Minutes – 10.01.2014

                                                            COUNTY OF SEVIER 
                                                             CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
                                                                                    At the Planning Commission
                                                                                    In and For Said City
                                                                                    October 1, 2014
 

Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman Brion Terry, presiding.
 
       1.     Roll Call.
       2.     Minute Approval.
       3.     Public Hearing.  Receive comments concerning a subdivision
               application filed by Richfield Development Group for the RDG
               Subdivision to be located at the northwest corner of 1300 South
               100 East.
       4.     Subdivision Application.  Consider recommending that the Council
               approve the application filed by Richfield Development Group for the
               RDG Subdivision to be located at the northwest corner of 1300 South
               100 East. 
       5.     Jim’s Auto Master.  Review conditions of Conditional Use Permit
               issued to Jim Keele on August 6, 2014, concerning businesses located
               at 300 North 700 East and 600 East Center Street. 
       6.     Corey Winkel Annexation.  Consider recommending that the Council
               approve an annexation application filed by Corey Winkel for property on
               500 East.
       7.     Other Business.
       8.     Adjournment.
 
 1.  Roll Call.  Roll call was answered by Steve Kunzler, Pat Hansen, Brion Terry, Greg Bean, David Mower, Monte Turner, and Jeff Albrecht.
 
City Staff Present:   Zoning Administrator Gaylen Matheson and Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.    
 
2.  Minutes Approval.  The minutes of August 6, 2014, and September 3, 2014 were reviewed.   Jeff Albrecht motioned to approve the minutes of August 6, 2014.  David Mower seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.   Pat Hansen motioned to approve the minutes of September 3, 2014.  Steve Kunzler seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.    
 
 3.  Public Hearing. 6:14:33 PM    A public hearing was opened to receive comments concerning a subdivision application filed by Richfield Development Group for the  RDG Subdivision to be located at the northwest corner of 1300 South 100 East.  There were no comments from the public.  This property is the east portion of the property where Tractor Supply is locating.  The public hearing was closed at 6:15:23 p.m. 
 
4.    RDG Subdivision.  Consideration is given to making a recommendation that the Council approve the application filed by Richfield Development Group for the RDG Subdivision to be located at the northwest corner of 1300 South 100 East.    John Spendlove said lot 1 is being developed for and leased to Tractor Supply Company.    Lot 2 will be for sale.  Concerning lot improvements along lot 2, the Council has agreed to enter into a waiver allowing street improvements to be installed at the time lot 2 is developed.  Street improvements along lot 1 are being installed with the construction of Tractor Supply.  Richfield Development owns both lots.    
 
Jeff Albrecht motioned to recommend that the City Council approve the application filed by Richfield Development Group for the RDG Subdivision to be located at the northwest corner of 1300 South 100 East.  Pat Hansen seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.    
 
5.    Jim’s Auto Master.  Jim Keele is present to review the status of the Conditional Use Permit which was approved at Planning Commission meeting on August 6, 2014.  The conditions imposed at that time included the following:
 
         1.  No more than 15 cars total to be parked at 633 East 300 North.  This
              includes both vehicles waiting for repair or for pick up by customers. 
         2.  No more than 10 cars total to be parked at 595 East Center Street. 
              This includes both vehicles waiting for repair or for pick up by
             customers. 
         3.  Cars to be parked neatly and in an organized manner. 
         4.  No storage of parts outside of the building. 
         5.  No abandoned vehicles.
         6.  Maintain weeds and clean up debris.
         7.  To be reviewed by Planning Commission at October’s meeting,
              showing that progress is continually being made. 
 
 
Chairman Terry said a few days ago there were 25 vehicles on 300 North and seven on Center Street.  Monte Turner points out that there has been significant
improvement on the 300 North property.  He believes the intent is trying to be met. There is now a sign limiting customers to two days to remove repaired vehicles. 
 Mr. Keele said he is finding that it isn’t feasible for people to pick up vehicles in two days.   In August, there were over 40 vehicles.  He has reduced that by 11.  Mr. Keele said it would be almost impossible to stick to just 15 vehicles on 300 North.
 
Monte Turner said in his opinion it isn’t necessarily the number of vehicles, but Mr. Keele having control of the vehicles so they are parked in an organized manner.  Mr. Keele said some of the problem is that vehicles are dropped off at night by tow trucks bringing vehicles in from Wayne County.  Monte Turner wondered if it would be possible to give them instructions as to where they can leave the cars.  Mr. Keele said there isn’t enough room for them to pull their large trucks in there and take the cars off.  He tries to straighten them up the next morning with a forklift. 
 
