Planning Commission Minutes
Monday, November 2, 2020
6:00 PM at Greenland City Hall
Commissioners present: Brenda Reynolds, Bill Yoes, Charlotte Carnes, Paula Schoonover, and Mike Rutherford. Called meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.
- Public Hearing: Bryan and Carolyn Ramm—10471 SW Campbell. Carolyn Ramm spoke. She gave some information regarding the proposed event center and advised the U of A has sent her a letter that it would like to use it for professional training. Other businesses have expressed same interest. The plan is to have tract A and B together for her business. Only discussing the lot split tonight. Commissioner Yoes asked about the location on the property. Venue will be on the back part of property. No public comment. Split is to have control over neighboring lot to preserve aesthetics. Public hearing ended @ 6:15.
- Lot Split: Bryan and Carolyn Ramm—10471 SW Campbell. Commissioner Yoes has concerns about the curve and opening up the turn-in for the driveway. Chair advised City Engineer, Chair, and parties have all been communicating and all concerns will be addressed during the LSD review- tonight is just the lot split. No public comment. There may be new address in the future. Motion to approve by Commissioner Carnes, 2nd by Commissioner Yoes. Pass 4-0.
- Business License Natural State Smokehouse. James Alex Glass spoke. He purchased the business from Mark Alvarez. Chair previously spoke with Carrie Glass since they wanted to open on October 14. Chair advised since it was already a functioning business; same business; no significant changes; they were allowed to temporarily open. On application it asked if it is a permitted use and it says ‘no’, but Chair advised she is changing it to ‘yes’ due to the additional structure that have been built around it so it is more of a permanent structure. Application is missing the administrative section being filled out. Chair addressed this with Mayor and Mayor advised he will check into why it was not completed by staff. Chair advised although the PC said earlier in the year we would not accept incomplete applications, this one will still be heard so it does not hold up the applicant. Applicant advised she has her business license receipt and can provide it to PC if needed. Chair has previously advised of previous owner’s sign code violations, but reiterated those would need corrected, i.e., signage attached to fence will have to be moved. Portable sign on trailer has already been removed by previous owner. Existing signs within Code requirements can remain; signs which are being altered or changed will need sign permit. Chair directed attention to Sign Code pages for the applicants to look at as to what needs a permit, and what does not. Landscaping will also need to be done around any pole signs. Sign on building is okay and menu sign does not require a permit. Commission agrees. Current hours 11-7 Wednesday-Saturday. They don’t know when they will have a plan on the signs several Code guidelines were given by Chair to applicant. Due to COVID and the oncoming winter months, PC agreed to give applicant 90 days to come into compliance with the Sign Code and the end of April to come in compliance with landscaping. Applicant wants to move the gate further back from the road. Chair advised that is not a problem. Drainage and collapsing culvert was addressed. Applicant was advised to get with property owner and advise them this culvert needs repaired to alleviate water buildup on the roadway. Also addressed was the necessity that the culvert be able to handle fire truck weight coming in/out. Yoes advised that Chair made the right decision regarding the temporary license being issued. No public comment. Motion to approve by Commissioner Yoes, 2nd by Commissioner Carnes. Pass 4-0.
- Code Change Non-Conforming Residential Structure in “C” zones. Update given to Commission about what City Council is voting on.
Public comments: Mr. Burton with Burton Pools & Spas presented a tentative site plan for the intended use he asked about at previous meeting. The site plan was handed out to each PC member for review and Chair will give City Engineer a copy at the next Council meeting for her review. Mr. Burton requested to be on next month’s agenda.
Post-Meeting Notes: Several citizens were present at the meeting which did not speak during public comment. They inquired about zoning, development, and changes along Lillie Lane. After lengthy discussion concerning proposed development projects in the area, the City’s current zoning, the City’s anticipated scheduling of a city-wide overlay and street plan review which will also include any potential zoning changes, the citizens asked Chair “is this what is being voted on next week?” Chair eliminated any rumors that are going around and clarified that there is no “vote” occurring next week, or even any time soon, regarding any changes in the City’s current structure. The talks have just begun; however, the City is required by law to have an “Industrial” zone inside the city limits and the PC and City Engineer have just begun discussions about potential areas- again, none of which is getting voted on next week, or even this year—it will take a while for this to progress.
Motion to adjourn: Commissioner Carnes; 2nd by Commissioner Rutherford. Pass 4-0 Adjourn @ 6:50
Chair & public discussion adjourned at 7:35.