Planning Commission Minutes
Monday 3, December 2012
Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of
the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Monday 3, December 2012
Present: Chairman-Spencer Boardman, Secretary-Jeff Merritt, Jack Black, Gene Oates, Matt Zorvan and C.A. Ridge
Also Present: May Boardman, Loretta Black, Jack Mitchell & Pam Turner
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Chairman
II. Hear the public:
No member of
the public spoke.
III. Minutes 1, October 2012
Chairman Boardman pointed out three locations in the 1 October 2012 minutes where Planner Wallace was recorded as Watson.
Secretary Merritt said he would make the corrections. Mr. Oates made motion to approve with corrections. Mr. Zorvan
seconded. Commission voted unanimously to approve.
Chairman Boardman asked each member if they have completed
the required 4 hours of training. Mr. Ridge, Mr. Black, Mr. Oates, Mr. Merritt, Mr. Boardman said yes. Mr. Zorvan
said he had 2 hours. Mr. Boardman thanked Commissioners for their efforts.
Chairman Boardman reviewed
with Commissioners his training in Nashville. Mr. Ridge asked to be heard before Commission reviewed lighting standards.
Mr. Ridge said he had done more research, referring to a handbook authored by IESNA on lighting standards and it was his opinion
that the Missoula, MT lighting ordinance was out-dated. Mr. Ridge went on to say that the example ordinance was passed
in 2008 and that the handbook came out in 2011.Mr Ridge gave the example of enforcement in the Missoula, MT ordinance, commenting
that it was un-clear and not fully explained. Mr. Ridge went on to say that he doesn't think that this body is qualified
to write a new ordinance or explain to the enforcement officer how to police it. Mr. Ridge said that he did not have
anything else to contribute to this matter and excused himself from the meeting.
1. Lighting Standards:
Chairman Boardman asked that Commissioners review a power point presentation conducted by Mr. Black, showing the original
Missoula, MT lighting ordinance with color coded changes that were suggested by Commissioners. Mr. Boardman said that
Commission needs to proceed with the endeavor, one because City Council asked that Planning submit
an ordinance, two because it is a useful and needed ordinance. Mr. Boardman then asked Commissioners
to consider there points when this ordinance would come into play. 1. New Commercial Development, 2. Multi-Family
and 3. Industrial.
Mr. Black proceeded with the power point presentation. Each page of the Missoula, MT ordinance
was reviewed with the changes coinciding with the sentence in which the change was intended.
At some point
during the presentation the subject of a public workshop was brought up in the conversation. Mr. Oates asked if a public
workshop was necessary. Mr. Black said that in his opinion he felt it important for the public to be informed of any
new ordinance and it (the workshop) would give a chance for the new incoming members of the Norris City Council to get familiar
During the presentation occasional conversation between Commissioners and the public took place concerning
the line items in the ordinance and the proposed changes.
After the power point presentation, Mr. Merritt made
a motion to adopt the Missoula, MT lighting ordinance as originally written without any changes to present at the public workshop.
Chairman Boardman called for a second on Mr. Merritt's motion. Mr. Oates seconded. Chairman Boardman called for
a vote. Commission voted unanimously to approve.
Mr. Merritt then asked Commissioners if a date should
be set for the public workshop. Commission agreed to set the public work shop date for 4, February, 2013 at 5:30 pm,
to be held in the City Council room of the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Chairman Boardman asked if
their, was any New Business. No Commissioner brought up any new business.
Mr. Merritt made a motion to adjourn.
Mr. Oates seconded. Commission voted unanimously to adjourn.
Submitted by Jeff Merritt, Secretary