Meeting Minutes 2006
THE MINUTES OF THE
PUBLIC HEARING OF
THE PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION OF
GARDEN CITY, UTAH
The Garden City Planning & Zoning Commission held a Public Hearing on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the Garden City Office Building located at 145 W. Logan Rd. Commission Member Lance Bourne opened the Public Hearing at 6:55 p.m.
Commission Members present:
Jason G. Welch
ELK’S RIDGE SUBDIVISION APPROVAL PHASE 2
Cindy McLaughlin said she is here representing Mark Smoot and Chad Stapley. They are still waiting for the status of the utility work to be done. Mr. Smith said he’s not sure how long the power will take to put in. They’ve been working all month to get the rest of the utilities in. The pressure reducer valve is coming. Everything is in except for the power. He predicts it will be done by September 30th, 2006.
Ms. McLaughlin wondered how long it would take to get the power in once it’s ready. Commission Member Bourne said Utah Power is really backed up right now. When Mr. Smith has it ready, it will take about 3 weeks.
Penny Fox said she owns 6 lots of Elk’s Ridge. Obviously they’re not going to be able to build this building season. She requests that the application be withdrawn for Phase 2 until Phase 1 is finished. The homeowners are also suffering for the amount of time this is taking. Some can make other arrangements, some cannot. Susan Hayward said she hopes that the board will agree.
Commission Member Bourne said their authority is to follow the ordinance if the subdivision is platted. We don’t police the other problems. We don’t have the authority.
Mr. Smith said it would be helpful to have Phase 2 out of the way. Last month he withdrew his request so that he could get things done to help with the progression. He’s working on some things to get others done. Ms. Fox said she is concerned with the direction the money is going.
Mr. Smith said no one in town has had to build a 500,000-gallon water tank before. The cost has exceeded the plan by about $400,000. Mr. Smith said a letter of credit is not a line of credit.
Mr. Smith said he had to dig down 12’ to put in the sewer. It cost him $112,000.00 to do that.
Mr. Smith said he wants to make sure there’s enough money and materials. Ms. Fox said she can see that things are getting done.
The Public Hearing adjourned at 7:06 p.m.
Lance Bourne, Commission Member Assistant Clerk
THE MINUTES OF
THE MEETING OF THE
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION OF
GARDEN CITY, UTAH
The Garden City Planning & Zoning Commission held their regular meeting on Wednesday, August 2, 2006 at the Garden City Office Building located at 145 W. Logan Rd. Commission Member Seamons opened the meeting at 7:07 p.m.
Commission Members present:
Jason G. Welch
Penny Fox and Susan Hayward said they propose to open a log cabin business with a kiosk, walkways and landscaping. They would like to put up log buildings to encourage service and some art galleries. They have looked at the general plan and know the town would like to encourage those type of businesses in the commercial zone. She doesn’t plan on opening the building as a shop. They are basically looking for development.
Ms. Fox said she is aware of the Architectural Standards for commercial buildings. They can make the cabins appropriately with the CC&R’s.
Commission Member Bourne is concerned with the parking for 6 buildings. The parking is good now, but if more cabins are added, there won’t be enough parking. He suggested making accommodations now for what they may need in the future. It looks like they can only have up to 6 parking spots. They will also need access for delivery trucks.
Ms. Fox said the kiosk will be used as the monument sign in the entryway. Commission Member Seamons said there are standards for monuments signs. Ms. Fox said she understands that.
Commission Member Seamons said the Building Inspector can work with her about exterior lighting, etc.
This building will be for commercial purposes, not residential.
Commission Member Bourne made the motion to approve the subdivision as long as they follow the Architectural Standards, have parking for 6 or more buildings, accommodations for delivery. The landscaping plan looks good. Commission Member Smith seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
FINAL APPROVAL ELK’S RIDGE PHASE 2, Frank Smith
Commission Member Smith removed himself from the Commission for this discussion.
