Planning Commission Minutes 6/27/172017-07-12T08:44:32+00:00

TREMONTON CITY CORPORATION
PLANNING COMMISSION
June 27, 2017

Members Present:
Robert Anderson, Chairman
Val Bennett, Commission Member
Micah Capener, Commission Member
Arnold Eberhard, Commission Member
Troy Forrest, Commission Member – arrived at 5:50 p.m.
Ben Greener, Commission Member – excused
Tom Stokes, Commission Member
Bret Rohde, City Councilmember
Steve Bench, Zoning Administrator
Cynthia Nelson, Deputy Recorder

Chairman Robert Anderson called the Planning Commission Meeting to order at 5:31 p.m. The meeting was held June 27, 2016 in the City Council Meeting Room at 102 South Tremont Street, Tremonton, Utah. Chairman Robert Anderson, Commission Members Bennett, Capener, Eberhard, Forrest (arrived at 5:50 p.m.), Stokes, City Councilmember Bret Rohde (left at 6:35 p.m.), Zoning Administrator Steve Bench, and Deputy Recorder Cynthia Nelson were in attendance. Commission Member Greener was excused.

1. Approval of agenda:

Commission Member Eberhard noted there was an error on the agenda. Item 4b needs to be corrected to reflect wording in item 3b.

Motion by Commission Member Eberhard to approve the June 27, 2017 agenda with the correction mentioned above. Motion seconded by Commission Member Bennett. Vote: Chairman Anderson – aye, Commission Member Bennett – aye, Commission Member Capener – aye, Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Stokes – aye. Motion approved.

2. Approval of minutes:

Motion by Commission Member Bennett to approve the June 13, 2017 minutes. Motion seconded by Commission Member Stokes. Vote: Chairman Anderson – aye, Commission Member Bennett – aye, Commission Member Capener – aye, Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Stokes – aye. Motion approved.

3. Public Hearing:

Chairman Anderson called a Public Hearing to order at 5:34 p.m. to discuss an overlay zone at Aspen Grove. There were 2 people in attendance.

a. To receive public input on an overlay zoning district at 700 West Main Street, Aspen Grove Manufacturing Home Park for a Recreational Vehicle Park

Administrator Bench reviewed the proposed code which will be in Chapter 1.16 – Overlay Zones. The area at 700 West Main Street will stay zoned RM-8 but will have an overlay zone allowing for land use for temporary parking and overnight use for Recreational Vehicles (RV). The plan includes an office with a convenience store, a clubhouse, restrooms, and pickleball courts.

The Supplemental Regulations in Chapter 1.19 will include definitions of RV, RV park, and rental space. It notes the RV Park must meet minimum standards of habitability and does not adversely affect surrounding properties. Chapter 1.19 sets forth general regulations for any RV Park within City limits not just for Aspen Grove. The Code sets standards for setbacks, size of space for RV’s, landscaping, and sufficient space for vehicles towing or being towed to park on pad. The owner’s, Carl Liljenstope, plan surpass the minimum requirements for frontage for each RV pad. There should be a minimum of ten feet (10’) between RV units parked end to end. And twenty feet (20’) between RV space and any building. Commission Member Capener noted the showers by lot 10 need to be shifted a little to comply.

The code also discussed streets; all interior roadways shall be at least 32 feet in width for two way traffic and at least 18 feet width for one way traffic. A 45 degree turning radius shall be required on all curves and bridges within a development shall have a capacity of 16 ton to allow access by emergency vehicles. At least 80 percent (80%) of the stalls shall have electricity, sanitary sewer, and water. There shall be a disposal site for sewer and a place for trash collection. The code includes information regarding showers. There shall be RV park signs that conform to City Code regarding sign permits. The code shall also include wording relative to lighting, screen wall/fencing that is at least six feet (6’) high, and a time limit on staying in RV park. Commission Member Capener asked if the code should state the time limit is based on a case by case for construction workers that way be here for an extended period of time.

The park manager shall be responsible for nuisances in the park and ensure rules are followed. There shall be no fires, tent camping, storage sheds allowed except those for maintenance of park, and no on street parking. Commission Members Capener and Forrest said the fires and tents should be allowed on a case by case for the City Code. It could be different for Mr. Liljenstope’s RV park. Mr. Liljenstope is planning the RV park for bigger RV’s with big spaces. Commission Member Eberhard wondered if generators will be allowed. Administrator Bench will look into the matter.

