Official Proceedings . . .City of New Prague

CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS

State of Minnesota, Counties of Scott and le Sueur

CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, June 5, 2006

Mayor Sindelar called the meeting to order with the following members present: Sindelar, Jirik, Kratochvil, Wilcox, Babione.

Absent: None

Police Chief Mark Vosejpka updated the Council on police interviews and recommended the employment of Mr. Timothy Applen as police patrolman.

Motion Wilcox, Second Babione

Approve the employment of Mr. Timothy Applen as police patrol officer. Salary as per contract with LELS.

Motion carried.

Council Member Kratochvil offered the following resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION #06-06-05-01

RESOLUTION ADOPTING ASSESSMENT

WHEREAS, Public hearing to adopt assessment roll for 2006 Capital Improvement Street Reconstruction was held.

WHEREAS, representatives of Parcel #23-675-0100 submitted a written assessment appeal at the public hearing.

WHEREAS, the assessment roll less parcel #23-675-0100 was adopted on March 20, 2006.

WHEREAS, City Staff has met with representatives of Parcel #23-675-0100 to determine the validity of the appeal, and

WHEREAS, Parcel #23-675-0100 is a unique parcel with street reconstruction on 3 sides of the property, and

WHEREAS, there is no benefit for the property from the reconstruction of 2nd St. SW, and

WHEREAS, the frontage on 1st St. SW has the benefit of one commercial unit, and

WHEREAS, the frontage on 2nd Av. SW has the benefit of 4 commercial units.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of New Prague that the special assessment for Parcel #23-675-0100 is hereby established at $49,897.00. Terms of said assessment shall be as stipulated in Council Resolution 06-03-20-09.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED City Administrator shall certify said assessment to the Le Sueur County Auditor.

Council Member Jirik seconded said Resolution and upon roll call the following vote was recorded.

AYES NAYES

Sindelar X

Babione X

Jirik X

Kratochvil X

Wilcox X

Thereupon Mayor Sindelar declared said resolution adopted this 5th day of June, 2006.

Craig Sindelar, Mayor

ATTEST:

Jerry Bohnsack, City Administrator

Motion Wilcox, Second Sindelar.

Deny conditional use permit C4-2006. Rod Tietz to advertise and sell storage shed at 226 Main St. E.

Upon roll call the following vote was recorded.

AYES NAYES

Sindelar X

Babione X

Jirik X

Kratochvil X

Wilcox X

Motion failed.

Council Member Kratochvil offered the following Resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION #06-06-05-02

RESOLUTION OF THE NEW PRAGUE CITY COUNCIL

APPROVING A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT TO ALLOW EXTERIOR

STORAGE OF SHEDS FOR DISPLAY AND SALE IN THE B-1 CENTRAL

BUSINESS ZONING DISTRICT, NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA

WHEREAS, Rodney P. and Michelle Tietz, owners of the following real estate in the County of LeSueur to wit:

The Easterly 21 feet of Lot Numbered 1 in Block Numbered 10 of that part of the Village now City of New Prague, LeSueur County, Minnesota AND ALSO That part of the Northwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, Section 3, Township 112, Range 23, LeSueur County, Minnesota described as follows: Commencing at the Northeast corner of Lot Numbered 1 in Block Numbered 10, of that part of the Village, now City, of New Prague, LeSueur County, Minnesota; thence running East 66 feet; thence south 151.75 feet; thence West 66 feet; thence North 151.75 feet to the place of beginning.

are requesting a Conditional Use Permit to allow exterior storage of sheds for display and sale in the B-1 Central Business Zoning District, which is to be located on the above real estate; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission has completed a review of the application and made a report pertaining to said request (C4-2006), a copy of said report has been presented to the City Council; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission on the 24th day of May, 2006, following proper notice held a public hearing regarding the request, and following due consideration of presented testimony and information, voted on a three to two vote to forward the matter to the City Council with a recommendation for denial subject to findings listed during the Planning Commission Meeting and included in the meeting minutes; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague City Council finds:

A. The placement of one shed as a sales display on the property will not create a burden on parks, schools, streets or other public facilities which serve the area.

