Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

March 28, 2006

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Virgil Aarness, Peter Sholtz, Mary Hatcher, and Kyle Skiermont. Jannina Aristy and Jeff Paul were absent. Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson and Director of Planning and Economic Development Jim Kerrigan.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Sholtz called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Aarness seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the February 28, 2006, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Modification of Tax Increment District 1-3 and the Establishment of Tax Increment District 1-4— Case No. ZN06-2
      Jim Kerrigan appeared before the Commission. Mr. Kerrigan reviewed the new area for Tax Increment District 1-4. Mr. Aarness was concerned that the subject property was not in the downtown area. Mr. Kerrigan stated that the new district would be considered the downtown area.
        Mr. Aarness moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-7, finding that the modification to redevelopment plan for Redevelopment Project No. 1 and the modification tax increment financing plan for Tax Increment District No. 1-3 and the establishment of Tax Increment Financing District 1-4 conform to the general plan for the development and redevelopment of the City. The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. Vacate Alley — Case No. VAC06-2
      Ms. Anderson stated that the alley was being vacated to add to the abutting lot, and in the future the lots would be replatted.
        The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m. Eva and James Newbert of 17 Harrison Avenue appeared before the Commission. The Newberts were concerned with the future of the lots to the north of their property. Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:50 p.m.
        Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-6, recommending approval the vacation of the east-west alley. The motion was approved unanimously.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Sholtz seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:59 p.m.