Ron Dell Robbins was in the audience and stated the location seems to be wrong. This type of park needs to be on the edges of town. There is a lot of traffic on Main Street already. Mr. Robbins said Mr. Liljenstope made a lot of promises with the current Mobile Home parks and none of them were kept. RV parks always end up trashy. The City should spread out and give people room.

Jeri Robbins said she would like a six foot (6’) fence that is solid so she can’t see the park. The Robbins own a home on Main Street next to the entrance to Town and Country. Mrs. Robbins said they have problems with the water line now. Every time the trailer park shuts off the water, they are without water. They share the same line. The water lines go down a lot. Mr. Robbins said campgrounds have sewer problems. The RVs will use the entrance by AmeriGas to enter and exit the park. Mr. Robbins said he was not sure how much weight the bridge can hold.

Chairman Anderson closed the Public Hearing at 6:13 p.m. He thanked Mr. and Mrs. Robbins for coming and sharing their thoughts.

Chairman Anderson called a Public Hearing to order at 6:24 p.m. to receive public input on items 3b, 3c, and 3d – Chapter 1.17 Off Street Parking, Chapter 1.19 raising height of trash enclosures, and to amend the Notary Acknowledgements. There were zero (0) people in attendance.

b. To receive public input on amending Chapter 1.17 Off Street Parking Diagram 17.1 to show a back-up area for parking stalls that are 90 degrees

Administrator Bench said this will allow a back-up area for people when backing out of a 90 degree parking stall.

c. To receive public input on amending Chapter 1.19 Supplementary Regulations section 1.19.045 increasing trash enclosure height from four (4) feet to six (6) feet in height

Administrator Bench noted this will increase the height of trash enclosures from 4 four (4’) to six feet (6’) in the code.

d. To receive public input on amending the Land Use Code to include Notary Acknowledgements

There are several different Notary Acknowledgements that will be included.

Chairman Anderson closed the Public Hearing at 6:26 p.m.

4. New Business:

a. Discussion and consideration of an overlay zoning district at 700 West Main Street, Aspen Grove Manufacturing Home Park for a Recreational Vehicle Park

Motion by Commission Member Capener to approve the overlay zone for 700 West with a couple modifications. The fires, tents, and generators should be allowed on a park by park basis. Commission Member Capener thinks the guidelines are very stringent. Administrator Bench noted the length of occupancy should be on a case by case basis. Motion amended by Commission Member Capener to table the Aspen Grove Manufactured Park for a Recreational Vehicle Park until the next meeting. Motion seconded by Commission Member Forrest. Vote: Chairman Anderson – aye, Commission Member Bennett – aye, Commission Member Capener – aye, Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Forrest – aye, Commission Member Stokes – aye. Motion approved.

b. Discussion and consideration of amending Chapter 1.17 Off Street Parking Diagram 17.1 to show a back-up area for parking stalls that are 90 degrees

Motion by Commission Member Capener to approve items 4b, 4c, and 4d and recommend them to the City Council. Motion seconded by Commission Member Bennett. Vote: Chairman Anderson – aye, Commission Member Bennett – aye, Commission Member Capener – aye, Commission Member Eberhard – aye, Commission Member Forrest – aye, Commission Member Stokes – aye. Motion approved.

c. Discussion and consideration of amending Chapter 1.19 Supplementary Regulations section 1.19.045 increasing trash enclosure height from four (4) feet to six (6) feet in height

This item was approved with item 4b.

d. Discussion and consideration of amending the Land Use Code to include Notary Acknowledgements

This item was approved with item 4b.

e. Discussion and consideration of title amendment for Chapter 1.08, Commercial and Industrial Zones, changing conditional use in industrial zones to permitted use

Administrator Bench said T & M Manufacturing would like to expand. This will change the definition of light and heavy in Industrial Zones and change the conditional use.

5. Adjournment

Motion by Commission Member Capener to adjourn the meeting. Motion seconded by consensus of the Board. The meeting adjourned at 6:38 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 Deputy Recorder Cynthia Nelson.

Dated this 11th day of July, 2017.

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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.