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Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Minutes

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

MINUTES OF THE PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION MEETING
CITY OF BALLWIN – 300 PARK DRIVE

December 3, 2007

The meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order by Chairman Michael Wind at 7:00 p.m.  Members in attendance were:
 
PRESENT                                                                ABSENT
Chairman Michael Wind                            Commissioner Pat Apel
Commissioner Pat Buehrle 
Commissioner Sue Heath 
Commissioner Anna Hunter 
Commissioner Ron Kadane 
Commissioner Frank Karr 
Commissioner Jim Leahy 
Alderman Jane Suozzi 
Mayor Walt Young 
 
Assistant City Administrator Tom Aiken 
City Attorney Robert Jones 

Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Commissioner Heath and seconded by Commissioner Buehrle to approve the min-utes of the November 5, 2007 meeting of the Planning & Zoning Commission as submitted.  The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.

SUE 07-13 – Special Use Exception Petition (Front Yard Parking)
Blue Chip Pest Services, 14931 Manchester Road – Mr. William Scott Phillips

Mr. Phillips, owner of Blue Chip Pest Services, presented his proposal and asked if the Commission had any questions.  Commissioner Kadane confirmed with Mr. Phillips that he is purchasing the building at 14931 Manchester Road.  Commissioner Heath asked Mr. Phillips if he is prepared to pay the sidewalk reimbursement fee.  Mr. Phillips agreed that he would do so.

Chairman Wind declared the public hearing open and asked if there were any proponents wishing to speak in favor of Petition SUE 07-13.  There were none.  Chairman Wind asked if there were any opponents to speak against the petition.  There were none and Chairman Wind closed the public hearing.
  
Commissioner Heath made a motion to recommend approval of Petition SUE 07-13 to the Board of Al-dermen.  Commissioner Hunter seconded the motion.  The motion received unanimous approval from the Commission members present.

Capital Budget

Mrs. Glenda Loehr, Finance Director for the City of Ballwin, presented a summary of the capital budget, which by state law must be reviewed and approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

Mrs. Loehr said that some of the major projects in the capital budget include improvements to the en-trance of the Government Center, golf course improvements, and street improvements.  Bond debt is an-other large part of the capital budget.

Chairman Wind asked about actual year-to-date figures, in order to compare them to the 2008 budget.  Mrs. Loehr said that information is not usually included in a budget, but is available.  She said that sales tax revenues are received two months after the fact, which may be misleading.

Commissioner Kadane noted that the Planning & Zoning Commission is merely looking at how the capi-tal budget relates to development, and made a motion to recommend approval of the capital budget to the Board of Aldermen.  Commissioner Heath seconded the motion.  The motion received unanimous ap-proval from the Commission members present.

Commissioner Hunter asked if any funds have been budgeted for marketing to businesses.  Mrs. Loehr and Mr. Aiken said that no funds have been earmarked under that kind of line item.

Summary of Items Sent to the Board of Aldermen/Business Licenses Issued

Planning Director Aiken said that he has received information pertaining to the two petitions related to the property at 520 Kehrs Mill Road (Z07-1 and SUB 07-1), and the petitions will be on the January 2008 agenda for consideration by the Commission.  Mr. Aiken said that he has not received anything regarding the Goddard School petition, so that matter will be on the January 2008 agenda solely for disposition by the Commission.  There will be no public hearing for that petition.

Chairman Wind asked about the petitions for 5th/3rd Bank and Dent Devil.  Mr. Aiken said that both peti-tions have been approved by the Board of Aldermen.  Chairman Wind asked about the status of ELCO Chevrolet, since they have torn the old church down.  Mr. Aiken said that he has not received any infor-mation from the petitioner.  Mayor Young said that the manager told him the plans are in process.

Adjournment

A motion was made by Commissioner Buehrle and seconded by Commissioner Karr to adjourn the meet-ing.  The motion received unanimous approval, and the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 Michael Wind, Chairman
 Planning & Zoning Com