Thursday, August 24, 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, Steve Kroes (7:13 p.m.)

Kim Holindrake, City Recorder

Rodney Despain, City Planner (7:10 p.m.)

Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber


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 at 7:02 p.m. by C. Petersen.


Cliff Chandler was recognized as a voting member.


2.         Approval of Minutes from the July 27, 2006, Public Hearing and Regular Planning Commission Meeting (7:03 p.m.)

MOTION: C. Chandler - To approve the minutes from the July 27, 2006, Public Hearing and Regular Planning Commission Meeting. Seconded by C. Volden.


Aye-C. Chandler

C. Petersen

                                                                                    C. Volden                               Motion passes.

3.         Review General Plan (7:05 p.m.)

Staff Presentation:

See handouts. Kim Holindrake stated that a General Plan is not meant to be exact, but states the direction the City is headed. It is a guideline that can be used as reference for development. The current problem with the General Plan is that zoning has changed, and the General Plan has not been updated.

Rodney Despain stated that the General Plan gives a purpose to where the City wants to go. It is conscious forethought to what the City should do. The zoning ordinance sets what can be done in various areas of the City, and the General Plan sets what it should do. There is some legal basis for cities to deny development because it is inconsistent with the General Plan. To make the General Plan more binding, it should be stated in the motion adopting the plan that development must be consistent with the General Plan.

A General Plan includes a land use element that designates the long-term goals and proposed extent, general distribution and location of land for housing, business, industry, agriculture, recreation, education, public buildings and grounds, open space and other categories of public and private uses of land as appropriate. It may also include a statement of the projections for and standards of population and building intensity recommended for the various land use categories. It should also include a transportation and traffic circulation element and an estimate of the need for the development of additional moderate income housing within the City. Cities are required to provide a certain percentage of moderate income housing. The City has made a legitimate effort for moderate income housing through Bridgestone, Falcon Ridge, Cedar Run and an opportunity for apartment dwellings in the commercial area. Other optional elements of a General Plan include an environmental element addressing natural resource features, a public services element, a rehabilitation and conservation element and an economic element.

Commission Discussion:

The Commission decided that the following elements of the General Plan need to be updated: population trends, land use element, economic element, transportation element, design element and the capital improvements element. The parks and trails element can be sent to the Parks and Trails Committee for review and updating.

Rodney Despain stated that the Planning Commission should give special attention to land use on the hillside. It was originally decided that building would only go up to the water line of Lake Bonneville on the hillside. There is private land above that line that someone will want to develop in the future.

The Commissioners would like the following change made to page 2, item 6: . . . “and the health, safety and recreation of the citizenry.”


The next meeting will address Land Use introduction and Chapter 1 (pages 20-25). Rodney Despain asked the Commissioners to give special consideration to the hillside.

4.         Committee Assignments and Reports (8:25 p.m.)


No reports.


5.         This meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m. on a motion by C. Kroes, seconded by C. Chandler and unanimously approved.


/s/ Kim E. Holindrake

Approved by Commission:                                         Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder

    October 26, 2006