Notice of Meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Richfield, Sevier County, Utah

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of Richfield City, Sevier County, Utah, will hold a meeting on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at the Richfield City Center, Richfield, Utah, commencing at 6:00 p.m.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows: (NOTE: The agenda may be accelerated or the line items may be discussed in any order.)

  1. Roll Call
  2. Conditional Use Permits/Home Occupation Permits
    a. Antoinette Ostrom to request approval to operate a daycare at 195 E 400 N called Children’s Corner Daycare. This is a C-1 use in an RM-11 zone.
    b. Doug Schut to request approval to operate a woodworking/cabinetry business from his home at 440 West 2300 South. This is a C-1 use in an RR-1 zone.
  3. Short term rentals
    a. Jesse Gettler – To request approval to operate a short-term rental at 435 S. 400 West. This is a C-1 use in an R1-10 zone, number 12 of 39 in STR Zone 3.
  4. Public hearing –
    a. Zoning change for Todd Riches Trailhead Resort – Receive comments on Todd Riches’ request to change the city’s General Plan so that he can apply to change the zoning of parcel 1-10-53. The proposal is to change the parcel currently zoned CG, Commercial General, to RM-11, Multiple Residential District.
    b. Richfield City Master Transportation Plan – Receive comments on proposed updates to the Richfield City Master Transportation Plan. Richfield City is proposing various changes and amendments to its master transportation plan to make it more compatible with anticipated needs.
  5. Action on Public Hearings –
    a. Zoning change for Todd Riches Trailhead Resort – Consider recommending adoption of a change to the city’s General Plan, which would allow for parcel 1-10-53 to be rezoned. The proposal is to change the parcel currently zoned CG, Commercial General, to RM-11, Multiple Residential District.
    b. Richfield City Master Transportation Plan – Consider recommending adoption of the newly updated Master Transportation Plan for Richfield City.
  6. Discussion Item – Names of planning commission members. Lisa and Susan’s terms are up this month.
  7. Discussion Item – Future of RM-24 and RM-11 in Richfield. Richfield is updating its general plan and this item is here to get the commission’s thoughts about the amount of RM-24 and RM-11 currently in Richfield, and what the future should hold for future high density housing developments.
  8. Ordinance Amendments –
    a. Setback requirements – Commercial zones setbacks – Kirt Meacham to request the commission consider modifying the ordinance to reduce rear setbacks in commercial zones from 20 feet to 10 feet.
    b. Consider amending the Mixed-Use definition as the last sentence in the table creates confusion and can be interpreted that it makes more RM-24 zones. It’s proposed to strike the last sentence and replace it with “Mixed Use developments will be required to follow all multi residential zoning and spacing requirements.
    c. Consider removing Mixed-Use from MD and MG zones.
    d. Condominiums – Discuss the one-acre requirement, which may be too restrictive and take away development opportunities. An example of a development of less than an acre was given of the recently constructed tri-plex located at 200 W 600 South.
    e. Short Term Rentals – Discuss options for limiting Short Term Rentals in the city. The average household income in the county is approximately $60,000, and most of the STRs are older smaller homes that could be purchased as primary residences.
  9. Minutes Approval
    i. Consider approving minutes of meeting hosted Nov. 1, 2023.
  10. Other Business
  11. Adjournment.

The undersigned Deputy Recorder for the municipality of Richfield City certifies that a copy of the foregoing Amended Notice of Meeting was posted at the Richfield City Office, on Richfield City’s website, posted on Utah Public Notice Website, on December 1, 2023, and mailed electronically to each member of the governing body on December 1, 2023.

                                        David Anderson
                                    Deputy City Recorder