Minutes – 10.05.2016

COUNTY OF SEVIER 
CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
 
                                                                                    At the Planning Commission
                                                                                    In and For Said City
                                                                                    October 5, 2016
 


         Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., Vice-chairman Monte Turner, presiding.
                                                                                                                
      1.     Roll Call.
      2.     Minutes Approval:  Consider approving minutes of September 7, 2016.
      3.     Conditional Use Permit:  Consider a request from Nedra Curtis to change
               the use of a home located at 445 North Main.  The request is to allow the
               home to be used as a commercial office and an apartment (CS zone,
               mixed use = C2 use.)
      4.     Lot Split:  Dwight Crosier to discuss options for splitting a lot located at
               400 North and approximately 635 East (RM-11 zone). 
      5.    Other Business
                  A.  Set time for Training/Planning meeting with City Council and Rural
                        Community Consultants.
                  B.  Discuss General Plan and Master Transportation Plan.
      6.     Adjournment
 
                                                                                                                                
 1.  Roll Call.  Roll call was answered by Greg Bean, Jeff Albrecht, Monte Turner, David Mower, and Lisa White.  Brion Terry and Steven Kunzler were excused.
 
City Staff Present:   Zoning Administrator Gaylen Matheson and Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.    
 
Others present:  Nedra Curtis
 
2.   Minutes Approval.   The minutes of September 7, 2016, were reviewed.   David Mower motioned to approve the minutes of September 7, 2016.  Lisa White seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.  
 
David Mower wondered why in some meetings the Commission takes evidence from witnesses.  It was explained that the Planning Commission has a role as an appellate body.  The minutes of last month explain that the Planning Commission acts as the appeal authority for the Zoning Administrator.  Mr. Mower wondered who is the Zoning Administrator?  Gaylen Matheson is the Zoning Administrator, but Charles Billingsley would fall under that as the Zoning Enforcement Officer.  Mr. Mower still wonders why the Commission would review those.  It was explained that if people want to appeal a decision made by Mr. Billingsley or Mr. Matheson, they come to the Planning Commission as the appeal authority.  Greg Bean expressed his opinion that the Planning Commission acts as a buffer because their next step would be going to the district court in order to appeal.  The Zoning Code is set up in accordance with State law.
 
3.   Conditional Use Permit.  Consider a request from Nedra Curtis to change the                   use of a home located at 445 North Main.  The request is to allow the home to be used as a commercial office and an apartment (CS zone, mixed use = C2 use.)
 
Mrs. Curtis said the home has always been a residence.  This is her parents’ home.   They have tried to sell it, but it has been difficult because of its location on Main Street.  They thought it might be easier to rent it as a business property and then use the back part of the home and basement as an apartment.    
Mrs. Curtis knows they would be required to create parking stalls for a commercial property.  They would create parking stalls in front of the home similar to the parking stalls at the mortgage company, Security National, which is next door to the north.   
 
In determining the number of parking spaces, it is necessary to know how many square feet will be used for the commercial portion of the home.  If the space is over 800 square feet, but less than 1200 square feet, it would require 3 parking spaces.  One space would need to be van accessible to meet ADA requirements. 
 
Mrs. Curtis will determine the square footage and come back to next month’s meeting for further discussion.  She will also need to measure the depth of the front yard and the outer house dimensions. 
 
During the discussion it was determined that the home is owned by her mother.  Therefore, any applications filed will need to be signed by her mother. 
 
Chairman Brion Terry arrived.
 
4.   Lot Split.  Dwight Crosier was not present.  He had wanted to discuss options for splitting a lot located at 400 North and approximately 635 East (RM-11 zone).  The property is an “L” shape with 116 feet of frontage along 400 North and 60 feet of frontage along 600 East.  However, the property on the corner is owned by someone else.  There is also another piece of property between the corner property and the subject property which is “L” shaped, therefore wrapping around the corner piece.
 
Because the subject property does not have the required frontage of 70 feet on 600 East, the Commission does not believe it is eligible to be split.  At this time, the Commission doesn’t want to consider allowing a lot split by applying the standards for a flag lot.  The Commission suggests that the property owner try to purchase the parcel of property between this property and the corner property.  That would give it the required frontage to allow a lot split. 
 
David Mower motioned that item 4 should be stricken for failure of applicant to appear.  Monte Turner seconded the motion.  The motion carried.     
 
 
5.   Other Business
         A.  Set time for Training/Planning meeting with City Council and Rural                     Community Consultants.   The Commission would like to schedule this for October 19th at 6:00 p.m.
 
         B.     Discuss General Plan and Master Transportation Plan.  Proposed changes to the General Plan were discussed. 
 
 
6.  Adjournment.  The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
 
 
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 2nd day of November, 2016.
 
 
/s/  Michelle Curtis
      Deputy City Recorder