Planning Commission Minutes
Monday 7, October 2013
Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of
the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Commission Members Present: Joy Wilson,
Chris Mitchell, Matt Zorvan, Jack Black, Ed Meyer, Spencer Boardman - Chairman, Jeff Merritt - Secretary
Present: Jim Tomlinson, Loretta Painter, May Boardman, Harry Shatz & Jennie Messer, City Manager Tim Hester,
Planning Advisor Dan Hawlk
I. Call to Order:
Chairman Boardman called the meeting to order at 5:00pm.
No member of the public spoke.
III. Minutes - September 3, 2013
Chairman Boardman asked for motion to approve September 3, 2013 minutes. Mr. Zorvan made
motion, Mr. Boardman seconded. All approved unanimously.
IV. New Business
1. Evaluate zoning regulations on temporary storage
units. Chairman Boardman briefly over viewed some past and on going problems with temporary storage units. City
Manager Tim Hester gave some current examples of the well
Pods unit that have been placed on adjoining
property & for more than 2 years.
went on to say, that with the current ordinances, the city has no authority to limit the amount of time a temporary storage
unit can remain on a
home owner's property.
City Planner Dan Hawlk said, he has researched several city ordinances outside of Norris and suggest that Planning Commission,
writing an ordinance should first define
a. Define temporary and permanent
b. What is the purpose of the unit
c. How long will units be allowed to be on site
d. What will be the maximum length of the unit
e. Will there be different lengths and time limits
in different zones
After a lengthy discussion
Commission agreed to have Mr. Hawlk draw up a
sample ordinance for Commission to review, no time was set for sample ordinance to be
presented to Commission for review.
V. Old Business
No old business was brought forward.
Mrs. Wilson made motion to adjourn. Mr. Zorvan seconded. All members voted
unanimously to adjourn.
Submitted by Jeff Merritt - Secretary