Pat Hansen agrees that the main thing was the curb appeal aspect.  She thinks the orderliness and the neatness of the lot would satisfy everybody if it could have good curb appeal.  Mr. Keele wonders about parking a few vehicles in the back.  That would help him straighten out the front.  That would be west of the gymnastics building.  He also advises that he is trying to buy both this building and the gymnastics building.
 
Jeff Albrecht said in August the Commission tried to set a number of cars to be parked there thinking that he could hold it to a certain limit.  It sounds like that is going to be a difficult thing for him to do.  He wonders what can be done to create more space for them.  Mr. Keele said he wishes he could keep it to 15 so he isn’t so overhwlemed, but people seem to like his work.  He has a good clientele.  He thinks he could park 30 cars there and keep them orderly.  That would max him out and use the whole complex.  
 
Mr. Keele has improved the property by removing the scrap metal that was there and also the abandoned vehicles. 
 
It would be ideal if he owned the whole lot and there could be a fenced area where cars aren’t even visible.  Mr. Keele said if he is able to purchase both buildings, then he will fence some of it off.  He would still rent the other building for gymnastics, but they don’t need as much parking. 
 
Steve Kunzler made a motion that it be acknowledged that Mr. Keele has made considerable progress towards straightening up the property, although it isn’t quite how the Commission would like to see it.  The Commission doesn’t want to adjust the number of allowed vehicles at this time, but will revisit this at December’s Planning Commission meeting.  Pat Hansen seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously. 
 
6.   Corey Winkel Annexation.  Consideration is given to recommending to the City Council that they approve an annexation application filed by Corey Winkel for property located at approximately 1200 North 500 East.   
 
 
Brion Terry advises that Mr. Winkel would like to develop 20 acres of property into
1-acre residential lots.  He would like to annex the property.  The City Council has met with Mr. Winkel several times and come to an agreement in sharing costs for taking the sewer and water lines to this property.   In recent years, the City has installed a sewer trunk line further east of this property and Mr. Winkel will have to take the sewer from his property to the trunk line. 
 
Corey Winkel arrived.   Mr. Winkel said he would like to develop eight 1-acre lots.  He has met with the Council and asked them to help take the water to his property.  He wants to subdivide the west half of the property which is not contiguous to the City and which he could develop in the County with septic tanks and wells. 
 
The city has agreed to extend the sewer from its trunk line for some distance to the north, and then he will take the sewer from his property to the east and connect to the sewer.  Richfield City and Winkel Construction will split the cost of the water line.
 
Jeff Albrecht wondered if there is a booster pump to get the sewer flow from this property to the sewer ponds.  There is a pumping station on the corner of the Annabella Road.  He wondered if the pump is being operated at the present time and if the City has looked into how this will affect that.  He wonders if this will provide enough flow into the sewer line to operate the booster pump.  (Michelle Curtis called Gary Barney, Public Works Director.  He said there is one user currently connected to the booster pump, so the pump runs minimally.  The City will have to occasionally put water into the trunk line to flush it.  There is a fire hydrant nearby which will make it convenient for them to flush the line.)
 
David Mower made the following motion:
The Commission has reviewed a proposal by a property owner to annex a parcel of property into the City.  The parcel is 18.09 acres.  The description is on the right-hand side of the map under the words “Boundary Description.”  The Commission has not been shown any reason not to annex it, and it touches on a City boundary, so it is entitled to be annexed.  To the extent that the Planning Commission needs to vote on that, it is moved that the Commission vote in favor of the annexation.  Jeff Albrecht seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously. 
 
7.   Other Business.  Steve Kunzler has a concern with the Costa Vida development which was reviewed a few months ago.  Costa Vida will be located at the southeast corner of 1300 South Technology Drive.  There is a traffic impact fee area at this intersection.  He thinks that agreement included the development of a right-hand turn lane on the east side of Technology Drive (west side of Costa Vida).  That was not addressed with the approval of the Costa Vida project.  Costa Vida was told they would have to install a sidewalk along the road, but he does believe that the road also needs to be widened with a turn lane.   He said the agreement was put together in 2007.   He will review this with the City Administrator.
          
8.  Adjournment.  The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
 
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 5th day of November, 2014.
 
 /s/  Michelle Curtis
        Deputy City Recorder