A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.
Present were Commission Members Molly Cummings, Doug Datta, Andrea Naef, Tom Jenny, Pat Beddor and Aaron Kuznia. Bob Hatlestad was absent.
Also present were staff member Tara Beard and Holiday Stationstores representative David Edquist.
Mr. Beddor called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Mr. Kuznia moved and Mr. Jenny seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the November 30, 2010, regular meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.
Ms. Beard described a small expansion and remodel of the vacant gas station at 530 Blake Road North proposed by Holiday Stationstores.
Mr. Jenny asked about the sign requirements for the proposed electronic messaging system. Ms. Beard confirmed that the sign can change no more than once every 24 hours. Mr. Edquist indicated that at a later date Holiday Stationstores may re-approach the City with a request to decrease the limit between sign changes.
Ms. Naef asked if any digging would occur on site and if there were any environmental concerns. Mr. Edquist confirmed that some digging would be done to confirm the condition of the underground tanks and if any problems are found upgrades would occur per the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s standards.
Mr. Beddor opened the public hearing at 6:45 p.m. There was no additional discussion, and he closed the public hearing at 6:46 p.m.
Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Jenny seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ11-1, recommending approval of a site plan to remodel and construct an addition at the building at 530 Blake Road North. The motion was approved unanimously.
Mr. Datta moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.