MINUTES

BOONE COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

DECEMBER 15, 1994

 

PRESENT: KEITH SCHNARRE, CHAIRMAN LINDA VOGT

JIM BEASLEY STAN ELMORE

KEITH KIRKPATRICK ANDREW STANTON

MIKE SLOAN JON GERARDI

ABSENT: JOE FALCO

 

STAFF: STAN SHAWVER

GENE POVEROMO

 

Chairman Schnarre called the meeting to order at 7:30 P.M. A motion to approve the minutes of the November 17, 1994 meeting was approved unanimously.

Request by Charles and Ann Carlson for Michael and

Cheryl Steffan for a permit to operate a horse training

and boarding facility on 51 acres located at 9591 E. Hwy OO.

Director Shawver reported that this site is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Hallsville on State Highway OO. The 51 acre tract is zoned A-1 and A-2, as is all of the adjacent land. At the present time there is a double wide mobile home on the property and several outbuildings. The applicants propose to establish a horse training and boarding facility. The comprehensive plan designates this area as being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. There have been no previous requests concerning this tract of land. Staff notified 19 property owners concerning this request.

Cheryl Steffan explained that here daughter just graduated from Northeast Missouri State College with a degree in Equine Science. They want to purchase this property so that her daughter can start a stable for boarding and training horses. Ms. Steffan stated that they had contacted the neighbors and explained the request to them. The neighbors expressed concern about fences and liability should the horses get out of their enclosure. Ms. Steffan pointed out that they will have to maintain the fences. Should any horses escape, the stable will be liable for any damage to neighbors property, as well as liable to the owners of the horses.

Ms. Steffan introduced her daughter Rachel Steffan to the Commission.

Rachel Steffan explained that she will install an electric high tensile wire fence around the property. It will operate on a pulse system that has proven very effective for enclosing horses.

In response to a question from Chairman Schnarre, Rachel Steffan explained that she owns three horses, and that she will board several other horses. She will give riding lessons as well as train horses. She expects to keep a total of twelve horses. Initially there will be no employees other than herself, but she may need help later.

Homer Phillips stated that he is a representative of the Route OO Homeowner’s Association. The Association has discussed the proposal and feels that it will be compatible with the neighborhood.

Don Toalson stated that he is an adjoining property owner. He does not see any problem with the request.

Commissioner Gerardi asked who was going to live in the double wide? Ms. Steffan stated that her daughter plans to live there.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked if there were any other houses on the property? Ms. Steffan explained that the old house in the pictures is on an adjoining piece that was sold several years ago.

In response to a question from Commissioner Beasley, Rachel Steffan stated that there will be four stalls in the barn, which measures 40’ x 30’.

Commissioner Elmore made and Andrew Stanton seconded a motion to recommend approval of this request.

The commission voted as follows:

Stan Elmore - Yes Andrew Stanton - Yes

Jon Gerardi - Yes Mike Sloan - Yes

Keith Schnarre - Yes Jim Beasley - Yes

Linda Vogt - Yes Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes

The motion to recommend approval of the request by the Carlsons and the Steffans carried unanimously.

 

REQUEST BY ROBERT LANNERT FOR KIDWELL CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR A PERMIT TO OPERATE A TRUCK TERMINAL ON 12 ACRES LOCATED AT 611 E. BENSON RD.

Director Shawver reported that this tract is located approximately 2 miles west of Sturgeon at the northeast corner of the intersection of Highway 63 and Benson Rd. Benson Road is a gravel, county maintained road. The tract contains 12 acres of C-G (General Commercial) zoned land. The adjacent land is zoned A-2 (Agriculture). The site is vacant and has been used for agricultural purposes. The applicants propose to establish a truck terminal for an over-the-road trucking company. There have been no previous requests concerning this property. The comprehensive plan designates this area as being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. Staff notified 4 property owners concerning this request.

Mr. John John approached the commission on behalf of the applicants. Mr. John explained that a truck terminal is planned where freight will be brought in from distant sites, unloaded and reloaded into local carriers to take to Moberly, Mexico, Columbia, Centralia and other places in central Missouri. The trucking company wants to be in the north corridor somewhere between Columbia and Mexico because they do a lot of business in both places.

