Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

July 29, 2008

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

Call to Order

Mr. Skiermont called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Beddor moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the June 24, 2008, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.

Item: SUBD08-2 Preliminary/Final Plat – 133 Oakwood Road

Ms. Anderson explained the reason for the replatting. Ms Anderson also stated that there was a letter signed in support of the subdivision and variance by many of the surrounding neighbors. Charles Watts, the property owner, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Watts stated that they started out looking at remodeling the existing home and came to the conclusion it was not going to work. There were structural issues with the old home.

The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing. Ms. Reilly 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.

Ms. Reilly moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ08-3, recommending approval of a preliminary/final plat at 133 Oakwood Road. The motion was approved unanimously.

Item: VN08-1 Variance Lot Size 133 Oakwood Road

Ms. Anderson stated that the hardship was that the lots are unbuildable without the variance. No one appeared regarding this item.

Mr. Jenny moved and Mr. Beddor seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ08-4, recommending approval of an area variance at 133 Oakwood Road. The motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Skiermont volunteered to present the report to the City Council.

Adjourn

Ms. Reilly moved and Mr. Skiermont seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 6:44 p.m.