Zoning & Planning Commission Minutes

February 24, 2015

A regular meeting of the Hopkins Zoning and Planning Commission was held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Hopkins City Hall.

Present were Commission Members Brian Hunke, Scott Kerssen, Matt McNeil, Mike Tait, Charles Firth, Emily Wallace-Jackson and Andrew Fisher.

Also present was staff member Nancy Anderson.

CALL TO ORDER

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

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Fisher seconded the motion to approve the minutes of the January 27, 2015, regular meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT – LIFT STATION

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed lift station. Adam Gordon of the Met Council appeared before the Commission. Mr. Gordon stated that the old lift station was constructed in 1971, and if it fails, there is only a 10-minute response time. The new lift station will have an hour response time.   Mr. Gordon reviewed the building and site improvements with the Commission. Mr. Gordon also stated that an employee will be at the station Monday-Friday for about 15 minutes.

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

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-3, recommending approval of a conditional use permit to construct a lift station at 402 Hiawatha Avenue.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM:  SITE PLAN APPROVAL – LIFT STATION

Ms. Anderson reviewed the proposed lift station.  

The public hearing was opened at 6:52 p.m. Diana Glasgow appeared at the public meeting.   Ms. Glasgow’s parents have a home on Hiawatha Avenue. Ms. Glasgow asked various questions regarding height, whether Hiawatha Avenue would be closed, and materials on the building.

Mr. Fisher moved and Mr. McNeil seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:02 p.m.

Mr. Hunke moved and Mr. McNeil seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-4, recommending approval of a site plan to construct a lift station at 402 Hiawatha Avenue.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: ZONING AMENDMENT – STORM WATER ORDINANCE

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the amendments to the Storm Water ordinance. 

The public hearing was opened at 7:05 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing. Mr. Firth moved and Mr. Fisher seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:06 p.m.

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-5, recommending approval of Ordinance 15-1088.  The motion was approved unanimously.

ITEM: ZONING AMENDMENTS – INDUSTRIAL DISTRICTS

Ms. Anderson reviewed the reasons for the amendments.

The public hearing was opened at 7:12 p.m. No one appeared at the public hearing. Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Firth seconded a motion to close the public hearing. The motion was approved unanimously. The public hearing was closed at 7:13 p.m.

Mr. McNeil moved and Mr. Hunke seconded a motion to adopt Resolution RZ15-6, recommending approval of Ordinance 15-1087. The motion was approved on a 6-1 vote. Mr. Tait voted nay.

ADJOURN

Mr. McNeil moved and Ms. Wallace-Jackson seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting.  The motion was approved unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

 

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