LA VERKIN CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

Regular Meeting

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 6:00pm

City Council Chambers, 111 South Main Street

LaVerkin, Utah 84745

Present:  Chair Pro Tem Allen Bice; Commissioners: Hugh Howard, and Karl Benson; Staff:  Derek Imlay, Kevin Bennett and Christy Ballard; Public: Richard Hirschi, Bette Duncan and John Valenti.

 

Chair Anna Andregg, Commissioner Sherman Howard and Kyle Gubler were excused.

I.              Call to Order:  Chair Pro Tem Allen Bice called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.  The Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance were given by Derek Imlay.

 

II.           Approval of Minutes:

Commission may approve the minutes of the July 12, 2017 regular meeting.

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to approve the July 12, 2017 regular meeting minutes as written, second by Commissioner Karl Benson.  Hugh Howard-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

III.        Approval of the Agenda      

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

            

IV.              Reports:

1.       Beautification/Trails Committee-Commissioner Bice reported plans for improving the “L” were discussed.         

2.       Director of Operations-Nothing to report.

3.       City Council-Councilman Hirschi reported a public hearing was held on city employee wages.  The Council did approve a salary range increase for all positions.  It did not give anyone a raise only increased the ranges for specific job titles.   

V.                 Business:

1.      Discussion and possible action to set a public hearing for the preliminary and final plats for the Sunset View Estates subdivision, for August 23, 2017.

Derek reported the amended development agreement should have been included in the Commissioner’s packet.

That agreement was given to the Commissioners. 

Derek explained the R-1-14 zone allows for smaller lots with an approved development agreement. 

The original development agreement from 2006 requested the lots be decreased to 10,000 square foot lots.  In exchange, the City requested 400 North and 100 East to the subdivision be fully improved.  That work would need to be completed before the subdivision could record.    

The City also agreed the street impact and drainage impact fees for the project would be refunded to the developer for a portion of the street improvements. 

The previous amendment agreement changed the new owner/developer and new contractor. 

This amendment changes the contractor.  It changes the 400 North improvements requirement of being completed before the subdivision is recorded to an escrow account being set up with 125% of the estimated cost of the road improvement.  So once that account has been opened the subdivision can be recorded. 

It changes the lot sizes.  Several lots were used for detention basins and others were gained by moving utilities.  The project began with approximately 63 lots and is now a 55-lot subdivision.

It also states the dollar amount that is subject to reimbursement from the street and drainage impact fees. 

 

Commissioner Bice asked if the larger lots would be allowed to subdivide into the smaller size.

 

Derek replied the larger sized lots include the hillside, a steep embankment or drainage.

 

Kevin said any modification would require a subdivision amendment which in this case has the development agreement that would not allow it.

He also explained development agreements do not require Planning Commission approval.  However, for the sake of transparency and the negative reputation development agreements have acquired over the years and the fact these plats cannot exist without the agreement because of the stylistic changes and upfront bonding changes, he requested they be viewed together.

Sunset View Estates is a good example of why staff would like to redo the City’s subdivision requirements.

 

Commissioner Benson asked about the drain basin in the northwest corner adjacent to parcel 1. 

 

Derek explained a lot of the drainage goes into that basin.  It is time released through a pipe with an orifice plate at the same rate it has historically been.  The City will maintain the basin.

Once the historical runoff has been impacted the developer needs to find a way to either maintain the current runoff or reduce it and that is what the detention basin does. 

 

Commissioner Bice pointed out note 2 on the preliminary plat states 19 lots have expansive soils and will require a soils engineer. 

 

Derek stated those lots are specified on the Mylar. 

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to set a public hearing for August 23, 2017 to hear comments on the development agreement and preliminary and final plats as currently proposed for the Sunset View Estates subdivision, second by Commissioner Karl Benson.  Hugh Howard-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously. 

 

2.      Discussion and possible action to set a public hearing for a proposed ordinance amending Titles 10 and 3 of the La Verkin City Code, relative to short term rentals within the City of La Verkin, for August 23, 2017. 

Kevin reported there was no change in the content, only the “where as” clauses and the language incorporating it into the Code were added. 

 

Commissioner Bice mentioned on page 8, item C appears to leave out the Tourist Commercial Zone.  He would like to exclude the commercial zones from being included into one of the four areas.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Karl Benson to set a public hearing for the proposed ordinance amending Titles 10 and 3 of the La Verkin City Code, relative to short term rentals within the City of

La Verkin, for August 23, 2017, second by Commissioner Hugh Howard.  Benson-yes, Bice-yes, Hugh Howard-yes.  Motion carried unanimously.                    

 

VI.              Adjourn:

Motion was made by Commissioner Hugh Howard to adjourn, second by Commissioner Karl Benson.  Hugh Howard-yes, Bice-yes, Benson-yes.  Motion carried unanimously at 6:31pm.

 

 

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

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