REGULAR PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
Thursday, October 26, 2006 7:00 p.m.
Public Safety Building
3925 W Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah
Present: Alan Petersen, Chair, Presiding
Commission Members: Carl Volden, Clifton Chandler, Steve Kroes, Gary Maxwell, Donald Steele
David Bunker, City Engineer
Rodney Despain, City Planner
Courtney Hammond, City Meeting Transcriber
Eric Richardson, City Council Representative (7:25 p.m.)
Others: Ryan Levin
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 at 7:03 p.m. by C. Petersen.
2. Approval of Minutes from the August 24, 2006, Regular Planning Commission Meeting and the September 28, 2006 Regular Planning Commission Meeting (7:04 p.m.)
MOTION: C. Volden - To approve the minutes from the August 24, 2006, Regular Planning Commission Meeting. Seconded by C. Chandler.
C. Volden Motion passes.
MOTION: C. Steele - To approve the minutes from the September 28, 2006, Regular Planning Commission Meeting, as written. Seconded by C. Volden.
C. Volden Motion passes.
3. Review/Recommendation on Preliminary/Final for Landon Court, Plat B (Levin Property) (7:05 p.m.)
See handouts. David Bunker stated that Landon Court, Plat B, is a three-lot subdivision. It is currently one parcel, and is proposed to be subdivided into three. Two lots would access Landon Circle, which is a private drive. Only five lots can access Landon Circle because it is a private drive. If lot 1 faces Landon Circle, lot 4 of Plat A would have to face 9600 North. If lot 4 of Plat A faces the private drive, lot 1 must face north. The City is requiring a letter from PG irrigation stating their understanding that the property will no longer be flood irrigated. Ryan Levin has purchased three acre feet of water for the three lots.
• C. Petersen noted that there is a sanitary sewer manhole at the southeast corner of lot 3 without a gravel access. David Bunker stated that there is no need to get a truck to the manhole at the back of lot 3. C. Petersen also noted that the cul-de-sac slopes downward. David Bunker stated that drainage has been placed at the bottom of the cul-de-sac. It is a double-sump system and is designed as full retention for a 100-year, 24-hour event.
• C. Maxwell noted that there is a cobble construction entrance. David Bunker stated that the entrance is designed to keep the mud from the site off the road.
MOTION: C. Maxwell - To recommend granting preliminary and final plat approval subject to verifying water shares and any other final engineering the City requires. Seconded by C. Kroes.
C. Volden Motion passes.
4. Review General Plan (7:19 p.m.)
The Planning Commission made the following changes to the General Plan in Chapter 1:
• Update the hundred-year flood plain map.
• Strike the last sentence of the first paragraph of Chapter 1.
• Strike the rest of Chapter 1.
• Chapter 2 becomes Chapter 1
• Strike the first two sentences of the first paragraph of Chapter 2. The remaining paragraph should read, “Six general land use designations have been assigned to land located within Cedar Hills. Each of the designations is meant to be general and somewhat flexible in nature. Each of these designations is described below and can be found on the Cedar Hills General Plan Map.”
• Chapter 2, paragraph 2: Change first sentence to be “approximately three dwelling units per acre.”
• Page 26, first paragraph should read: “The current zones most compatible with this designation are the RR-1-20,000 zone and the H-1 zone. This area is suitable for low density developments with substantial open spaces to provide protection and preservation of ridgelines, view corridors, hillsides, wildlife habitat, and aesthetic attributes. However, developments may occur on smaller lots provided that the overall density of the area is not increased. For example, a developer who would like to develop quarter acres lots and retain the remainder of the parcel as open space would be encouraged to do so. . . .
• Page 26, second paragraph, line 3: Remove the word “likewise.”
• Page 26, third paragraph, line 2: Sentence that begins with “Prior” should read: Prior to development or annexation . . .
• Page 26, paragraph four should read: “The Medium Density Residential area will be characterized by development of single-family homes, accessory buildings, parks, trails, open space and other compatible uses. The current zones most compatible with this designation are the R-1-15,000, R-1-11,000 and PR-2.2 zones. Minimum lot size is not as important in this area as overall density. . . .
• Page 26, paragraph five, line 2: Remove “of higher intensity uses.”
• Page 26, last paragraph, line 2: Sentence that begins with “Prior” should read: Prior to development or annexation . . .
• Page 27, first paragraph should read: “The High Density Residential area will be characterized by compact single-family development or multi-family development. The zone most compatible with this designation is the PR-3.4 Planned Residential zone. In addition, and under certain conditions, portions of the TR-1 Townsite Residential zone and the SC-1 Shopping Center Zone are also compatible with this designation. When reviewing developments. . . .
• Page 27, after second paragraph add: “Landscaping, off-street parking requirements, traffic circulation, and other high density housing planning issues will play an important role in project review in this area.”
• Page 27, third paragraph, line 2: Sentence that begins with “Prior” should read: “Prior to development or annexation . . .
• Page 27: Delete Very High Density Residential section.
• Page 27, penultimate paragraph: Delete sentence that reads “The district will be located in two areas of the community, one on the western side of Cedar Hills adjacent to the SC-1 zone, and the other near the intersection of Canyon Drive and S.R. 92.
• Page 27: Delete last paragraph.
• Page 28, first paragraph, line 2: Sentence that begins with “Prior” should read: “Prior to development or annexation . . .
Next meeting the Planning Commission will look at the commercial zone, the annexation policy and the economic element.
MOTION: C. Maxwell - To table the item until next time. Seconded by C. Chandler.
5. Committee Assignments and Reports (9:12 p.m.)
• C. Volden: He is not able to attend the Parks and Trails Committee meetings.
• C. Petersen: His term of service is up in December. He is debating whether he wants to continue.
• Eric Richardson: The City Council will be asking the Commission to look at a sensitive lands ordinance and to reconsider the Commercial Design Guidelines.
6. This meeting was adjourned at 9:16 p.m. on a motion by C. Volden, seconded by C. Kroes, and unanimously approved.
/s/ Kim E. Holindrake
Kim E. Holindrake, City Recorder
Approved by Commission:
November 30, 2006