Norris Planning Minutes
Minutes of the Norris Planning Commission meeting, held in the Council Room of the
Norris Community Building, 20 Chestnut Drive
Members Present: Matt Zorvan, Ed Meyer, Chris Mitchell,
Jack Black, Chairman Jeff Merritt
Public Present: Jim Tomlinson, Loretta Black, Pam Turner, Dan Hawk Planning
City Manager Tim Hester
Call to Order: Chairman Merritt called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.
Hear the Public: No member of the public spoke
Minutes - November 2, 2015
With no questions or corrections Chairman Merritt asked for a motion to approve as submitted.
Mr. Zorvan made the motion, Mr. Meyer seconded, all voted unanimously to approve.
A. Update on Norris Water Commission Improvements
2015 Phase III Sewer Rehabilitation project
Mr. Hester briefed Commission, committing that 3,000' of line had been point repaired and had
undergone slipping procedure.
- 2016 Phase IV Sewer Rehabilitation project
Mr. Hester advised that a new
block grant has been approved to rehabilitate the main line at the
Sawmill Road intersection.
1. Rules & Procedures for Training Session Reminder for February
Mr. Hester reminded Commissioners of the February 2016 Training Session.
2. Review Definitions &
Locations for Hotels, Motels, Tourist Courts & Inns
Mr. Hawk and Mr. Hester reviewed with Commissioners their thoughts and suggestions.
After discussion Commission agreed on the following definitions:
- Inns: Any building
(s) containing eleven (11) or fewer guest rooms.
- Hotel/Motel: Any building (s) containing twelve (12) or more guest
agreed on the following locations:
- Inns: C-1 Central Commercial Dist., S-1 Scenic
Highway Dist., S-2 Scenic Highway District
- Hotels/Motels: C-2 General Commercial District, P-1 Professional and Civic
3. Design Review Commission
Mr. Hawk reviewed with Commission a draft ordinance creating the Norris Design Review Commission with the
authority by section 6-54-133 of the Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) key factors of the draft are:
The Norris Municipal Planning Commission is designated to serve as the Norris Design Review Commission hereafter referred
to as the Norris DRC.
- All decisions by the Norris DRC maybe appealed to the Norris City Council.
- The Norris
DRC shall meet upon request prior to the regular meeting of the Norris Municipal Planning Commission
- An application
for DRC review must be submitted to the enforcement official 10-days prior to the regular Norris Planning Commission meeting.
Design rules for the DRC review will be a "work in progress" between the Planning Commission, Norris City Council
and Public Hearings.
After a long discussion Mr. Mitchell made a motion to recommend that City Council adopt the draft
ordinance and the suggested design standard as follows:
- Differences in height for adjoining
businesses must vary by at least two (2) feet.
- Differences in front offset for adjoining businesses must vary by
at least one (1) foot.
- Separating building material between commercial businesses must not be glass or metal.
Building Material creating differing height must not be glass or metal.
After a short discussion Mr. Meyer
seconded the motion. Chairman Merritt called for a vote, all voted unanimously to approve.
No other Goals/Vision Statement was brought forward
With no further business brought forward Chairman Merritt asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Meyer
motion to adjourn, Mr. Zorvan seconded. All voted unanimously to adjourn.
Minutes submitted by Jeff