Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

January 30, 2007

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 30, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Kathy Newcomb, Kyle Skiermont, Virgil Aarness, Bob Hatlestad, Linda Flynn and Peter Sholtz. Jannina Aristy was absent.

Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Sholtz called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Mr. Aarness moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the December 26, 2006, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. Vacate Street, Utility And Right To Enter Easement - Excelsior Crossings — Case No. VAC07-1
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed easements to be vacated. Ms. Anderson also reviewed the procedure to sell the property and stated that restrictive covenants would be placed on the property when it was sold.
          The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m. Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:36 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.
          Mr. Aarness moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-1, recommending approval of the vacating of street, utility and right to enter easements for Excelsior Crossings.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. Rezoning - Former Surger Property — Case No. ZN07-1
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the rezoning of the former Surge property.   Ms.  Anderson also reviewed the procedure to sell the property and stated that restrictive covenants would be placed on the property when it was sold.
          The public hearing was opened at 6:45 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing.  Ms. Flynn moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:46 p.m. 
         Mr. Hatlestad moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-3, recommending approval of rezoning the former Surge property. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. Preliminary/Final Plat - Former Surge Property — Case No. SUBD07-1
      Ms. Anderson gave an overview of the preliminary/final plat.  Ms.  Anderson also reviewed the procedure to sell the property and stated that restrictive covenants would be placed on the property when it was sold. 
         The public hearing was opened at 6:47 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Skiermont moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:48 p.m.
          Ms. Flynn moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-2, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat. The motion was approved unanimously.
    4. 1 Day Care — Case No. CUP07-1
      Ms. Anderson stated that a day care in the B-3 zoning district requires a conditional use permit.  Ms. Anderson reviewed the conditions for a conditional use permit for a day care.  Jennifer Halberg, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Halberg reviewed the three programs she is proposing. The Commission indicated that it was a good location for this type of use
          The public hearing was opened at 6:55 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Aarness moved and Ms. Flynn seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:56 p.m.
          Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-0, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat. The motion was approved unanimously
    5. Item - Junk Vehicle Discussion
      Ms. Anderson discussed the proposed language for junk cars in the B-3 zoning district. The Commission reviewed the proposed language and had no additional language to be added.  The language will be reviewed by the City Attorney and then the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing.
    6. Item - Conditional Use Permits In The I-2 Zoning District
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed language for amendments in the I-2 zoning district.  Staff will review other cities ordinances for other uses that may be added as conditional uses in the I-2 zoning district.
    7. Item - Former Town And Country Dodge Property
      There was a discussion on various uses for the former Town and Dodge property.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Sholtz moved and Mr. Aarness seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.