MEMBERS: Jonathan Eady, Chair; Laura
McCanless, Vice-Chair; Mike Besaw and Juanita Carson. Zach May and Mike
McQuaide were absent.
STAFF: Matthew Pepper, city
manager and zoning administrator.
GUESTS: Troy Willis; Scott Gilkey
and Molly Loch; Charlene Bray; Karl and Megumi Todd; Gary and Kay Milligan; Art and Laurie Vinson.
OPENING: At 7:00 PM, Mr. Eady
called the meeting to order and welcomed the guests.
TROY AND BRENDA WILLIS
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION (1306 Emory Street): The Planning Commission members confirmed
that Mr. Willis will be performing land disturbance work exclusively on his property.
In addition, the Commission members confirmed that Mr. Willis will promptly
remove any junk and/or debris that would be exposed as a result of the land
Upon motion of Ms. Carson,
seconded by Ms. McCanless, the Planning Commission approved the development
permit application to perform land disturbance work including removing
overgrown brush and small trees in preparation to build a new home on the
property. The vote was 4-0.
SCOTT GILKEY DEVELOPMENT PERMT
APPLICATION (15 Wentworth Drive): The Commission members confirmed
that Mr. Gilkey will move the existing shed to the proposed location indicated
on his new development permit application.
Mr. Gilkey will move the existing shed once his yard is dry. At that time,
Mr. Pepper will put Mr. Gilkey in contact with the city’s building inspector.
The building inspector will confirm that both the concrete slab for the shed and
the walking path leading to the shed are installed in accordance with city
Upon motion of Mr. Besaw, seconded
by Mr. McCanless, the Planning Commission approved the development permit
application to construct a 25’ X 26’ X 9’ storage in the side yard. The vote
NICHOLAS COLE DEVELOPMENT
PERMIT APPLICATION (1104 Emory Street): From Mr. Cole’s drawings, the
Commission members confirmed that the proposed location of the garden shed met
the side and rear setback requirements. Since Mr. Cole did not attend the
meeting, the Planning Commission members were unable to determine that the shed
met the city’s building materials and aesthetics criteria. They agreed to approve
the development permit application contingent upon Mr. Pepper confirming that
the shed met the city’s requirements.
Upon motion of Mr. Besaw,
seconded by Mr. May, the Planning Commission approved the development permit
application to construct a 12’ X 16’ garden shed in the backyard, conditional
upon Mr. Pepper confirming that the shed meets the building materials and
aesthetics criteria contained in the city’s zoning ordinances. The vote was 4-0.
CHARLENE BRAY DEVELOPMENT
PERMIT APPLICATION (506 Emory Street): The Commission members explained to Ms. Bray that the information
provided on her development permit application was insufficient to determine
whether the proposed metal awning over her back door and patio met the setback
requirements for a principle dwelling. The Commission members provided Ms. Bray
with an example of a dimensioned drawing to submit with her next development
permit application. The Commission members took no action on the development
KARL TODD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
APPLICATION (314 Emory Street):
The Commission members confirmed that the proposed location of the 10’ X 12’
storage shed was in compliance with the city’s 10’ rear and side setback
Upon motion of Mr. Besaw,
seconded by Mr. Carson, the Planning Commission approved the development permit
application to construct a 10’ X 12’ storage shed in the backyard. The vote was
GARY MILLIGAN DEVELOPMENT
PERMIT APPLICATION (106 W. Bonnell Street): The Commission members explained to Mr. and Mrs. Milligan that the city’s
zoning ordinances do not allow for the
installation of a carport in the front yard. The Commission members also
explained that the carport did not meet the 10’ side setback requirement on the
west side of the property. In addition, they stated that the Planning
Commission has asked several other residents to relocate their carports in the
past. They suggested that Mr. and Mrs. Milligan relocate their carport to their
backyard. Mr. and Mrs. Milligan replied that the carport is not useful in the
backyard. They agreed to remove the carport from the property. Mr. Pepper will
provide Mr. and Mrs. Milligan with a timetable to remove the carport.
ART AND LAURIE VINSON (903
Asbury Street): Mr. and Mrs.
Vinson presented an alternative proposal to the Planning Commission regarding
the proposed garage and guest house. The proposal included a plan to attach the
garage to the principle dwelling unit while converting the existing,
non-compliant 18’ X 14’ shed in the backyard into the guest house. The
Commission members discussed if making improvements to an existing,
non-compliant structure is permissible under city code. The Commission members
concluded that if the shed was moved to a location on the property where it
would meet the setback requirements, then Mr. and Mrs. Vinson could make the
desired improvements to the shed. In addition, the Commission members explained
that the two projects would require separate development and building permits.
ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Eady adjourned the
meeting at 8:32 PM.