Along the corridor in Boone County there is C-G land, but anywhere they go they will need a conditional use permit.

Mr. John explained that the tract is a flat piece of land, next to the highway. They are going to build a 170’ x 50’ building and employ up to 15 people.

The trucking company is CONWAY CENTRAL, a subsidiary of Conway Transport, a national organization. They have signed a long term lease with the construction company to build it for them.

Mr. John stated that they will chip and seal the parking lot, concrete the aprons in front of the terminal itself. The terminal operation won’t take up the whole 12 acres; the site plan shows that it takes about 300 feet of the front. They have tried to get it as close to Highway 63 and the interchange as possible to reduce the use of that side road.

Charles Angel, mayor of Sturgeon approached the commission. He presented the commission with a list of people he had spoken with in Sturgeon that support this request. They would like to see the business.

No one spoke in opposition of the request.

Commissioner Vogt stated that she had spoken with a number of people from Sturgeon and that she had heard no opposition to the request. She continued that she had had several calls from members of the school board; they are very interested in seeing this truck terminal located in their district.

Mr. John John stated that they estimate that this operation will go on the county to roles at a value of about $500,000. That should bring the school district approximately $10,000 per year.

Chairman Schnarre asked if they had investigated the impact the Highway 63 widening will have on the project? Mr. John stated that they have talked to the highway department, initially to see if they could access directly onto Highway 63. They were turned down. They are taking into consideration the location of the building so that they won’t have to move the building if the road is improved.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked staff if the regulations require that the entire parking area has to be dust free. Director Shawver explained that the zoning regulations require that dust free parking be provided for employees and is based on the size and use of the structure on the site.

The remainder of the area beyond that required for the use can remain in gravel.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Mr. John their intentions regarding chip and seal surfacing. Mr. John stated that they plan to chip and seal drive in areas for the trucks going past the concrete pads. The loading areas will be concrete.

Commissioner Gerardi asked Mr. Elmore what the physical impact on Benson Road will be of this development. Mr. Elmore stated that this operation will probably destroy Benson Road. He continued that he hopes that the applicants will voluntarily give the county right of way along Benson Road (on their side) to give the county room to put in ditches and work on the road. There is no record of any right of way for this road. Mr. Elmore stated that the county does maintain the road on a regular basis, but that it is a gravel road and they are going to put loaded trucks on it.

Chairman Schnarre asked how far from Highway 63 the terminal will be? Mr. John stated that there are two designs, one would have the entrance 200 feet from Highway 63.

Commissioner Gerardi pointed out that the plan they submitted shows 390 feet.

Commissioner Sloan asked if the have any plans to improve Benson Road? Mr. John responded that they did not.

Commissioner Gerardi asked if they had any plans to improve the road? Mr. John responded that they had no plans to put in a concrete road, but if there is a way that the group would like the to chip and seal the road as they chip and seal the parking lot, in the same manner, that could be done. Or they could provide funds to the county if they wanted to raise it to a higher standard.

Commissioner Elmore stated that it is not the surface of the road that will be a problem, it is the structural capacity of the road to hold up the proposed loads in the same place time after time. However, while that is true, he stated that he is not opposed to the zoning as a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Its an awkward thing of what comes first. He knows that they are going to receive lots of requests to fix the road, but the county does not have a remedy or way of fixing the road first.

Mr. Elmore continued that they would like to have 33 feet of right of way on each side of the road.

Mr. John stated that they may be willing to give additional right of way on their side of the road due to the fact that Panhandle Eastern has a site on the other side of the road.

Commissioner Vogt asked Mr. Elmore if the state has acquired the right of way to widen Highway 63? Commissioner Elmore responded that they have neither obtained right of way nor prepared plans for location and construction.

Commissioner Gerardi asked if the applicant is willing to dedicate the required right of way? Mr. John responded affirmatively.

Commissioner Beasley asked if the applicant’s intentions are that the entire area used for trailer parking will be chip and seal? Mr. John responded that they will comply with county requirements.

