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Planning and Zoning Commission on January 5, 2016

Agenda

NORTH LIBERTY PLANNING COMMISSION
MEETING NOTICE AND AGENDA
Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 6:30 PM

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. AGENDA APPROVAL
  3. ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2016
  4. REVISED PRELIMINARY PLAT: Request of Fox Valley, Inc. to approve Fox Valley Part 4, a revised preliminary plat for property located south of Forevergreen Road, west of Jones Boulevard.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  5. SITE PLAN: Request of Linn County REC to approve a site plan for Lot 2, Josephs Keep Second Addition, located east of Arlington Ridge, south of E Penn Street. Tabled at 12/2015 meeting.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  6. ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT: Request from staff to consider parking and storage regulations. Tabled at 11/2015 meeting.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Public Comments
    3. Questions and Comments
    4. Recommendation to the City Council
  7. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
  8. OLD BUSINESS
  9. NEW BUSINESS
  10. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

PLANNING COMMISSION
Minutes
January 5, 2016

Roll Call
At 6:30 p.m., Chair Detlefsen called the January 5 Regular Planning Commission meeting to order. Commission members present: Bleil, Covert, Detlefsen, Gebhart, Heisler and Pentecost.
Others present: Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Scott Peterson, Kevin Trom, Stefan Juran and other interested parties.
Agenda Approval
Covert moved, Heisler seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved.
Election of Officers for 2016
Heisler moved, Covert seconded to appoint Ronda Detlefsen to the Chair position for 2016. After discussion, the vote was all ayes. Motion carried. Heisler moved, Covert seconded to appoint Jennifer Bleil to the Vice Chair position for 2016. After discussion, the vote was all ayes. Motion carried.
Fox Valley, Part 4 Revised Preliminary Plat
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Fox Valley, Inc. to approve Fox Valley Part 4, a revised preliminary plat for property located south of Forevergreen Road, west of Jones Boulevard. Staff recommends approval with routine notes.
Applicant’s Presentation
Jeff Mekota was present to represent the developer and offered to answer questions.
Public Comments
No public comments were offered.
Questions and Comments of the Commission
The Commission discussed the proposed construction of Forevergreen Road with regards to right-of-way width, the trail adjacent to the roadway, and the timeline of roadway development.
Recommendation to the City Council
Covert moved, Bleil seconded to recommend approval of the Revised Preliminary Plat for Fox Valley, Part 4 to the City Council with no conditions. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Detlefsen, Covert, Gebhart, Pentecost, Bleil, Heisler; nays – none. Motion carried.
Lot 2, Joseph’s Keep Second Addition Site Plan
This item was tabled at the December, 2015 meeting. Gebhart moved, Covert seconded to remove from the table. The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.
Staff Presentation
Wheatley presented the request of Linn County REC to approve a site plan for Lot 2, Josephs Keep Second Addition, located east of Arlington Ridge, south of East Penn Street. Staff recommends approval.
Applicant’s Presentation
Duane Musser, MMS Consultants and representatives from Linn County REC were present for this issue.
Public Comments
Randy Belknap, adjacent property owner, spoke regarding the updated application and offered alternate locations for the substation. Musser responded to Mr. Belknap’s concerns. Kim Colberg, Linn County REC General Manager, spoke regarding the process for finding a location and construction of a substation.
Questions and Comments from the Commission
The Commission discussed the application relating to the contingency feed being dependent upon this substation, the timeline of transmission construction vs. substation construction and the capacity of the proposed substation. Wheatley provided information on landscape maintenance, drive locations and outside storage. The concrete driveway will not have curb and gutters. The need for water on the site for fire protection was discussed.
Recommendation to the City Council
Heisler moved, Covert seconded to recommend approval of the site plan application for Lot 2, Joseph’s Keep Second Addition with no conditions. After discussion, the vote was: ayes – Gebhart, Heisler, Detlefsen, Bleil, Pentecost, Covert; nays – none. Motion carried.
Parking and Storage Regulations Zoning Ordinance Amendment
This item was tabled at the November 2015 meeting. Wheatley has a revised draft that is mostly complete. The draft will be sent to the Commission as soon as review is complete. The item remains on the table for future consideration.
Approval of Previous Minutes
Bleil moved, Gebhart seconded to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2015 Commission meeting. The vote was all ayes. Motion carried.
Old Business
Heiar updated the Commission on the Urban Renewal Plan Update. The public hearing was delayed until January 12 for minor corrections to the legal description.
New Business
Wheatley reported that two new cases have been received for next month.
Adjournment
At 7:28 p.m., Gebhart moved, Covert seconded to adjourn. All ayes. Meeting adjourned.

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