Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

September 29, 2009

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

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

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

Call to Order

Ms. Reilly called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

Approval of Minutes

Mr. Jenny moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 28, 2009, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO. CUP09-1 Conditional Use Permit – 22 – 14TH Ave N

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the conditional use permit.  Ikuko Babcock, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.  Ms. Babcock stated that her son has Asperger’s syndrome and the higher fence helps.

The public hearing was opened at 6:35 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Flynn seconded to close the public hearing at 6:36 p.m.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Hatlestad moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded a motion to approve Resolution RZ09-2, recommending approval of the conditional use permit.   The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO.  ZN09-02 Interim Ordinance – Single Family Homes

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the interim ordinance.

The public hearing was opened at 6:40 p.m.  No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Beddor moved and Ms. Newcomb seconded to close the public hearing at 6:41 p.m.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Jenny moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to approve Resolution RZ02-3, recommending approval of the interim ordinance.   The motion was approved unanimously. 

ITEM: Design Guidelines

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed design guidelines with the Commission.  The Commission discussed extending the design guidelines, types of signs in the new area, setbacks and building materials.  Staff will work on the ordinance and bring it back to the Commission for additional review.

Adjourn

Ms. Flynn moved and Mr. Hatlestad seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.    The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:16 p.m.