PUBLIC HEARING AND REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah


Present:           Alan Petersen, Chair, Presiding

Commission Members: Cliff Chandler, Carl Volden, Donald Steele, Gary Maxwell, Paul Hammer

Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

Rodney Despain, City Planner

David Bunker, City Engineer (7:24 p.m. by telephone)

Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

Eric Richardson, City Council Representative

Others: Larry Wood, Barbara Christiansen - New Utah, Doug McKinley, Betty Jo McKinley, Heather Mackenzie, Charelle Bowman, Kyle Spencer (7:11 p.m.), Jared Osmond (7:14 p.m.)


PUBLIC HEARING

1.         This Public Hearing of the Planning Commission of the City of Cedar Hills, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified, was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by C. Petersen.

 

2.         Preliminary/Final for Landon Court (7:04 p.m.)

 

No public comments.

 

3.         Amendments to the City Code, Title 10, Zoning Regulations-Sign Ordinance (7:04 p.m.)

 

No public comments.

 

C. Steele expressed ongoing concern about the size of development signs allowed. He feels that 24 square feet is too large.

 

4.         This Public Hearing was adjourned at 7:07 p.m. by C. Petersen.


PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

1.         This meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Cedar Hills, having been posted throughout the City and the press notified, was called to order 7:07 p.m. by C. Petersen.

 

2.         Swearing in of New Planning Commission Member (7:07 p.m.)

 

Cliff Chandler was sworn in by Kim Holindrake, City Recorder.

 

3.         Appointment of Planning Commission Chair and Vice Chair (7:09 p.m.)

 

See handouts. Currently Alan Petersen is serving as Chair and Steve Kroes is serving as the Vice Chair. Gary Maxwell was recognized as a voting member.


MOTION: C. Steele - To reappoint Alan Petersen as Chair of the Cedar Hills Planning Commission. Seconded by C. Hammer.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

MOTION: C. Hammer - To appoint Donald Steele as Vice Chair. Seconded by C. Petersen.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

                                                                                    C. Steele 

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

4.         Assignment of Member to the Parks and Trails Committee (7:11 p.m.)

 

See handouts. Paul Hammer has been working with the Parks and Trails Committee, but will be moving and his resignation is effective at the end of February. A new commissioner needs to be appointed to be a representative to the Parks and Trails Committee.


MOTION: C. Maxwell - To appoint Carl Volden as the Parks and Trails Committee liaison. Seconded by C. Hammer.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

5.         Approval of Minutes from the December 15, 2005, Regular Planning Commission Meeting (7:13 p.m.)


MOTION: C. Petersen - To approve the minutes from the December 15, 2005, Regular Planning Commission Meeting. Seconded by C. Volden.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

6.         Review/Action on Preliminary/Final for Landon Court (7:14 p.m.)

 

See handouts. This is a six-lot subdivision with a home currently on one lot. C. Steele suggested that preliminary and final not be addressed at the same time. C. Volden asked whether Lots 4, 5, and 6, have had the front and rear setbacks identified. David Bunker reported that the rear lot line has been defined on Lot 6 as both the southernmost and westernmost sides. The fire department needs to be consulted to determine whether they can get access with half of the bulb. C. Hammer said he would like to ensure that the adjacent property (Levine property), when developed, would complete the bulb as anticipated. Rodney Despain and David Bunker explained that when the Levine property is developed, the City will require the bulb to be completed. Rodney Despain pointed out that the timing for future development of the Levine property is uncertain, so the Commission has to be content with the subdivision as it stands. The Commission and staff agree that the private drive is a better arrangement than flag lots. Rodney Despain and David Bunker both recommended approval.


MOTION: C. Hammer - To recommend preliminary approval of Landon Court based on discussion we have had, noting several items that appear to be deficient and need to be corrected prior to final as noted in our discussion and in the January 26, 2006, memo from David Bunker. Seconded by C. Volden.


AMEND MOTION: C. Hammer - To amend the motion to state preliminary plan and final engineering drawing shall conform with the City requirements as directed by the City Engineer. Accepted and seconded by C. Volden.

 

C. Hammer said that front and back lot lines, address requirements, fire department approval of the bulb also needs to be addressed by the developer. Kim Holindrake said that if there are criteria that the developer needs to meet, it should be specified in the motion.

 

Nay-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion fails.

