Planning Commission Minutes 9-25-182018-10-12T09:12:18+00:00

TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
PLANNING COMMISSION
SEPTEMBER 25, 2018

Members Present:
Micah Capener, Chairman—excused
Val Bennett, Commission Member—excused
Arnold Eberhard, Commission Member
Troy Forrest, Commission Member (via phone)
Ben Greener, Commission Member
Brad Janssen, Commission Member
Tom Stokes, Commission Member—excused
Bret Rohde, City Councilmember
Steve Bench, Zoning Administrator
Linsey Nessen, Recorder

Chairman Pro Tem Greener called the Planning Commission Meeting to order at 5:53 p.m. The meeting was held September 25, 2018 in the City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Chairman Pro Tem Greener, Commission Members Eberhard, Forrest (via phone), Janssen, City Councilmember Rohde, Zoning Administrator Bench, and Recorder Nessen were in attendance. Chairman Capener and Commission Members Bennett and Stokes were excused.

1. Approval of agenda:

Motion by Commission Member Eberhard to approve the September 25, 2018 agenda. Motion seconded by Commission Member Forrest. Vote: Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Forrest – aye, Chairman Pro Tem Greener – aye, Commission Member Janssen – aye. Motion approved.

2. Approval of minutes—September 11, 2018

Motion by Commission Member Janssen to approve the September 11, 2018 minutes. Motion seconded by Commission Member Eberhard. Vote: Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Forrest – aye, Chairman Pro Tem Greener – aye, Commission Member Janssen – aye. Motion approved.

3. Public Hearing:

a. To receive public input on rezoning property located at 1729 East Main Street, and known as the Kaneko Minor Subdivision. It is proposed to change the zoning from Commercial Highway (CH) to Residential R1-20.

Chairman Pro Tem Greener called the Public Hearing to order at 5:55 p.m. There were zero people in attendance. It was closed at 5:57 p.m.

Administrator Bench said that more than 15 years ago the Kanekos made a three lot minor, which ended up commercial even though it is surrounded by residential. There is single family to the west and east of the lot and Mrs. Kaneko wanted to change it back to residential. She fears if someone buys it from her now as commercial they would try to stick something commercial between residential homes. Residential is on both sides of it (R120). In addition, since it is zoned commercial her property taxes are double what residential would be.

b. To receive public input on removing the term Land Use Authority Board (LUAB) and adding Development Review Committee (DRC) within the city Zoning and Land Use Code.

Chairman Pro Tem Greener called a Public Hearing to order at 5:57 p.m. There were zero people in attendance. It was closed at 5:58 p.m.

Administrator Bench said the state came up with a land use committee about 15 years ago and we jumped on board. The definition of a land use authority is any body within the City, which includes the City Council, Planning Commission and the zoning administrator. Although we have kept this name for close to 15 years, we thought it would be a good time to change it and separate the body that meets to look at subdivisions and development plans. We will remove the Land Use Authority Board and substitute that with the Development Review Committee, which is a typical name for that type of committee in any town.

4. New Business:

a. Discussion and consideration of rezoning property located at 1729 East Main Street, and known as the Kaneko Minor Subdivision.

Motion by Commission Member Forrest to change it to residential R120. Motion seconded by Commission Member Eberhard. Vote: Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Forrest – aye, Chairman Pro Tem Greener – aye, Commission Member Janssen – aye. Motion approved.

b. Discussion and consideration of removing the term Land Use Authority Board (LUAB) and adding Development Review Committee (DRC) within the city Zoning and Land Use Code.

Motion by Commission Member Eberhard to approve the name change. Motion seconded by Commission Member Janssen. Vote: Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Forrest – aye, Chairman Pro Tem Greener – aye, Commission Member Janssen – aye. Motion approved.

c. Discussion and Review of Sign Ordinance

Administrator Bench said it would be better to have a full commission here for discussion so we should table this for now. However, the five of you should give it some thought and come up with ideas for the next meeting. This will include all of the zoning, not just the tall 90-foot signs. Councilmember Rohde said the City Council is asking the Planning Commission, along with some outside help, to come up with a strategic zoning plan. This is the start of that. We need to determine what we want the zone to look like in 30 years and what should be allowed. Instead of doing overlays we need to build our zoning strategically, the way we think it should be.

5. Adjournment

Motion by Commission Member Forrest to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by consensus of the Board. The meeting adjourned at 6:02 p.m.

The undersigned duly acting and appointed Recorder for Tremonton City Corporation hereby certifies that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the minutes of the Planning Commission held on the above referenced date. Minutes were prepared by Jessica Tanner.

Dated this 9th day of October, 2018.

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Linsey Nessen, CITY RECORDER

*Utah Code 52-4-202, (6) allows for a topic to be raised by the public and discussed by the public body even though it was not included in the agenda or advance public notice given; however, no final action will be taken.