MEMBERS: Jonathan Eady, Chair; Zach May, Vice Chair;
Juanita Carson, Secretary; Mike Ready and Mike
STAFF: Matthew Pepper, City Manager and Zoning
GUESTS: David Huber; Brian Barnard.
OPENING: At 7:04 PM, Mr. Eady called the meeting to
order and welcomed the guests.
MINUTES: Upon motion of Mr. Ready, seconded by Ms.
Carson, the minutes for the meeting of
December 8, 2020 were adopted as amended. The vote was 5-0.
ELECTIONS: This is the first meeting of 2021, so it
is time to elect officers for the next year. The officers
are: Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary.
Upon motion of Mr. McQuaide, seconded by Mr. Ready, Mr. Eady
was elected as Chair, Mr. May was
elected as Vice-Chair, and Ms. Carson was elected as
Secretary. The vote was 5-0.
BRIAN BARNARD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION (1112 Asbury
Street): The Commission
reviewed the development permit application to include
interior renovation work to the kitchen. The
work includes new cabinets, an island and pantry, and new
flooring. Mr. Barnard confirmed that he will
not modify any mechanical services as part of the kitchen
renovation. It will be a part of the renovation
work on the home located at 1112 Asbury Street that was
approved by the Planning Commission in
Upon motion of Mr. McQuaide, seconded by Mr. Ready, the
Planning Commission approved the
development permit application to complete interior
renovation work on the kitchen as described above.
The vote was 5-0.
DAVID HUBER AND DANA PAYNE DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION
(1102 Emory Street): The
Commission reviewed the development permit application to
include the following work to the property
located at 1102 Emory Street: the construction of a 6’ tall wrought iron fence in the backyard; the
completion of an outdoor shower; and the laying of a brick
paver apron surrounding a shallow fishpond
on the east side of the back patio. The Commission confirmed
that the proposed fencing would be
contained on Mr. Huber’s property.
Upon motion of Mr. May, seconded by Mr. Ready, the Planning
Commission approved the development
permit application to include the work at 1102 Emory Street
as described above. The vote was 5-0.
DISCUSSION ON AMENDMENTS TO CHAPTER 40: The
Commission continued their discussion on the
amendments to Chapter 40 Zoning, specifically Sections
40-575, 40-712, 40-713, 40-841, 40-842, and
Division 16 – Residential Infill Overlay District. Prior to the meeting, Mr. Eady shared a summary of the
proposed amendments with the Commission. Mr. Eady asked that
the Commission review the summary
and provide any feedback on the proposed amendments. The
Commission will then review the feedback
at the February meeting.
The Commission discussed the relationship between the city’s development and building permits. They
discussed amending Section 40-842 to include specific
permits for structures like pools, decks, and
fences. Prior to the February meeting, Mr. Pepper will send
the Commission a list of permits that the city
approved when it contracted for third-party building
inspection and permitting services.
In addition, the Commission discussed making minor amendments to Division 16. – Residential Infill
Overlay district to reduce the designation’s flexibility. For instance, the district contemplates that a
north/south artery on the east side of Emory Street/SR 81
should be included in subdivision plans. This
would be difficult to implement given the size of existing
lots and available space to build.
The Commission will continue their discussion on amendments
to Chapter 40 during future meetings.
They will share their recommendations with the Mayor and
OTHER BUSINESS: Mr. Pepper reported to the Commission
that the Mayor and City Council approved
Mr. Ellis’s minor subdivision request at the January Regular Session Meeting. In addition, he reported
that the city is still working on filling the vacant seat on
ADJOURNMENT: Mr. Eady adjourned the meeting at 8:03
Juanita Carson, Secretary