Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

May 30, 2006

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

Present were Commission Members, Peter Sholtz, Mary Hatcher, Linda Flynn, Kyle Skiermont, and Jannina Aristy. Virgil Aarness and Jeff Paul were absent. Also present were City Planner Nancy Anderson, City Attorney Jerry Steiner, 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 Ms. Aristy seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the April 25, 2006, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
      Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2006, special meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. 
  3. Business
    1. Rezoning - 106 Jackson Avenue — Case No. ZN06-4
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the rezoning. Dave Menke, representing Opus Corporation, reviewed the master plan with the Commission.
        The public hearing was opened at 6:55 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing regarding this item. 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 6:56 p.m.
        Ms. Aristy moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-10, recommending approval of Ordinance 06-965, rezoning 106 Jackson Avenue from I-2 to Business Park. The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. Comprehensive Plan Amendment -106 Jackson Avenue — Case No. ZN06-5
      Ms. Anderson stated that amending the Comprehensive Plan was necessary when the property is rezoned. Dave Menke, representing Opus Corporation, reviewed the master plan with the Commission.
        The public hearing was opened at 6:57 p.m. Peter Stiehm appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Stiehm was concerned with the increased traffic on Second Street and the impact on Burnes Park. Ms. Aristy moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:10 p.m.
        Ms. Hatcher moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-11, recommending approval of amending the Comprehensive Plan from Industrial to Business Park. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Overlay Zoning Planned Unit Development (PUD) - Former Supervalu North Annex Site — Case No. ZN06-6
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the PUD ordinance. Dave Menke, representing Opus Corporation, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Menke reviewed the master plan with the Commission. No one appeared at the public hearing regarding this item.
        The public hearing was opened at 7:11 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing regarding this item. 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 7:12 p.m.
        Ms. Flynn moved and Ms. Hatcher seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-12, recommending approval of Ordinance 06-966, placing an overlay zoning on the former Supervalu North Annex and 106 Jackson Avenue. The motion was approved unanimously.
    4. Rezoning - 126, 140, and 150-176 Blake Road — Case No. ZN06-7
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed rezoning. Ms. Anderson stated that reason for the rezonings was to comply with the East End Study. This is the second rezoning of the east end to comply with the study.
        The public hearing was opened at 7:15 p.m. Ed Bingum, the owner of the business at 126 Blake Road, appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Bingum was concerned that this would have an impact on his business.; Mr. Bingum was considering putting an addition on the building. The owner of Arby’s appeared before the Commission. She was told that Arby’s could remain with the rezoning. 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 7:25 p.m.
        Ms. Hatcher moved and Ms. Flynn seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ06-13, recommending approval of Ordinance 06-967, rezoning the property at 126, 140, and 150-176 Blake Road from B-3 to B-4. The motion was approved unanimously.
    5. Item - Election of Officers
      Ms. Hatcher nominated Peter Sholtz for chair; Ms. Flynn seconded the motion. There were no other nominations for chair. Mr. Sholtz was unanimously elected chair.
        Ms. Aristy nominated Kyle Skiermont for vice chair; Ms. Hatcher seconded the motion. There were no other nominations for vice chair. Mr. Skiermont was unanimously elected vice chair.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Sholtz moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.