Planning Commission Minutes
Monday 4, February 2013
Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of
the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Monday 4, February 2013
Present: Chairman-Spencer Boardman, Secretary-Jeff Merritt, Jack Black, Chris Mitchell and Joy Wilson
Present: May Boardman, Loretta Black, Pam Turner, Loretta Painter & Bill Grieves
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Chairman
II. Hear the public:
of the public spoke.
III. Minutes 7, January
Mr. Jack Black made motion to approve minutes, Mr. Chris Mitchell seconded. All voted unanimously.
IV. New Business
1. Welcome new
Chairman Boardman welcomed Mrs. Joy Wilson to the Norris Planning Commission. Mr. Ed Myers also, a new
member informed City Manager, Tim Hester that he would be unable to attend tonight's meeting due to family illness.
1. Planning and GIS service
review, East Tennessee Development District.
Mr. Boardman asked members to revisit last months vote on changing the
Norris Planning Commission meeting time from 7:00pm on the first Monday of the month to 5:00pm to accommodate the East Tennessee
Development District planner. Mr. Boardman thought it best to include the two (2) new Commission members in on the discussion.
Mrs. Wilson committed that the new change in time would not hinder her from attending the monthly meetings.
a short discussion on other options, Mr. Mitchell suggested that the vote to change the meeting time from 7:00pm to 5:00pm
that passed at the January 2013 meeting be upheld, each member agreed.
Review of Lighting Workshop
Mr. Boardman commented that he thought that the just concluded public workshop had went
well without any major opposition. General discussion ensued among Commissioners and all agreed that the public comments
were encouraging. Mr. Merritt said that he would like to see the proposed Lighting Ordinance forwarded to the Norris
City Council. Mr. Mitchell said that if Commissioners did vote to send to City Council, he would like to see a recommendation
to approve with the motion. Mr. Black also requested that the motion include the corrections for mis-spellings and typo's.
Mr. Merritt made motion to forward the proposed Norris Lighting Ordinance as written with typo's and mis-spellings
corrected to City Council with a recommendation to approve. Mrs. Wilson seconded. Mr. Boardman called for a vote.
Mr. Mitchell abstained, all others voted to approve.
Mr. Boardman asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr.
Merritt made motion to adjourn. Mrs. Wilson seconded. Commission voted unanimously to adjourn.
Submitted by Jeff Merritt, Secretary