Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

October 30, 2007

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

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

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. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the September 25, 2007, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
  3. Business
    1. CASE NO. ZCR07-01 CONCEPT REVIEW – 17TH AVENUE AND STATE HIGHWAY 7
      Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed redevelopment.  Jeff Hagen of Platinum Properties and Gary Vogel, his architect, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Hagen said they are also thinking of removing the building and building a new building.  Mr. Hagen stated that he thought convenience-type businesses would be attracted.  A resident spoke regarding the traffic that this would generate.  Ms. Anderson stressed to Mr. Hagen and the Commission that if Mr. Hagen proceeds with the proposed plan a variance would have to be granted and that a hardship would have to be determined.
          Ms. Flynn left at 7:25.
    2. ITEM:  BED AND BREAKFAST
      Ms. Anderson discussed adding bed and breakfasts as a use within the City.  The Commission directed staff to draft an ordinance to permit bed and breakfasts as a conditional use within the City.
    3. ITEM: COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
      The Commission reviewed the Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats  section that staff had worked on during the month.  The Commission made several suggestions for changes.  Staff will make these changes to review at the November meeting.
  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 7:40 p.m.