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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF BALLWIN – 300 PARK DRIVE
May 3, 2004

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

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
 
Michael Boland, Chairman                         Jeff Medler 
Terry Byatt 
Phyllis Erwin 
Ron Kadane 
Frank Karr 
Ed Montgomery 
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 Byatt and seconded by Commissioner Reisel to approve the Minutes of the May 3, 2004 meeting.  The motion received unanimous approval by the members present.

SUB 04-1—Victoria Pointe Subdivision – 707 Reinke Road – Taylor Morley Land Development LLC – 17107 Chesterfield Airport Road – Mr. William Taylor

Mr. Kevin Riggs of Cole & Associates spoke on behalf of the petitioner, and described the site and surrounding neighborhoods.  Mr. Riggs stated that the proposed development would be consistent with R-3 zoning, with nine lots (minimum 10,000 square feet, maximum 11,100 square feet) served by a single cul-de-sac road off of Reinke Road. 

Mr. Riggs addressed several specific items in the staff report.  He stated that the developer intends to escrow the funds for sidewalks along Reinke Road.  The developer also concurs with the staff recommendation to provide additional streetlights in the development. 

The stormwater detention basin has been relocated to Lot 9 (one lot off of Reinke Road), which is closer to the low point on the site and works better from a hydraulic standpoint.  Mr. Riggs described the planned landscaping and decorative wrought-iron fence enclosure around the detention basin.

The developer has taken a survey of trees that are 4 inches or larger, and determined that there are 80 such trees on the site and 40 trees within 50 feet of the site.  Mr. Riggs stated that the developer feels that they can preserve 37% of these trees, which exceeds the staff recommendation of 30%.

Commissioner Erwin asked about the timeframe for completing the development.  Mr. Riggs stated that it would be approximately one year, beginning in December 2004 or January 2005.

Alderman Gatton asked City Planner Aiken whether the escrow proposal for sidewalks was acceptable to the City.  Mr. Aiken stated that this development most closely resembled those along Ries Road, where the developers were asked to dedicate the right-of-way and contribute a portion of the cost of improvement.  Commissioner Byatt stated her concern for children walking to school, and would like to have the sidewalk built now.  Mr. Riggs stated that the developer is willing to put the sidewalk in place now.

Commissioner Byatt stated that she wants assurance that the landscaping provided by the developer will be guaranteed for at least two years after placement.

Chairman Boland declared the public hearing open.  Mr. Dennis Callier addressed the Commission, stating that in 1985, he had a wine and beer license, but let it lapse since he was not selling liquor in the deli.  He stated that in recent years he has had the opportunity to bid for catering jobs that included the serving of alcohol.  In order to serve alcohol at such events, he is required to have a liquor license.  Mr. Callier doesn’t feel that serving beer and wine in his restaurant will have much impact on his business there; he is requesting the liquor license primarily to increase his catering revenues.

Chairman Boland asked if there were any proponents to speak in favor of SUE04-2.  There were none.

Chairman Boland asked if there were any opponents to speak against SUE04-2.  There were none.

Chairman Boland then declared the public hearing closed.

Chairman Kadane confirmed with City Planner Aiken that parking would not be adversely affected by the granting of a liquor license to Callier’s Deli. 

A motion was made by Commissioner Kadane and seconded by Commissioner Karr to recommend approval of SUE04-2 to the Board of Aldermen.  The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present. 

Z04-1– Zoning Ordinance Change – Lock Drive Rezoning – City of Ballwin – 14811 Manchester Road – Mr. Thomas Aiken

City Planner Thomas Aiken addressed the Commission, stating that the owners of three of the five parcels on Lock Drive (#107, 109, and 111) have petitioned the City, requesting that their properties be rezoned from commercial to residential.  He stated that the owners of #105 and #106 Lock Drive want to retain the commercial zoning.

He stated that the Board of Aldermen, at their last meeting, concurred with the Planning & Zoning Commission’s recommendation that #107, 109, and 111 Lock Drive be rezoned to single-family R1, and have returned it to the Commission for a formal public hearing.

Chairman Boland declared the public hearing open, and asked if there were any proponents to speak in favor of Z04-1.  Mayor Jones noted that the Commission members had received a petition signed by almost all the homeowners on Lock Drive in favor of the rezoning.

Vicki Ode, 133 Lock Drive, addressed the Commission, reiterating the strong preference for the rezoning of the three parcels.

Chairman Boland asked if there were any opponents to speak against Z04-1.  There were none.

Chairman Boland declared the public hearing closed.

A motion was made by Commissioner Erwin and seconded by Commissioner Byatt to recommend approval of Z04-1 to the Board of Aldermen, changing the zoning for three lots (#107, 109, 111 Lock Drive) to Residential R-1.  The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE

Chairman Boland talked about the retreat held for the Planning & Zoning Commission members during which they discussed the Strategic Community Plan for the City.  City Planner Aiken spoke about the need to have a plan for the City to continue to move forward and thrive.  He emphasized the need to be aware of coming trends and developments and keep the community plan current.  Mayor Jones stated that the Planning & Zoning Commission would work with a planning firm as well as interviewing citizens and developers.  He stated that he feels this is a good time to begin the process of reviewing and reworking the vision for the City of Ballwin.

ADJOURNMENT

A motion was made by Commissioner Erwin and seconded by Commissioner Medler to adjourn the meeting.  The motion received unanimous approval.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Michael Boland, Chairman
Zoning Commission

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