Mr. Gerardi asked if they had any lighting considerations. Mr. John responded that they did not think this was a problem, that they were right next to Highway 63. Mr. Gerardi pointed out that sometimes things can have a detrimental effect on the roadway by the nature of the lights.

Commissioner Vogt asked if they should address commercial signs as they have on some requests? To limit it to just their signs?

Commissioner Beasley asked if they will refuel trucks on site? Mr. John responded that they would, but that they had no idea of the volume at this time. There will be a concrete pad with above ground tank.

Commissioner Sloan expressed concern with all the improvements to the site, but the fact that they plan to do nothing with the road; when the trucks pull in the road is going to be basically wrecked. Mr. John responded that they can chip and seal the road as they do the parking lot.

Chairman Schnarre pointed out that they have offered to help the county fix the road.

Commissioner Gerardi stated that he felt they were going to light; a chip and seal surface might last a week with the turning radius of the trucks. That doesn’t sound like it would be any kind of remedy to the problem of running the road where the over the road trucks are turning into the driveway. It will take a toll on the road. Mr. Gerardi wondered if there is a way, as long as the applicant sounds so willing to share in the expense of improvement and maintenance. Mr. Gerardi asked Mr. John if that was correct? Mr. John responded that it was not correct.

Dave Miller asked to address the commission. He explained that he is with Conway Central Express. He stated that in most cases, unless there is specific ordinances as it relates to the surface covering of parking lots, they go with gravel. They go with gravel because of the ability to compress and carry the loads. They do not beat there equipment to hell by not maintaining gravel lots. In terms of the road base, he can’t speak for the construction of it. He’s been on the road several times, if they start tearing up the road and their equipment, he assured the commission that they will get together with the county to make sure that they protect their equipment. Its that simple. They feel very comfortable in saying that they are an excellent corporate neighbor. They hope that the road taxes that they pay everywhere will go towards maintenance of these roads.

Commissioner Elmore stated that he doesn’t think the road problem is; its going to cause some problems, but its not out of nature of the kinds of problems they have on a daily basis. He thinks that their comments in the record should stand for their commitment to help the county when the roads get bad. Hopefully that won’t get to bad or be bad for very long.

Commissioner Vogt asked if they should put a condition that the road situation be evaluated in a year? Mr. Elmore stated that he didn’t think they could ask them to remove the building then. Commissioner vogt acknowledged that, but stated that they might ask them to improve the surface then.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked what happens if they decline?

Commissioner Gerardi stated his point is that now is the time to establish the relationship here. Obviously the truck traffic is going to have some impact on the road. If anybody is going to illicit any firm response from the applicants, now is the time to do it. Certainly you can use Mr. Elmore’s reasoning that the road will be improved because of the traffic, but if the traffic was not there, there wouldn’t be any need to improve it, or increase maintenance. It seems that the selection of a site for something as large as this with such heavy traffic. The applicant should be willing to stand up and maintain the roadway to the best of his ability; its his traffic that is contributing to the damage. That just seems logical.

Commissioner Elmore stated that if this site required platting, or if the county had rules requiring approval of site plans, the county would probably ask to have the road paved in front of their property. He stated that they have to work on the good faith of the applicant. He thinks they will be a good corporate member of the community. The county has taken bigger risks in the past.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Mr. Elmore if his position is that if there was a platting requirement he would be in favor of requiring paving of the road. Mr. Elmore responded affirmatively.

Commissioner Vogt asked why not place a condition to evaluate the road in a year. If the road needs improvement and they decline, the permit can be pulled.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick stated that would shut the business down. Commissioner Vogt stated that this is a conditional use permit that allows the county to work with a property owner that is requesting a specific permit.

Chairman Schnarre stated that he is interested in keeping the sub-base down. If the road collapses, they won’t get in at the spring thaw. If the county doesn’t maintain it, they will have to.

Commissioner Beasley stated that economics will require them to keep the road up, or they will be unable to use the site.

Mr. John stated that the freight company has gone on the record that they are willing to help in maintaining the road. Mr. Kidwell has gone on the record to say that they are willing to help bring the road up as they build and to dedicate the easement. They already know they are going to spend more money to be in this location than they might in Callaway County. They prefer to be at this site.

