2002 Minutes & Agendas: Minutes - January 9, 2002
PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF MEETING
Wednesday, January 9, 2002, 7:00 p.m.
A quorum being present at Centerville City Hall, 250 North Main
Street, Centerville, Utah, the meeting of the Centerville City Planning Commission
was called to order at 7:05 p.m. by Chairman Bruce Powell.
Bruce Powell, Chairman
Paul Allred, Community Development Director
Kem Weaver, Intern
Kathleen Streadbeck, Recording Secretary
Renee Turner (Clipper), Landen Hedin, Michael Hedin, Jim Rushforth,
Mark Davidson, Jeff Gold, James Sukler
INVOCATION: Bruce Powell
Minutes from the Planning Commission Work Session held December
12, 2001 were reviewed and amended. Brian Hulse made a motion to approve the
minutes as amended. The motion was seconded by Paula Tew, which passed by unanimous
Minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting held December 12,
2001 were reviewed and amended. Chairman Powell made a motion to table the approval
of these minutes pending the recording secretary’s review of the tape regarding
the hours of operation for the conditional use permit for a proposed a light
manufacturing and sales of dietary supplements facility at 623 North 1250 West.
Brian Hulse seconded the motion, which passed by unanimous vote (6-0).
PUBLIC HEARING - SUBDIVISION - CONCEPTUAL - Walton Lane Townhomes
is proposed as a condominium project to be located at 70 West Walton Lane –
R-2 Zone. Robert Holmes, property owner and applicant.
Paul Allred, Community Development Director, reported that the
City Council overturned the conditional use permit approved by the Planning
Commission for this project. Part of their approval included the provision that
the project could have five units. The layout of this conceptual subdivision
matches the conditional use permit approved by the City Council. Mr. Allred
stated that there are still two more steps before final approval. He stated
the applicant has submitted all information required by the City for conceptual
approval and recommended approval.
Paula Tew stated that she recently acquired a plat map as revised
by the last quit claim deed by Mr. Holmes and that it shows three lots instead
of the two on this proposed conceptual subdivision. Therefore, she would like
to defer this decision to the City Council due to the fact that they overturned
the conditional use permit. She explained that this is allowed per Centerville
City Municipal Code Section 15-210-5, Subdivision Ordinance.
Chairman Powell opened the public hearing.
Jim Rushforth, 110 Walton Lane, stated he feels this
project is in violation of City zoning laws. He explained that the State condominium
law states that all condominiums need to conform with local zoning and under
the R-2 Zone for a two-family dwelling there is a required 90-foot frontage,
which these units do not have.
Brian Hulse explained to Mr. Rushforth that the area and frontage
requirements pertain only to the permitted uses (i.e. two-family dwelling) in
the R-2 Zone, but that a condominium is a conditional use in the R-2 Zone and,
therefore, falls under another set of rules and regulations and is exempt from
the area and frontage regulations within the zone.
Chairman Powell closed the public hearing.
Chairman Powell stated he is still not comfortable with the
enclosed parking/storage units on the site. He stated that he had specifically
omitted these units from the previously approved conditional use permit, but
now wonders if this is still the case since the City Council’s decision to overturn
that approval. He feels there is a potential for abuse of these units since
they are not a part of the rental agreement, but rather an addition.
Robert Holmes stated the reason the garages were proposed was
to allow for any recreational storage (i.e. snowmobiles, boat, etc.) and to
also provide additional storage since the units do not have basements. He stated
that he has no intention of renting these units to any outside parties. He also
asked the Planning Commission to not defer this decision to the City Council
as he would like the project to be approved as expeditiously as possible. He
stated that the last quit claim deed may not be completely accurate, but that
this is only conceptual approval and that the plat map will be corrected prior
to any final approvals.
Referring to the issue of commercial storage and use of the
enclosed parking/storage building, Mr. Allred explained that per ordinance Mr.
Holmes cannot store any commercial materials in a residential zone; therefore,
this can be regulated, somewhat, by the City.
Paula Tew made a motion to refer this conceptual subdivision
approval to the City Council per Centerville City Municipal Code Section 15-210-5
Section (A) with the following findings:
1. Consideration of possibly restricting the use of the storage
units or not allowing them.
2. Request that the lot split/plat map be decided and corrected
for verification of figures and approved by the City Engineer.
3. The City Council was the body that granted the conditional
Grant Talbot seconded the motion, which passed by a 4-2 vote.
Chairman Powell and Brian Hulse voted against the motion. Mr.
Hulse stated he feels the proposed concept plan is acceptable and that the lot
split matter can be resolved prior to preliminary and final approvals. He stated
that the City Council has approved the conditional use permit, therefore, they
need to accept it and move forward.
