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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting
PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
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AGENDA / briefs
1. Call to Order
2. Approval of Minutes
3. SUE 15-06 Special Use Exception – Operation of a Financial Business
Tower Loan of Missouri Relocation, 15252 Manchester Rd, Ballwin MO 63011
RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS
November 2, 2015
The meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order by Chairman Wind at 7:00 p.m. Members in attendance were:
Swearing In of New Commission Member
Mr. Vern Young, 238 Cleta Ct (Ward 1), was sworn in by Assistant City Administrator Thomas Aiken. Mr. Young is completing Mr. Chris Wright’s term, whose seat was vacated upon his resignation from the Planning & Zoning Commission. This term will expire in 2017.
Chairman Wind thanked Mr. Wright for his service on the Planning & Zoning Commission and to the City of Ballwin.
Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Alderman Stallmann and seconded by Commissioner Utt to approve the minutes of the October 5, 2015 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission as submitted. The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.
SUE 15-06 Special Use Exception – Operation of a Financial Businesss
Mr. Bruce Brophy of Gershman commercial real estate, landlord of the petitioner, addressed the Commis-sion on behalf of the petitioner, requesting approval for the special use exception. Glenn Kerr, district su-pervisor for Tower Loan, was also present. Mr. Stern said that Tower Loan is relocating within the shopping center to allow the creation of a larger space for a potential new tenant. He said another tenant will also be relocated within the center.
Chairman Wind asked if the new tenant will potentially create new parking problems. Mr. Brophy said it would not.
Commissioner Utt asked if the petitioner had the opportunity to review City Planner Aiken’s memo of Oc-tober 20 concerning the petition. Mr. Brophy and Mr. Kerr both said they had. Commissioner Utt asked if the lights will remain on after the business is closed. Mr. Kerr said that light above the safe will remain on. He said the Commission should have all the specs for the proposed space. The layout will be very similar to, if not the same as, the existing space.
Chairman Wind said it is difficult to read the submitted drawing as it is rather small. Mr. Brophy provided a full scale copy of the revised plan for the proposed space.
Commissioner Karr asked if both facilities will be open at the same time. Mr. Kerr said the move will take place over a weekend. They will close on Friday evening, and reopen in the new space on Monday morning. He said letters will be sent to all their clients informing them of the move.
Chairman Wind said if there are no more questions from the Commission, the public hearing will be held. Mayor Pogue said that the public hearing was held and closed at the October 5 meeting. Chairman Wind asked for a motion to reopen the public hearing. Mayor Pogue made a motion to do so, and Chairman Wind seconded the motion, which received unanimous approval from the commission members present.
Chairman Wind opened the public hearing, and asked if anyone wished to speak in opposition to Petition SUE 15-06. No one came forward. Chairman Wind asked if anyone wished to speak in favor of the peti-tion. No one came forward, and Chairman Wind closed the public hearing.
Mayor Pogue said that this business has been operating with no problems at its current location. While it may not be the ideal business for the City of Ballwin, it meets all the qualifications of the ordinance.
Mayor Pogue made a motion to recommend approval of Petition SUE 15-06 to the Board of Aldermen. Commissioner Utt seconded the motion, which received unanimous approval from the commission members present.
Chairman Wind announced that this will be his last meeting, as he is moving out of the City of Ballwin be-fore the December meeting. He said that he appreciates the opportunity to give back to the City. On behalf of the Board of Aldermen, Mayor Pogue thanked Mr. Wind for his service on the Planning & Zoning Commission as both a Commissioner and as Chairman.
Chairman Wind moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Goetz seconded the motion, which received unanimous approval from the commission members present. The meeting was adjourned at 7:14 p.m.