Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

September 25, 2007

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Kathy Newcomb, Kyle Skiermont, Patrick Beddor, Kate Reilly, Tom Jenny, Linda Flynn, and Bob Hatlestad.

Also present was City Planner Nancy Anderson.

  1. Call To Order
    Mr. Skiermont called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers.
  2. Approval of Minutes
    Mr. Beddor moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the August 28, 2007, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. CASE NO. VN07-6 SIGN VARIANCE – L.A. FITNESS
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed signs.  Sheldon Berg, representing the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Berg reviewed the proposed signs with the Commission.  No one appeared before the Commission regarding this item.
          Ms. Newcomb moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-18, recommending approval of a sign variance.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    2. CASE NO. ZN07-5 ZONING AMENDMENT - TOBACCO
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed amendments. 
         The public hearing was opened at 6:40 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 6:41 p.m.  No one appeared before the Commission regarding this item. 
         Ms. Newcomb moved and Ms. Flynn seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ07-19, recommending approval of zoning amendment.  The motion was approved unanimously.
    3. ITEM: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
      The Commission reviewed the Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats from the existing Comprehensive Plan.  Staff will revise them for input at the October meeting.
    4. ITEM: DECEMBER MEETING DATE
      The Commission discussed the date of the December meeting.  The Commission determined the December Zoning and Planning meeting will be held on Wednesday December 19th.
  4. Adjournment
    Mr. Skiermont moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.