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: Chair-Joy Wilson, Secretary Jeff Merritt,
Matt Zorvan, Jack Black, John Barker, Ed Myer, Chris Mitchell
Public Present: Planning Adviser Dan Hawk, Loretta
Painter, Jim Tomlinson, Pam Turner, Richard & Brenda Hutcheson, Jack Mitchell
Call to Order: Chair Wilson called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm.
Hear the Public: No Member of the public spoke.
Minutes - June 6, 2016
Chair Wilson asked if anyone had corrections or questions of the minutes, Mr. Hawk suggested
an amendment for clarity.
For clarity Mr. Hawk suggested
that the following statement be added after the sentence beginning
" Planning Advisor Dan Hawk " and ending with attached to one another.
If the Anderson County School Board and the property owner's intent was only to divide the building and
not the land, then may be possible to accomplish this using the Tennessee
Horizontal property statues without requiring Planning Commission review and
asked for a motion to approve with the above amendment. Mr. Myers made such
motion, Mr. Black 2nd motion. All voted unanimously to approve.
IV. New Business:
1. SUB-DIVISION REQUEST: Corner of East Norris Road
and Highway 61
reviewed Subdivision Request and Plat with Commissioners. Mr. Hawk explained that
adjoining properties owed by Jerry Crossno and Richard and Brenda Hutcheson also known as B&R Auto Repair wants
to subdivide portions of their properties to accommodate a new Auto Repair Business.
Mr. Hawks opinion was that the request meet all of the necessary requirements and recommended its approval.
Secretary Merritt advised the
Public and Planning Commission that he was the Brother-in-law to
Richard and Brenda Hutcheson but, did not feel it was necessary to recuse himself.
Mr. Hawk noted that the only signature existing on the proposed subdivision plat was that of the Surveyor and
advised Secretary Merritt against signing off of the plat until such time that
the property owner's signatures could be secured. (Mr. Crossno was not present at the
After a short
discussion Mr. Zorvan made a motion to approve the subdivision plat subject to securing the necessary signatures.
Mr. Barker seconded. All voted unanimously to approve.
Recess Planning Commission Meeting
Chair Wilson asked for a motion to recess so the Norris Design Review Commission could
convene to review Design Review "Lot 3 " Highway 61. Mr. Black made the motion Mr. Myer
seconded. All voted unanimously to recess.
Convene Norris Design Review Commission
1. Design Review "Lot 3" Highway 61
Chair Wilson called the meeting to order at 5:20p.m.
Mr. Hawk reviewed site plan and design requirements with Commission. Mr. Hawk explained that for the most part the
Norris Design Review Commission's limited requirements were targeted to offsets, differing heights and building
material creating differing heights for adjoining businesses.
After a short discussion on such topics such as mechanical equipment screening, lighting and landscaping, Mr. Barker made
motion to approve the Design Review
"Lot 3" Highway 61. Mr. Zorvan seconded, all voted unanimously to approve.
Site plan review "Lot 3" Highway 61
Chair Wilson reconvened Planning Commission Meeting.
Mr. Hawk reviewed incomplete site plan with Commission, missing was lighting specifications that must meet or
exceed lighting provision 14-422. Sign specifications, parking, setbacks,
Building specs and entry meet all requirements and recommended site plan approval subject to
City's Building Inspection approval of the above.
After a short discussion Mr. Zorvan made motion to approve site plan "Lot 3" Highway 61
subject to City building inspector verifying that lighting meets lighting provision 14-422 and that
they business sign meets Norris Zoning requirements. Mr. Barker seconded, all voted unanimously.
V. Old Business:
1. Parking requirements for educational facilities.
Mr. Hawk passed out to Commission a document giving examples of Public and Private
Educational parking spaces requirements for different cities. Mr. Hawk went on to say that it
was up to the Planning Commission to set parking standards or not.
After a short discussion Mr. Barker made a motion to table this subject for a future date. Mr. Black seconded,
all voted unanimously.
Chair Wilson asked for a motion to adjourn. Mr. Barker made motion to adjourn. Mr. Myer
seconded. All voted unanimously to adjourn.
Minutes submitted by Jeff Merritt, Chairman/Secretary