LA VERKIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:00pm

City Council Chambers, 111 South Main Street

LaVerkin, Utah 84745

 

Present:  Chair Anna Andregg; Commissioners: Allen Bice, Hugh Howard, and Karl Benson; Staff:  Derek Imlay, Kyle Gubler, Kevin Bennett and Christy Ballard; Public: Rich Murset, Richard Hirschi, and John Valenti.

 

Commissioner Sherman Howard has been excused.

 

I.             Call to Order:  Chair Anna Andregg called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.  The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance was given by Hugh Howard.

 

II.           Election of Chair and Chair Pro Tem:

Motion was made by Commissioner Allen Bice to nominate Anna Andregg as Chair, second by Commissioner Hugh Howard.  Howard-yes, Andregg-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to nominate Allen Bice as Chair Pro-Tem, second by Commissioner Karl Benson.  Benson-yes, Bice-yes, Andregg-yes, Howard-yes.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

III.        Approval of Minutes:

Commission may approve the minutes of the October 26, 2016, November 9, 2016, and December 14, 2016 regular meeting minutes.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Allen Bice to approve the October 26, 2016, November 9, 2016, and December 14, 2016 regular meeting minutes as written, second by Commissioner Karl Benson.  Howard-yes, Andregg-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

IV.        Approval of the Agenda

        

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to approve the agenda as written, second by Commissioner Allen Bice.  Bice-yes, Hugh Howard-yes, Andregg-yes, Benson-yes.   Motion carried unanimously.

                      

V.                 Reports:

1.       Beautification/Trails Committee-No meeting.  

2.       City Council-Councilman Hirschi thanked the Commissioners for all the time and effort they put into the Planning Commission.   

3.       Director of Operations-The City has purchased a crack seal machine.  The manufacturer will be training the staff on February 7, 2017. The project will begin in May. 

Irrigation will be back in the system the beginning of March to get the lines ready for the contracted date of March 15th

 

VI.              Business:

1.      Discussion and possible action on the draft ordinance amending the La Verkin City Code to provide for recreational vehicle resorts and small transient living quarters, as permitted uses in the Tourist/Resort Commercial Zone, subject to certain limitations and restrictions, and providing for their licensing and regulation, with possible setting of a public hearing thereon.

Derek pointed out there are highlighted areas on pages 8, 11, and 12 that deal with spacing requirements for restroom and shower facilities.  The Commissioners will need to determine that number.

 

There was also a request made to change the visitor parking requirements from one parking space per five RV/tent sites to one parking space per ten RV/tent sites. 

 

Kevin mentioned instead of trying to decide on a number for restroom and shower facilities the Commissioners could state it as “reasonably distributed throughout the facility”.    

 

Kevin pointed out the proposed ordinance does not create a new zone but provides for recreational vehicle resorts and small transient living quarters under certain conditions within the Tourist Commercial Zone.

 

The Commissioners agreed to list the restroom and shower spacing requirements as “reasonably distributed throughout the facility”.  

 

The visitor parking requirements will remain the same. 

 

Commissioner Bice mentioned allowing tent sites may not be the way to achieve the higher standard the Commissioners were aiming for with RV resorts.

He also mentioned most RV’s should have restroom facilities so requiring the small houses to have at least a toilet and sink would eliminate the need to even have restroom/shower facilities. 

 

There was a discussion on allowing tents as an accessory to the RV or allowing the business owner determine what they allow. 

 

The Commissioners agreed to remove tent sites as an allowed use. 

 

Page 5, number 3: Recreational Vehicle states “self-propelled or permanently towable by a light vehicle” Remove “permanently”.

 

Page 11, letter f:  Remove.  Because an RV with hookups already has self-contained drinking water and personal hygiene facilities.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to approve the draft ordinance amending the City Code to provide for recreational vehicle resorts and small transient living quarters, as permitted uses in the Tourist/Resort Commercial Zone, subject to certain limitations and restrictions, and providing for their licensing and regulation, with the changes discussed and set the public hearing for February 8, 2017, second by Commissioner Allen Bice.  Howard-yes, Andregg-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously.           

 

2.      Presentation and discussion on a proposed zone change from General Commercial to R-1-10 for parcel LV-174-A-1, a 1.14-acre parcel located directly north of the Questar SUB station along SR17. 

Derek passed out a larger map that showed the surrounding properties.  He explained the Wilson’s have made a request to change the zoning from General Commercial to R-1-10. 

The property is surrounded by houses, an apartment complex and the Questar substation. 

UDOT will not grant access from SR17 so all access will be from Bringhurst Lane.   

This item will be on the next agenda. 

 

3.      Discussion and input regarding the proposed update to the Affordable Housing element of the General Plan.

Page 17: Evaluation of Zoning Regulation’s Effect upon Affordable Housing:  Remove all highlighted areas, and the “However” at the beginning of the first highlighted paragraph.

Remove Strategy 2 from Goals and Strategies

 

Page 18: Remove Strategy 3

               Remove Strategy 4

               Strategy 7 will remain.

Goal 2, Strategy 1: change to read “Consider creating a nonfinancial incentive-based program to rehabilitate substandard housing”. 

 

Page 19: First paragraph under How Attained, change to “Promote Mutual self-help programs and working with neighboring communities as feasible”. 

 

VII.           Adjourn:

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to adjourn, second by Commissioner Allen Bice.  Andregg-yes, Howard-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously at 7:16pm.

 

 

Minutes taken on behalf of the City Recorder by Christy Ballard.

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