MINUTES

BOONE COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

7:30 p.m. - Thursday, September 21, 1995

Boone County Government Center

801 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO

Chairman Schnarre, called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m., with a quorum present. Roll call was taken by Commissioner Kirkpatrick, Secretary.

Present: Keith Schnarre Keith Kirkpatrick

Jon Gerardi William Grace

Joe Falco Frank Abart

Absent: Jim Beasley Mike Sloan

Also Present: Stan Shawver, Director Gene Poveromo, Staff

Don Abell, Staff Thad Yonke, Staff

Noel Boyt, Staff

Commissioner Falco made and Commissioner Grace seconded a motion to approve the minutes of August 17, 1995 meeting with no noted corrections.

Motion passed by acclimation.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church requests a permit for a day care center/preschool

on 2 acres located at 21495 S South Mt. Pleasant Rd., Hartsburg.

Director Stan Shawver reported this property is located on South Mt. Pleasant Rd, approximately 2 miles east of Hartsburg. The property is zoned A-R (Agriculture - Residential), as is property to the west. Property to the north and south is zoned A-2. Land to the east across Highway 63 is zoned A-1. The site includes Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. This request is for a conditional use permit for a day care center/preschool. The property was originally zoned A-2, however it was rezoned to A-R in August 1995. The 1973 comprehensive plan designates this area as being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. Staff notified 15 property owners concerning this request.

Tammie Carwile, lives at State Road A, Hartsburg and a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church approached the Commission. She read the following statement into the record. She stated the church was pursuing the implementation of a preschool ministry. It was their belief that a Christian Preschool would benefit many children and their families. At the present time there is no Christian based preschool in the southern Boone County area. Their church felt that such a program would be an asset to the Ashland/Hartsburg communities. Such a service would also be convenient to a new development in the area. They expect 15 to 20 children to be enrolled initially and approximately 50 preschool and kindergarten children once enrollment is at its peak. During the summer months they anticipate providing a program for grade school children. They expect an additional enrollment of approximately 25 children for the months of June, July and first three weeks of August.

This past June they requested a courtesy inspection from the Missouri Department of Health. They inspected the building and proposed playground area. She enclosed evaluation with the Conditional Use Permit as well as photographs of the church’s parking lot and grounds.

Ms. Carwile requested that Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church be granted a Conditional Use Permit to further pursue this important ministry.

Chairman Schnarre asked if it would be run by one person or a volunteer group? Ms. Carwile stated it would be operated by the church and they would be paid employees.

Commissioner Gerardi asked for Ms. Carwile to go over the number of children allowed in the program. Ms. Carwile advised the capacity of full-time to be 50 preschoolers; in the summer while school is out there will be 25 additional children.

Commissioner Abart asked Ms. Carwile if the daycare would be required to be licensed? Ms. Carwile stated they were not fully licensed like a non religious based organization. A new law has passed where the Health Department comes in and inspects for safety, health and fire.

Commissioner Abart asked Ms. Carwile about a playground fence. She advised the playground would need to be fenced.

Chairman Schnarre opened to public hearing

Bill McQuig, member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church stated he had spoken to Ms. Carwile. He stated it would provide a very good service to families in the community. He advised he was for the service and knew there were a lot of other people the same way. They had a very good facility. The church was in agreement on how to use the structure. He commented on Ms. Carwile doing a great job in research and development of the project and he asked the Commission to grant the request.

Ms. Lynn Bollinger and two small children approached the Commissioner. She stated she was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and lived down the road from the proposed property. She stated her children would like to attend a preschool at the church. She stated it would be a real asset to the community.

No one spoke in opposition to the request. Closed to public hearing.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked the status of Eagle Knoll sewer plant. Director Shawver stated it was expected to be on line in January ‘96. The road construction to start soon and the sewer line to immediately follow.

Commissioner Gerardi stated he wanted to make it contingent on hooking up to Eagle Knoll when it became available to them.

Ms. Carwile spoke up and advised she had spoken with Mr. Bodie. She had a verbal commitment to negotiate a service with him when it is in place.

Director Shawver stated the Boone County Building Inspectors should have an opportunity to inspect the facility for any further safety areas that may need to be addressed.

