PC 2007 June

COOPERTOWN PLANNING COMMISSION
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
June 19, 2007
 
 
 
 
                          I.      Call to Order
 
Chairman Rettaliata called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. on June 19, 2007 in the City Hall located at 2525 Burgess Gower Road.
 
                        II.      Roll Call
 
The following Planning Commission members were present:
 
      Brian Rettaliata, Chairman
      Danny Crosby, Mayor
      Robert Dale Anderson, Alderman
      Peggy Ruth, Alderman
Richard Crutcher, Member
Richard Waltz, Member
Bo Logan, Representative, Tennessee Department of Economic and
                 Community Development
 
Absent:
 
Jamie Moore, Member
 
New Business
 
A.     Approval of Minutes from the prior meeting:
 
Chairman Rettaliata asked for comments and/or corrections to the Minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting held on May 15, 2007. No comments or corrections were offered. A motion to waive reading of the minutes and approve as presented was made by Alderman Anderson and seconded by Mayor Crosby. By voice vote the minutes were approved by all the members present.
 
 
 
 
 
B.     Rezoning Request Richard Crutcher
 
Member, Richard Crutcher presented his request to rezone 4.67 acres located at 2923 Highway 49 Pleasant View, TN from AG to RA. After a brief discussion and with no comments presented from the public on a motion by Member Waltz, seconded by Alderman Anderson, all members present, except Mr.Crutcher who abstained, voted to recommended approval of this request to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
 
                        C.   Rezoning Request Donald R. Edwards
 
Steven E. Artz, representing Donald R. Edwards presented a request to rezone 40.64 acres fronting on Holland Road and Woodwind Circle in the Hunter Green Subdivision from RA to RC. After a discussion with Mr. Artz regarding various aspects of the rezoning to higher density housing and XXXXX, Tennessee Waste Water, as to the operation of the proposed onsite waste water system the Chairman opened the meeting to public comment. The members heard comments from twelve individuals, all in opposition to the rezoning. The comments reflected concerns that the zoning being requested and the housing types thereby permitted were not consistent with that of the adjacent properties and would have the potential to reduce overall property values. Additional comments reflected concerns regarding increased traffic, parking problems and ground water runoff as well an inadequate water supply, increased road deterioration and the operation of the onsite waste water disposal system. At the conclusion of the public comments Mr. Logan opined that the zoning being requested was not consistent with the adjacent properties and the tract did not conform to the Urban Fringe definition of RC Zoning. On a motion by Mayor Crosby, seconded by Alderman Anderson, all members present voted to recommend denial of this request to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.
 
 
                      III.      Old Business
 
A.     Selection of a Firm to Provide Engineering Services to the Planning Commission
 
Chairman Rettaliata lead a discussion regarding the selection of a firm to provide as needed engineering services to the Commission based on the presentations made at the May meeting. Aldermen Ruth commented that all the firms appeared to be competent and that she was inclined to retain the least expensive to perform basic work with the option to contract more specialized projects to another firm with the required expertise. Mayor Crosby noted that selecting the low bidder could potentially result in inadequate work that could require subsequent additional effort to correct. Mayor Crosby suggested presenting all four firms to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen as that body will have to approve any contract as well as appropriate funds for payments. Chairman Rettaliata observed that this issue related to the work being done to review the Town's current planning/zoning/building fee schedule and proposed deferring a final decision to the July meeting at which time he expected to have a final fee schedule proposal. All the members concurred.
  
 
                     IV.      Discussion
 
      There was no additional discussion
 
 
                       V.      Adjournment
 
On a motion by Alderman Ruth and seconded by Mayor Crosby  the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
 
 
 
                                    Minutes submitted by: ___________________________
                                                                           Brian M. Rettaliata, Chairman
 
                                   
 
Minutes approved by: ____________________________
                                                                           Brian M. Rettaliata, Chairman
 
 
                                    ATTEST:                   _____________________________
                                                                  Alisha B. Haggard, City Recorder