Planning Commission

6 20 2017 Planning Commission Minutes

Written by Emalee Curtis. Posted in Minutes.



                                                           JUNE 20, 2017


7:30 p.m.

  1. Chairman Bart Lee conducting - Meeting called to order.

The regular meeting of the Monroe City Planning Commission was called to order at 7:30 pm by Commission Chairman Bart Lee.

Prayer was offered by Commissioner Paula Roberts.


Commission Chairman:

Bart Lee


Greg Northrup

Joyce Barnson

Paula Roberts

Bill Mecham – excused

City Deputy Recorder:

Allison Leavitt


Melody Demaris

Joe Demaris

Ron Parsons


  1. Approval of minutes of previous meeting

Commissioner Paula Roberts moved to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2017 planning commission meeting with corrections.  Motion seconded by Commissioner Joyce Barnson All were in favor. Motion carried.

Corrections- Page 1 complete name for prayer -Page 3 change discussion to discussed.

  1. Citizen comments.

Commissioner Chairman Lee asked if there were any comments before going to agenda business. Ron Parsons stated that he feels he has paid a lot of taxes on the property up for discussion tonight, and that because of the restrictions of the Source Protection Zone he has not been able to develop it. He stated that he feels that the Demaris’s are good people who would be good care takers of the land, which would benefit him along with the city.

  1. Request for recommendation regarding development in Source Protection Zone Three - property is less than two acres - septic systems would be constructed outside    of the source protection area. Located at 583 South 200 East ---  1- M10.1- submitted by Joseph & Melody Demarius and Ron Parsons

Commissioner Chairman Lee told the commission that he and Commissioner Barnson met earlier with Melody and Ron on an unofficial basis to review her plans and discuss her preliminary concept plan.

The problem being faced is that the property is partially in the Source Protection Zone Three and partially in a non-restricted zone. Our ordinance right now states that you must have at least two acres for any new development.

The Demaris’s are purposing to divide the property, building a duplex on one parcel and a house with outbuildings on the other. They plan to have all septic systems outside of zone three and in the unrestricted land. They are requesting a conditional use permit recommendation to build on less than two acres if the septic systems are not located in zone three.

Commissioner Chairman Lee expressed concern because he was with the understanding that two houses would be built not a duplex and house and felt like three septic systems would be too much. However, Ms. Demarius stated that she does have enough property outside of zone three to build a triplex, and felt like this should not be an issue.

After discussion the commission felt like they could recommend a conditional use permit if the Demaris’s have a survey performed of the property and there would be at least 35,780 square feet out of zone three. In their opinion the area requirements for a duplex which is ½ acre, or 21780 square feet and 14,000 square feet for a family dwelling need to be met.


Commissioner Barnson moved to recommend that the city council approve conditional use permit submitted for property located at 583 S 200 E, by Ron Parsons and Joseph and Melody Demarius. Conditional use is to build a structure in the Source Protection Zone Three on less than two acres if the septic system is located in a non-restricted zone. Motion seconded by Commissioner Roberts. All were in favor. Motion passed.

  1. Adjournment

Commissioner Northrup moved to adjourn at 8:48 p.m. Motion seconded by Commissioner Roberts. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned. 

Approved this 18th day of July, 2017

Emalee H. Curtis

Monroe City Recorder 

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