SP-2001-05: Review the
Preliminary Site Plan for Countryside Pet Resort at 1936 N. Andover Road.
David Whetstone presented information on behalf of Dr. Cedarburg, the
applicant. Mr. Whetstone stated that they are proposing a free standing
building separate from the present building. This will be a dog and cat
boarding facility with runs, cat boarding room, training/day care room for
evenings and weekends, boarding rooms and suites, and several exercise
areas. Gary Israel asked if there were guidelines by any organizations about
the number of animals in an area and cleanliness and such.
Mr. Whetstone stated that the
Animal Health Department has comprehensive guidelines they are to follow in
regards to space for each animal, cleanliness, exercise, and food and water
requirements. Mr. Mangus stated that the USDA also has specifications on
kennel run sizes and other items. Mr. Mangus stated that this facility would
be inspected by the USDA before it is opened and then twice a year after
Shawn King asked if the
finish grade for the new building is the same for the existing building. Mr.
Whetstone stated he thought it was. Don Kimble stated he did not believe it
could be. There was general discussion regarding the grade. Mr. Mangus
stated that this property is in a flood plain and will require a flood plain
fill and will need to be reasonably close to the existing grade.
Shawn King asked if along the
east edge of the property there will be a utility or drainage issue. Mr.
Mangus stated the applicant has an engineer working on those issues.
Mr. Mangus stated that the
special use permit for this property states this is for an indoor boarding
kennel. Mr. Whetstone stated no dogs will be left outside unattended in the
runs and the outside areas will be for day care animals and exercise only.
Shawn King stated he has
concerns with the drainage and the grade on this property. Mr. Whetstone
stated that FEMA is addressing the issue with the grade and drainage. Mr.
Mangus stated that plans will be reviewed and approved for FEMA compliance
prior to any work being done.
Mr. Kimble stated he has
issues with the finished floor levels, retaining walls, drainage potential,
code discrepancies regarding the separation of the two buildings, and the elm
trees near the storage shed, but he has no problems with the aesthetics of
Charles Malcom asked if the
parking shown was adequate. Mr. Mangus stated that we have no standards for
this and will have to trust the owner and architect to provide adequate
parking. Mr. Whetstone stated they have addressed this issue and feel they
will be providing adequate parking. Shawn King asked if the asphalt parking
lot would be curbed. Mr. Whetstone stated that he believes it is but
he will make sure it is addressed.
Gary Israel stated that the
signage will probably be changed and that will also need to be brought in
front of the Site Plan Review Committee.
No action was required as this was a preliminary
site plan review.