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Planning and Zoning Commission for October 2, 2018

Agenda

6:30 PM
North Liberty City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle

  1. ROLL CALL
  2. AGENDA APPROVAL
  3. SITE PLAN: Request of DiVentures LLC to approve a site plan for a new swimming and scuba diving education center at the southeast corner of West Penn Street and Penn Court.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  4. STREET VACATION: Request of the City of North Liberty to vacate a portion of North Main Street adjacent to the new police station site.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Public Comments
    3. Questions and Comments
    4. Recommendation to the City Council
  5. HANGING SIGN: Request of agent Shari King to approve a projecting sign for a new Jersey Mike’s restaurant, located at the Family Video store building on Highway 965/Ranshaw Way.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Applicants Presentation
    3. Public Comments
    4. Questions and Comments
    5. Recommendation to the City Council
  6. PLANNING COMMISSION RULES: Review and possible action on changes to the administrative rules for the Planning Commission as recommended by the City Attorney, based on current practice.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Public Comments
    3. Questions and Comments
    4. Action by the Commission
  7. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
  8. OLD BUSINESS
  9. NEW BUSINESS
  10. ADJOURNMENT

Minutes

Roll Call

Chair Ronda Detlefsen called the October 2, 2018 Planning Commission meeting to order at 6:28 p.m. Commission members present:  Jennifer Bleil, Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Rebecca Keogh, and Patrick Staber; absent – Kylie Pentecost.

Others present:  Dean Wheatley, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Kevin Trom, Derek Blackman, Joanne Haack, Curt Logan, Carter Kurdlre and other interested parties.

Agenda Approval

Bleil moved, Staber seconded to approve the agenda. The vote was all ayes. Agenda approved. Pentecost arrived at 6:29 p.m.

DiVentures LLC Site Plan

Staff Presentation

Wheatley Request of DiVentures LLC to approve a site plan for a new swimming and scuba diving education center at the southeast corner of West Penn Street and Penn Court.  Staff recommends approval of the application with no conditions.

Applicants Presentation

Joanne Haack, Retail Program Director for DiVentures, was present on behalf of the applicant and offered information on the building.  The civil engineer on the project, Curt Logan, offered additional information, as well.

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments

The Commission discussed the application including the look, contents and use of the building, complementary use with City Recreation center, size of pool, age for lessons, and the property line adjustment.

Recommendation to the City Council

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

North Main Street Vacation

Staff Presentation

Wheatley presented the request of the City of North Liberty to vacate a portion of North Main Street adjacent to the new police station site to make the new building work better on the lot.

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments

The Commission had no questions or comments regarding the application.

Recommendation to the City Council

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

Jersey Mike’s Hanging Sign

Staff Presentation

Wheatley presented the request of agent Shari King to approve a projecting sign for a new Jersey Mike’s restaurant, located at the Family Video store building on Highway 965/Ranshaw Way.  Staff recommends approval of the application.

Applicants Presentation

There was no applicant presentation.

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments

The Commission discussed the application including positive feedback on location and type of sign.

Recommendation to the City Council

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

Planning Commission Rules

Staff Presentation

Wheatley led the review and possible action on changes to the administrative rules for the Planning Commission as recommended by the City Attorney, based on current practice.

Public Comments

No public comments were offered.

Questions and Comments

The Commission discussed the revisions including the liaison position, rules of order, summary of items reviewed, the edits generally, and striking subcommittees.

Action by the Commission

The Commission

Bleil moved, Keogh seconded to approve the updated rules with recommended amendments. The vote was: ayes – Detlefsen, Keogh, Staber, Bleil, Gebhart, Heisler, Pentecost; nays – none. Rules approved.

Approval of Previous Minutes

Gebhart moved, Heisler seconded to approve the minutes of the September 4, 2018 Planning Commission minutes. The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

Old Business

Wheatley reported that two large buildings on Kansas recently approved by the Planning Commission are under construction.  Earthwork for foundations is happening this fall.

New Business

Wheatley reported that a couple of cases were received for November.

Adjournment

Staber moved, Bleil seconded to adjourn at 6:51 p.m.  All ayes. Meeting adjourned.

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