August 27, 2013
4:30 PM

Mayor Bob English called the meeting to order.

C.A.O. Leidgen conducted the roll call. Present were: Mayor English; Commissioners Ed Dahlem, Earl Hubbuch, Ben Jackson, and Lois Wagner; Attorney John Singler; Treasurer Bill Bennett; and C.A.O. Jim Leidgen. A quorum of the Commission was present.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor English.

Mr. Stephen Rusie, Land Use Planner with Dunaway Engineering, and Mr. Tim Campbell, Manager of Real Estate for Granite City Restaurants, were present to further discuss their proposal for the construction of a restaurant. They presented color renderings of the development and a landscape plan perspective from the roadway. They have agreed to abide by the four binding elements that were initially required for lots 1 and 2. They have also agreed to pay their portion of the cost to LG&E for the lighting and curb cuts which will be done during the first phase of the project. There was discussion about which of the existing trees and/or shrubs might remain. The City will hold a bond which will cover a number of the possible issues including curb & street cuts. The bond will not be released without the City’s approval. Also, the Certificate of Occupancy will not be issued until they have submitted evidence that all drainage and road improvements have been completed.

To a question from Commissioner Wagner, Mr. Campbell said the general contractor or project manager will receive a copy of the binding elements at a pre-construction meeting. Mr. Rusie said they have also agreed to extend the berm and to include a break in the berm for a possible future sidewalk. They agreed to restrictions of their operating hours. There was discussion about the type of liquor licenses which will be required. To serve alcohol on the premises, the applicant agrees that it shall maintain at least 50% of its income from food sales. They agreed to the noise level requirements in the binding elements applicable to lots 1 and 2 and also stated their dumpster(s) would be enclosed. Commissioner Jackson expressed his concern with the planned encroachment into the buffer area, and Mr. Rusie explained that the encroachment would include only a small corner of the patio and there will be additional green space in other locations.

Municipal Order 13-25, A Municipal Order Relating to the Approval of a Detailed District Development Plan and Related Revision to the General Development Plan and Waivers on Property Located at 420 South Hurstbourne Parkway, Containing 2.68 Acres, Which Property is a Portion (Lot Three) of the Property Previously Rezoned in Planning Commission Case Number 13545; Being in the City of Hurstbourne (Case Number 13DEVPLAN1005), was placed on the table. This MO was changed to include the various requirements which were agreed to by the applicants. Commissioner Hubbuch made the motion to approve Municipal Order 13-25 as amended; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Dahlem. Motion carried.

Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to approve the minutes of the August 13, 2013 regular meeting of the City Commission. His motion was seconded by Mayor English. Motion carried.

At 5:30 p.m. Commissioner Dahlem made the motion to adjourn; his motion was seconded by Commissioner Hubbuch. Motion carried.