Planning and Zoning Commission on March 3, 2020


6:30 p.m.

North Liberty City Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Circle, North Liberty, Iowa 52317

  1. Roll Call
  2. Agenda Approval
  3. Urban Renewal Area Amendment: Request of the City of North Liberty for an amendment to the North Liberty Urban Renewal Area.
    1. Staff Presentation
    2. Questions and Comments
    3. Recommendation to City Council
  4. Consideration of the January 7, 2020, Meeting Minutes
  5. Old Business
  6. New Business
  7. Adjournment


Roll Call

Chair Becky Keogh called the March 3, 2020 Regular Session of the North Liberty Planning Commission to order at 6:30 p.m. Commission members present:  Josey Bathke, Ronda Detlefsen, Adam Gebhart, Jason Heisler, Becky Keogh, Kylie Pentecost and Patrick Staber.

Others present: Ryan Rusnak, Ryan Heiar, Tracey Mulcahey, Joel Miller and other interested parties.

Agenda Approval

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

Urban Renewal Area Amendment

Staff Presentation

Rusnak and Heiar presented the request of the City of North Liberty for an amendment to the North Liberty Urban Renewal Area.

Questions and Comments

The Commission discussed the application including the Diamond Dreams project details including the provision of 120 annual hours of service to underprivileged youth.

Recommendation to City Council

Detlefsen moved, Pentecost seconded to recommend approval of the amendment to the City Council.   Bathke moved to amend the motion to include commentary to Council of the requirement of 120 hours per year with priority being given to North Liberty children.  The vote on the amendment was: ayes – Gebhart, Detlefsen, Bathke, Keogh, Pentecost, Heisler, Staber; nays – none. Amendment approved. The vote on the original motion including the amendment was: ayes –Detlefsen, Bathke, Keogh, Pentecost, Heisler, Staber, Gebhart; nays – none. Motion carried.

Consideration of the January 7, 2020 Meeting Minutes

Detlefsen moved, Gebhart seconded to approve the minutes of the January 7, 2020 Planning Commission meeting.   The vote was all ayes. Minutes approved.

Old Business

No old business was presented.

New Business

Rusnak reported that he has received one case for April, the rezoning request for Vintage Estates.  He is reviewing the zoning ordinances and may be bringing amendment.  The Commission discussed the recent good neighbor meeting.  Bathke requested clarification on procedural requirements with possible remote attendance by phone.


At 6:53 p.m., Staber moved, Heisler seconded to adjourn. The vote was all ayes. Meeting adjourned.



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