 

MOTION C. Hammer - To recommend preliminary approval of Landon Court, subject to:

1) The items noted in the January 26 memo from David Bunker,

          Final Plat requirements

          Setback definitions for lot 6

          Water rights for five lots shall be required to be submitted to the City

          Sewer main extension for property to east shall show stub & plug

          Storm drain details shall be in accordance with City specifications

          Water line extension shall be a minimum of 5 feet from any other utility

          Water system at intersection of 4000 West 9600 North shall be shown correctly

          8 inch valve shall be required at Landon Circle

          Show all fire hydrants

          Submission of Storm Drain calculations shall be required

          Submission of construction site storm water management plan

2) Adding to that list the deficiencies with respect to front and back lot lines, 3) Address requirements particularly with respect to Lots 4, 5 and 6, 4) Fire department approval with respect to the bulb and the turn around radius, and 5) That final plans shall conform with the City requirements as directed by City Engineer. Seconded by C. Maxwell.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

The Commission was concerned with the lengthy list of items with the preliminary approval.


MOTION: C. Hammer - Further consideration with respect to final approval of Landon Court be tabled until the developer can return with a more compliant document. Seconded by C. Steele.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

Rodney Despain stated that he is concerned with water rights. He also noted that the final plat dedicates a lot of land to the south, which is offsite to the subdivision. David Bunker said that the only dedication on 4000 West would end at the southernmost property line. Kyle Spencer said that the flagpole on 4000 West is a result of the research in the preliminary boundary report and record of the survey.

 

7.         Review/Action on Concept for Woodis Subdivision (7:51 p.m.)

 

See handouts. The Woodis Subdivision is a split of one lot into two. There is an existing home on 4000 West. The property to the east of the Woodis residence will be subdivided to create a new single family residence. There is already a water and sewer lateral stub to that lot. When Bevro Heights was developed, the road was extended to 4000 West. Curb, gutter and sidewalk would need to be completed. There is no extension of the Pressurized Irrigation main south of Monson, and it ends at the intersection. As part of the project, it is proposed that the City extend its main to the south. That would need to be done before the curb, gutter and asphalt. David Bunker would like to get a bid from the developer’s contractor. There is no record of water rights being submitted for Lot 2.


MOTION: C. Volden - To recommend concept approval for the Woodis Subdivision, subject to: 1) Curb, gutter, and sidewalk on the entire perimeter of subdivision with proper alignment north and south of 4000 West, 2) Extending the Pressurized Irrigation line to the southern lot line of the Woodis property, and 3) That water in the amount of 1 acre foot for Lot 2 be remitted to the City. Seconded by C. Maxwell.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

David Bunker excused - 8:10 p.m.

 

8.         Review/Recommendation on Amendments to the City Code, Title 10, Zoning Regulations-Sign Ordinance (8:10 p.m.)

 

See handouts. The following changes need to be made:

          Page 1: Page numbers included on contents starting at Line 25.

          Page 2, Line 22, delete “the”; it should read “In such case, a new . . .”

          Page 2, Number 2: Add window signs to bulleted list, with an asterisk that says “permitted only if meets the definition of a short-term sign.”

          Page 2, Line 41 should read “The City may erect signs in the public right-of-way or on public property.”

          Page 4, Line 11 should read “A sign intended to be up not more than three (3) days.”

          Page 6, Line 38: should be numbered 27.

          Page 7, Line 27: add a space after parenthetical.

          Page 8, Line 9 should read “moveable objects used for the primary purpose of advertising.”

          Page 9, Line 38, delete “unless it also meets the definition of being a short-term sign”

          Page 9, Line 44, should not be numbered.

          Page 10, Lines 1 and 5, should not be numbered.

          Page 10, Line 38 should read “no greater than eight square feet.”

          Page 11, add the adoption language.

          Page 11, Lines 9 and 11, delete the word “Section” after this Code.


MOTION: C. Volden - To recommend approval of the City Code, Title 10, Zoning Regulations-Sign Ordinance as corrected and move it onto the City Council for adoption. Seconded by C. Maxwell.

 

Aye-C. Hammer

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

 

9.         Committee Assignments and Reports (9:08 p.m.)

 

No reports.

 

10.       This meeting was adjourned at 9:09 p.m. on a motion by C. Volden, seconded by C. Maxwell and unanimously approved.


 

/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

Approved by Planning Commission:

   February 23, 2006