Following a public hearing Tuesday night, the Waukesha Common
Council voted to approve a site plan and PUD agreement for the
Turnberry Reserve condominiums near Silver Fox Court.
The council heard from two public speakers and made a small
amendment to the plan, which was approved unanimously by the
city’s Plan Commission in August. Just as it did last month,
much of the discussion surrounded whether to require sidewalks
around the developing condos.
“We do understand the issue of safety, we do understand the
accessibility for the subdivision residents,” said Jim
Truszynski, a resident of Silver Fox Court, “but we are also
interested in keeping our property as we would like it.”
He said the area residents were satisfied with the Plan
Commission’s compromise, which only required a sidewalk along
the west side of the condos by Kayla Drive, but added that a
sidewalk is not necessary through the courts and culs-de-sac in
Alderwoman Joan Francoeur sought to move the council’s support
on the Plan Commission’s recommendations that the culs-de-sac
sidewalk requirement be waived, the sidewalks are to be built on
the west side of Kayla Drive and that Kayla Drive be temporarily
closed for access until after the development is built out 50
Francoeur added that the condos are located in the area she
represents, and a request for a chain to restrict access to
non-residents is reasonable and has been approved by the city’s
“I was very pleased that it was a unanimous recommendation by
the Plan Commission after quite some discussion,” she said.
“This is a position, I think, is an example of good government
with the participation of residents.”
Alderwoman Kathleen Cummings make an amendment to the motion,
changing the usage of the term “50 percent” to “more than 13
units,” which is just over half of the 25 proposed units.
In other business, the Common Council also unanimously approved
a review of 2015 professional services and a payment of
$62,356.25 to the Town of Waukesha for five years of taxes on
property annexed into the city.