January 27, 2016
Members Present:
Steve Bench, Chairman/Zoning Administrator
Chris Breinholt, City Engineer
Shawn Warnke, City Manager
Paul Fulgham, Public Works Director
Marc Christensen, Parks & Recreation Director
Linsey Nessen, Deputy Recorder

Chairman Bench called the Land Use Authority Board Meeting to order at 9:09 a.m. The meeting was held January 27, 2016 in the City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Chairman Steve Bench, Engineer Chris Breinholt, Manager Shawn Warnke, Director Paul Fulgham, Director Marc Christensen, Deputy Recorder Linsey Nessen (left the meeting at 9:18 a.m.) and Deputy Recorder Cynthia Nelson (joined the meeting at 9:18 a.m.) were in attendance.

1. Approval of agenda:

Motion by Director Fulgham to approve the January 27, 2016 agenda. Motion seconded by Director Christensen. Vote: Chairman Bench – aye, Engineer Breinholt – aye, Manager Warnke – aye, Director Fulgham – aye, and Director Christensen – aye. Motion approved.

2. Approval of minutes: No minutes to approve

3. New Business:

a. Review and consideration of a Site Plan for Auto Zone in the Tremont Center Subdivision

Chairman Bench stated he received a Site Plan from Auto Zone in October 2015 that met most of the City’s Zoning Code requirements. This new Site Plan the City received that was drawn up by Alliance does not meet the City Zoning Code as far as parking, islands, etc. Mr. Micah Capener stated he was sure Adam from Alliance is open to making the necessary changes to the Site Plan.

Chairman Bench read from a list of comments from Manager Warnke. The proposed signage Auto Zone is requesting is for four signs, which does not meet the City’s current sign ordinance, which allows for only two wall signs. The proposed monument sign is too close to the right-of way. There needs to be at least a four foot separation. The Code doesn’t allow for four wall signs, a monument sign and to be placed on a common sign.

Chairman Bench asked if Mr. Capener gave the design guidelines to Auto Zone. Mr. Capener stated he had, but what Auto Zone is proposing is generally what they have done at other locations. Auto Zone’s main concern is about being seen because of their distance from Main Street.

Manager Warnke stated his concern is the proliferation of signs in general and if every business gets five signs, it becomes visual clutter and works against everyone. There is a limit to the signs, but it would be up to the Planning Commission and City Council to decide what that limit is. Chairman Bench asked what Auto Zone’s timeline is. Mr. Capener stated they want to break ground as soon as weather permits.

b. Walk ins*

There were no walk ins

4. Comments/Reports:

a. Chairman/Zoning Administrator – Steve Bench

No comments.

b. City Engineer – Chris Breinholt

No comments.

c. Recreation Director – Marc Christensen

No comments.

d. Public Works Director – Paul Fulgham

No comments.

e. City Manager – Shawn Warnke

No comments.

5. Public comments: Comments limited to five minutes.

No public comments.

6. Adjournment:

Motion by Manager Warnke to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by consensus of the Board. The meeting adjourned at 9:27 a.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 Land Use Authority Board Meeting held on the above referenced date. Minutes prepared by Deputy Recorder Linsey Nessen.

Dated this _____day of ___________, 2016

Darlene S. Hess, 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.