BOONE COUNTY PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

BOONE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

801 E. WALNUT ST., COLUMBIA, MO.

Thursday, April 16, 1998

Chairperson Kirkpatrick, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m., with a quorum present. Roll Call was taken by Secretary Sloan.

Present: Keith Kirkpatrick, Chairperson Missouri Township

Joe Falco, Vice-Chairperson Perche Township

Mary Sloan, Secretary Rocky Fork Township

Darin Fugit Columbia Township

Jim Green Cedar Township

Bill Grace Centralia Township

Mike Morgan Bourbon Township

Frank Abart Public Works Director

Also present: Stan Shawver, Director Thad Yonke, Staff

Bill Florea, Staff Noel Boyt, Staff

 

Commissioner Falco made and Commissioner Abart seconded a motion to approve the minutes of Review minutes of March 19, 1998, meeting with no corrections.

Motion passed by acclimation.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Commissioner Joe Falco for conspicuous courage during zoning hearings from February 1993 to April 1998.

Chairman read the procedural statement.

 

CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS

NONE SUBMITTED

 

REZONING

Request by Louie Ray and Judith A. Yow to rezone from R-M

(Moderate Density Residential) to C-N (Neighborhood Commercial)

on .42 acres, more or less, located at 1775 E Prathersville Rd., Columbia.

Bill Florea gave staff report stating that this property is located approximately 1.5 miles north of the Columbia City Limits on the north side of Prathersville Road across from Crescent Meadows Mobile Home Subdivision . It is within the Columbia School District. Water service is provided by the City of Columbia. The property is currently zoned R-M (Residential Moderate Density) which is the original zoning. All adjacent properties are zoned R-M. The request encompasses the entire 18,300 square foot parcel. A convenience store and modular home are located on the parcel. The convenience store is a non-conforming use which would be made conforming if this request is granted. The modular home is a conforming use which would be made non-conforming if this request is granted. The applicant is seeking the rezoning in order to construct a storage building on the premises to use in conjunction with the convenience store. There have been no previous requests made on behalf of this property. The Master Plan identifies this property as being suitable for residential use. Therefore, the request does not comply with the Master Plan, however it should be recognized the existing use predates the zoning regulations. Staff notified 82 property owners concerning this request. The proposal scores 71 points on the rating system.

Louie Ray Yow and Judith Yow were present. Mr. Yow and Attorney Tom Schneider, 11 N. Seventh, Columbia, came forward to address the commissioners.

Mr. Schneider stated that the Yow’s owned and operated RJ’s Mini Mart. They need to expand. Specifically they need to build a 20’ x 30’ heated warehouse for storage, a pole barn type construction. To the north Mr. Eckhoff has acres he wishes to have rezoned tonight.

Commissioner Abart asked if the expansion would be contained in Tract 3 as shown by the record survey? Mr. Schneider agreed, said it would be between the mini mart and the house on this tract.

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

Commissioner Grace asked if this would be cold storage and would there be any bathroom facilities? Mr. Yow said it would hold soda and other items. Commissioner Grace asked how close it would be to the property line. Mr. Yow said as close as possible. He said as an accessory building it could be as close as two (2) feet.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick asked if the owner was aware of the potential consequences if the house was turned into a non conforming use and would be un-inhabitable because of fire or whatever? Mr. Schneider acknowledged that they understood the possibilities.

Commissioner Grace asked if the setbacks would restrict the warehouse from being so close. Bill Florea said there were restrictions, but it would not change with the rezoning request. An accessory building which is at least 60’ from the street can be within two (2) feet from the side or rear property line.

Commissioner Fugit asked if a condition could be placed on it for a building only for storage. Director Shawver advised no. This was a straight rezoning request, but the building would have to meet building requirements. Chairperson Kirkpatrick stated that if the request was for Planned Commercial, then restrictions could be placed on the request.