Commissioner Gerardi stated the septic tank and building inspections, fence and any inspections by the State needed to be listed. Possibly for a specific length of time and reviewed? One or two years and then reapply? Director Shawver stated that rather than making it situation to reapply, issue the permit for a specific amount of time, after which time to provide staff proof of the connection with the wastewater system at Eagle Knoll. Failing to do that, they would then have to reapply.

Commissioner Gerardi made and Commissioner Falco second a motion to recommend approval of the permit for a preschool/day care center with he following conditions:

- that the facility connect to the Eagle Knoll Planned Development central wastewater

facility within 12 months or as soon as it becomes available;

- that the facility be inspected by county building inspectors for compliance with

life safety code requirements.

Voting was as follows:

Jon Gerardi yes Joe Falco yes

Frank Abart yes Keith Kirkpatrick yes

Bill Grace yes Keith Schnarre yes

The motion to recommend approval of the preschool/daycare center was approved unanimously. 6 yes

 

 

PLAT REVIEWS

Maple Meadows, Planned Residential Development Review Plan and preliminary plat. S10-T47N-R13W. Zoned R-S. Zumalt Properties LLC, owners. James W. Brush, surveyor.

Director Shawver reported this property is located approximately 1/2 mile south of Columbia on State Route K. The property is zoned R-S (Single Family Residential), as is all of the property to the north. Land to the west is zoned R-M, to the east and south is zoned A-2. The applicants are submitting a review plan for a Planned Residential Development. The plan shows a total of thirteen lots. One lot will be reserved for open space and use for wastewater system. The plan indicates that the other 12 lots will each contain a single family attached dwellings. The total density will be 24 residential units. The total possible density based on the 7.4 acres would be approximately 42 units. Staff notified 142 property owners concerning this request.

David Rogers, attorney with offices at 813 E. Walnut St., approached the Commission. He stated this property had been before the Commission on a couple of different times. May 1995 the request was for R-D (duplex) which would have allowed 36 units having a long cul-de-sac, application denied. July 1995 the request was for R-S indicating a density of 25 units. It was stated at the time that the area lent itself to a planned unit development because of the tree cover on the property. Mr. Rogers showed map of area and of the tract. He pointed out property to the west was R-M zoning, tract to the east was yet to be platted but surveyed for large lot residential development. Mr. Zumalt intends to take advantage of the Planned Unit Development and place some 12 lots which would have two (2) units per lot on the area to the north. Advantages would be having the cul-de-sac much shorter, and on the southern half of the tract is in the 100 year flood plain, which could remian undeveloped. In order to develop the property in single family units, there would have to considerable dirt removed from the northern end and moved to the southern portion of the tract. In doing this the tree cover would be taken out, which is not desirable. The plan they are proposing would cut off the development right at the southern edge of the meadow portion of the lot and leave the tree cover in place. This would provide an R-S density development between these large lot residential development on the east and the R-M on the west. The 12 lots would produce 24 units which is well within the R-S density which is permitted. This would allow 3 lots per acre. R-S development could have as many as 5 units per acre. The proposed plat is far less than the 36 duplexes that were proposed for the R-D rezoning presented last May.

Mr. Rogers stated the recurrent theme of objection were the existing residents did not want to loose the tree cover and were concerned about the traffic at the entrance onto Rte K. The traffic would be no different on this plan than on the standard plan. The same number of units are proposed. This plan the development is not as far to the south, and they are saving a greater amount of tree cover. During the concept review Mr. Elmore indicated he wanted to see an access directly onto Rte K as well as an access onto Amos Drive. He stated Amos was already platted to the edge of the property. The cul-de-sac to be put in was well within the limits established.

Mr. Rogers stated that there is a 4" water line on the east which may or may not provide fire flow levels. A subdivision of this size usually has a water line of 6". If in fact that becomes necessary, he stated it would be done. It was possible with a 120 psi in the 4" line that if it was looped to a line in the subdivision to the east, it was possible to have sufficient fire flow pressure. The only difference from the standard subdivision plat is that this is 2 units attached per lot. Mr. Rogers stated it was a good plan, Planning & Zoning maintains control in a sense that it come as a Planned Development. Any substantial change of plan would have to be resubmitted. Mr. Rogers requested that the plat be approved.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked staff to explain what is meant by "single family attached". Director Shawver explained that it is more of an construction difference than of a zoning difference. Each unit would be separated by a continuos fire wall from the lowest floor of the basement/slab all the way to the underside of the roof. This provides complete fire separation. No common element (like wiring which could be shared by the two units). Literally speaking if the units were split down the middle there would be two separate units. It is designed for separate ownership.

