Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

June 26, 2007

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

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. Aristy seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the May 29, 2007, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. CASE NO SPR07-1 - OAK RIDGE PLACE II
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed development.  John Webber, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Webber reviewed the proposed development.
          The public hearing was opened at 6:55 p.m. Wade Miller of Oak Ridge Country Club appeared before the Commission. Mr. Miller was concerned with golf balls hitting the proposed building. Mr. Aarness moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:10 p.m.
          Ms. Aristy moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-11, recommending approval of a site plan to construct a 27-unit condo development. Mr. Aarness asked for a friendly amendment stipulating that no more that 10 percent of the units can be rental.  The friendly amendment was approved.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. CASE NO. VN07-3 VARIANCE – OAK RIDGE PLACE II
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed variance. Ms. Anderson noted that Mr. Halley will construct a public road if the variance is not approved.
          No one appeared at the meeting regarding this item.
          Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-12, recommending approval of a variance to not have frontage on a public right-of-way. The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. ITEM: TOBACCO
      Ms. Anderson reviewed several amendments to the zoning ordinance regarding the sale of tobacco within the City. The Commission discussed the issue and directed staff to amend the Zoning Ordinance to remove tobacco as a permitted use within the B-2 zoning district. The Commission also recommended that tobacco as an accessory use and all tobacco-related items should be included in the percentage of space counted for an accessory use.
  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 7:30 p.m.