Commissioner Grace made and Commissioner Morgan seconded motion to recommend approval of the request by Louie Ray and Judith A. Yow to rezone from R-M (Moderate Density Residential) to C-N (Neighborhood Commercial) on .42 acres, more or less, located at 1775

E. Prathersville Rd., Columbia

Bill Grace yes Mike Morgan yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Joe Falco yes

James Green yes Darin Fugit yes

Frank Abart yes Mary Sloan yes

Motion to recommend approval of the rezoning was unanimous. 8 yes

 

 

Request by Ralph and Rosalee Higgins to rezone from A-1 (Agriculture)

to A-2 (Agriculture) of 15.50 acres, more or less, located at

21600 S Westbrook Dr., Hartsburg.

Thad Yonke gave staff report stating that this property is located on Westbrook Drive approximately 5 miles south of Ashland and 3.5 miles east of Hartsburg. Additionally, the property is located approximately 1500 feet south and 300 ft east of the intersection of Highway 63 and Westbrook Drive. The property is zoned A-1 (Agriculture) as is all the surrounding property except an 36.97 acre property located immediately across Lloyd Hudson Road on the south of the subject property which is zoned A-2 (Agriculture). All the A-1 zoning is the original 1973 zoning the A-2 zoning was rezoned in 1993. The property is located within Consolidated Public Water Supply District # 1 service area and is also in the Southern Boone County R-1 School District. This 15.5 acre property currently has a mobile home and two pole barns on it and is used for rural residential purposes. The request is to rezone the property from the existing A-1 zoning to A-2 zoning to allow the property to be subdivided, the A-1 minimum lot size of 10 acres prevents a split under the existing zoning. The owners have expressed an interest in dividing the property into 3 pieces in order to transfer the property to their children. There have been no previous requests on behalf of this property. The Master Plan designates this area as being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. The proposal has 29 points on the point rating scale. The proposal is consistent with the Master Plan. Staff notified 14 property owners concerning this request.

Rosalee Higgins, 2220 Anderson Drive, Jefferson City and Dan Stiers, son-in-law from Ashland addressed the Commission. Ms. Higgins ask the Commission to rezone from A-1 to A-2 so her family could divide the property. There is a daughter already on the north end, and her son will be on the on the south end. Her other daughter, married to Mr. Stiers will get the middle piece. Mr. Stiers said that the daughter at the north end will add more property to her lot to make a larger lot. The lots would be 6, 6, and 5.5 acres, more or less.

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

Commissioner Falco said it looked straight forward and said he was ready to make motion.

Commissioner Falco made and Commissioner Green seconded a motion to recommend approval of the request by Ralph and Rosalee Higgins to rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to A-2 (Agriculture) of 15.50 acres, more or less, located at 21600 S Westbrook Dr., Hartsburg.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick commented that he liked where it would increase the size of the existing smaller lot so that it would meet the minimum lot size for the zoning district.

Joe Falco yes Jim Green yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Mary Sloan yes

Bill Grace yes Darin Fugit yes

Mike Morgan yes Frank Abart yes

Motion to recommend approval of the rezoning was unanimous. 8 yes

 

 

Request by Boone County Oil Co. to rezone from A-1 (Agriculture)

to M-G (General Industrial) of 4.0 acres, more or less, located at

12321 N. Route Z, Hallsville.

Thad Yonke gave staff report stating that this property is located on Doris Boulevard approximately 8 miles south of Centralia and 4 miles east of Hallsville. Additionally, the property is located immediately southwest of the intersection of State Route Z and Doris Boulevard. The property is zoned A-1 (Agriculture) as is all the surrounding property and these are the original 1973 zonings. The property is located within Public Water Supply District # 4 service area and is also in the Centralia R-6 School District. This 4.0 acre property is currently undeveloped except for a shed and is part of a larger 40 acre parent parcel which is not included in this request and the remaining 36 acres will remain A-1. The request is to rezone the property from the existing A-1 zoning to M-G (General Industrial) zoning so that the property can be used for a bulk propane storage facility including 2 30,000 gallon tanks. It should be noted, however, that this use would require a conditional use permit in addition to the rezoning. The access to the area under consideration will be off Doris Boulevard which is a gravel road maintained by the Centralia Special Road District. Public Water Supply District # 4 has a 2" line currently at the property. A couple of years ago a request was submitted for essentially the same use and rezoning of this property as is currently proposed, however, the request was withdrawn before the hearing and, therefore, officially there have been no previous requests on behalf of this property. The Master Plan designates this area as being suitable for agriculture and rural residential land uses. The proposal has 17 points on the point rating scale. The proposal is not consistent with the Master Plan. Staff notified 7 property owners concerning this request.

