1. Approval of Ord. 2011 – 65 granting a Special Use Permit pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance relating to an indoor trampoline park at 880 Lakeside Drive.
Mr. Muetz gave a brief overview stating this Special Use Permit is for an indoor trampoline park that will charge an hourly fee to participate. He said the Plan Commission unanimously approved the SUP with seven conditions that the Petitioner has agreed to.
Trustee Park said he had concerns about security, shields on the light fixtures, and keeping all the doors shut during operating hours and all are addressed within the seven conditions placed by the Plan Commission.
Trustee Morris asked if there are openings on the south side of the building.
Mr. Mentkowski said there are two emergency exit doors.
Trustee Morris asked if the garage door will be open.
Mayor Kovarik said one of the conditions placed by the Plan Commission is all doors be closed during operating hours.
Trustee Garner said he is also concerned about noise and asked if there are any openings in the roof.
Mr. Mentkowski said not that he is aware of.
Trustee Garner is concerned the sound will carry when the facility closes for the night and everyone leaves the premises.
Mr. Mentkowski said that was a concern that the Plan Commission addressed and one of the seven conditions states onsite security to be present to address that possible issue.
Petitioner, Mike Chamberlain, said off duty Gurnee Police Officers will be present to prevent loitering.
Trustee Garner asked what happens if noise becomes a problem and we have already approved this Special Use Permit.
Mayor Kovarik said there is a significant buffer between the facility and the nearby homes.
Mr. Chamberlain briefly explained his cliental and said he doesn’t foresee any problems.
Trustee Garner asked how many trampolines will the in the facility.
Mr. Chamberlain said approximately eight up to 150 feet long and briefly explained.
Trustee Morris asked who owns the fence.
Mr. Chamberlain said he believes the property owner.
Trustee Schwarz asked if there is any chance a fence could be installed around the backside of the building to keep people out.
Mayor Kovarik said the Fire Marshall might not allow that.
Trustee Park said onsite security is the best solution.
Mayor Kovairk asked if the PUD allows for 24 hour operation at this facility.
Mr. Mentkowski said yes.
Mayor Kovarik said since the PUD allows for a 24 hour operation having a business that closes at 11 PM is much better than the alternative.
It was moved by Trustee Park, seconded by Trustee Balmes to approve of Ord. 2011 -65 granting a Special Use Permit pursuant to the Gurnee Zoning Ordinance relating to an indoor trampoline park at 880 Lakeside Drive.
AYE: 6- Garner, Balmes, Morris, Schwarz, Ross, Park
NAY: 0- None
ABSENT: 0- None