Chairman Schnarre asked Mr. Shawver if fit in the regulations and building codes. Mr. Shawver answered yes.

Chairman Schnarre asked if the units were to be sold to one owner of both units or multi-owners of the same unit. Mr. Rogers stated " It depended upon how the checks come", he continued they would be building them and offering them for sale. The units could be bought either way. Chairman Schnarre ask how the lots or land be taken care of. Mr. Rogers stated Missouri has a condominium process. All the person buys is the actual footprint of his half of the building and then with cross easements with his partner.

Open to the public

No one spoke in favor of the request.

Ms. Jan Witherwax, 1825 W. Amos Drive in Cederbrook Subdivision approached the Commission. She stated they were happy to see the trees will be left in place. An issue of the sewer had been addressed. She disagreed with the traffic on Rte K; the congestion is still an issue. Her understanding that this would have even more units than previously discussed. The intersection of Old Plank Road and Rte K, with Cederbrook Subdivision and Gateway South continues to be a safety issue. Rte K has not been built for the volume of traffic that is being constructed in the area. She was concerned about the flood plain.

Ms. Jean McCarty, 1253 W. Rte K stated she concurred with Ms. Withermax who just spoke. Her major concern was for the traffic on Rte K everyday. She stated it was almost a death wish to cross the road for the mail. It was an inadequate road, more units means more traffic. She was not opposed to development.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Ms. McCarty if her opposition was based on the entry onto Rte K, or to the number of units? Ms. McCarty stated she was opposed to both.

Closed to Public Hearing

Mr. Rogers addressed the Commission. The number of single family units that have already been approved will not be increased by approving the plan. The general traffic conditions on Rte K will do nothing to exacerbate the traffic problem. As far the flood plain, the beauty of this plan is that they did not have to build in a flood plain, nor would the mature tree cover be disturbed. Other than the sewer treatment plant in the flood plain.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Mr. Rogers if the entry on Rte K could be eliminated? Mr. Rogers stated it would be unwise, it would be cutting out a second entrance to the subdivision. all of the traffic coming out of the subdivision would eventually be on Rte K. He thought it would be a mistake.

Commissioner Gerardi asked Mr. Rogers if it had been considered to place all the units in one building right up the front and not disturb anything but a couple hundred feet up by the highway? Mr. Rogers stated that was an option, however the developer felt that such a plan would be inappropriate for the area.

Commissioner Abart stated he had some concerns that maybe Mr. Brush could address. He stated that in the adjacent subdivision whenever there is an extensive rain, the street floods because the easements have been filled in. With that in mind he wanted to address the concerns on the drive and to insure it would drain other than back behind people’s yards.

Mr. Brush approachedthe Commission. Commissioner Abart showed Amos Drive which flooded curb to curb. The original design was to drain in several areas back into the common area. He stated it was just a concern he wanted to bring up. Mr. Brush stated it would be looked at and addressed. Commissioner Abart stated he had driven out and spoke to property owner on lot 27 on the south/west corner of the proposed sewer plant facility. He discussed how much it did flood and the property owner stated the water almost comes all the way up to his house. Commissioner Abart stated he was not second guessing anything but wanted to address concerns and maybe they could be taken care of, no answer at this time was necessary.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked Commissioner Abart if he liked the idea of a second entrance onto Rte K. Commissioner Abart stated, yes he did.

Chairman Schnarre asked staff if the plat had a point rating done. Director Shawver stated it had 60 points on the rating scale.

Chairman Schnarre stated the way the property is zoned the owners could come in with just a plat for 42 lots. Forty two may not be able to be placed maybe 32 because of set backs and roads and lagoons. He stated the owners were coming with only 24 residences (12 different units) so it is not the maximum capacity to be placed which he appreciated.

