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ANDOVER CITY PLANNING COMMISSION /

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

October 17, 2006

Minutes

 

The Andover City Planning Commission met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 909 N. Andover Road in the Andover Civic Center.  Chairman Quentin Coon called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.  Commission members present were Jan Cox, Byron Stout, Lynn Heath, and Jeff Syrios.  Others in attendance were Director of Public Works and Community Development Les Mangus, Administrative Secretary Deborah Carroll, and City Clerk/Administrator Jeff Bridges.  Commission Members Ray Jessen Jr., David Martine and City Council Liaison Caroline Hale were absent.

Call to order

 

 

Review the minutes of the regular September 19, 2006 Planning Commission meeting.

 

Janice Cox made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Lynn Heath seconded the motion. Motion carried 5/0.

Review the minutes of the regular September 19, 2006 Planning Commission meeting.

 

 

Communications:

Review the City Council minutes from the September 12, 2006 and September 26, 2006 meetings. The minutes were received and filed.

 

Review the minutes of the September 12, 2006 Subdivision Committee meeting. The minutes were received and filed.

 

Review the minutes of the October 3, 2006 Site Plan Review Committee Meeting. The minutes were received and filed.

 

Review the Potential Residential Development Lot Report.

Communications

 

 

 

Review the proposed Final Plat of the Eshom’s Addition, a replat of Lots 52 and 54 of Revised No. 2 Mecca Acres Subdivision. Approved by Subdivision Committee on February 14, 2006.

 

Les Mangus explained this plat was approved by the Subdivision Committee in February and was recommended for approval with some minor changes as noted in the staff checklist and the satisfaction of the requirement for public water and paved streets. Since that time, a benefit district has been formed and a water project is in design which satisfies half the need for public improvements. Staff feels an agreement can be worked out with the owner for any potential street paving project. Les said these 2 existing lots are being platted into 3, but the lots are ¼ mile from the nearest paved road in the Mecca Acres subdivision.

 

Jan Cox asked how long the filing fee is active. Les said this case was postponed due to the development of the water project in the area.

 

Lynn Heath asked if all staff comments have been satisfied. Les said there have been no revisions submitted to the plat since February so it is expected all the staff comments will be addressed before being placed on the City Council agenda for acceptance.

 

There was general discussion about the placement of the water lines in the Mecca Acres neighborhood. Les said it will be in both streets, Morris, Verna and Ruth. The entire subdivision is already served by city sewer.

 

Jan Cox asked about the staff comment of a 25’ building setback along Verna that does not show on the plat in the Commissioners packets. Les explained these lots will have their narrow frontage on Morris Street, but the Subdivision Regulations require a 25’ setback on all sides that abut a street.

 

Byron Stout made a motion to approve this final plat provided they meet staff comments. Lynn Heath seconded the motion. Motion carried 5/0.

Eshom’s Addition Final Plat

 

 

Member Items:

As requested by David Martine, the City Engineer provided his written opinion of the minimum 2% drainage for lot grading. There was general discussion about whether this is a developer or property owner induced issue. Les said it does not cost any more to design at 2% than for 1%. There would be an additional cost of 30% increase in the paving and drainage portion of the special assessments for each property. Les said the 1% can work if it is enforced but admits it will not leave much room for error. Les said this ends up being a problem between neighbors. Discussion continued.

 

Quentin Coon shared a photograph he took in West Palm Beach, Florida of a Wal-Mart sign. There was discussion about the small size of the sign and general discussion about other communities sign regulations.

 

Jan Cox reviewed the Potential Development Lot Report and asked if the new housing starts are remaining steady. Les said they are up 10% from this time last year. There was discussion about the spec/custom homes being built in Cornerstone Addition.

Member Items

 

 

Jan Cox made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m. Lynn Heath seconded the motion. Motion carried 5/0.

Adjourn

 

 

Respectfully Submitted by

 

__________________________

Deborah Carroll

Administrative Secretary

 

Approved this 21st day of November 2006 by the Andover City Planning Commission/ Board of Zoning Appeals, City of Andover.