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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes



April 4, 2005 Meeting Was Cancelled

March 7, 2005

The meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order by Chairman Michael Boland at 7:00 p.m.  Members in attendance were:

PRESENT                                                             ABSENT 
Chairman Michael Boland                 Commissioner Frank Karr 
Commissioner Phyllis Erwin 
Commissioner Sue Heath 
Commissioner Ron Kadane  
Commissioner Jeff Medler 
Commissioner Ed Montgomery 
Commissioner Tim Reisel 
Alderman Charles Gatton 
Mayor Robert E. Jones 
Assistant City Administrator Tom Aiken 
City Engineer Gary Kramer 
City Attorney Lou Lucchesi

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Commissioner Kadane and seconded by Commissioner Erwin to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2005 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission.  The motion received unanimous approval from the members present.

SUE05-3—Dent Devil Auto Body—14949 Manchester Road—Freeworld Enterprises, PO Box 3328, Ballwin MO  63022—Mr. Terrence McDonald

Ms. Nicole Zellweger, attorney for the petitioner, addressed the Commission.  She described the site and its previous use as a Mobil filling station and stated that the gas pumps and underground tanks have been removed and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has inspected the site.  No final report has been issued as of yet.  Ms. Zellweger stated that the proposed use of the site is a paintless dent removal facility.  She said that the petitioner will also teach classes on the technique.  It will be a low-intensity use and no increase in traffic is expected.

Ms. Zellweger presented the proposed site development plan.  She stated that the dent repairs will all be made inside the facility.  Access from Holloway and Manchester will remain the same, and vehicles will exit the building from the rear garage doors.  Additional parking will be available in the front, for a total of approximately 22 parking spaces.  Landscaping is planned along the perimeter.

The hours of operation for this facility will be 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  It will be closed on Sunday.  There will be five employees on staff.

Alderman Gatton asked if the petitioner operates at any other locations.  Terrence McDonald, the petitioner, stated that he operates one other location.  He said that most of the work they do is for dealerships on Manchester Road.   Mr. McDonald stated that although they can do the work on-site, the dealerships do not have the room for them to work indoors, and they needed a nearby site that is out of the elements.

Alderman Gatton referenced the petition review report, to ensure that the petitioner was aware of the requirements set forth therein.  He pointed out the sidewalk requirement, and the petitioner stated that he would comply.  City Planner Tom Aiken stated that the City would provide specifications for the sidewalk.

Alderman Gatton asked if any auto body painting would be done on the site.  Mr. McDonald stated that he would occasionally hire vendors to do minimal painting of scratches with an airbrush.  City Attorney Lucchesi stated that City ordinance does not prohibit this type of activity, but that the petitioner would have to comply with EPA regulations.

Chairman Boland confirmed that the petitioner was aware of the cross-access easement dedication request.  Mr. McDonald said that he was aware of that.  Commissioner Kadane asked if parking across the easement is allowed.  City Planner Aiken stated that it is.

Commissioner Medler asked if there is a written report from DNR stating that the tank removal was done according to code.  Ms. Zellweger stated that DNR did come out to visually inspect the site but the inspector anticipated no problems.  Mr. Aiken stated that part of the demolition permit is a final written report from DNR.  No occupancy or construction will be permitted until a clean report is received.

Alderman Gatton asked if the lot would be repaved upon final approval from DNR.  Mr. McDonald stated that he wanted to let the ground settle, but would patch the bad spots and pave the whole lot in approximately 6-8 months.  He plans to open the facility as soon as possible. 

Chairman Boland declared the public hearing opened and asked if there were any proponents to speak in favor of SUE05-3.  There were none.  Chairman Boland then asked if there were any opponents to speak against the petition.  There were none, and Chairman Boland declared the public hearing closed.

A motion was made by Alderman Gatton and seconded by Commissioner Erwin to recommend approval to the Board of Aldermen of petition SUE05-3, subject to compliance with the recommendations of the petition review report.    The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.

April Meeting

Mr. Aiken stated that no meeting would be held in April.


A motion was made by Commissioner Erwin and seconded by Commissioner Reisel to adjourn the meeting.  The motion received unanimous approval.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

Michael Boland, Chairman

Zoning Commission