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2 July 2013 | Approved: 7 August 2013

Chairman Challstrom called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. In attendance were commissioners Brenda Gumula, Steve Werts and David Young. Also in attendance was HPC member Mimi Styles.

Annual Election of Chairman

Steve Werts moved, Brenda Gumula seconded that Charlie Challstrom be elected Chairman of the Planning Commission. Vote: 4-0 with enthusiasm.

Approval of Agenda

Brenda Gumula moved, David Young seconded that the agenda be approved. Approved: 4-0.

Approval of the Minutes

Steve Werts moved, Brenda Gumula seconded that the Planning Commission minutes for June 5, 2013 be approved. There were two (2) minor changes. Approved, as amended: 4-0.

Public Appearances

There were no public appearances.

Building Permit Applications

Chairman Challstrom acknowledged receipt of the HPC review for 122 Chestnut Avenue.

Development of Harrison Property (17050 Railroad Street)

Charlie Challstrom gave a history of this property which included the Town’s attempts to annex it. The annexation happened in May of 2007 and there has been very little communication until a recent inquiry from David McKee from Benning & Associates. It appears that Mr. McKee would like to get started on the development of this property on behalf of the Harrison’s. It has been determined that the Town has very little information about this in terms of a subdivision plat/plan or drawings. The Commission will require that the plan show; building restriction lines (BRL), house locations and garage locations. They also discussed the removal of the existing non-compliant garage, removal of the dangerous trees across from Roberts Oxygen, Cluster Zoning, snow removal, current I-1 zoning of Roberts Oxygen, screening of the Roberts Oxygen property, the fee ($100.00 per lot) and the requirement for the inclusion of architectural drawings to be submitted with the subdivision plan. The PC’s collective understanding is that the Plat of Subdivision for this property must be accompanied by architectural drawings. Charlie Challstrom reiterated the fact that he hoped the process would allow for an HPC review once the plan is submitted.

Report from Town Council

Council Liaison David Young reported that;

  • Town Council approved Ordinance 2013-03 (Comcast Franchise Agreement).
  • Town Council introduced Ordinance 2013-05 (Modifying Minimum Side Set Back Requirements for Main Buildings in Residential Zones) and set the public hearing date for 7/8/13.
  • Approved Mayor’s appointments of Steve Werts to the Planning Commission, Wendy Harris to the Historic Preservation Commission and Marc Hansen and Christine Dibble to the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Other Business

Charlie Challstrom reported that the Towne Crest Redevelopment plan is back on the agenda of the County Council for next week. He urged members to read the letter to the County Council from attorney David Brown.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

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