Wagner said the road will be improved as they
build the subdivision through the 180 acres since there is not much frontage right now.
The plans show 1 access from Gordon Drive and 3 entrances on Woodland Trails Road. Currently, 350 lots are shown
on Plat 1.
Village of Chatham engineer Jim Michael and Pete Wagner, engineer, Fuhrmann Engineering need to discuss the
retention pond and how it will be addressed for the safety of the residents. Currently, a fence is not in the plans to
be built around the pond. The shelf design of the retention pond is not in the plans either. The deepest area of
the pond will be 14 feet deep and the other areas are to be 12 feet.
At Lots 7 - 12 there needs to be drainage easements provided. All drainage ways are to be maintained by the homeowners,
except for lots 1000 and 1001 because there is a creek crossing at that point.
Motion was made to recommend approval of Plat 1 Spartan Estates - First Addition based on the contingency of the items
at the bottom of the CMT letter dated September 15, 2016 to Pat McCarthy being addressed and solved. In addition, the
Village of Chatham would like clarification of the safety ledge for the ponds, sump pump emptying into storm sewers,
and drainage way easement markers and also is included in the contingency.
The final plat of Plat 1 and the contingencies as presented in the above paragraph will be presented at the next Planning
Commission meeting in October. Jane Hay made the motion for the above and was seconded by Dave Johnson. All others
Jon Sturgeon motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM and Dave Johnson seconded the motion. All others voiced
approval. Meeting was adjourned.