Planning and Zoning Commission minutes from March 7, 2017

Planning Commisssion
March 7, 2017

Roll Call
At 6:30 p.m., Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the March 7, 2017 Regular Session of the North Liberty Planning Commission to order. Commission members present: Jennifer Bleil, Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Kylie Pentecost and Patrick Staber; absent: Josh Covert.

Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Megan Benischek and other interested parties.

Agenda Approval
Bleil moved, Gebhart seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.

Linn County REC Site Plan
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Linn County REC to approve a site plan for a relocated electrical substation located on 240th Street west of Highway 965. Staff recommends approval.

Applicants Presentation
No applicant presentation was made.

Public Comments
No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments
The Commission discussed the application including relocating further from the street, landscaping, and room to expand.

Recommendation to the City Council
Bleil moved, Pentecost seconded to recommend approval of the site plan application with no conditions. The vote was: ayes – Bleil, Heisler, Pentecost, Staber, Gebhart, Detlefsen; nays – none. Motion carried.

Approval of Previous Minutes
Heisler moved, Staber seconded to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

Old Business
No old business was presented.

New Business
Wheatley reported that two applications and a possible third will be on the April agenda.

At 6:36 p.m., Staber moved, Gebhart seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.