A new airport hanger, subdivision and spill-reporting requirements on tonight’s agenda
By Brandi Makuski
A series of new construction projects will be subject to feedback at Monday’s City Plan Commission.
During five consecutive hearings, members of the public are invited to present their views to the Plan Commission, and to participate in discussion with commissioners.
West Cornell Ave. Setback
Central Wisconsin Habitat for Humanity is requesting reduced setback for a new home at 225 W. Cornell Avenue. The typical setback for a property in the neighborhood is 25 feet; Habitat is requesting a 13 foot setback due to the size of the lot.
Office Building Construction on Doolittle Drive
Premier Real Estate wants to build a 300 square-foot apartment manager office building at 3901 Doolittle Drive. City leaders recommend the building exterior match the existing apartment buildings. The new office space will not be a residence.
Near Airplane Hanger at Airport
A private airplane hanger is being proposed at the city’s municipal airport on Highway 66. Florida- based Twenty Second Street LLC is proposing the construction of a 6,400 square-foot hanger to house three aircraft, with more planned in the future.
Additional Groundwater Protection Conditions
After a gasoline spill last October, the city is requesting additional protections be implemented at The Store Gas Station on Badger Ave., which is located within Wellhead Protection Overlay District B. The spill, according to Water Director Joel Lemke, created “low levels of benzene” in the water supply, which is currently being remediated by the Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources.
Lemke said the spill came from the surface, and no problems were detected with any of The Store’s underground tanks.
New requirements requested by the city, Lemke said, are more stringent than those in place by the DNR, which call for any spill over five gallons be reported within 90 days.
“It (the spill) isn’t always limited to that in the water table; it’s sometimes detectable in the air column, too,” Lemke said.
The new conditions would require that all future leaks be reported to the city within 24 hours, and future spills must be cleaned until no gasoline elements are detectable.
Lemke said no one is sure how much gasoline was spilled at the location last year, but it could have been a little a three gallons.
New Subdivision at Carol’s Lane/Mary’s Drive
A new subdivision abutting the Town of Hull is also up for discussion. In the proposal, 18 lots will be home to a series of zero-lot line duplexes near the intersection of Carol’s Lane and Mary’s Drive.
The new development is being planned by Rettler Corporation in Stevens Point.
The Plan Commission meets at 6 PM in the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street. The public is encouraged to attend.