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT - Seasonal retail sales for Pineae
Nursery located on the southeast corner of 300 South Main Street - C-1 Zone
- Bruce Pitt, property owner and Jeff Gold, applicant.
Kem Weaver, Intern, stated that Pineae Nursery does a good job
approaching the City and obtaining the proper permits each year for their seasonal
sales yard. Pineae Nursery is requesting the same temporary conditional use
permit for this year as they have in the past. Staff recommends approval of
the temporary conditional use permit with the following conditions:
1. Temporary signs limited to 40 square feet on both 300 South
and Main Street (obtain a sign permit).
2. Hours of operation limited to 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m..
3. No vehicular access from Main Street.
4. Limit tracking of dirt/mud onto public streets and keep
dust to a minimum.
5. Remove all structures (temporary greenhouses) from the
site as required by the Planning Commission in the past by August 1, 2002.
6. Duration of use shall be from April 1, 2002 to August 1,
7. All loading of inventory must be done on site and not in
the public right-of-way.
Brian Hulse made a motion to recommend approval of the temporary
conditional use permit with the conditions listed above. Chairman Powell seconded
the motion which passed by unanimous vote (6-0).
ELECTION OF PLANNING COMMISSION CHAIR
Brian Hulse nominated Bruce Powell as the Planning Commission
Chair for the 2002 calendar year.
Paula Tew asked Mr. Powell how he felt about continuing as the
Planning Commission Chair. Mr. Powell stated he would prefer someone else have
the opportunity, but if elected, he would accept. He also stated that he will
be absent from all meetings held in April and May. Paula Tew asked if the Planning
Commission should also elect a Vice Chairman in the event the Chairman is absent.
The Planning Commission agreed.
Paula Tew seconded Mr. Hulse’s nomination, which passed by unanimous
After further discussion, Brian Hulse nominated Paula Tew as
the Planning Commission Vice Chairman for the 2002 calendar year. Grant Talbot
seconded this nomination, which passed by unanimous vote (6-0).
2002 PLANNING COMMISSION WORK GOALS AND PRIORITIES
Paul Allred, Community Development Director, reported that staff
is genuinely concerned that this year be one where many of the difficult land
use matters are resolved and much is accomplished. Staff suggests the following
work goals and asks for the Planning Commission’s thoughts.
1. The "Village"- related Code work, public input, etc.
2. Zone Map Overhaul - this will be a lengthy public hearing
which is already scheduled for February 27, 2002 at 5:30p.m..
3. Zoning Ordinance Rewrite - revisions to the following outdated
and vital sections, telecommunications, parking, landscaping, commercial condominiums,
nonconforming uses, conditional uses, definitions, C-F Zone, etc.
4. General Plan - updating, including the following: housing,
policies, west Centerville long-range plan, annexations policy per State law,
affordable housing element per State law, revisions to quadrant housing and
5. Relationships - with Mayor, City Council and general public.
6. Other Issues - Main Street or other issues as determined
by the Planning Commission
Commission members stated that they feel the top three goals
(village, zone map overhaul, and zoning ordinance rewrite) coincide and are
the most crucial at this time and should be dealt with immediately. Commission
members also felt that the General Plan could wait except for those immediate
A. Next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2001
at 7:00 p.m.
B. Joint City Council/Planning Commission workshop on January
22, 2002 at 7:00p.m..
C. Upcoming Agenda Items - RSD Zone (village), Connie Dunn’s
property, Walton Lane zoning, John Clark subdivision.
D. TND Conference January 24-26 in San Diego. If you are interested
in attending, notify Paul Allred.
E. Temporary Signs - Mr. Allred stated that staff has been enforcing
the temporary sign ordinance per Planning Commission request. Mr. Allred explained
that staff has been getting some negative feedback and asked the Planning Commission
if they still intend on supporting staff in this regard. The Planning Commission
stated that they have every intention of supporting staff in these efforts and
to continue enforcing the ordinance as written and intended.
F. Gregg’s Auto - Mr. Allred informed the Planning Commission
of an interest in the old Gregg’s Auto facility to be used once again as a used
car lot. Mr. Allred stated that this property has a conditional use permit that
runs with the land, but that as staff he could request the property owner to
make some voluntary changes to the property. The Planning Commission stated
that they would like any new property owner to know that they have a zero tolerance
for violations of the permit provisions and that they will exercise their right
to pull the conditional use permit, unless every condition of that permit is
The meeting was adjourned at 8:35p.m.
Bruce Powell, Chairman
Kathleen Streadbeck, Recording Secretary