Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

August 28, 2012

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission members Doug Datta, Andrea Naef, Jennifer Allard, Scott Kerssen, Aaron Kuznia, Andrew Fisher, and Charles Firth was absent.

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Kerssen moved and Mr. Firth seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the July 31, 2012, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

CASE NO. CUP12-3 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT-FENCE

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed fence. David Mundie, the applicant, appeared beore the Commission. Mr. Mundie stated that he wanted to replace the existing chain link fence with a six-foot wood fence. Mr. Mundie also stated that he has a dog and a hot tub. Ms. Anderson stated that a four-foot fence is the minimum height required for an in-ground swimming pool. The Commission had considerable discussion, concluding that there is no special purpose for the fence and if they granted the conditional use permit it would set a precedent.

The public hearing was opened at 6:50 p.m.    No one appeared at the public hearing.  Mr. Firth moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to close the public hearing.  The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 6:51 p.m.

Ms. Naef moved and Mr. Kerssen seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ12-12, recommending denial of a conditional use permit for a special purpose fence at 501 Drillane.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO. SUBD 12-3 PRELIMINARY/FINAL PLAT-- 20th Avenue North

Ms. Anderson stated that there are two lots that will be combined into one, and the new lot will meet the zoning requirements. Troy Mathwig, the applicant, appeared before the Commission.

The public hearing was opened at 6:50 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing. Ms. Allard moved and Mr. Datta seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:01 p.m.

Mr. Kerssen moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ12-13, recommending a preliminary/final plat for 230 20th Avenue North.  The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO. CUP12-4 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT-DAYCARE

Ms. Anderson asked that the Commission continue this item. Mr. Kuznia and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to continue CUP12-4 to the September meeting. The motion was approved unanimously.

CASE NO. ZNCR12-4 CONCEPT REVIEW-525 BLAKE ROAD

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed redevelopment of 525 Blake Road. Steve Johnson, the applicant, appeared before the Commission. Mr. Johnson stated that they are proposing to construct two 6000 square-foot buildings. Mr. Johnson also stated that he has three leases, but at this time he is not at liberty to name the tenants. It is proposed that construction will start this fall. The Commission looked favorably on this development.

ADJOURN

Mr. Firth moved and Mr. Kerssen seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.    The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 p.m.