Planning Commission Minutes
Monday 7, January 2013
Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of
the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Monday 7, January 2013
Present: Chairman-Spencer Boardman, Secretary-Jeff Merritt, Jack Black, Chris Mitchell, Matt Zorvan and C.A.
Also Present: May Boardman, Loretta Black, Ed & Jean McEleney & Pam Turner
I. Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:02
p.m. by Chairman Spencer Boardman
II. Hear the public:
No member of the public spoke.
III. Minutes 3, December
Mr. Ridge asked that his comments be changed in regards to the Montana lighting ordinance being out dated;
his comment about the IESNA Handbook should read 2011, not this past January. Mr. Black made motion to approve with
correction, Mr. Zorvan seconded. All voted unanimously to approve.
IV. New Business
Election of Officers:
i. Chairman - Mr. Jeff Merritt
made motion to nominate Mr. Spencer Boardman to
continue as Chairman. Mr. Jack Black seconded motion. All voted unanimously
ii. Vice Chairman - Mr. Spencer Boardman made motion
to nominate Mr. Matt
Zorvan as Vice Chairman.
Mr. Jack Black seconded motion. All voted unanimously
iii. Secretary - Mr. Spencer
Boardman made motion to nominate Mr. Jeff Merritt
to continue as Secretary. Mr. Matt Zorvan seconded motion. All voted
unanimously to approve.
iv. Board of Zoning Appeals
- Representative Mr. C.A. Ridge made motion for
Mr. Jeff Merritt to continue as Board of Zoning Appeals Representative Mr Zorvan seconded.
All voted unanimously to approve.
2. Ethics Disclosure Statements
Tim Hester, City Manager gave overview of the Tennessee state required Ethics Disclosure Statement. Mr. Hester also
gave copies of the statements to each Commissioner and asked that each statement be completed and returned to him by 21, January
2013, so that he can have record and forward to state for filing. Mr. Hester also asked that if any Commissioner completed
the statements online, that he be forwarded the confirmation number given by the state.
Planning and GIS service review - East Tennessee Development District
Mr. Tim Hester, City Manager reviewed with Commission,
the past history of the states planning services it made available to the City of Norris. After the state discontinued
this service, Norris contracted with the Anderson County Planning Service. This too has now been discontinued, due to
budget cuts at the County level.
Mr. Hester suggested contracting with the East Tennessee Development District
that has most of the old state planners available with the same level of services as did the state. A planner would
be available to attend meetings and offer suggestions and advice on planning matters, and GIS services would also be available.
The contract amount would be $5,200.00 per year and would require City Council approval.
Mr. Hester advised
if City Council approved of the contract the planner that would be made available to Norris already has committed to Campbell
County for the first Monday of the Month for the 7:00pm time slot. Mr. Hester said that Commission by charter must hold
its monthly meeting on the first Monday of the Month, but did not specify the time; Commission could change the charter or
the time its meeting took place.
After discussion between Commission, the public and City Manager Hester, Commission
agreed to change its monthly meeting to 5:00pm the first Monday of the month, if City Council approved the contract with the
East Tennessee Development District.
V. Old Business
Missoula Lighting Standards & Review of Workshop Material
Mr. Jack Black went over the Lighting Standards
Ordinance Presentation as it will be introduced to the public and answered Commissions questions.
Mr. C.A. Ridge passed
out to Commissioners a one page editorial titled IESNA TM-15-11 Luminaire Classification System for outdoor lighting.
Mr. Ridge asked Commissioners to read this handout as further proof that the Missoula Montana Lighting Ordinance is out dated.
Discussion ensued between Commissioners and it was agreed that the proposed ordinance would go forward to the public workshop.
Mr. Mitchell suggested that a newspaper article be crafted and submitted to the Norris Bulletin for publication prior
to the workshop. Mr. Black and Mr. Boardman agreed to author and submit the article.
With no further business,
Mr. Ridge made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Zorvan seconded. Commission voted unanimously to adjourn.
Submitted by Jeff Merritt, Secretary