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City Council and Planning and Zoning Joint Meeting on August 4, 2015

Agenda

NORTH LIBERTY CITY COUNCIL & PLANNING COMMISSION JOINT MEETING
MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
Tuesday, August 4, 2015, 6:30 PM

1. ROLL CALL
2. AGENDA APPROVAL
3. SPECIAL CENSUS
a. Resolution Number 15-89, A Resolution approving the Commercial Lease Agreement for office space for the Special Census – 2015
4. PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION – PLANNING ISSUES
5. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

North Liberty City Council & Planning Commission Joint Meeting
Minutes
August 4, 2015
Roll Call
At 6:30 p.m., Mayor Nielsen called the August 4, 2015 Special Council Meeting with the Planning Commission to order. Council members present: Chipman, Donahue, Hoffman, Wayson; absent – Pollock. Planning Commission members present: Bleil, Detlefsen, Gebhart, Pentecost, Sayre; absent – Covert, Heisler.
Others present: Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Dean Wheatley, Kevin Trom, Stefan Juran and other interested parties.
Agenda Approval
Wayson moved, Chipman seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Heisler arrived at 6:35.
Special Census
Heiar presented information regarding the proposed lease. Hoffman moved, Donahue seconded to approve Resolution Number 15-89, A Resolution approving the Commercial Lease Agreement for office space for the Special Census – 2015. The vote was: ayes- Hoffman, Wayson, Donahue, Chipman; nays –none. Motion carried.
Presentation and Discussion – Planning Issues
Wheatley presented the roles of staff, the Commission, and the City Council in the development process. He provided a status update on the Park Plan progress. Wheatley discussed outdoor eating patios with the Council and Commission. Housing types, including tract type housing were discussed. The consensus was to have staff look at updates to the language to require more differentiation in homes constructed on contiguous lots. Discussion was held on requiring variations on the use of wood on front steps. Consensus was to have staff monitor this and report at needed. The land use plan was generally reviewed for new developing areas. The group discussed transition planning for multi-family/duplex to single family. Affordable housing and housing statistics in general were discussed. The group discussed amending the major street plan with removing the street proposed through the Josephs Keep subdivision. Wheatley presented information regarding the proposed amendment to the Fox Valley outlot reconfigurations. Wheatley led the discussion on the existing land use plan.
Adjournment
At 8:16 p.m., Donahue moved, Hoffman seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.

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