Norris Planning Minutes

October 6, 2014

 

Minutes 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, Matt Zorvan, Jack Black, Joy Wilson and Chris Mitchell

Public Present:  John Alvis, Randy Lowe, Loretta Painter, Pam Turner, Jim Tomlinson, City Planning Adviser - Dan Hawk, City Manager Tim Hester

I.             Call to Order:  Chairman Boardman called meeting to order at 5:00 pm.

II.            Hear the Public:  No member of the public spoke.

III.           Minutes August 4, 2014:  With no suggested corrections, Mrs. Wilson made a motion to approve as written, Mr. Black seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.

IV.          New Business:

                1.            Building addition - Sleepy Eyed John's - 2830 Andersonville Hwy.

City Manager Hester passed out hand drawn Architectural drawings by owner, Mr. John Alvis detailing the proposed addition.  Commission members reviewed the documents and asked Mr. Hester if the proposed addition meets all setbacks and ordinances, Mr. Hester said that the proposed addition did meet those requirements.  Commission asked City Planning Advisor Mr. Hawk his opinion.

Mr. Hawk said that the proposed addition meet all requirements under 13-7-208 and recommended approval.   After a short discussion Chairman Boardman asked for a motion to approve.  Mr. Black made motion to approve as presented.  Mr. Zorvan seconded. All voted unanimously to approve.

2.            Plat Sub-division - 10 Hilltop Place

Mr. Hester pasted out to Commission copies of the proposed plat sub-division and survey documents.  Mr. Hester asked Mr. Merritt who was making the sub-division request, to explain his request.  Mr. Merritt said his wife and he recently purchased 10 Hilltop Place, which adjoins their property at 100 Hilltop Lane and wanted to take less than 400 sq. ft. from 10 Hilltop Place to create additional parking.  After a short discussion Chairman Boardman asked City Planner Advisor Mr. Hawk his opinion.  Mr. Hawk committed that the request meet all setbacks and ordinance requirements.  Mr. Zorvan made motion to approve as submitted.  Mrs. Wilson seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.  Mr. Merritt abstained.

3.  Flood Plain Management Ordinance Review

Mr. Hawk confirmed that Commission Members had had the opportunity to review the new language in the updated Flood Plain Management Ordinance.  He went on to explain why the changes in the current ordinance needed updated and that the State FEMA Coordinator had approved the language changes.

Mr. Hawk then went on to field questions from Commission members on specific changes.  After all questions had been answered Chairman Boardman asked for a motion to recommend to City Council the adoption of the updated Municipal Flood Plain Zoning Ordinance as written.  Mrs. Wilson made the motion Chairman Boardman seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.

V.            Old Business:

                No old business was brought forward.

VI.          Adjourn 

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

Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt, Secretary