Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:00 p.m.

Public Safety Building

3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah

Present:           Alan Petersen, Chair, Presiding

Commission Members: Clifton Chandler, Carl Volden, Donald Steele, HR Brown, Steve Kroes, Gary Maxwell

                        Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

                        David Bunker, City Engineer

                        Rodney Despain, City Planner (7:12 p.m.)

                        Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber

Eric Richardson, City Council Representative

Others: Bruce McMullin, Barbara Christensen-New Utah, Brent Uibel (7:36 p.m.)



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 7:01 p.m. by C. Petersen.


2.         Approval of Minutes from the February 15, 2006, Special Council and Planning Commission Meeting and the February 23, 2006, Regular Planning Commission Meeting (7:01 p.m.)


C. Petersen expressed concern about the mound of dirt on the grading project at the Public Works building site. He noted that there appeared to be urgency to get the project started. He feels that there should be urgency to get the dirt moved. David Bunker said that the contractor has up to six months to remove the dirt. C. Petersen also requested that the parcel comply with the sign ordinance.

MOTION: C. Kroes - To approve the minutes from the February 15, 2006, Special Council and Planning Commission Meeting and the February 23, 2006, Regular Planning Commission Meeting, as amended. Seconded by C. Volden.


Aye-C. Kroes

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.


3.         Review/Recommendation on the Revised Phasing Plan for Bridgestone, PUD (7:12 p.m.)


See handouts. This is a revised phasing plan for Bridgestone. The approval of Plat D moved the clubhouse and the building south of the clubhouse into Phase D. The prior Phase K becomes part of Plat E in the revised plan. There are no new buildings. Bruce McMullin of McMullin Homes was present. This layout was proposed by McMullin’s predecessor. McMullin Homes is continuing the process. The Commission noted that parking spaces were lost between the original phasing plan and the revised phasing plan. The parking spots were lost when Plat D was approved. C. Petersen felt that the parking issue should be addressed now or at least mentioned in the minutes. C. Volden said that the parking space issue is best addressed under the next agenda item.

MOTION: C. Volden - To recommend approval for the revised phasing plan for Bridestone, PUD. Seconded by C. Steele.

AMEND MOTION: C. Petersen - To include language advising that on Plats F–J, the reduced parking needs to be addressed. Accepted and seconded by C. Steele.


Aye-C. Kroes

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.


4.         Review/Recommendation on Final Plat for Bridgestone, Plat E (7:32 p.m.)


See handouts. Plat E consists of three four-plex buildings.

          David Bunker said there is a potential to pick up four parking stalls—one on either side of the existing four stalls and two at the end of the drive.

          The postal service would like the post office box on the northeast corner of Plat E rather than at the end of the drive. The Commission feels there is a safety issue in having the post box at the curve. Kim Holindrake will check with the post office to move the easement.

          Addresses for the units need to be updated.

          A sign should be required and shown on the plans that warns that the RV parking area is a detention basin and flooding may occur. Bruce McMullin said that there could be some documentation with a disclosure that the RV parking is in a detention basin.

          C. Volden suggested directing construction traffic so that they do not travel in front of the school. Construction access could be from Harvey Blvd. to 4500 West to Bridgestone Drive.

          A Bridgestone resident had addressed the City Council with concerns about children and parents using the private roads in Bridgestone to get to the school. Bruce McMullin will bring this back to the HOA.

          An extension document to extend the terms of the CC&Rs to this plat should be recorded.

          The City received a set amount of water rights for Bridgestone. They were sufficient at the time of preliminary approval, but are not sufficient now per City standards. Four-plexes use less water than single family dwellings and the landscaping demands are less. What has been submitted might be sufficient.

MOTION: C. Kroes - To recommend final plat approval for the Bridgestone PUD, Plat E, subject to: 1) Final engineering, 2) Amendment to the homeowners’ association to include the CC&Rs extended to this area, 3) Installation of the sign at the retention basin warning those that park vehicles there that it floods, 4) Addition of four more parking slots, two at the end of the drive and two with the four that are on the diagram, 5) Resolution with the City on the placement of the postal box and 6) Ensuring that construction traffic does not drive in front of Deerfield Elementary. Seconded by C. Maxwell.


Aye-C. Kroes

C. Maxwell

C. Petersen

C. Steele

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.


5.         Committee Assignments and Reports (8:07 p.m.)


          C. Volden - The Parks and Trails Committee wants to know if the Planning Commission would be interested in participating with the Parks and Trails Committee and the City Council in service projects throughout the year. The Planning Commission said they would be interested. The Parks and Trails Committee would also like the Planning Commission to work on the fencing ordinance, specifically along the trail corridors and parks.

          C. Petersen - In the joint meeting of the City Council and the Planning Commission there was discussion about reviewing the General Plan. The Planning Commission also needs to work on the noticing for Public Hearings.

          C. Kroes - Staff agreed in August 2005 to work on a landscaping ordinance. The landscaping ordinance will be on the agenda for the next meeting.


6.         This meeting was adjourned at 8:18 p.m. on motion by C. Volden, seconded by C. Kroes and unanimously approved.


Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

Approved by Council:

   April 27, 2006