Planning Commission Minutes
Monday 4, September 2012
Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of
the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Tuesday 4, September 2012
Present: Chairman-Spencer Boardman, Secretary-Jeff Merritt, Chris Mitchell, Jack Black, and C.A. Ridge
Present: Ed McEleney, May Boardman, Loretta Black, Jim Tomlinson, Joe Deatherage, Sarah Watson, Mathew Lambert
I. Call to Order:
The meeting was called
to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mr. Boardman
II. Hear the public:
Mr. McEleney was asked by Dr. Mark Garrett if name plates could be provided and displayed at meetings for Planning Commission
and City Council. Mr. Boardman agreed with the idea and will proceed toward that goal.
Minutes 6, August 2012
Mr. Black made motion to approve minutes as submitted. Mr. Ridge seconded.
Commission voted unanimously to approve the minutes of the Norris Planning Commission 6, August 2012.
1. Review Lighting Ordinance
Mr. Boardman expressed his wish to narrow this proposed
ordinance and agree upon a document to recommend to City Council. Chairman Boardman reviewed all that had been discussed
concerning this ordinance. Chairman Boardman also expressed his desire that once an ordinance was agreed upon by the
Planning Commission to hold a public workshop before recommending to City Council.
Chairman Boardman thanked County
Planner Watson for submitting the Farragut and Collardville, TN lighting ordinances as examples and study material.
Chairman Boardman asked Planner Watson what her thoughts were on the best of the two examples, that would best serve the City
of Norris. Planner Watson said Collardville's ordinance was very strict and did not see adopting as advisable.
Mr. Mitchell asked Planner Watson if she had any knowledge of Farraguts enforcement history of the lighting ordinance
and if the public had any input or complaints. Planner Wallace said she had no knowledge of such.
ensued on the merits of the two ordinances by Commission. Mr. Ridge again asked does Norris have a current problem warranting
the new ordinance? Mr. Black and Chairman Boardman both expressed the need for an ordinance to follow when a neighbor
complains of light intrusion or new development takes place, more discussion ensued.
Chairman Boardman made a motion
to utilize the Missoula Montana lighting ordinance for final review by Commission, with the goal of holding a public workshop
and submitting to City Council. Mr. Black seconded. Mr. Ridge opposed Chairman Boardman, Secretary Merritt, Mr.
Mitchell and Mr. Black voted to approve. Motion passed.
Chairman Boardman asked Commission members to review
the Montana ordinance one more time and be prepared to make final changes with a hopeful vote at the October meeting.
Chairman Boardman also asked Planner Watson to review the Montana ordinance again and make any suggestions at the October
V. New Business
1. Approve updated zoning map.
of the County Planning/Mapping office reviewed with Commission the updated zoning map. After the review Chairman Boardman
and some members of the public expressed dissatisfaction with the titles contained in illustration #4 ‘Community Facilities
Norris TN'. The watershed being named "TVA Watershed" Chairman Boardman would like the Facility Legend to
read "TVA and Norris City Watershed". Mr. Lambert agreed to make the change.
Mr. Mitchell expressed
concern that illustration #3 "Existing Land Use Norris TN" did not reflect re-zoning changes that had been made
to several properties. Mr. Mitchell made motion to delay approval of the updated zoning map until the City Manager could
review the updated zoning map and minutes of the Norris Planning Commission and City Council to clear up recent re-zoning
that is not shown on the updated map. Mr. Black seconded. Commission voted unanimously to approve.
Boardman commented on the recent tree clearing on HWY 441 at the Covenant Life Church site. Chairman Boardman said that
he has spoken to Shirley Walker (Building Inspector and Maintenance Department Supervisor) and was informed that the Norris
Tree Commission is working with the Covenant Life Church on a re-planting plan to include trees and grasses.
2. Training and Legal issues
Anderson County Planner Wallace conducted
a 1 ½ hour training session with Planning Commission Members covering Powers of a Planning Commission and Legal issues.
Mr. Ridge made motion to adjourn. Mr. Black seconded. Commission
voted unanimously to adjourn.
Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt Secretary