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
Jim Tomlinson, Loretta Painter, May Boardman Claude Langley and City Manger Tim Hester
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
IV. New Business
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.
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.
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.
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.
No old business was brought
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