Planning Commission Minutes

 Monday 3, September 2013


Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.


Commission Members Present: Matt Zorvan, Jack Black, Ed Meyer, Spencer Boardman - Chairman, Jeff Merritt - Secretary

Public Present: Jim Tomlinson, Loretta Painter, May Boardman Claude Langley and City Manger Tim Hester

I.          Call to Order:

            Chairman Boardman called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.

II.         Hear the public:

            No member of the public spoke.   

III.       Minutes - July 1, 2013

            No discussion or changes was offered by members.  Mr. Black made motion to            approve minutes as written.  Mr. Zorvan seconded.  All voted unanimously to           approve. 

IV.       New Business

1.         Meadowview Assisted Living Addition - Plat review

            City Manager Tim Hester introduced Mr. Claude Langley building contactor for            Meadowview.  Mr. Hester explained Meadowview wanted to expand their current             facility and reviewed with Commissioners the site plan.  Mr. Hester went on to

            say that he and the City Building Inspector had been on site and that the plat and

            sight plan meet all set back requirements and recommended that Commission     approve the plat.  A short discussion and Q&A took place with Mr. Hester and

            Mr. Langley.  After all discussion ended Chairman Boardman asked for a          motion to approve.  Mr. Zorvan made a motion to approve the Meadowview Assisted   Living plat as submitted, Mr. Meyer seconded. All voted unanimously to approve.


2.         Ottaviano Re-subdivision of property @ 29 East Norris Road and 8 Laurel Place

            Chairman Boardman introduced the re-subdivision of property, and reminded

            Commissioners that this property was brought before Commission last year in

            where, as the owner wanted to reduce the amount of the land that went with his

            residence.  The re-subdivision request is to re-install that property back to the    house track. City Manager produced a plat for review.  After a short discussion      and review of the plat, Chairman Boardman asked for a motion to approve.  Mr.   Meyer made motion to approve the Ottaviano re-subdivision.  Mr. Zorvan        seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.


b.         Tim Hester City Manager advised Commission that with the approval of the

            Subdivision planning must recommend to City Council a Zone for the property.

            Mr. Hester went on to say that Commission could keep the property zoned FAR,

            or return back to its original zone of R-1, which all of the surrounding properties

            on W. Norris Road are zoned. 

            Mr. Merritt made motion to recommend to City Council to change the Ottaviano

            re-subdivision from FAR to R-1.  Mr. Zorvan seconded, all voted unanimously to


3.         Updated Zoning Map

            Mr. Hester presented Commission an updated zoning map of the City of Norris.

            Included on this map were the recently Annexed properties on Highway 61.  After

            a short review of the map by Commissioners, Mr. Merritt made a motion to       recommend that City Council adopt the updated map as part of the official city

            records.  Mr. Boardman seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve the


4.         Plan ET Demonstration Project

            Mr. Boardman introduced the Plan ET Demonstration project that has been       funded  through the Plan East Tennessee Grant.  City Manager Tim Hester     reviewed with   Commissioners the Plan ET letter (see attached) outlining the             project and its   goals.  Mr. Hester, Jack Black and Ed Meyer are on the design             team that will    work with UT students and Brad Collett UT Landscape    Architecture Professor, Chairman Boardman asked Mr. Hester to update             Commission on the projects progress as soon as possible.          


V.        Old Business

            No old business was brought forward.


VI.       Adjourn

            Chairman Boardman asked for a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Meyers made motion to         adjourn.  Mr. Zorvan seconded.  All voted unanimously to adjourn.


Submitted by Jeff Merritt - Secretary