B. The placement of one shed as a sales display on the property will be sufficiently compatible with the adjacent residential property to the south so as to not have a depreciating affect on its value.

C. The shed proposed to be stored and placed on the property will be attractively designed, and include architectural features such as shutters, window boxes, or dormers, and for this reason, will not have an adverse effect upon adjacent residential properties.

D. The exterior storage and sale of sheds will provide a product that is not currently available in the area and is therefore related to the overall needs of the City.

E. The B1 Zoning District in which the property is located is established for retail purposes and to encourage a viable downtown area. The exterior storage and sale of sheds is a retail function which is consistent with the purposes of the B1 Zoning District.

F. The proposed exterior storage and sale of sheds is not in conflict with the Comprehensive Plan of the City which guides the area to a business zoning district.

G. The storage of only one shed to be used for sales display purposes will not cause traffic hazard or congestion.

H. Adequate utilities, roads and drainage are provided to the site.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of New Prague, MN, that the Conditional Use Permit to allow exterior storage of sheds for display and sale on the above described property in the B-1 Central Business Zoning District is hereby approved subject to the following conditions:

1. The conditional use permit is issued for a period of one year, and shall become null and void without further action from the Planning Commission unless used within one year of the date granting the permit.

2. The exterior storage of sheds shall be limited to an approximate 24’ x 24’ area as shown on the approved site plan dated 5/15/06. The sheds must be set back a minimum of 10’ from the front property line, and a minimum of 6’ from the easterly property line.

3. The exterior storage of sheds on the property shall be limited to one shed at a time.

4. Any shed placed on the property for display or sale shall be attractively designed and integrate features such as shutters, window boxes, or dormers that compliment the historical downtown.

5. Any shed placed on the property for display or sale shall not exceed 120 square feet in size, and shall not exceed 10’ in height.

6. Any signs advertising the sheds for sale will need to meet the requirements of Section 718 of the Zoning Ordinance.

7. The property shall be kept neat and orderly at all times.

This Conditional Use Permit is approved effective immediately upon its passage and without publication.

Council Member Babione seconded said Resolution and upon roll call the following vote was recorded.

AYES NAYES

Sindelar X

Babione X

Jirik X

Kratochvil X

Wilcox X

Thereupon Mayor Sindelar declared said resolution adopted this 5th day of June, 2006.

Craig Sindelar, Mayor

ATTEST:

Jerry Bohnsack, City Administrator

Council Member Wilcox offered the following Resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION # 06-06-05-03

RESOLUTION OF THE NEW PRAGUE CITY COUNCIL

APPROVING A VARIANCE TO ALLOW A 20’ VARIANCE FROM THE REQUIREMENT THAT SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES BE SETBACK A

MINIMUM OF 30’ FROM A FRONT PROPERTY LINE TO ALLOW AN ATTACHED HOME AND GARAGE ADDITION TO BE 10’ FROM THE FRONT PROPERTY LINE ALONG 4TH STREET NE IN THE RL-90 SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL ZONING DISTRICT, NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA

WHEREAS, Donna M. Schumacher (fka Donna M. Novotny) owner of the following real estate in the County of Scott to wit:

All that part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 113, Range 23, Scott County, Minnesota, described as follows: Commencing at a point 240’ North of the Northwest corner of Block 4, Park Addition to New Prague, thence running North 56.7’; thence running East 167.5’, thence running South 56.7’, thence running West 167.5’ to the point of beginning, excepting there from the East 15’.

is requesting a variance to allow a 20’ variance from the requirement that single family residences be setback a minimum of 30’ from a front property line to allow an attached home and garage addition to be 10’ from the front property line along 4th Street NE in the RL-90 Single Family Residential Zoning District; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission has completed a review of the application and made a report pertaining to said request (V1-2006), a copy of said report has been presented to the City Council; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission on the 24th day of May, 2006, after due consideration of presented testimony and information, voted unanimously to forward the matter to the City Council with a recommendation for approval; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague City Council finds:

1. Exceptional circumstances apply to the property because the applicant owns a corner lot of only 56.7’ in width. Once all the setbacks are accounted for it only provides for a 19.7’ wide by 92.5’ buildable area for additions to the home or the addition of a garage. The lot was created before current zoning ordinance was adopted.