Chairman Schnarre asked if there was enough room to build all of the units with the flood plain behind the structures. Director Shawverstated that he felt that could be achieved.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked if that meant all of the construction of the buildings would be out of the flood plain. Director Shawver stated yes.

Chairman Schnarre advised at present the request was for the Planned Residential Development. If that passes, then the Preliminary Plat would be discussed. Chairman Schnarre asked if Commissioner Abart had any suggestions or conditions on the drainage or lagoon system, this would be the opportunity.

Commissioner Abart had concerns regarding drainageand location of the sewer treatment facility. Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked about the sewage capacity. Chairman Schnarre asked if this system would be in the Regional Sewer District. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Brush stated yes.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick stated concern that no construction be made in the flood plain area at all. He continued that it would be tough to direct what tree be left. It could be stated that only trees to be removed would be the ones necessary to create the new waste water facility, park facility and the easement to it.

Commissioner Abart made and Commissioner Gerardi seconded a motion to recommend approval of the review plan for Maple Meadows P.R.D., with the following restrictions:

- street drainage be addressed by the developer and reviewed by the Public Works Department;

- no residential construction take place within the floodplain;

- the Boone County Regional Sewer District approve the design of the wastewater

treatment plant;

- Boone county Public Works Department approve the location of the wastewater

treatment plant.

 

Voting was as follows:

Frank Abart yes Jon Gerardi yes

Keith Schnarre yes Bill Grace yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Joe Falco yes

Motion to recommend approval of the Maple Meadows review plan carried unanimously.

 

Maple Meadows, PRD Review Plan and Preliminary Plat. Located in S10-T47N-R13W.

Zoned R-S Zumalt Properties, owner. James Brush, surveyor.

Don Abell gave staff report stating that this 13 lot Planned Residential Development is located on the south side of State Rte K approximately 2 miles southwest of Rockbridge Elementary School, and lies along the east side of Cedarbrook Subdivision. The area being subdivided contains 7.4 acres. The northern portion of this property is an original 1973- R-S zoning district and the remaining southern portion of this property was rezoned to R-S in August of this year. The developer is proposing lot sizes of 10,000 square feet and larger with 2 single family attached units on each lot, resulting in 24 dwelling units on 7.4 acres. The maximum density allowable by the Zoning Ordinance for a 7.4 acre R-S zoned property is 46 dwelling units.

The existing Sewer District treatment facility for Cedarbrook Subdivision is already at capacity. Therefore, the developers will construct a central collection system and treatment facility at their expense, then deed the facility to the BCRSD for operation and maintenance.

Interior streets will be paved, curb and gutter streets, to be deeded to and maintained by the Public Works Department. Recommendation from the Public Works Department to wave the traffic analysis requirement for the tract of land. It is on a state highway and would not create additional infrastructure requirements for Boone County in their opinion. Indications from the Water District, although it is a 4" line it is a very high pressure line and it was stated the water volume should adequate.

This plat is within the Urban Service Area of Columbia and has 60 points on the point rating scale.

Staff recommends approval.

Commissioner Abart wanted confirmation from the Water District on the adequate pressure. Mr. Abell stated that the Water District anticipated having 250 gal per minute volume, however, it had not been verified. He continued it would be looped from Cedarbrook Subdivision through Bonne Feeme Hills.

Chairman Schnarre asked staff if the motion had to include the waiver. Director Shawver stated yes, it needed to be included.

Commissioner Grace made and Commissioner Gerardi seconded a motion to recommend approval of the of Preliminary Plat with the following restrictions:

- street drainage be addressed by the developer and reviewed by the Public Works Department;

- waiver of the traffic analysis from Boone County Public Works Department.

Voting was as follows:

Bill Grace yes Jon Gerardi yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Joe Falco yes

Frank Abart yes Keith Schnarre yes

Motion to recommend approval of Preliminary Plat carried unanimously.

Frog’s Leap, Preliminary Plat. Located in S10-T47N-R13W. Zoned A-2.

Dan Kellar and Mike James, owners. Bill Crockett, surveyor.