Mr. John stated that Mr. Lannert has commented that he has lost a lot of business to Randolph county where they have no zoning. They will maintain the roads, they will help build the roads, but they don’t own the roads, they are not going to build a brand new road and maintain it for the county. There will be other users on the road.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Commissioner Vogt if she wants a one year review. Commissioner Vogt asked if the commission is comfortable with just having it said on the record that they will help maintain the road? She stated that she wasn’t asking for maintained, she was asking for improvement so that the county road wouldn’t be torn up by the trucks and they would have access to the property.

Chairman Schnarre stated that he feels comfortable with them, the economics of the operation will make them work together.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick made and Commissioner Vogt seconded a motion to recommend approval of the request with the following conditions:

- lighting be directed inward on the property.

- commercial signs on the property be for the business only.

- comply with dust free parking requirements.

- applicant dedicate additional right of way as may be required by the county.

Voting was as follows:

Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes Linda Vogt - Yes

Keith Schnarre - Yes Jim Beasley - Yes

Andrew Stanton - Yes Jon gerardi - Yes

Mike Sloan - Yes Stan Elmore - Yes

The motion to recommend approval carried unanimously.

REQUEST BY MELVIN SAPP FOR ROBERT STOCKTON FOR A PERMIT TO OPERATE A "GO CART" TRACK ON 2 ACRES LOCATED AT 9683 I-70 DRIVE NE.

Director Shawver reported that this site is approximately 5 miles east of Columbia and is accessed from I-70 Drive Northeast. The site is zoned REC (Recreation). adjoining land is zoned A-R and REC. The site is adjacent to Tiger Tee Driving Range. The applicants want to operate a go-cart track. This site was originally zoned A-R. The driving range has operated under a conditional use permit since 1986. The site was rezoned from A-R to REC in September 1994. The comprehensive plan designates this area as being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. Staff notified 11 property owners concerning this request.

Melvin Sapp and Robert Stockton approached the commission.

Mr. Stockton stated that he is proposing a "Malibu" type go cart track. A Malibu operation is not an oval, more of a grand prix type track, asphalt surface. Carts operate one at a time, they compete against a time clock, not side by side racing.

Chairman Schnarre asked what the hours of operation would be. Mr. Stockton responded that they would go to 10:00 P.M.

Mr. Stockton stated that this would be an addition to the existing driving range. It will complement the activity and be a family oriented activity.

Mr. Stockton presented a letter of support from Brad Woolridge, the property owner on the west side.

John Payne stated that he is opposed due to the noise that will be created. He felt this type use should be closer to an industrial zone.

Mr. Stockton stated that this is a good clean business, which is important to him. This will be an asphalt track. The carts will have 5 horsepower motors, similar to a lawnmower.

Chairman Schnarre asked if he will live there? Mr. Stockton stated he would not live there, but he will own all of the equipment. There is a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour on the carts, which can be regulated down. Also the curves in the track will help to reduce the speed.

In response to a question from Commissioner Vogt, Mr. Stockton stated that there will only be one cart on the track at a time.

Mr. Elmore asked if there will be any additional restrooms with the facility? Mr. Stockton explained that he plans to use the restrooms already in place at the driving range. If necessary, he will add several port-a-potty units.

Commissioner Beasley asked how many units they will have? Mr. Stockton stated that initially there will 6 units. Eventually he may have 10 units.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick made and Jon Gerardi seconded a motion to recommend approval of this request, with the following conditions:

- the track be asphalt.

- only one car on the track at a time.

- the track close at 10:00 p.m.

- that lighting be directed inward.

- a review in one year to evaluate sound.

- the operator own all carts.

Mr. Elmore stated that he is concerned about the portable toilets, which he sees as a temporary solution.

Voting was as follows:

Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes Jon Gerardi - Yes

Linda Vogt - Yes Mike Sloan - Yes

Stan Elmore - No Keith Schnarre - Yes

Jim Beasley - yes Andrew Stanton - Yes

The motion to recommend approval of the request carried by a vote of 7 Yes and 1 No.

