Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Commissioner Karr and seconded by Commissioner Walters to approve the minutes of the January 3, 2006 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission as submitted. The motion received unanimous approval from the members present.
Swearing In of New Commission Member
Mrs. Anna Hunter, 946 Palm Bay Drive (Ward 2), was sworn in by Assistant City Administrator Thomas Aiken. Mrs. Hunter replaces Mr. Tim Reisel, who resigned from the Commission.
SUE 06-2 – Special Use Exception Petition – New Life Martial Arts – 15567 Manchester Road – Mr. John Naumo
Mr. Naumo, 1127 Claytonbrook Drive, addressed the Commission requesting approval for the special use exception to allow him to operate a martial arts school in the C-1 District.
Chairman Boland opened the public hearing and asked if there were any proponents to speak in favor of petition SUE 06-2. There were none. Chairman Boland then asked if there were any opponents to speak against the petition. There were none, and Chairman Boland closed the public hearing.
Commissioner Medler made a motion to recommend approval of Petition SUE 06-2 to the Board of Aldermen. Commissioner Heath seconded the motion. A voice vote was taken and the motion received unanimous approval from the members present.
SUB 06-1 – Subdivision Approval Petition – Schrader Funeral Home – 14960 Manchester Road – Mr. Steven Schrader
Mr. Tom Hall, architect for Schrader Funeral Home, addressed the Commission, requesting approval for the consolidation of three lots. These lots are currently owned by and comprise the site of the Schrader Funeral Home, which plans to build a new chapel and crematorium.
Chairman Boland declared the public hearing open, and asked if there were any proponents to speak in favor of petition SUB 06-1. There were none.
Chairman Boland then asked if there were any opponents to speak against the petition. The following residents addressed the Commission:
Mr. Randy Venable, is purchasing property behind the funeral home. He is concerned about the trees/vegetation remaining in place. Mr. Hall said that the petitioner is willing to show Mr. Venable and his neighbors the site plan, and that they have no plans to remove the vegetation.
Commissioner Keefe clarified that recommending approval of Petition SUB 06-1 does not give authority to the petitioner to do any building. City Planner Aiken said that the petitioner does not need the Planning & Zoning Commission’s authority to build what they are proposing to build. He said the petitioner has to abide by the requirements of the C-1 District, but there is no ordinance prohibiting them from removing trees from their property.
Chairman Boland asked if anyone else wished to speak in opposition to the petition. There were none, and Chairman Boland declared the public hearing closed.
Commissioner Walters made a motion to recommend approval of petition SUB 06-1 to the Board of Aldermen. Alderman Terbrock seconded the motion. The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.
Petitions Held Over To March Meeting
City Planner Aiken reminded the Commission that the public hearings for Petitions Z 05-7 and SUB 05-6 are still pending and will be on the March 6, 2006 agenda for consideration.
Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee Update
Commissioner Karr reported that the next meeting will be held on February 21, 2006. He said that Arcturis will be asking for input and perhaps assistance from the members of the Planning & Zoning Commission. Mr. Karr said that focus groups will be conducted in March and April. He anticipates that they will primarily be related to the concerns of residents as opposed to special interest groups.
A motion was made by Commissioner Medler and seconded by Commissioner Heath to adjourn the meeting. The motion received unanimous approval from the members present. The meeting was adjourned at 7:19 p.m.
Michael Boland, Chairman
Planning & Zoning Commission