Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

October 29, 2013

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Charles Firth, Andrea Naef, Scott Kerssen, Aaron Kuznia, Jennifer Allard and Doug Datta.  Andrew Fisher 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. Kuznia seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the September 24, 2013, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. 

ITEM: CUP13-2 CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT--DAYCARE 715 MAINSTREET 

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed daycare.  Fortun, Hussan, and Hassan, the applicants, appeared before the Commission.  The Commission and the applicants discussed the playground, hours, number of children, parking, and clients.

The public hearing was opened at 6:50 p.m.  Monica Rommel, the owner of the building, appeared before the Commission.  Ms. Rommel stated that they had reviewed their business plan and found it acceptable.   Tom Baker, the leasing agent, appeared before the Commission.  Mr. Baker stated that they would also mark a lane in the back for drop-off.

Mr. Kuznia moved and Mr. Kerssen seconded a motion to close the public hearing at 6:52 p.m.  The motion was approved unanimously.

Mr. Kerssen moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ13-14, recommending approval of the site plan.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  DISCUSSION--DESIGN STANDARDS

The Planning Commission discussed the memo regarding design standards. The consensus of the Commission was not to adopt any design standards.

ADJOURN

Mr. Kuznia moved and Ms. Naef seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.