 

 

 

REQUEST BY GEORGE CAMPBELL TO REZONE FROM A-1 (AGRICULTURE) TO A-2 (AGRICULTURE) OF 5.16 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED AT 7915 E ANGEL LN.

Director Shawver reported that this request had appeared on the November agenda, however the Commission tabled the request due to a tie vote. The site is located approximately 2.5 miles northeast of Ashland on Angel Lane. The site is zoned A-1, as is all of the surrounding land. There is a house on the property that the applicant would like to sell. There have been no previous requests submitted on this property.

A motion to remove the request from the table passed unanimously.

Mr. Campbell stated that this land is part of 110 acres just west of the airport. The lady that has been renting the house would like to buy the land. This particular area is unsuitable for his farming operation due to drainage problems. He just wants to sell the house shed and the surrounding 5 acres of land.

 

Commissioner Stanton made and Stan Elmore seconded a motion to recommend approval of the request to rezone.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick stated that he has nothing against Mr. Campbell, but he is opposed to a spot zoning for convenience.

Commissioner Schnarre pointed out that the commission has rezoned several similar tracts in the past.

Mr. Elmore referred to the zoning regulations that a goal of the regulations is to preserve agricultural land. Mr. Campbell wants to save agricultural land, case in point.

Voting is as follows:

Andrew Stanton - yes Stan Elmore - Yes

Mike Sloan - Yes Keith Kirkpatrick - No

Linda Vogt - Yes Jon Gerardi - Yes

Jim Beasley - No Keith Schnarre - Yes

The motion to recommend approval of the request passed with 6 members voting YES and 2 members voting NO.

 

 

REQUEST BY RUSSELL AND ANNETTE DUKER TO REZONE FROM R-S ( SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL) TO M-L (LIGHT INDUSTRIAL) OF 2.34 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, LOCATED AT 5050 W I-70 DRIVE SW.

Director Shawver reported that the site is located approximately 1/2 mile west of Columbia near the intersection of State Highway TT (Strawn ‘Road) and I-70 Drive SW. The 2.335 acre tract is zoned R-S (Single Family Residential) as is all of the land located south east and west of the site. Land to the north, across I-70 Drive SW is zoned M-L. There have been no previous requests concerning this site. The comprehensive plan designates this site as being suitable for low density residential land uses. Staff notified 12 property owners concerning this request.

Kim Schwartzkopf, attorney for Mr. Duker approached the commission. He explained that Mr. Duker operates a plumbing business and would like to use this site as a contractors lot. Mr. Schwartzkopf provided an overview of the area, explaining the businesses that are located nearby.

 

He went on to explain that the ownership of land in the area and the pointed out the location of the floodplain.

Mr. Schwartzkopf stated that there is a small shed and basement home on the property that is used as a rental unit. There is also an old house and barn. Mr. Duker wants to use the old house for his office; keep files there, keys, etc. He wants to build a dam so that he may use the lot to store his equipment. Mr. Schwartzkopf showed the commission pictures of the property and the surrounding properties and structures.

Mr. Schwartzkopf pointed out that all of the land across I-70 Drive is zoned M-L. Changing the zoning of this site will not impact the area. Mr. Duker lives down Strawn Road and operates his business there now. There should be no change in the traffic in the area. The renters will stay on the land.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Mr. Schwartzkopf to explain how Mr. Duker operates form his home. Mr. Schwartzkopf explained that Mr. Duker parks his van there, but that his secretary works from her own home, as do the plumbers that he employs.

Marvin Rhodes stated that he sees no reason not to approve this request.

Wally Bley stated that he is representing Debbie Daniels and Winston Harrison. They have built a very expensive home at 840 Strawn Road and are concerned about the traffic flow in this area. With the M-L zoning already in place, there is substantial traffic flow already. Both I-70 Drive and Strawn Road are narrow, winding roads. When the water is high, there is only one way into the area. Anything that increases the traffic will increase the danger in the area.

Mr. Bley stated that rezoning this site would be contrary to the comprehensive plan. He requested that the Commission deny the request.

