Village Board approves primary plat for subdivision
By Press Times Staff
HOBART – The Village Board approved a preliminary plat for the proposed North Autumn Joy Subdivision when it met April 19.
Proposed by current owners Richard and Kristine Vande Hei, the single-family plat located at 1260 S. Pine Tree Rd., called for the creation of six new single-family lots, along with one new outlot towards the rear half of the property.
Staff recommended approval of the eight-lot plat subject to the following conditions:
Securing the necessary rezoning of the parcel.
A public hearing to rezone the parcel from A-1: Agricultural District to R-1: Residential District will be held at the board’s May 17 meeting.
Payment of the park fee of $1,800 ($300 per lot, excluding existing developed lot and outlot.)
Street frontage along Autumn Joy Drive is planned for construction in 2022 to serve as a second roadway accessing the previously-approved Southwind Estates Subdivision.
Todd Gerbers, director of Planning and Code Compliance, said the new Autumn Joy Drive will be mainly a rural-designed roadway with curb and gutter only extending the depth of the lots fronting on Copilot Way.
He said the remainder of the new roadway will transition into having ditches as it continues to the west out to South Pine Tree Rd.
Gerbers said municipal water will be extended the full length – mainly to provide water for fire protection out toward South Pine Tree Road.
He said the municipal sanitary sewer will extend as far as possible to the west before it runs out of proper depth.
Brown County planning commission
The board appointed Public Works Director Jerry Lancelle to the Brown County Planning Commission’s (BCPC) Board of Directors Transportation Subcommittee, which acts as the technical advisory committee to the BCPC Board of Directors.
The subcommittee meets as needed and includes public works directors and others with transportation backgrounds.
Lancelle replaces former trustee Ed Kazik as Hobart’s representative.
Professional municipal clerks week
The board passed a resolution declaring the week of May 1-7 as Professional Municipal Clerks Week.
Unanimously adopted, the resolution extends appreciation to municipal clerks for the services with which they provide their communities.
Specifically, it cites that the clerk “serves as the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels.”