Norris Planning Minutes

January 5, 2015

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


Members Present:  Vice-Chairman Matt Zorvan, Jeff Merritt -Secretary, Jack Black, Chris Mitchell and Ed Meyer

Public Present:  City Manager Tim Hester, City Planning Adviser - Dan Hawk, Ralph Smith, Dan Humphrey, Spencer Boardman

I.             Call to Order:  Vice-Chairman   Zorvan called meeting to order at 5:03 pm.

II.            Hear the Public:  Mr. Spencer Boardman thanked City Officials for the prompt efficient pick up of leaves around the City.  Mr. Boardman asked that the City patch the pot holes at the entrance to Archer's Food Center.  Mr. Hester (City Manager) advised Mr. Boardman that even though the pot holes was on the City Right-of-way as is private driveways the owners are responsible for the repair and upkeep.  Mr. Mitchel (Mayor) told of a private road that was in the City limits in urgent need of repair and asked Mr. Boardman if he thought the City should make the repairs?  Mr. Boardman did not reply. 

III.           Minutes - November 3, 2014:  Vice-Chairman Zorvan asked for a motion to approve the minutes of November 3, 2014.  Mr. Black made motion to approve as submitted, Mr. Meyer seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.

IV.          New Business:

                1.  Election of Officers

                Chairman:  Vice-Chairman Zorvan asked for a nomination for Planning Chairman.  Mr. Mitchell made motion to nominate Mr. Merritt for Chairman and Planning Secretary.  Mr. Black seconded.  Mr. Merritt committed that one sitting Commission member was absent and one yet to be appointed, if it would not be wise to postpone the Election of Officers until the full Commission was present.  City Manager - Mr. Hester said the by-laws stated officers would be elected at the January meeting; but he saw no reason why the Election could not be postponed.  Mr. Merritt did not make such motion.  Mr. Mitchell asked to amend his first motion to include Mr. Meyers as Vice-Chairman.  Vice-Chairman Zorvan asked for a vote on Mr. Mitchell's motion to elect Mr. Merritt as Chairman and Secretary to the Norris Planning Commission and Mr. Meyer Vice Chairman.  Mr. Black seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.


IV.          New Business (cont'd)

                2.  Planning Commission Representative to BZA

                Chairman Merritt asked for nominations to fill Mr. Boardman's vacant position on BZA.  Mr. Zorvan said that he would like to serve.  Mr. Meyer made motion to nominate Mr. Zorvan to fill the vacant BZA position.  Mr. Black seconded.  With no more nominations Chairman Merritt called for a vote.  All voted unanimously to approve. 

                3.  Subdivision Plat review - 59 Chestnut Drive

                City Manager - Mr. Hester distributed subdivision plat for Commission to review.  Mr. Hester explained that the owner basically wanted to subdivide there lot in half.  Mr. Mitchell asked Mr. Hester and City Advisor Mr. Hawk if there were any grounds to deny the subdivision.  Mr. Hester and Mr. Hawk said there was not.  Mr. Mitchell made motion to approve subdivision as submitted.  Mr. Meyers seconded.  All voted unanimously to approve.

V.            Old Business:

                Mr. Hawk said he would like to offer a One (1) hour training session in February on subdivision regulations.  Mr. Hester asked Mr. Hawk to contact him and would add to the February agenda.

VI.          Adjourn 

                With no more business Chairman Merritt asked for a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Zorvan made motion.  Mr. Black seconded.   All voted unanimously to adjourn.

Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt, Secretary