Mr. Schwartzkopf stated that this will not be a centralized site. Employees will not come and go. Occasionally they will pick up materials or equipment. Mr. Duker is just up

Strawn Rd now. This is an improvement to the site and will increase the safety of the area.

Russell Duker stated that he will store pipe on the site, fittings and equipment such as a backhoe.

In response to a question from Keith Kirkpatrick, Mr. Duker stated that he currently has two employees, himself and a secretary. They all work out of their own homes.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked if Mr. Duker if his home adjoins the tract proposed for rezoning? Mr. Duker responded that he does not.

Commissioner Beasley asked if the site is in the floodplain. Mr. Duker stated that some of it is, but that some is at a higher elevation.

Commissioner Gerardi stated that all of the land south of I-70 Drive SW is zoned R-S. Rezoning the site to M-L permits a lengthy list of uses. Mr. Gerardi stated that Mr. Duker has a nice business, but that the future possible uses of the land once rezoned to M-L concerns him. The road operates as a buffer now.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick stated that he appreciated Mr. Gerardi’s concerns. This corridor has substantial industrial use already. Perhaps control could be obtained by a planned development. He asked the applicant if he had considered planned zoning?

Mr. Duker stated that the only plan he has is what was submitted.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick explained that with planned zoning, the county would retain certain oversight of the request.

Mr. Schwartzkopf stated that all of the land to the north is M-L. this site is basically landlocked. The road is not a through road. They felt that M-L was the most appropriate request.

Commissioner Gerardi asked if the rezoning request included residential use. Mr. Schwartzkopf replied that the rental unit will remain. Mr. Gerardi pointed out that the regulations prohibit residential use in the M-L district except for a resident watchman. Mr. Schwartzkopf stated that they want a nonconforming use to be established.

In response to a question from Mr. Gerardi, Director Shawver explained that nonconforming uses cannot be created through rezoning of land, they are limited to uses in existence at the time original zoning is granted. When land is rezoned, nonconforming uses cease.

Chairman Schnarre stated that he felt that they should come back as a planned district, by which they could remove the residential use. If they approve the request as submitted, the residential use would have to cease.

Commissioner Gerardi stated that he would tend to vote against the request, but could support a planned request.

Commissioner Beasley stated he agreed, but that the state had already established an industrial use on this side of the road by using the cinder storage site there.

Director Shawver stated that the Assessor’s map does not show that the state owns the site where they store cinders.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick made and Jon Gerardi seconded a motion to deny the request.

Voting was as follows:

Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes Jon Gerardi - Yes

Linda Vogt - No Mike Sloan - Yes

Stan Elmore - No Andrew Stanton - Yes

Jim Beasley - No Keith Schnarre - No

The motion to deny did not carry.

Chairman Schnarre stated that he felt this site is landlocked. Commissioner Elmore stated that the site is separate from the other areas.

Commissioner Beasley made and Commissioner Vogt seconded a motion to recommend approval of the request.

Voting was as follows:

Jim Beasley - Yes Linda Vogt - yes

Keith Kirkpatrick - No Mike Sloan - Yes

Stan Elmore - Yes Keith Schnarre - yes

Andrew Stanton - Yes Jon Gerardi - No

The motion to recommend approval carried by a vote of 6 Yes and 2 No.

 

 

 

REQUEST BY RHODES PAYNE PROPERTIES, INC. TO REZONE FROM A-1 (AGRICULTURE) TO A-R (AGRICULTURE RESIDENTIAL) OF 123.63 ACRES MORE OR LESS, LOCATED AT 5101 E NEW HAVEN ROAD.

Director Shawver reported that this site is located approximately 1/2 mile east of Columbia on New Haven Road, a gravel, county maintained road. The 123.63 acre tract is zoned A-1, as is land to the north, east and south. Land to the west is zoned A-R. There have been no previous requests concerning this tract of land. The comprehensive plan designates this site s being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. Staff notified 29 property owners concerning this request.

John Payne, president of Rhodes Payne Properties approached the commission. He stated that it is their intent to continue the development of the Woodlands subdivision into this area. The Woodlands has been a successful development with 2 acre lots, paved county streets and sewer lines. They intend to continue in this area with the same type of development.

