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pln 4 18 2017 planning commission minutes

Written by Emalee Curtis. Posted in Minutes.

MINUTES
MONROE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
APRIL 18, 2017
 
Notice is hereby given that the Monroe City Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main Street, which meeting shall begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
 
7:30 p.m.
1. Chairman Bart Lee conducting
The regular meeting of the Monroe City Planning Commission was called to order at 7:32 p.m. by Chairman Bart Lee. A prayer was offered by Commissioner Bart Lee.  
 
Present:
Commissioners:
Bart Lee
Joyce Barnson
Greg Northrup 
Commissioners Bill Mecham, Paula Roberts, Michael Mathie were excused
Recorder Emalee H. Curtis
 
Citizens:
Sergei Evaschuk
Alex Evaschuk
Kelton Barney
Elizabeth Barney 
 
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting
Commissioner Joyce Barnson moved to approve the minutes of the March 21, 2017 planning commission meeting as submitted. Motion seconded by Commissioner Greg Northrup. All were in favor. Motion carried.
 
3. Selection of Planning Commission Chairman Pro-Tempore
The commission determined that since only half of the members of the planning commission were in attendance tonight, the selection of a chairman pro-tempore will be tabled until the next commission meeting.  
 
4. Citizen comments.
None.
 
5. Sergei Evaschuk - Consider plan to convert the creamery building into lodging             rooms
Mr. Evaschuk and members of his family introduced themselves to the commission. They said that the reason they are attending tonight’s meeting is just to inform the commission of potential future plans for their local business.
 
They own the Monroe Inn, a bed and breakfast located on Monroe’s Main Street. This is a very successful business. They would like to eventually purchase the old creamery building and expand with rental rooms and an upscale café, however, they haven’t talked to the current owner of the creamery building yet.
 
Members of the planning commission commented that they would support remodeling the old structure and putting it to a good use. This property is located in the commercial zone and would comply with the city’s land use rules.
 
The Evaschuk were thanked for sharing their potential plans, and wished them good luck. 
 
6. 2017 Legislative land use updates 
Recorder Curtis handed out information regarding the legislature’s new rules concerning land use in municipalities. There will be further information available soon. The city may need to amend it’s land use ordinance to meet these changes in the Utah Code. 
 
7. Review possible updates to the Monroe City General Plan - Review public notice and public hearing requirements to amend the city’s general plan
There was a brief discussion about the new fad of “tiny homes.” Commissioner Lee asked the members of the commission to study this issue fur future consideration if they feel it is an issue that Monroe City should address.
 
8. Adjournment
Commissioner Northrup moved to adjourn at 8:22 p.m. Motion seconded by Commissioner Barnson. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned.  
 
Approved this 16th day of May, 2017
 
Emalee H. Curtis
Monroe City Recorder 

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