1. Chairman Kamelle Gleave conducting
Commissioners reviewed a proposal for a single lot split submitted by Richard Adams. His property is located at 190 West 200 South. Parcel #1 contains .6 acres. The remainder of parcel #1 contains 1.0 acres.
The recommendation for approval will be submitted to the city council for consideration at their October 13, 2009 council meeting.
(b) James E. Payne-Home office- 426 South 575 West-Storm Ridge Guides and Outfitters
A motion was made by Commissioner Leon Stewart seconded by Commissioner Bart Lee to adjourn at 8:00 p.m. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned.
MINUTES MONROE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MARCH 25, 2009 1.
MONROE CITY PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
MARCH 25, 2009
1.The regular meeting of the Monroe City Planning Commission was called to order by Chairman Kamelle Gleave at 7:00 p.m. Prayer was offered by Chairman Gleave
Commission Chairman Kamelle Gleave
Commissioners: Pat Lee, Jim Holmes, Bart Lee, Leon Stewart
City Recorder Emalee Curtis
Elle and Devin Woolsey
Commissioner Troy Torgersen is excused from tonight’s meeting. He is attending CERT training tonight.
The minutes of the February 25, 2009 planning commission meeting were reviewed.
A motion was made by Commissioner Jim Holmes, seconded by Commissioner Bart Lee to approve the minutes of the February 25, 2009 Monroe City Planning Commission meeting as submitted. All were in favor. Motion carried.
2. Action items:
(A) Conditional use business license:
(1) Elle Woolsey, Ellemay’s Salon, (hair, nails) located at 467 N 200 W
Elle explained that they would like to remodel their garage on the west side of their home. They will be making a salon and extra rooms in the garage. There will be an outside door entrance for th salon and there will be access to the restroom and plenty of room for parking for patrons. She does also plan to sell craft items. She plans to have two stations in the salon and rent the other station to another beautician.
Elle said that she has visited with her neighbors about their plans and they didn’t express any concerns.
They will obtain a building permit from the city for the garage remodel job.
A motion was made by Commissioner Pat Lee seconded by Commissioner Jim Holmes to recommend that the city council approve the conditional use business license for Ellemay’s Salon located at 467 N 200 W. All were in favor. Motion carried.
The city council meeting will be on the council’s April 14th agenda for their consideration of final approval.
(2) Rene’ Lindgren Studios, (artist) located at 290 E 100 N
Rene’ is not able to attend tonight’s meeting. Chairman Gleave asked Elle if she could represent her mother in explaining the business. She is applying for a conditional use business license for a studio in her home to do her drawing. There generally are no customers that come to the home.
Commissioners couldn’t see any problem with this type of business in a residential neighborhood.
Amotion was made by Commissioner Bart Lee seconded by Commissioner Jim Holmes to recommend that the city council approve the conditional use permit business license for Rene’ Lindgren Studios located at 290 E 100 N. All were in favor. Motion carried.
3. Review items:(A) Proposed sign ordinance
Commissioners reviewed copies of sign ordinances from various communities to determine if they would like to recommend a similar ordinance regulating signs in Monroe City.
Some of the ideas that were discussed were:
On-premise sign for home based businesses
Set backs from property lines.
Maximum size of signs in residential zones
Basic height 4', 6', 8', depending on lot size
"Neon" lit sign rules
Permit required or not?
Should the ordinance restrict contents (wording) and graphics of signs?
Directional signs for businesses should be allowed
Prohibited signs should be identified
There may need to be different rules for the city’s different zones. The city has different zones in our land use ordinance and we may need to address multiple types of signs for each zone.
Commissioners agreed that they would like to begin with home occupations and the residential zone first. We should include home based businesses and businesses with conditional uses.
Some types of signs may be: for sale signs, real estate signs, subdivision identification signs, monuments, etc.
If they are to be permanent signs the commission would like to require that an application and review are required. Possibly if the sign doesn’t exceed 2 square ft and 4' high the ordinance may not require a permit.
The question was asked if there are any signs currently in place that are a problem?
Homework for the next planning commission meeting: write a list of things commissioners want to have in residential signage regulations.
Commissioner Holmes has had several conversations recently regarding the current economy hardships. More and more families moving in and are living with extended family members. He has had these conversations as he is selling a home he owns. There are multi- families looking for housing. He expressed concerns about Monroe City’s rules that do not allow occupied outbuildings or travel trailers.
Commissioners agreed that if this becomes a huge problem, they will address it at that time. We need to look at septic rules for second residences on a single property.
A motion was made by Commissioner Leon Stewart seconded by Commissioner Bart Lee to adjourn at 8:15 p.m. All were in favor. Meeting adjourned.
Approved this 22nd day of April, 2009
Emalee H. Curtis, City Recorder