Dale Pipes, General Manager, Boone County Oil Co., 220 North Tenth Street addressed the Commission. He stated his business was incorporated in 1929 as a farmers cooperative. It is owned and operated by the members. They have a nine member board who were all present. They have 11 part time and full time employees.

What they intended to do was to relocate an existing plant that is currently in the city limits of Hallsville. In 1958 the plant was built on railroad property. The location adjacent to the railroad tracks was to facilitate delivery of propane, which came by rail. They are now using semi-trucks to deliver the propane.

Propane is used domestically and for agriculture. Due to the growth of the county, they have expanded the business several times. The long range plan of the company is to replace the plant in Hallsville with a new plant located on the proposed rezoning request. Sometime in the future they would like to place another site in the south part of the county.

The reason they want to leave Hallsville is that they have no long term lease with the City of Columbia and if they wanted the plant to vacate the property, they would have to do so. Second the plant was built in 1958, and they feel at this time it should be replaced with a new plant. Third reason is the congestion of Hallsville. This site became available through an unfortunate accident two years ago. Mr. Pipes felt like they had addressed the concerns of the residents and want to move on. Surveyor Don Borman made drawings and had been in contact with the State Highway Department (MoDOT). Another concern a few years ago was sufficient water supply to provide safety itself. A containment pond could be constructed with a dry hydrant even it would not be part of the four (4) acres.

The plant would be governed by all standards, by Dept. of Agriculture and subject to all state and county requirements. They would not be generating any more traffic flow. They would move the traffic out of Hallsville. The transport load (9,000 gal.) of propane would be about 100 loads per year into the site. Their local trucks holds 2,800 gal. which would mean approximately 300 truck loads out. September through April is their busy time. They feel they have been a good neighbor and responsible for some of the growth of Hallsville.

Commissioner Morgan asked what route the local delivery trucks would take from the new plant back into Hallsville. Mr. Pipes advised they did have a lot of customers along Doris Blvd. but Rte OO and Rte Z would be the route, also Old Hwy. 124.

Open to public hearing. Ones in favor of the request.

Bill Brewer, 12701 Davenport Road, Columbia came forward. He said he was one of Boone County Oil Co. customers. He said many use the service but would like the plant put some place else. He did not feel they should be denied. Mr. Brewer said they were allowed to buy the property, pay taxes on the property but then someone else controls how they use the property. He had a problem with that.

Opposition to the request.

Jim Loethen, 10151 E. Hwy. OO, Hallsville addressed the Commission. He lives approximately 1.5 miles west of the proposed site. He and his neighbors has several concerns regarding the request. On April 7th, he had invited Boone County Oil and the neighbors to his house for a meeting. They also had this same type of meeting two (2) years ago concerning the rezoning then.

Mr. Loethen showed a large area map of the roads around Hallsville and the proposed plant.

He said if 100 - 110 semi-trucks come from the pipe line in Moberly and if the trucks come down Hwy. 63 then east on Hwy. 124 to Hallsville and then five (5) miles on Hwy. OO to Rte Z they would follow a specific route. This portion of Hwy. OO has 19 curves of 45 degrees or more, three curves with 90 degrees curves. He stated that Boone County Oil had told him that over 70% of their customers are west of the proposed site.

Concerning the water protection and fire hazard, he reminded the commission of 1997 when Panhandle Eastern (7 miles north of the proposed site) had a pipeline eruption. Concerning the fire pond, what would happen if there was a dry year ? Mr. Loethen visited with Mr. Ken Hines of the Boone County Fire Protection District and he said if the plant or trucks were to catch on fire, they would not fight it, but would evacuate a one mile radius. Mr. Loethen stated he had spoken with Mike Wilson with the Columbia Fire Department who said they would require 3,000 gals. per minute. Mr. Wilson advised him that a year ago @ 1,500 gal. propane truck caught fire and to contain it from exploding, it took 1.5 million gallons of water. Mr. Loethen said he is on the Water District No. 4 Board and the oil company has not asked for water service.

He said he knew Boone County Oil Company would be good neighbors but they may not be around forever, and if another company moves in, what could be there? He checked on other zoning in the county where they would not have to have it rezoned. There were four (4) areas with the M-G zoning.

and Centralia

and fertilizer plant

He called this proposed site a spot zoning and asked the Commission to deny the request.

Kathryn Crockett, 10751 Mt. Zion Church Rd, at the corner of Mt. Zion Church Rd and Rte Z came forward. She stated that she used to own property at 210 Rte OO which adjoins the existing propane plant for eight (8) years. She said Mr. Pipes was always a gentlemen but the problem was with the transport trucks. They would arrive at all hours of the day or night, midnight, 2:00 a.m., 4:00 a.m.; they had to leave their engines running to be able to pump the product out, and leave their headlights on. They complained about the deliveries but were told they could not regulate deliveries. Other problems being service trucks in and out through the day creating dust and product odor causing headaches. But the traffic was a constant problem. Safety was another problem as many times there were transport trucks waiting for service trucks to get out of the way. One time a safety valve was knocked off. Due to the possibility of an explosion, they had to evacuate their home and could not return until the next day.

Fran Phillips, 9311 Rte OO. came forward. She was representing the Highway OO Neighborhood Association. She said during the winter the road was poorly maintained and would cause problems.

Jay Gaberger, 1041 E. N. Doris Blvd. came forward. He was concerned about the safety of the road and the dust. He says if he meets another car on Doris Blvd., he stops because there is not enough room and if the busses and the transport trucks meet, who will make it?

Ron Flatt, 11400 E. Old Hwy. 124, addressed the Commission. He said safety was the main issue. If their peak period was from September through April, that was also the months school is in session.

Glen Emery, 12351 E. Doris Blvd., Hallsville came forward. Showed a map of the roads around the site. His property was across the road from the proposed site. Mr. Emery drives a semi-truck and when he goes south he uses both lanes on the 90 degree angle curves.

Dan Wilson, 10217 E. Rte. OO, came forward. He said they have a daycare in their home and his concern was the safety. He said a large number of people came in and out of his house in the morning and in the early evening hours. During the winter it is very icy, last year a cinder truck was in the ditch.

Don Osburn, 8100 E Richland Rd., Columbia, adjacent land owner came forward. Concerned about the safety. Concerned about the farm implements that would be on the road with the semi’s. Said that the state stock piles gravel at Hwy. 124 and Hwy. OO, obstructing the view. The crops also restrict visibility.

Kevin and Debbie Hall, N Rte. Z came forward. Mr. Hall works at 3M and lives only a mile from the site. He said school busses and farm implements are huge and the curves on Rte. Z and Rte. OO make it hazardous. Debbie Hall said when the last large snow fell, they received 24" of snow. The drifts kept the roads to one lane all the way to Columbia for several days even though it was a major artery. Four years ago neighbors had to walk to get anywhere. She said it was not a good place to put a propane company.

Chris Nelson, attorney, 11900 N Rte. Z, Hallsville came forward. She made reference to the Saturday’s article in the Columbia Daily Tribune where kids knocked the valve off a propane tank in Iowa, which caused an explosion of an 18,000 gal. tank and several deaths. She spoke of the huge gravel pile that can not be seen around. She presented a petition for the Commission with 200 names of Hallsvilles’ residents and a petition of the owners (100%) within 1000 feet of the proposed rezoning. She asked for the members of the audience who were opposed, to stand. (Approximately 40 people stood.)

Ms. Nelson reminded the commission that the county zoning regulations require that an applicant provide justification for a rezoning and the burden of proof for granting a request is with the applicant.

Closed to public hearing.