Don Abell gave staff report stating that this 5 lot subdivision is located on the east side of High Point Ln. approximately 600 feet south of State Route K. The area being subdivided contains 15 acres. This property is zoned A-2, which is the original 1973 zoning, however, this commission denied a request to rezone this property to a R-S zoning district in June of this year. The developer is proposing lots that range in size from 2 1/2 acres to 3 acres.

The proposed sewage treatment system will be on site, individual sewage lagoons.

The interior street will be an asphalt paved surface with shoulders and will be installed by the developers and maintained by the Public Works Department.

This plat is within the Urban Service Area of Columbia and has 52 points on the point rating scale.

Staff recommends approval.

Bill Crockett, approached the Commission. He wanted to advise it had not been determined if it would be lagoon system or if it would be septic tanks with absorption field. He did not have a presentation but if there were any questions he would try to answer them. Mr. Crocket stated the water serving this area was from Consolidated Water Supply District No. 1. The water supply is looped from the south along Highpoint Lane as well as from the north and from the west. In Concept Review it was discussed at detail. At that time, no problem was seen in adequate water supply for this particular development.

Commissioner Abart asked about the proposed intersection on the north and south. He stated he noted a heavy growth of trees and steep embankment and asked if that was going to be removed? Mr. Crockett stated only a sufficient distance would be removed to insure a sight distance in either direction for the intersecting vehicles onto Highpoint Lane. Commissioner Abart stated it would be desirable to have some of the growth taken out to allow sunlight on the roadway in the winter.

Commissioner Gerardi asked Commissioner Abart if his concerns were personally as to the removal of trees for facilitation of snow melting or as a policy of the design of the roads in the county? Commissioner Abart stated he was speaking on basis of experience. He stated a lot of the problems are in areas of heavy vegetation where there is no way for the snow or ice to melt. Commissioner Gerardi stated before making that a policy all the ramifications would need to be discussed. Commissioner Abart did not want to make it a policy, he was expressing his concerns. Commissioner Abart stated if he had expressed it as a policy he wanted to apologize.

Chairman Schnarre asked staff if right-of-way had been dedicated. Director Shawver stated yes.

Chairman Schnarre asked if the Regional Sewer District was across the road. Mr. Crockett stated they desired to provide facilities to connect to the Cederbrook south facility. They were told flat out no way could they could connect any more houses into the treatment facility. It was over its capacity now. The most economical way to approach the five (5) lots was on site individual facilities.

Don Abell advised that the sewer district did state that the Cederbrook Facility was over capacity.

Commissioner Grace asked what was the purpose of the island, he stated the island may cause confusion and maintenance problems. Mr. Crockett stated there would not be a maintenance problem unless there was a narrow roadway. Then it would become a maintanance problem. Mr. Crockett continued saying that it was not the island, it was the people turning around in a cul-de-sac. He had yet to see a snow plow that could turn around in a cul-de-sac in the city of Columbia or the county of Boone. The island would be used for the signage of the subdivision.

Commissioner Grace asked once the subdivision is developed what would the signage be used for? Mr. Crockett stated it was for identification. Directions for residents in the subdivision. Commissioner Grace stated he had one in a lane next to him and could not visualize the purpose of it other than a maintenance problem. Commissioner Abart wanted to clarify some of the problems Public Works have had are not necessary with the snow removal. After awhile the island is not maintained. A lot of water tends to seep down under the pavement. One was taken out last year at El Chaparral because all the pavement had completely collapsed.

Commissioner Gerardi asked Mr. Abell that at the end of his report that staff recommended approval, he had not mentioned any controversies of islands. He asked if Mr. Abart’s department or Mr. Elmore’s department come back with any written comments regarding the Water District, Sewer Dist., Fire District the road considerations etc.? Mr. Abell stated he had the comments from the design engineer that reviewed the plans at the Public Works Dept. and he did have concerns about the island. The staff recommendation for approval was based on the design meeting Boone County subdivision requirements. The island was a concern, but not a requirement. Director Shawver stated that when the Concept Review was done, Mr. Elmore was present. The island was discussed and Mr. Elmore gave a design consideration approval and the department was standing with that. Director Shawver acknowledged the concerns for maintenance, however, the developer had been given permission to make it part of his design by the Public Works Director at the time of the Concept Review. To renege on that commitment would be inappropriate.

