Norris Planning Minutes

April 4, 2016

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

I.             Call to Order:  Vice-Chair Barker called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.

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

III.           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.

IV.          New Business:   

                1.            Site plan review 3350 Andersonville Highway

                Restaurant Use:

                City Manager 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.

                Mr. Sawyer 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.  



V.            Old Business:

                No old Business was brought forward!


VI.          ADJOURN

                Mr. Merritt made motion to adjourn.  Mr. Zorvan seconded.   All voted unanimously to                 adjourn.


 Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt, Chairman/Secretary