Village of La Grange Plan Commission met June 11.
Here is the agenda provided by the commission:
I. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL OF THE PLAN COMMISSION
Chairman Paice called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
Upon roll call the following were: Present: Egan, Wentink, Schwartz, Paice Absent: Hoffenberg Community Development Director Charity Jones and Village Planner Heather Valone were also present.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – MAY 14, 2019
Commissioner Egan made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wentink to approve the minutes from May 14, 2019 with no changes. A voice vote was taken:
III. PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. PC CASE #251 – 4 CALLE VIEW DR. RESUBDIVISION (FINAL PLAT), DOUGLAS BROWN
Heather Valone, Village Planner, said the applicant has applied to shift the configuration of the two existing lots. Currently the property is two separate lots with one address. The applicant owns both lots, so per the zoning code it is treated as one lot even though it has two separate PIN numbers.
The applicant has petitioned to shift the existing lot line approximately 23 feet to the east. The applicant is not seeking any deviations from code currently. By shifting the lot, the applicant does make the one lot smaller, however the proposed lot still meets the minimum requirements lot size and width. There are a few structures on the property that will have to come into conformance once one of the proposed lots is purchased separately from the other lot. The structures are the driveway, patio, a retention walls, and the existing detached garage. This would conclude staff’s report.
Commissioner Egan asked after the lot line is shifted does the single family house on the larger lot conform to all of the Village requirements.
Mrs. Valone stated the single family house on the larger lot, lot 1 will meet the minimum required yards per the Zoning Code.
Chairman Paice asked the applicant to come up and make a presentation.
Douglas Brown, applicant, thanked the Commission for their time. He said that staff did a great job with their presentation and he is available for any questions.
Chairman Paice asked if any of the Commissioners had any questions for the applicant.
Commissioner Schwartz apologized that he has not been able to drive by the property. He asked if the driveway is moved, how is the garage accessed.
Mr. Brown showed on the overhead how he will make it conform and have access to the garage. He will be signing the declaration that it does need to come into conformance if it were to be sold as a separate lot.
Commissioner Egan asked if the utility easement runs with the land, so if the lot is ever sold.
Mr. Brown said yes it does.
Plan Commission Discussion
Chairman Paice asked if there were any comments or questions from the Commission. None responded. He then called for a motion for recommendation.
Plan Commission Recommendation
Commissioner Schwartz made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Wentink to recommend to the President and Board of Trustees approval of Case #251 – 4 Calle View Dr. Resubdivision (Final Plat) with one condition:
1. The applicant complies with and signs the declaration that is included in Attachment 2 of the staff memorandum.
A roll call vote was taken:
Ayes: Schwartz, Wentink, Egan, Paice
Nays: None Motion passed
IV. GENERAL DISCUSSION
Mrs. Valone said there will be a new Commissioner, Susan Mosher, at the next meeting.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS
Commissioner Egan made a motion, seconded by Commissioner Schwartz to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m. A voice vote was taken: