Minutes – 3.2.2022

COUNTY OF SEVIER 

CITY OF RICHFIELD

                                                                                    At the Planning Commission

                                                                                    In and For Said City

                                                                                                                                                            March 2, 2022

         Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m., Vice Chairman Greg Bean presiding until Chairman Kendrick Thomas arrived.

1.      Roll Call

2.      General Plan Discussion                                    

         A.   Discuss setbacks in residential zones.

         B.   Discuss RM-24 zone (General Plan Land Use Map).

3.      6:30 p.m.  Public Hearings

         A.   Receive comments to consider a change to the Zoning Code to allow detached

               accessory dwelling units (casitas) in the RR-1 and RR-5 zones.

         B.   Receive comments concerning an application filed by Pearson United requesting

               a change in the zoning of property located on 100 West between 500 and 600

               South.  The proposal is to change the zone from RM-11 to RM-24 for the north

               portion of the property, with the south portion of the property to be zoned

               RM-24 or CS.

         C.   Receive comments to consider changing the Zoning Code to allow buildings to

               have a height taller than 35 feet in the RM-11 and RM-24 zones. 

4.      Short-term Rental

         A.   Consider approving Jeron Shaw’s request allowing him to operate a short-term

               rental at 1017 North Plaza Drive (R1-6 zone, C-1 use).

5.      Commercial Businesses

         A.   Review elevations for Patriot Storage located at 39 East 1300 South.

         B.   Review plans for Kaley Loveless to operate a Pet Store located at 68 North Main

               Street (D zone, P-2 use).

6.      Action on Public Hearings

         A.   Consider recommending a change to the Zoning Code concerning detached

               accessory dwelling units (casitas) in the RR-1 and RR-5 zones. 

               OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE

               Consider whether or not using a breezeway attaching an accessory dwelling unit

               to a main dwelling unit fulfills the requirement for an accessory dwelling unit to

               be contained within the footprint of the home.  (Consider Section 1703.4.)

         B.   Consider recommending approval of an application filed by Pearson United

               requesting a change in the zoning of property located on 100 West between 500

               and 600 South.  The proposal is to change the zone from RM-11 to RM-24 for

               the north portion of the property, with the south portion of the property to be

               zoned RM-24 or CS.

         C.   Consider recommending  a change to the Zoning Code allowing buildings to

               have a height taller than 35 feet in the RM-11 and RM-24 zones.

7.      Business Approvals

         A.   Review and consider approving Pearson United’s concept plan for the

               development of a condominium project located on 100 West between 600 and

               700 South.  (RM-24 zone/CS zone, C-2 use).

         B.   Review and consider approving plans for Les Schwab to construct a building and

               locate their business at the corner of 100 West 1300 South.   (CG zone, C-1 use)

         C.   Review and consider recommending approval of Jared Jensen’s request to                             construct a campground to be located on 100 East between 600 and 800 North. 

               (CG zone, C-2 use)

         D.   Review and consider approving Jake Robinson’s proposal to construct a 4-plex at

               135 South 100 East (D zone, C-1 use).

8.      Minutes Approval:

         A.  Consider approving minutes of February 2, 2022. 

9.      Other Business

10.     Adjournment

1.  Roll Call.  Roll call was answered by Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Blaine Breinholt, and Josh Peterson.  Wes Kirschner was excused.  Chairman Kendrick Thomas arrived prior to the public hearings. 

City Staff Present:   Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.     

Others present:  Jordan Shumway, Zack Graham, Jeron Shaw, Branden Anderson, Carson McKim, Michael Snow, Todd Gleave, Geoff Bird, Melanie Pulini, Larry Pearson, Kaley Loveless, Jared Jensen, Amy Myers. 

2.      General Plan Discussion  (Vice-Chairman Greg Bean conducted the discussion.)     

         A.   Discuss setbacks in residential zones.

Greg Bean said he had thought that a 30-foot front-yard setback seems fine.  He has seen residential areas in other towns that are quite high density and they still have 30-foot setbacks.  He has done some research and found that other cities don’t really worry about it being 30 feet exactly.  Santaquin allows setbacks of 25 feet to the garage, 20 feet to the building, and 15 feet to the porch.

Greg Bean asked if this sounds like what the City might want to implement and whether or not it should apply to only new subdivisions or the entire City. 

Blaine Breinholt thinks it should only be in new planned developments.  In areas where homes are already established, they should remain at 30 feet.  Lisa White does not agree.  She likes to see variety and staggered with smaller yards. 

Josh Peterson said a 30-foot setback is for streets that have traffic of 55 or 60 mph. 

Blaine Breinholt believes 20 feet is pretty tight.  Blaine said the problem with shorter setbacks, puts a vehicle parked in the driveway right out on the sidewalk.  Josh Peterson likes Santaquin’s ordinance with the garage being 25 feet off the property line which allows room for a longer truck to park. 

Michelle Curtis looked at set-backs for several cities.  Nephi, American Fork, and Orem all have 30-foot setbacks.  Cedar City and Salem have 25-foot setbacks.  Ephraim has a 20-foot setback in both the front and rear. 

Greg Bean said he would be agreeable with adopting the same standards as Santaquin and only allow it in new developments.  He wouldn’t want to say new construction because then it would be allowed anywhere.   Lisa White said the stipulation she would apply would be contingent on staying out of the right-of-way and it should apply to all new construction. 

The Commission likes Santaquin’s setback requirements of 25 feet to the garage, 20 feet to the house, and 15 feet to a porch. This will apply to new construction including remodels if they want to add a porch.   This will apply to all residential zones including multi-family zones.

         B.   Discuss RM-24 zone (General Plan Land Use Map).

Greg Bean has researched into what other cities do with high-density zoning.  Brigham City, population 16,000, has an RM-15 and RM-30 zone.  They do require a certain number of square feet of open space per dwelling unit.  (He thinks that is about 200.)   Santa Clara, population 7800, allows a maximum of 12 units per acre.  They allow a mixture of different densities on a certain piece of ground, but overall, it cannot be over 12.  The allow both internal and external accessory dwellings.  They work with affordable housing developments.  Santaquin does not have a density requirement, but they have a distance requirement.  Four units or more requires 500 feet to the next such development, eight or more requires 750 feet with 20% landscaped open space,  20 or more units requires additional amenities such as a pavilion with a barbeque or a swimming pool. 

Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, and Michelle Curtis met to discuss this.  They felt like a good regulation would be the requirement that there should be 1000 feet between RM-24 developments, using the Future Land use Map to designate areas for higher density.  They reviewed the proposed map and made some changes to it.    They suggest changing the area around the fairground from manufacturing to commercial (CG).  They also suggest changing the area on the east side of town form manufacturing to high-density residential, and changing the area along 300 North so that both sides of the street are commercial (CS). 

Chairman Thomas arrived.    

Josh Peterson said he will help with the map and get the changes sent to Bruce Parker.

3.      6:30 p.m.  Public Hearings

         A.   6:30 p.m.  Public hearing was opened to receive comments to consider a change to the Zoning Code to allow detached accessory dwelling units (casitas) in the RR-1 and RR-5 zones.

Michelle Curtis explained that Carson McKim is building a home for his parents in North Meadows.  He applied for a building permit for the home, but the plan showed a detached casita which is not allowed in the Zoning Code.  The McKim’s were wanting to build a space where their married kids and grandkids could come and stay.  The casita is 700 square feet.  The property is located in the RR-1 zone, and so the petitioner wondered if the City would consider changing the Zoning Code to allow detached casitas in the RR-1 and RR-5 zones. 

Mr. McKim said the original design was for the casita to be a separate building.  The casita is approximately 700 square feet. He has since drawn the plan so that it is attached with a breezeway.  In the St. George area, casitas can be attached with a breezeway or pergola.  The casita would not have separate utilities.   

Closed at 6:33.

         B.   6:34 p.m.  Public hearing was opened to receive comments concerning an application filed by Pearson United requesting a change in the zoning of property located on 100 West between 500 and 600 South.  The proposal is to change the zone from RM-11 to RM-24 for the north portion of the property, with the south portion of the property to be zoned RM-24 or CS.

There were no public comments.  The public hearing closed at 6:35 p.m.

         C.   6:35 p.m.  Public hearing was opened to receive comments to consider changing the Zoning Code to allow buildings to have a height taller than 35 feet in the RM-11 and RM-24 zones. 

Chairman Thomas explained that with the recent change to the Zoning Code in creating an RM-24 zone, the height limit was set at 35 feet.  Apartments or condos located in the RM-24 zone would likely be 3-story structures but at a limit of 35 feet, the roof would have a very low pitch.  The Commission has been asked to consider if the height could be raised to 45 feet.

Lisa White asked for clarification as to how this is measured.  The previous building inspector  had stated that the measurement was not the roof peak but midway.  Michelle Curtis said that the Zoning Code actually states that it is measured to the highest peak.  She also checked with County Building Inspector Jason Mackelprang, who is acting as the City’s building inspector.  He said he measures it to the peak.  Larry Pearson pointed out that if the roof has to be too flat, then it has a very urban look and he wonders if that is what the City wants.  Larry Pearson said that they would be asking for 45 feet.  The maximum height in the commercial zone is 45 feet. 

4.      Short-term Rental

         A.   Consider approving Jeron Shaw’s request allowing him to operate a short-term rental at 1017 North Plaza Drive (R1-6 zone, C-1 use).

Jeron Shaw was present to request permission to operate a short-term rental in the R1-6 zone.  He owns a townhome with a two-car garage with two parking spaces in the driveway. There are 4 bedrooms, 3-1/2 baths, and a finished basement.  This is governed by an HOA.  The HOA does not have any regulations concerning STRs. 

On a side note, Mr. Shaw commented that after listening to the setback discussion at the beginning of the meeting, he would rather see larger front-yard setbacks.  He lived in this condo for 12 years.  Where this condo is in Centennial Park, trucks hang over the sidewalk.  He said a 25-foot setback would be a minimum in his opinion because a new diesel pickup is 22 feet measuring tip to tip.

Greg Bean motioned to approve the application of Jeron Shaw requesting permission to operate a short-term rental at 1017 North Plaza Drive.  Lisa seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Greg Bean, Josh Peterson, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None. 

5.      Commercial Businesses

         A.   Review elevations for Patriot Storage located at 39 East 1300 South.

Elevations for Patriot Storage were reviewed.  In light of a proposal to change the ordinance concerning metal buildings, Dan Farley has provided a rendering of proposed elevations for this project.  The ordinance is changing so that certain finish treatments are required for buildings located within one block of Main Street, 300 North, or 100 East.   These storage units are more than one block away from Main Street.  The Commission had expressed a desire to see plans if the finish is changed from that which was previously approved.  The Commission agrees that this finish is acceptable pending final adoption of the new ordinance.

         B.   Review plans for Kaley Loveless to operate a Pet Store located at 68 North Main Street (D zone, P-2 use).

Kaley Loveless was present.  She would like to operate a retail pet store at 68 North Main Street.  She does not plan to sell dogs or cats.  They will be small animals that don’t make noise except for birds.  It is the existing Pets and Stuff Store of which she is moving just the “pets” half of it.  She will sell mostly pet supplies also small animals, i.e. reptiles, fish, birds.  She will need a building permit because she will be upgrading electrical and plumbing. 

This is a permitted use.

6.      Action on Public Hearings

         A.   Consider recommending a change to the Zoning Code concerning detached accessory dwelling units (casitas) in the RR-1 and RR-5 zones. 

               OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE

Consider whether or not using a breezeway to attach an accessory dwelling unit to a main dwelling unit fulfills the requirement for an accessory dwelling unit to be contained within the footprint of the home.  (Consider Section 1703.4.)

The Commission mostly doesn’t feel like it is unreasonable to allow detached accessory dwelling units on lots 1 acre and larger.  The minimum lot size in the RR-1 zone is 1 acre.  North Meadows is the exception to that as it is zoned RR-1 but having lots that are a little smaller than 1 acre. 

There was discussion that there should be a limit on the footprint of the accessory unit, distance between buildings, set-backs, etc.  Can they be used as short-term rentals?    Kendrick Thomas said he thinks the County limits accessory dwelling units to 1000 square feet. 

As far as saying that a breezeway fulfills the requirement for the accessory dwelling unit to be considered to be within the footprint of the home, Lisa White feels like if there is a breezeway attaching the two, then it is part of the house.  Greg Bean said he doesn’t believe a casita should have to be attached and therefore, a breezeway would be optional.  He doesn’t feel like attaching it with a breezeway qualifies as it being part of the home.  Josh Peterson said if it is attached with breezeway, and part of the same roofing structure, then it is a part of the house because it is sharing the same utilities.  Susan Jensen agrees that a breezeway makes it part of the house. 

By limiting these to be allowed only in the RR-1 and RR-5 zones, it would limit the number that could happen because there are not very many areas zoned RR-1 and none are currently zoned RR-5. 

Chairman Thomas said if a breezeway is considered to be an attachment, then there would be nothing in the ordinance that would limit the size or scope of a casita.  Greg Bean thinks that is a good reason not to say it.  Lisa White said it would just be a bigger house and do we tell people they can’t build a larger home.  There is a difference between a single large home vs. two large homes on the same lot.  Attaching it with a breezeway with the same roofing structure, would architecturally look like one unit.  Lisa White said she can think of several homes in the City that are attached to a garage with a breezeway.  This wouldn’t look that much different even if the interior function is different. 

Mr. McKim said the original design had the casita pushed back further from the house to provide for more parking.  But attaching it with the casita brings it closer to the home. 

Chairman Thomas said he feels like the Commission has the disposition to go the route of allowing the breezeway to connect the structures and then also have a change to the Code which allows a detached accessory dwelling unit in the zones which have acreage of more than 1 acre.  Michelle Curtis will talk with Sevier County and see what their ordinance allows.  She will also check with other communities to see what their regulations are. 

Lisa White feels like there needs to be a limit on the allowed square footage of an accessory dwelling unit.  Josh Peterson feels like it should be limited by what is in it: a bathroom, a small kitchenette, and a bedroom which will keep it a temporary space.  If it has a full kitchen, living room, etc., then it is another full house.  He thinks if they want a big one, then they could have a big one.

Lisa White said she would be more concerned about the appearance from the outside and doesn’t care what is on the inside and it should be limited by size.  Greg agrees with Lisa that there needs to be a size limitation and to be limited in the RR-1 and RR-5.   

It was decided not to pursue adopting language allowing a casita to attached with a breezeway because if they are allowed as a detached building, then it doesn’t matter if there is a breezeway.

Mr. McKim was told it would be at least six weeks before the City Council could adopt an ordinance.  He was told that perhaps he can get the permit for the home and then add the casita to the permit later. 

         B.   Consider recommending approval of an application filed by Pearson United requesting a change in the zoning of property located on 100 West between 500 and 600

South.  The proposal is to change the zone from RM-11 to RM-24 for the north portion of the property, with the south portion of the property to be zoned RM-24 or CS.

Pearson rezone:  Larry pearson, Jordan Shumway, and Geoff bird were present.   Chairman Thomas explained this plan includes the construction of three 3-story townhomes.  Their desire is to rent the units on the north and west side, but they would like to use the south building as an over flow for their hotel (Quality Inn) and a condo.  As far as the overflow, this would be overnight rentals.  The CS zone could allow the south building to be used as a mixed use where it would be used for housing and rentals.  It would not be able to be used for short-term rentals, but possibly extended-stay in connection with the hotel. 

Jordan Shumway stated the purpose in this is that the hotel has had tenants who are working in the area (construction workers, doctors, or interns) who stay for extended periods, but then it takes away from the hotel being able to rent rooms to people who come here for tournaments at the SVC for the weekend.  The extended-stay patrons are also desirous of more of a home-type situation, than a hotel room.  They come and stay and then when their job is completed, they leave.    

The buildings will be twelve-plexes.  Their total property size is 1.5 acres which meets the density for the RM-24 zone.  The south building fits under the Zoning Code because it states that no more than 25% of the rooms can be long-term rentals.   This would fall well under that number.   

Josh Peterson commented that this addresses two needs of the City: housing and extended stay.  He pointed out that Commission has the ability to approve this type of situation as long as they comply with the ordinance that allows them to use no more than 25% of the rooms and no more than 90 days.  If it is longer than 90 days, then it becomes an apartment rental.  They provide cleaning service about every three days

Jordan Shumway said they can be agreeable with that and have a contract to that effect in the event that they do have rentals for longer than 29 days. 

Greg Bean motioned to recommend that the City Council approve the application filed by Pearson United requesting a change in the zoning of property located on 100 West between 500 and 600 South with the north and east portion of the property being changed from RM-11 to RM-24, and the south half of the property being changed from RM-24 to CS.  Josh Peterson seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously. 

         C.   Consider recommending a change to the Zoning Code to allow buildings to have a height taller than 35 feet in the RM-11 and RM-24 zone

The RM-11 and RM-24 zones allow for a height of no taller than 35 feet.  The CS zone allows a height of 45 feet and the Downtown allows a height of 50 feet.

Greg Bean is concerned about the fire suppression equipment being able to handle a height taller than 35 feet.  The ladder fire truck reaches 100 feet. 

Josh Peterson said perhaps it should be changed so that a 3-story building can be built with a height of 50 feet to the peak.   

Amy Meyers comments that when Lin’s was built, it was a taller building and the residents across the street were bothered because it intruded on their site.  Michelle Curtis stated it is correct that the neighbors were upset at that time and probably the City should have mitigated the effect of that building by requiring larger set-backs because of its height.

The Pearsons were asked how tall they would like their buildings to be?  At 3-stories tall, they would rather not have a flat or near flat roof; therefore, their buildings would need to be a height of 42 feet to the tallest peak. 

Lisa White believes apartments should not be allowed to be as tall as commercial buildings because they should have a residential feel to be a buffer between commercial/residential.  She agrees that in this case it makes sense to change the height limit in this case, but what about a person who comes in and does a flat roofed building just to maximize everything they possibly can and it looks like a huge apartment complex in the middle of a residential area. 

The Commission feels like 42 feet is doable.  At a later time the Commission could consider adopting something that states if a building exceeds a certain number of feet in height, then set-backs have to be larger in order to mitigate the effect of a taller building being next to a single-family residential use.

Lisa White motioned to recommend that the City Council approve a change to the Zoning Code allowing a building height of 42 feet, measuring to the highest peak of the roof, with a maximum of three stories above ground, in both the RM-11 and RM-24 zones.  Josh Peterson seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously. 

7.      Business Approvals

         A.   Review and consider approving Pearson United’s concept plan for the development of a condominium project located on 100 West between 600 and 700 South.  (RM-24 zone/CS zone, C-2 use).

Josh Peterson pointed out the Zoning Code requires 25% open space in the RM-24 zone.  Is parking included in that?  This project shows landscaping at 25%.  They have provided the correct number of parking spaces as well. 

Geoff Bird feels like the parking requirements are heavy.  The ratios are difficult.  A lot of the space is being taken up with asphalt and it makes it tight with green space.  They would like more landscaping but parking takes that space.  The proposed plan does meet Zoning Code requirements for parking and open space.  Commissioners advised that the parking space requirement was just recently amended and so they are hesitant to change it again.  There is no public transit available here so that makes it different from larger cities. 

Lisa White pointed out that the dead-end parking lots can be difficult to utilize the parking spaces at the end.  Mr. Bird said they will have turn-outs so that a car can get turned around.  Mrs. White also pointed out to be aware of the location of dumpsters and perhaps plan them in a different place so it is easier for a garbage truck to get to those. 

Driveway entrances can be no closer than 50 feet to the intersection. 

In the CS zone, parking would be required at one space per unit. 

Blaine Breinholt motioned to approve the concept plan for townhomes to be located between 500 and 600 South on 100 West, taking note of the items that were discussed.  Lisa White seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously. 

         B.   Review and consider approving plans for Les Schwab to construct a building and locate their business at the corner of 100 West 1300 South.   (CG zone, C-1 use)

Zach Graham was present representing Les Schwab.  DRC comments are set out below together with discussion:

  1. Zone:  General commercial
  2. Payback Agreements:  There is a payback agreement payable to Wal-Mart in the amount of $110,558.60
  3. Sewer:  Sewer will be connected mid-block on 100 West.
  4. Water:  Water will be connected mid-block on 100 West.  The plan shows a 1-1/2” meter. 

There is a 1” meter on the north end of the property which was used for the previous tenant.  That line could be used for landscaping.  Otherwise, it needs to be abandoned and capped. 

  • Street improvements:  Install curb, gutter, and sidewalk  on 100 West and 1300 South with asphalt to the curb.  Install ADA-compliant ramps at driveway entrances.  
  • Fire Hydrants:  Adequate with one located at the corner of Tractor Supply and one across the street south at Wal-Mart.
  • Knox Box:  A knox box is recommended.
  • Street lights:    Install a street light on 1300 South approximately mid-way between the corners.
  • Site drainage:   Provide storm drainage calculations and design for retention per city storm drain standards.  (Contact City Engineers:  Micklane Farmer at Jones & DeMille Engineering 435-287-8026). 

Discussion:  Josh Peterson added that any drainage that comes from the UDOT highway is allowed to continue past.  He doesn’t know if there are culverts that drain to that property, but if there are, it needs to be allowed.  David Bybee at UDOT will know about the drainage. 

Developer needs to be aware that there are a couple of French drains that cross this property.  Discuss this with City Public Works Director, Keith Mogan, 435-287-9747. 

Discussion:  Mr. Graham will get with someone to discuss the possible French drains. 

  1. Landscaping:   14,262 square feet is required.  The plans shows 15,450 square feet.   Developer to check with UDOT to see what it allows for landscaping in the UDOT right-of-way.  Show what landscaping will be between the sidewalk and the area directly east of the highway.    

Discussion:  Chairman Thomas said there was a question about landscaping would between the sidewalk and parking lot on the west.  It is isn’t called out on the plan.  Mr. Graham said they just made contact with UDOT and will determine what the landscaping can be with UDOT’s approval.  Josh Peterson pointed out that the west and south sides of the property would need to be reviewed by UDOT.  He advised they will have to enter into a landscape agreement with the City (Michele Jolley) and then UDOT will receive a copy of it.  The State cannot enter into a landscape agreement with a private party because the private party changes hands so often.  Therefore, the agreement is done with the local government.  Josh Peterson can be reached at joshpeterson@utah.gov.  435-979-5788.

It will probably be a rock mulch over landscape fabric. 

  1. Parking:  The plan shows 49 spaces which includes two handicap stalls.  For a retail business, the Zoning Code requires 1 space/200 square feet of gross floor area which would be 52.42 spaces.  It is felt that 49 spaces is adequate because this is not a typical retail establishment, and the service bays could be considered parking spaces.

          Discussion:  The plan does show fairly wide approaches so that big trucks can

            get access into their property.

  1. Signage:  Clearly mark entrances and exits.
  1. Trash enclosure:  Trash enclosure is shown on the north side of the property.   

Lisa White wondered about the possibility of moving the dumpster location.  If it could be shifted to the west it would be easier access for the garbage truck. 

  1. Impact fees.
  2. Building elevations:  Shown as structural block or block veneer.    
  3. UDOT:   Apply for UDOT encroachment permit and other permits as needed.
  4. Airport: 
  5. Signs:  Signs need to be approved as to size.   Provide structural plans for sign building permit.
  6. Geotechnical Report:  Provide a geotech report.
  7. Other Fees:  Developer to pay engineer review fees and fees for materials testing.

The plan shows an area called the bull pen.  Mr. Graham said that is where spent tires are kept.  They are picked up only once a week.  It will match the architecture of the building and will hide the tires.

Micklane Farmer has reviewed it as an engineer and his comments have been passed along to Mr. Graham.

Lisa White motioned to approve plans for Les Schwab as presented contingent upon resolving any recommendations from the City’s engineer.  Greg Bean seconded the motion.  Lisa White seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously. 

         C.   Review and consider recommending approval of Jared Jensen’s request to construct a campground to be located on 100 East between 600 and 800 North.  (CG zone, C-2 use)

Jared Jensen is in the process of annexing property for the purpose of creating a campground.  He would also like to build a home which will be used as a home for the property manager.  It will be a modern-looking building and located at the north of the property with some green space area.  The stalls will all go in the same direction so that the traffic is one-way going through the campground with a driveway on both the north and south ends.  People will enter from the north, check in, and then be able to exit on the south.    

Blaine Breinholt commented that 100 East seems narrow.  Mr. Jensen said he has cleaned the area up a lot and so the street is a lot wider than it looks.  There will be an open area west of the house.  There will be 13 stalls.  The chain link fence has been replaced.  He has also talked with Clark Pearson about buying the property across the street.  That needs to be cleaned up as well. 

Jared thinks the road is at least 30 feet wide which would work for emergency vehicles.  He has paid to take the sewer down the road.  He does not plan to allow these to be used for long-term stay.  He would like to put in gravel.  He will have quiet hours.  If RVs are older than 2012, he will inspect them.  There will be room for parking in front of each trailer. 

Lisa white pointed out this is only an electrical plan that he has presented.  The street within the campground will be a through-way and should work for emergency vehicles.    

Signage will be minimal.  He owns property on Main Street and will probably direct traffic with signage on that property.  He is considering putting in a man bridge across the canal for pedestrian traffic.    

At the current time, 100 East is a dead-end road going to the north because the bridge going across the canal has been removed. 

Chairman Thomas said the concept can be approved, but he needs to provide a more formal plan that can be reviewed by the DRC.  Mr. Jensen wondered if he can go ahead and get a building permit.  Chairman Thomas advised that he doesn’t believe Jason Mackelprang can issue a building permit until the site design has been approved to ensure that everything lays out properly. 

Josh Peterson motioned to approve the concept for Jared Jensen to construct a campground to be located on 100 East between 600 and 800 North.  Lisa White seconded the motion.    Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously

         D.   Review and consider approving Jake Robinson’s proposal to construct a 4-plex at 135 South 100 East (D zone, C-1 use).

Jake Robinson was not present.  Lisa White motioned to table this issue until Mr. Robinson is present.  Susan Jensen seconded the motion.  Those voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.

8.      Minutes Approval:

            A.         Consider approving minutes of February 2, 2022.  Greg Bean motioned to approve the minutes of February 2, 2022.  Josh Peterson seconded the motionThose voting aye:  Kendrick Thomas, Josh Peterson, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt.  Those voting nay:  None.  The motion carried unanimously.

9.         Other Business    Lisa White asked about U-Haul.  She feels like they have more units than were approved with the outdoor storage units.   They have 28 units.    It doesn’t seem like these were built as they were presented.  Michelle Curtis will research that. 

Mrs. White also wonders about the sign at KOA.  It seems very large. 

Josh Peterson mentioned that he feels like there are commercial vehicles parked behind the movie theater that never move.  There are apartments and one or two personal vehicles.  Richfield Monument has a lot of their trucks parked in there.  Michelle Curtis will check to see how many spaces he could use. 

10.     AdjournmentAdjourned at 8:55 p.m. 

PASSED AND APPROVED on the 6th day of April, 2022.

/s/ Michelle Curtis

            Deputy City Recorder