Mr. Payne pointed out that there are 18 tract surrounding this site that were cut out prior to county zoning those tracts all have houses on them and are smaller than what they plan to develop. Homes will be in the $150,000 and up price range.

Mr. Payne stated that he thought there was enough capacity in their wastewater plant that the neighbors could hook up if they want. He stated that they asked for A-R because 2 acre lots are the size they need to justify the level of improvements they will install. That is why they asked for A-R rather than A-2 zoning. He expects that they will add an additional 60 lots if this rezoning is granted.

No one spoke in support or opposition to the request.

In response to a question from Chairman Schnarre, Commissioner Elmore explained that Cottage Lane is a county road. The development will be allowed to access Rolling Hills Road via Cottage Lane. There can also be access from New Haven Road and through the existing section of the Woodlands.

Chairman Schnarre asked if the existing lots around the edge of the subject tract have individual wastewater systems. Mr. Payne stated that they have their own individual systems.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick stated that ordinarily he would like to see a planned development on a tract this large. However, in light of the excellent development that Rhodes Payne has already built, he supports the request as submitted.

Commissioner Beasley made and Andrew Stanton seconded a motion to recommend approval of the rezoning request of Rhodes Payne Properties Inc.

Voting was as follows:

Jim Beasley - Yes Andrew Stanton - Yes

Keith Schnarre - Yes Jon Gerardi - Yes

Linda Vogt - Yes Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes

Mike Sloan - Yes Stan Elmore - Yes

The motion to recommend approval passed unanimously.

 

 

PARADISE HILLS PRELIMINARY PLAT; LOCATED IN S33-T48N-R13W; ZONED R-S; OWNED BY RUSSEL DEVENNEY; TIM CAPEHART, SURVEYOR.

Planner Poveromo reported that this preliminary plat went before the commission in September 1988. Mr. Devenney has prepared a final plat on some of the land to the south. The remainder of the plat has not had a final plat. The preliminary plat has expired after five years.

Mr. Poveromo stated that there have been some corrections made to the plat and that it now complies with the regulations.

Ron Lueck appeared for Mr. Capehart. He explained the corrections that had been made to the plat since it was submitted. He explained that they are going to be able to connect the sewer lines to the city sewer line.

Chairman Schnarre asked if all of the lots are 2.5 acres. Mr. Poveromo stated that the preliminary is not required to show lot size, but the final plat will reflect the correct lot size.

Commissioner Elmore made and Linda Vogt seconded a motion to approve the preliminary plat of Paradise Hills subdivision.

Voting was as follows:

Stan Elmore - Yes Linda Vogt - Yes

Keith Schnarre - Yes Jim Beasley - Yes

Mike Sloan - Yes Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes

Andrew Stanton - Yes Jon Gerardi - Yes

The motion to approve the preliminary plat carried unanimously.

 

 

EASTLAND HILLS PLAT V. LOCATED IN S10-T48N-12W; ZONED R-S; EASTLAND HILLS DEVELOPMENT, LLC OWNER; RON LUECK, SURVEYOR.

Planner Poveromo reported that this is a continuation of Eastland Hills subdivision located just east of the Columbia city limits. The commission has approved the preliminary plat and four other sections of this development. Wastewater will be provided by connecting to a central wastewater treatment plant.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked where this plat is located in relation to Sewer City subdivision. Mr. Poveromo pointed out the location of Sewer City subdivision.

Commissioner Elmore made and Andrew Stanton seconded a motion to approve the plat of Eastland Hills Plat V.

Voting was as follows:

Stan Elmore - Yes Andrew Stanton - Yes

Linda Vogt - Yes Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes

Jim Beasley - yes Jon Gerardi - Yes

Keith Kirkpatrick - Yes Mike Sloan - Yes

The motion to approve Eastland Hills Plat V carried unanimously.

Director Shawver reported that the County Commission had upheld the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission last month.

 

Meeting adjourned at 10:00 P.M.

Respectifully submitted,

 

 

Keith Kirkpatrick, Secretary