Mr. Crockett asked Commissioner Abart if his response from his department were not but a suggestion and not an absolute. Commissioner Abart acknowledged it was a suggestion.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick made and Commissioner Gerardi seconded a motion to recommend approval of Frog’s Leap, preliminary plat.

Voting was as follows:

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Jon Gerardi yes

Bill Grace yes Keith Schnarre yes

Joe Falco yes Frank Abart yes

Motion to approve Frog’s Leap, preliminary plat passed unanimously.

 

Olson’s Subdivision, Minor Plat. Located in S24-T50N-R13W. Zoned A-2.

Clyde and Margorie Olson, owners. J. Daniel Brush, surveyor.

Don Abell gave staff report stating that this 2 lot subdivision is located approximately 8 miles north of the city limits of Columbia between the Old Highway 63 right of way and U.S. Highway 63 right of way. The area being subdivided contains 9.11 acres

The proposed sewage treatment system will be on site, individual sewage lagoons.

Additional right of way has been dedicated along the Old Highway 63.

Staff recommends approval.

Jim Brush, Surveyor addressed the commission. Mr. Brush stated that basically the tract was being split into two pieces of property.

Commissioner Gerardi asked if there was anything contentious about this plat. Don Abell stated it met all the criteria.

Commissioner Gerardi made and Commissioner Falco seconded the a motion to approve the Olson’s Subdivision minor plat.

Voting was as follows:

Jon Gerardi yes Joe Falco yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Frank Abart yes

Keith Schnarre yes Bill Grace yes

Motion to approve plat passed unanimously.

 

Rutland Ridge, Minor Plat. Located in S3-T46N-R13W. Zoned A-2.

Roberta Dee Morris, owner. Stephen Heying, surveyor.

Don Abell gave staff report stating that this 1 lot subdivision is located near the intersection of State Route N and Rippeto Road just east of the community of Easley. This property is in an original 1973 A-2 zoning district. This 5 acre lot is being subdivided from a parent parcel of 20 acres. The remaining 15 acre parcel has been processed through the Planning Department as an Administrative Survey.

The proposed sewer treatment system is an on site, individual sewage lagoon

This lot will be accessed by way of an easement off of Rippeto Rd., which will be by separate document.

Staff recommends approval with the following condition: The access and utility easement shall be recorded before final approval by the County Commission.

Chairman Schnarre asked for clarification. He stated this was a 5 acre tract off a 20 acre tract. Mr. Abell answered yes. Schnarre asked if the 20 acre tract have use of the same road way as entrance. Mr. Abell advised that the 15 remaining acres have access onto Rte N. He did not know how they currently access the parent parcel. The five (5) acre tract would be accessed off Rippito Road by way of an easement.

Steve Heying, surveyor,approached the Commission. He stated the owners live on the 15 acres and access off Rte N by driveway. This piece is around the corner off Rippito Road. the piece is large enough to have access both ways. The easement is being written over an easement description that goes to Stone Hinge that was done by a surveyor on 10-24-75.

Chairman Schnarre asked staff if they and Public Works were satisfied with the entrance road easement? Don Abell advised it met requirements as long as it gets it recorded.

Chairman Schnarre asked if there was any other property that would add more house to add easement. Mr. Abell stated that regulations allow him up to four (4) lots over 5 acres served by easement. The remainder of the 15 acre tract fronts Rte N. That would be better access.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked what were the conditions. Mr. Abell stated the access and utility easement be recorded before final approval by County Commission.

Surveyor Steve Heying approached the Commission. He stated utility easement was along the administrative plat along Rte N in case some sort of utility would eventually come down the hill. Discussion with the Water District say they can not foresee that because of the rock ledges.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick made and Commissioner Grace seconded a motion to approve plat of Rutledge Ridge.

Voting was as follows:

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Bill Grace yes

Keith Schnarre yes Jon Gerardi yes

Joe Falco yes Frank Abart yes

Motion for approval Rutledge Ridge passed unanimously 6 yes

The request will be presented to the County Commission on October 3rd, at 7:00 p.m.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

NEW BUSINESS

Revision of Major Thoroughfare Plan

Director Shawver addressed the Commissioners. He stated at the last study session there was a presentation from the City Planning Staff on proposed revisions to the Major Thoroughfare Plan. He referred back to 1988 when Boone County and Columbia adopted a joint Major Thoroughfare Plan to cover the urban service area around Columbia. CATS Committee (Columbia Area Transportation Study Group) make recommendations and policy regarding thoroughfare needs in the metropolitan area.