Mr. Smith asked Troy Petersen about the trenches being dug for conduit. Mr. Petersen said they’re all dug. The pumps and pressure reducer valve, and 500’ of the line for water still need to be done.
Cindy McLaughlin asked about clarification for a timeline. Mr. Smith said he hopes by Friday the pressure reducer valve should be in and covered.
Mr. Smith wondered if the ordinance could be changed for road grade to be at 12%. He’s got one end that is 12 ½%. Commission Member Huefner asked about part of the road being 14%.
Commission Member Seamons wanted to address the items on the list from the last meeting so everything can be addressed. Commission Member Bourne said he would like to know the grades of the roads, or he’ll have to go to the variance board.
Mr. Smith said he would like to do a special meeting. Commission Member Seamons asked him to bring his engineer to the meeting.
Commission Member Seamons said we would re-visit this approval if Mr. Smith chooses to have a special meeting.
SUBDIVISION OF LESS THAN 4 LOTS, Frank Smith
Mr. Smith said he would like to divide some of his property into 4 lots. There is approximately 120 acres between the 4 lots. There are two lots to be broken off that are part of Elk’s Ridge and the other 2 lots are larger.
Commission Member Bourne is concerned about the 40-acre piece being landlocked. Mr. Smith said there are other roads on his other property that access can go through. He also owns the 80 acres above this. He said his main concern is to have the two smaller lots approved.
There are no proposed roadways. Mr. Smith has talked with the Mayor about retaining water shares. He’ll take care of that with Ken at another time.
Mr. Smith said there are 40 acres that aren’t delineated right. He showed a larger map of those lots.
Commission Member Seamons wondered if Mr. Smith would allow these parcels to be subdivided again? Mr. Smith said yes – at a minimum of 1 acre. There will be access through Phase 2 of Elk’s Ridge. He won’t do this until next spring. Commission Member Seamons wondered if this might be a problem where Phase 2 isn’t approved yet.
Commission Member Huefner said there has been a new subdivision ordinance which just passed. Mr. Smith will need to follow it. She wondered about #6 of the new ordinance. He will need to make sure he has those items. He didn’t know about the new ordinance.
Mr. Smith said there will be changes and the changes will be made for the final. He wondered if approval could be given contingent on the changes. This decision also has to go through Town Council.
Commission Member Bourne made the motion to approve the subdivision north of Frank Smith’s Elk’s Ridge subdivision contingent on completion of #6 A-I of new subdivision ordinance to be completed before final approval. Commission Member Petersen seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
SUBDIVISION, Ezra Lantz
Commission Member Smith said he may have a conflict of interest where his brother lives in Mr. Lantz’s home. But he will still vote.
Mr. Lantz said he has ½ acre lot and he’d like to split it in half. He would like to build on the south end of this lot. He hasn’t had it surveyed yet. The measurements are from the county plat. It will be split so the existing home will have the required 8’ setback. He feels the access to this lot will be best on Buttercup Lane than on the highway. It will be easier than going through UDOT.
Commission Member Huefner said this situation would also need to follow the new subdivision ordinance.
Mr. Lantz said this isn’t for approval, just to see if this was do-able.
Commission Member Bourne said #6 on the new subdivision ordinance would need to be done.
Commission Member Seamons said it would be good to look into the access off of Buttercup. Commission Member Huefner said that section of Buttercup Lane has belonged to the town for a long time.
Commission Member Seamons said Mr. Lantz might want to address the water shares. Mr. Lantz was given the new subdivision ordinance.
Commission Member Petersen said he has sold his home and is moving out of the town limits. He said he has appreciated being on the Planning & Zoning Commission. He’s talked with the mayor and he can come to the special meeting if there is one before the next regular meeting. He will turn in his letter after that. He said being on this committee has been an eye-opener.
The Planning & Zoning Commission thanked him for everything.
No minutes were presented for this meeting.
Commission Member Petersen adjourned the meeting at 8:50 p.m.
Jared Seamons, Vice Chairman Assistant Clerk