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: Vice-Chair John Barker, Secretary Jeff
Merritt, Matt Zorvan, Jack Black, Chris Mitchell
Public Present: Planning Adviser Dan Hawk, Curt Sawyer, Loretta
Painter, and City Manager Tim Hester
to Order: Vice-Chair Barker called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.
Hear the Public: No member of the public spoke
Minutes - February 1, 2016
Vice-Chair Barker asked for corrections or comments, with none brought forward, Vice-Chair Barker asked
for a motion to approve as submitted. Mr. Black made the motion to approve Mr.
Zorvan seconded, all voted unanimously to approve.
1. Site plan review 3350 Andersonville Highway
Hester reviewed site plan with Commission. Mr. Hester reminded Commissioners
that due to Grandfathering the site did not have to meet the Norris Design Review or Landscape
requirements. Also the "strip mall" type building was built under county jurisdiction prior to
annexation and Commission should address parking only!
Mr. Hawk noted state requirements for number of spaces including Handicap spaces are
calculated according to the square feet of the proposed sites. Mr. Mitchell asked if the existing
spaces met the requirements. Mr. Hawk advised that it did not. Mr. Hawk said that to be
compliant 53 parking spaces measuring 20x10 and 3-designated handicap spaces that have a
minimum width of 96 inches and included a access aisle of no less than 5 feet, would need to be
put into place.
the property owner apologized, saying that his architect only had a few days to drawn
and design the plat drawings (that did not meet the requirement) and that he could meet the requirement by slanting
the spaces on the property
After s short discussion, Mr. Black made a motion to approve Mr. Sawyer's parking plan
contingent on presenting a revised plan to the Norris Building Inspector for final approval that
would include: Larger spaces that are a minimum of 200 sq. feet each, a minimum of 53 total spaces, a minimum of 3
spaces designated for handicap parking, that have a minimum width of
96 inches, and includes a access aisle of no less than 5 feet. Also, plan must be approved by the
Norris Building Inspector and/or City Manager and implemented before a new Certification
of Occupancy can be issued for proposed Restaurant. Also approval does not include the
referenced "Proposed Emergency gravel drive" indicated on the presented site plan. Mr. Zorvan
seconded the motion. Vice-Chair Barker called for a vote. All voted unanimously to approve.
No old Business
was brought forward!
Mr. Merritt made motion to adjourn. Mr. Zorvan seconded. All voted unanimously to
Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt, Chairman/Secretary