We work with the city beyond the city limits where growth can be expected and where traffic impact can be analyzed and create a product that all of us can use. In 1988 the Columbia City Council and County Commission adopted a joint Major Thoroughfare Plan. There have been no revisions to that plan. This last few years there have been several annexations, several changes to growth patterns that have necessitated some review of the plan and recommended changes. Majority of the changes are inside the City Limits of Columbia but since this is a joint plan they have to be addressed by the County as well.

Director Shawver stated this is not proposing to build any roads. This is to allow for right-of-ways when development comes in to reserve right-of-way.

Commissioner Gerardi made and Commissioner Falco second a motion to recommend approval of proposed revisions to the Columbia/Boone County Major Thoroughfare Plan.

Voting was as follows:

Jon Gerardi yes Joe Falco yes

Frank Abart yes Keith Kirkpatrick yes

Bill Grace yes Keith Schnarre yes

Motion carried unanimously

 

Announcement

Director Shawver advised this was the last meeting for staff member Gene Poveromo to attend. He will be working for Chapel Hill, NorthCarolina. Several Commissioners spoke up and told him he would be missed.

 

Scenic Road Policy

Staff member Gene Poveromo addressed the Commission. He stated that in 1993 the County Commission and City of Columbia were approached by citizen groups in establishing a scenic road policy. At the direction of the County Commission the Scenic Road Committee was formed. The document was review by Road and Bridge Advisory Board and their recommendation was to send it to County Planning and Zoning Commission. Mr. Elmore served on the committee and was instrumental in drafting the policy. If there were any comments, they were to be sent back to Road and Bridge Advisory Board.

Commissioner Gerardi asked if this would go into the study session with schools, A-1, A-2, nursery care, point systems etc. a never ending trash can of things we intend to talk about sometime or does this have another schedule.

Director Shawver stated this had a different schedule, this was a function of Public Works Department. They wanted to share their wealth between the road policy committee, P & Z and County Commission. Commissioner Gerardi asked if there was a time schedule. Director Shawver stated he had not heard of any time schedule, initially to build a draft.

Chairman Schnarre asked if he was reading it correctly where it come before P & Z to be approved. Mr. Poveromo said yes, a plan would be presented to Planning and Zoning. Chairman Schnarre asked if P & Z would be the public forum body. Mr. Poveromo added that the Road and Bridge Advisory Committee would be another public forum and County Commission for the final decision.

Commissioner Abart asked if while this was being drafted had anyone checked with State Highway Department to see if they had a Scenic Road Policy? Mr. Poveromo stated they were working on their own scenic road policy as well as the city.

Commissioner Grace stated it seemed that the general idea was to keep the tree covered roads, tree covered.

Commissioner Gerardi commented that some things seemed short sighted. It stated that all scenic roads that are gravel will remain gravel. He asked where does that idea come from? Commissioner Falco stated from the land owners.

Commissioner Falco spoke of land owners who attended these meetings.

Commissioner Kirkpatrick asked what was a differential cost as to the regular county owners as to thinning trees. Mr. Poveromo when talking about a scenic road would require the Road and Bridge Dept. and our department to spend more time. To do tree counts, work with people on those roads and they may be taxed.

Commissioner Grace stated he loved the planning and zoning idea for Boone County that is why he was there so there would not be haphazard growth. The Scenic Road Plan he thought was beyond their scope.

Director Shawver stated that any Scenic Road Policy by the state would be strictly scenic roads. It would not deal with development issues. This Scenic Road Policy would deal with the development of the land adjacent. We may use the same wording for designating roads or having threshold criteria for designating road. The big impact will be how is the land adjacent to the road being permitted to develop. Including, as Commissioner Girardi said, if you want to cut down a tree, you would have get the approval of the Public Works Department to cut that tree down. This has impact on individual property rights.

 

Adjourned

Being no further business meeting adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Keith Kirkpatrick

Secretary

On this ________ day of October 1995.