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

Commission Members Present: Chairman-Spencer Boardman, Secretary-Jeff Merritt, Jack Black, Chris Mitchell and Joy Wilson

Also Present: May Boardman, Loretta Black, Pam Turner, Loretta Painter & Bill Grieves


I.          Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. by Chairman Spencer Boardman

II.          Hear the public:

No member of the public spoke.   

III.         Minutes 7, January 2013

Mr. Jack Black made motion to approve minutes, Mr. Chris Mitchell seconded.  All voted unanimously. 

IV. New Business

1.            Welcome new members

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.

V.         Old Business

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.

After 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.


2.         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