2. The literal interpretation of the provisions of this ordinance would deprive the applicant of rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same district under the terms of the zoning ordinance because the property is a narrow corner lot, the buildable area on the lot is unreasonably small compared to other lots in the area that are not located on a corner. Furthermore, all the homes located on the south side of 4th Street NE between Lincoln Ave. N. and Lyndale Ave. N. are all affected by the terms of the ordinance as none of them currently meets the 30’ setback along 4th Street NE and all would require a variance in order to add onto their homes.

3. Special circumstances do not exist as a result of the actions of the applicant because the lot was created at a very narrow width for a corner lot well before the adoption of the current zoning ordinance. It is the narrow width of the lot and the only 19.7’ wide buildable area that is the special condition.

4. Granting the variance would not confer a special privilege in that all other structures within the two block area along the south side of 4th Street NE between Lincoln Ave. N. and Lyndale Ave. N. all do not meet the currently required 30’ front setback to 4th Street NE. None of the structures in this area on the south side of the road are more than 15’ from the 4th Street NE property line.

5. The variance being requested is the minimum variance which would alleviate hardship of having a very narrow buildable area on the lot. The proposed home and garage addition is proposed to line up with the edge of the existing home and not be any closer to the north property line so that on the SE corner of the home an existing corner kitchen window can remain on the existing structure.

6. The variance being requested would not be materially detrimental to the purpose of this zoning ordinance or other property in the same area because other homes along the south side of 4th Street NE between Lincoln Ave. N. and Lyndale Ave. N are located no further than 15’ from the property lines along 4th Street NE and because the proposed attached home and garage addition will not be any closer to the property line than the existing detached garage that will be removed on the property.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of New Prague, Minnesota, that the request for variance #V1-2006, to allow a 20’ variance from the requirement that single family residences be setback a minimum of 30’ from a front property line to allow an attached home and garage addition to be 10’ from the front property line along 4th Street NE in the RL-90 Single Family Residential Zoning District, as proposed by Donna Novotny (Schumacher) is hereby approved based on the above findings and with the following condition.

1. The garage portion of the addition must be setback a minimum of 11’ from the north property line along 4th Street NE to maximize the length of the driveway on the property outside of the right of way.

This Variance approval becomes effective immediately upon its passage and without publication.

Council Member Babione seconded said Resolution and upon roll call the following vote was recorded.

AYES NAYES

Sindelar X

Babione X

Jirik X

Kratochvil X

Wilcox X

Thereupon Mayor Sindelar declared said resolution adopted this 5th day of June, 2006.

Craig Sindelar, Mayor

ATTEST:

Jerry Bohnsack, City Administrator

Council Member Wilcox offered the following Resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION #06-06-05-04

RESOLUTION OF THE NEW PRAGUE CITY COUNCIL

GRANTING APPROVAL OF THE FINAL PLAT OF SAYLER SUBDIVISION CONSISTING OF ONE LOT ON .18 ACRES IN THE B-3 HIGHWAY

COMMERCIAL ZONING DISTRICT, NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA

WHEREAS, Gregory A. and Jennifer O. Sayler, owners of the following real estate in the County of LeSueur to wit:

That part of the Northwest Quarter of Section 3, Township 112, Range 23, LeSueur County, Minnesota described as follows: Beginning at a point 310.00 feet West and 275.00 feet South of the Southeast corner of Block 2, Suchomel’s Section Addition in said LeSueur County; thence North parallel with the Southerly extension of the east Line of said Block 2 a distance of 75.00 feet; thence East parallel with the South line of said Block 2 a distance of 193.50 feet thence South parallel with the Southerly extension of the East line of said Block 2 a distance of 75.00 feet; thence West parallel with the south line of said Block 2 a distance of 193.50 feet to the point of beginning, Except that part of the above described property which lies East of the Westerly right of way line of the Minnesota Trunk Highway Number 21 and 13.

