COMMISSION MEMBERS PRESENT
Jim Narey, Planning Director
OTHER STAFF MEMBERS ABSENT
Dwight Pattison, Planning Consultant
Chairman Todd called the regular meeting of the Maumelle Planning Commission to order at 6:30 pm.
Mr. Narey welcomed new Planning Commissioner Hall Ramsey.
Chairman Todd asked for comments and/or changes to the minutes as submitted.
There was no old business
Commissioner Kierre nominated Chairman Todd to serve another term as Chairman. Commissioner Fisher motioned that all nominations cease. The vote was passed unanimously.
Chairman Todd nominated Commissioner Adrian Greene for the position of Vice Chair. The vote was seconded by Commissioner Fisher. The vote was passed unanimously.
Commissioner Fisher nominated Commissioner Robin Green for the position of Secretary. Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion and the vote was passed unanimously.
Mr. Narey stated the request is regarding the placement of a structure 1-2 feet off a property line, violating the 8 foot minimum side yard set back.
Mr. Todd Crook, Maumelle Water Management representative, stated the reason for the placement of the building is so that no asphalt has to be removed from the site, and the location is the only flat land on the site. Mr. Crook also stated they are being required to store a 30 day supply of chemicals per the Arkansas Department of Health. Mr. Crook stated no chemicals would be hauled; they would only be pumped in for safety.
Mr. Narey stated Maumelle Water Management had a letter of support from Maumelle Country Club.
Commissioner Fisher asked what type of chemicals was being stored. Mr. Crook stated it was sodium hydroxide.
Commissioner Green seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Narey stated after Staff reviews the remaining comments to be satisfied were; comply with all City Engineer comments, correspondence with the City Engineer stated that he was confidant where the project stood at that time and any remaining issues could be worked out during the construction phase.
Mr. Narey also stated a comment requesting the applicant show concrete apron for ingress/egress on the construction plans. Mr. Narey stated Staff recommended for contingent approval.
Mr. Narey stated after a third Staff review the remaining comments to be satisfied were only to comply with all City Engineer comments. Mr. Narey stated Staff recommended for contingent approval.
The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Narey stated after a second Staff review Staff recommended for approval as submitted.
Commissioner Fisher stated he was recusing himself from the vote.
MOTION: Commissioner Kierre made a motion to recommend for approval the Landscape Plan for Burkhalter Business Park Lot 4. Commissioner Johnson seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Narey stated earlier that day, Staff advised project engineer to advise the applicant to defer to allow time for resolution to satisfy all Staff and City Engineer comments. Mr. Narey stated Staff was recommending for deferral of the submission until the issues can be resolved.
Blake Jackson, applicant, explained design ideas and stated thus far they has made several changes to comply with the City as well as the Mayor’s suggestions. Mr. Jackson stated after receiving the City Engineer’s comments they revised the project and submitted, at the meeting, a revised sketch that he believed would satisfy most of the City Engineers comments.
Eric Holloway, 200 Casey Drive, Project Engineer, stated they will comply with all City Engineer and Staff Comments.
Mizan Rahman, City Engineer, stated the revised sketch presented at this meeting will satisfy some comments. Mr. Rahman stated for River Point Drive to be dedicated they must have right-of-way dedication shown. Mr. Rahman stated besides those comments the remaining comments were traditionally satisfied during the construction phase. Mr. Rahman stated his previous conclusion to defer was changed to a recommendation for approval contingent upon satisfaction of remaining comments.
Bill Watkins, 11400 Crystal Hill Road, stated his concerns regarding the project and asked for confirmation that access to his property would not be blocked by the development. Mr. Holloway stated access would be provided to Mr. Watkins’ property.
Commissioner Fisher stated he preferred to defer the submission to the March meeting to allow applicant time to supply Staff and the Commission with an updated plat reflecting the verbal agreements and updated changes.
MOTION: Commissioner Kierre made a motion to approval the Preliminary Plat for The Villa at River Point Drive. Commissioner Greene seconded the motion.
Commissioners Greene and Kierre, and Chairman Todd were in favor. Commissioners Fisher, Green, Johnson, Ramsey, were not in favor. The motion failed.
MOTION: Commissioner Kierre made a motion to close public hearing. Commissioners Fisher seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
February 6– Chairman Todd stated there was the reappointment of Commissioners Fisher and Green, and the first reading of Ordinances 796 and 797.
February 21– Commissioner Green stated there was the second reading of Ordinances 796 and 797, and the appointment of Commissioner Ramsey.
MOTION: Commissioner Johnson made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Fisher seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:19p.m.
Chairman John Todd , March 22, 2012