MONROE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
JUNE 21, 2016
Notice is hereby given that the Monroe City Planning Commission will meet on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the Monroe City Hall, 10 North Main Street, which meeting shall begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.
1. Chairman Bart Lee conducting - The regular meeting of the Monroe City Planning Commission was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Chairman Bart Lee. Prayer offered by Commissioner Paula Roberts.
Chairman Bart Lee
City Recorder Emalee Curtis
Wes and Sharla Marshall
Kevin and Deborah Cherry
Matthew Crane (Cleary Building) 435-669-0818
Aaron Hessey (by phone)
2. Approval of minutes of previous meeting of May 17, 2016.
The minutes of May 17, 2016 and June 21, 2016 will be approved at the July meeting.
3. Citizen comments
There were no comments tonight.
4. Proposed approval of building permit for a garage larger than 1,400 square feet submitted by Wes and Sharla Marshall
Wes and Sharla Marshall presented the commission with a building permit request for a garage larger than 1,400 square feet. The city’s land use ordinance requires planning commission review and approval for any outbuilding larger than 1,400 square feet.
Wes and Sharla informed the commission that the building will be used as a garage and personal storage and a shop. It is about 1,580 square feet and 26' high. There won’t be any utilities installed in this structure.
Following further discussion and review of the proposed use, set-backs, etc. the planning commission indicated approval and the building permit was signed by Commissioner Lee.
5. Proposed approval of a building permit for a garage larger than 1,400 square feet submitted by Cameron Richens
The next order of business was review of a proposed building permit for a garage/shop submitted by Cameron Richens. He was represented by the contractor for the building, Matthew Crane. The height and set backs for this building are ok. There are no plans at this time to install any utilities in this structure. It is located on a separate lot owned by Mr. Richens. The set back is well away from the street.
Commissioner Barnson asked if the neighbors should be notified when the city receives a request for a larger building? Could it be denied if the neighbors object?
Commissioner Lee said that his opinion is that the reason for planning commission review is to determine appropriate uses in the zone where it is to be built. That the set-backs- fire tolerance- height - other building and zoning codes are met.
Commissioner Mathie asked if the city had any specific standards for approval or denial of this type of building permit? It was determined that this issue will be on the next planning commission meeting agenda for further discussion.
The commission agreed to approve the building permit for Cameron Richens for a garage larger than 1,400 square feet. Commissioner Lee signed the building permit.
6. Proposal to add a roof to an existing patio. Side yard set back is shown as 4". Submitted by Kevin L. Cherry. Property located at 508 West 800 South.
Mr. And Mrs. Cherry met with the commission. They have submitted a building permit to add a roof to an existing patio. The side yard set back is shown as 4 feet on one side and 10 feet on the other side, which was a permitted set back at the time the patio was built. Since then the zoning ordinance has changed to require a 10 foot side yard set back on both sides of the main structure.
Mr. Cherry explained that when the patio was built, he installed pillars with plans to put on a roof when he could afford it. Mayor Nilsson asked for the planning commission’s review of this building permit before he would sign it.
The opinion of the commission is that the patio was compliant when it was built, and the property owners should be able to complete the structure by adding a roof to it as was originally planned. No run-off will go onto their neighbor’s yard. The roof is mainly for shade on the patio.
Commissioner Lee signed the permit and will inform the mayor of the planning commission’s recommendation.
7. Proposed conditional use business license for a mobile ice cream truck sales submitted by Aaron Hessey
The commissioners reviewed Mr. Hessey’s business license application for a mobile ice cream truck sales business in Monroe. Mr. Hessey is still at work. Commissioner Lee called him on the phone to answer questions the planning commission had regarding his application for a business license for a mobile ice cream truck sales.
Mr. Hessey is the owner and only employee of this business. He will be the driver of the remodeled Econo-Line Van. There will be flashing lights both front and back and a slow moving vehicle sign. He will be taking various routes through town as he sees how it goes. He doesn’t need a food handlers permit as the ice cream is pre-packaged. He plans on being in town three nights a week during the summer time. There will be music playing and the brand of ice cream is “Farr’s”.
Commissioner Mathie asked that since his sales will be in the residential area, does he need a conditional user permit? Door to door vendors in Monroe City are only issued a business license.
It was determined that the planning commission recommends that the city council approve a business license for a mobile ice cream truck sales to Aaron Hessey at their next city council meeting.
Commissioner Peterson moved to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. Motion seconded by Commissioner Roberts. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned.
APPROVED THIS 20th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2016
EMALEE H. CURTIS MONROE CITY RECORDER