are requesting final plat approval of Sayler Subdivision consisting of 1 lot on .18 acres in the B-3 Highway Commercial Zoning District, which is located in the above real estate; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission has completed a review of the application and made a report pertaining to said request, a copy of said report has been presented to the City Council; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission on the 24th day of May, 2006, reviewed the request, and following due consideration of information, voted unanimously to forward the matter to the City Council with a recommendation for approval subject to conditions contained in the staff report; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the City Council of New Prague, MN, that the Final Plat of Sayler Subdivision consisting of 1 lot on .18 acres in the B-3 Highway Commercial Zoning District is hereby approved with the following findings:

1. The preliminary plat complies with the purpose and intent of the New Prague Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance.

2. The plat proposes only to re-establish the existing lot line of the existing property currently described by metes and bounds. This is required because the Zoning Ordinance Section 401 does not allow building permits for new developments to be issued on land described by metes and bounds.

And with the following conditions:

1. Approval is granted in accordance with the preliminary plat drawing dated 5/2/06 and final plat drawing dated 4/28/06 on file with the New Prague Planning Department.

2. A title opinion must be approved by the City Attorney before final plat approval.

3. The final plat must be recorded within 90 days of the date of the City Council granting approval.

4. The 40’ creek buffer area must be shown on the Final Plat as a part of the drainage and utility easement on the property.

And noting the following variances:

1. A variance is being noted from the minimum lot width of 80’ in order to allow the existing lot dimension of 75’ width to be re-established with the plat because the applicant does not own the adjacent land to meet the minimum lot width requirement.

2. A variance is being noted from the minimum lot size requirement of 20,000 sq. ft. (.459 acres) in order to allow the existing lot size of .18 acres to be re-established with the plat because the applicant does not own the adjacent land to meet the minimum lot size requirement.

3. Park land dedication is not being required because the lot lines are simply being platted in the same location because the property was previously described by metes and bounds.

This Final Plat shall become effective immediately upon its passage and without publication.

Council Member Babione seconded said Resolution and upon roll call the following vote was recorded.

AYES NAYES

Sindelar X

Babione X

Jirik X

Kratochvil X

Wilcox X

Thereupon Mayor Sindelar declared said resolution adopted this 5th day of June, 2006.

Craig Sindelar, Mayor

ATTEST:

Jerry Bohnsack, City Administrator

Council Member Wilcox offered the following Resolution and moved for its adoption.

RESOLUTION #06-06-05-05

RESOLUTION OF THE NEW PRAGUE CITY COUNCIL

APPROVING AN 8’ VARIANCE FROM THE HEIGHT REQUIREMENT IN THE I1 ZONING DISTRICT, BY ALLOWING A 58’ HIGH BUILDING WHICH IS HIGHER THAN THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED HEIGHT OF 50’, LOCATED IN THE I1 INDUSTRIAL ZONING DISTRICT, NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA

WHEREAS, MVE, Inc, owner of the following real estate in the County of Scott to wit:

Outlots 6 – 8, New Prague Outlots, according to the recorded plat thereof, Scott County, Minnesota.

is requesting an 8’ variance from the 50’ maximum height requirement in the I1 Zoning District to allow a 58’ high building at 407 7th Street NW; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission has completed a review of the application and made a report pertaining to said request (V2-2006), a copy of said report has been presented to the City Council; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague Planning Commission on the 24th day of May, 2006, after due consideration of presented testimony and information, voted unanimously to forward the matter to the City Council with a recommendation for approval; and,

WHEREAS, the New Prague City Council finds:

1. The City of New Prague enacted a zoning ordinance in 2000 which limited the maximum height of a building to 50’. Prior to this there was no height limitation placed on buildings in the I1 zoning district. By 2000 the owners of the company had already made a substantial investment in buildings and equipment that required a 57’7 building height. An extenuating circumstance over which the owners of the property have had no control. Not being able to expand the building at this location would limit the owner’s ability to compete in the manufacturing of large scale cryogenic tanks.

2. The literal interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance

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