Norris Planning Minutes
February 3, 2014
of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of the Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive.
Members Present: Chairman Spencer Boardman, Secretary Jeff Merritt,
Members Jack Black, Joy Wilson, Matt Zorvan, and Mayor Chris Mitchell
Public Present: May Boardman,
Loretta Painter, Glen Gustafson, Diane Allred, Jason Kitts, Loretta Black, City Manger Tim Hester, City Planner Dan Hawk
Call to Order: Chairman Boardman called meeting to order at 5:00 pm.
Hear the Public: No member of the public spoke.
Minutes December 2, 2013, Mr. Zorvan made motion to approve as written, Mrs. Wilson seconded. All voted unanimously
IV. New Business:
Request to re-zone property at 6 Deer Ridge Rd., from R-2 Residential to C-1 Commercial. City Manager Tim Hester gave
a brief review, explaining that this property as of twelve (12) or so years ago was zoned commercial, but was changed to Residential
R-2 at the owner's request.
tried to sell their property under R-2 residential zoning, but have been unsuccessful. Jason Kitts would like to purchase
the property and build a Beauty Salon. Mr. Black commented that in his opinion the property would be better suited zoned
C-1 commercial than R-2 residential.
After a short discussion, Mr. Mitchell made a motion to recommend to City Council to change the subject property from R-2
residential to C-1 commercial. Mr. Black seconded. All voted unanimously to approve the motion.
1. Land Use Planning Progress:
Chairman Boardman started the
discussion by inviting members to attend a "Land Use Tour" sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Environment
and Conservation (TDEC) and the East Tennessee Development District (ETDD) to be held at the University of Tennessee Arboretum,
Monday May 19, 2014, with pre-registration deadline of May 9, 2014. Those members attending will be credited with 2
hours of training credit. City Planner Dan Hawk handed out the existing zoning map. The Norris Planning Commission
has completed the language on the updated Land Use Plan, but due to State and County Planning Services being eliminated the
new map has not been completed. Mr. Hawk asked members to review the map and drive the roads through the different zones
and decide if the current zoning suits the City's needs. Mr. Hawk will review with Commission members their findings
at the March 2014 meeting.
With no further
Business, Chairman Boardman asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Mitchell made the motion to adjourn. Mrs. Wilson
seconded. All voted unanimously to adjourn.
Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt, Secretary