Mr. Pipes returned to the table. He said Hwy. 22 was not mentioned as a route, and more than likely two other routes would be used to access the site by the semi-trucks; one from Hwy. 22 off of Hwy. 63 over to Rte. Z then directly south which would be the most direct route and less curves. Safety issues were also a concern of theirs. Their company’s safety record has been exemplary. An arsonist set fire to the gasoline truck which eventually set fire to the propane truck in 1991 using over 3 million gallons of water. He said they had a record on safety but accidents do happen.

They have asked for M-G zoning and with that particular request it will still have to go through a Conditional Use Permit. The traffic would be moved away from Hallsville. There still will be the traffic in Hallsville. If this request is not approved, their company may have to look into another county for a new propane plant. Citizens of Boone County have to allow certain things to occur.

Commissioner Sloan said she represented that district and did attend the meeting with the citizens earlier this month. There is a great deal of concern about the safety issues and she feels they are justified. She lives close to Rte Z and feels that in the winter time it could be a considerable hazard to have transport trucks driving down that road. She asked Mr. Pipes if any trucks currently went down Rte. Z. He said that the transport trucks come from the north and use Highway 63 and Highway 124, but the bobtail trucks go all over. She felt that Boone County Oil was a good neighbor but the concerns over ride that and she could not support the rezoning.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick asked if 90% of their customers would be west of the proposed location? Mr. Pipes said 90% of their business would be west of the new plant since it is on the far east side of the county. Question asked for percentages from current location in Hallsville. Mr. Pipes there was a 50% - 50% blend north and south of plant. Approximately 25% east of Hwy. 63 and 25% west of Hwy. 63 in the north part of the county.

Commissioner Morgan asked if there was a way to locate a plant in farmland around the Centralia area? Mr. Pipes said that was too far north and would isolate them from the south more than they want to be.

Commissioner Grace asked the size of the current site in Hallsville? Mr. Pipes said it was a narrow site of about three (3) acres.

Commissioner Green asked what was the posted speed limits on Rte Z. Mr. Pipes said it was 55 m.p.h.

Commissioner Grace asked if they only served Boone County? Mr. Pipes said approximately 90% of their business was Boone County and 10% Callaway County.

Commissioner Fugit asked how much water would be in the pond? Mr. Pipes said it was estimated to be 2.8 million gallons.

Commissioner Green asked if the facility would have 24 hr. security? Mr. Pipes said no, normally a chain linked fence around the portion of the tanks where the electricity and the pump facility is. The plants are inspected by the state of Missouri Department of Weights and Measures every six (6) months.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick agreed that Boone County Oil had a good reputation and a worth while organization. Regarding the rezoning, he feels that it is spot zoning.

Commissioner Falco agreed with Chairperson Kirkpatrick. He said there was nothing that the P & Z Commission could do to keep the transport trucks off Rte. Z or off Dorris Blvd. He said he did not think it was the right place for the plant.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick said he would like to see this use adjacent to or very near to existing commercial or industrial zoning.

Commissioner Falco made and Commissioner Sloan seconded a motion to recommend DENIAL of the request by Boone County Oil Co. to rezone from A-1 (Agriculture) to M-G (General Industrial) of 4.0 acres, more or less, located at 12321 N. Route Z, Hallsville.

Joe Falco yes Mary Sloan yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Mike Morgan yes

Frank Abart yes Bill Grace yes

Jim Green yes Darin Fugit yes

Motion to recommend DENIAL was unanimous 8 yes

 

Chairperson Kirkpatrick called a five (5) minute recess, to reconvene at 8:32 p.m.

 

 

Request by William D. Eckhoff to rezone from R-M (Moderate Density

Residential) to M-L (Light Industrial) of 38.3 acres, more or less, located

at 1715 E. Prathersville Rd., Columbia.

Bill Florea gave staff report this site is located 1.5 miles north of the Columbia City Limits on the north side of Prathersville Road and approximately one quarter mile west of the Highway 63 North interchange. It is within the Columbia School District. Water service is provided by the City of Columbia. The property is currently zoned R-M (Moderate Density Residential) which is the original zoning. Adjacent zoning to the north, south and west is R-M. Zoning to the east is C-GP. The request encompasses 38.3 acres. There is an old farmhouse and various outbuildings on the property which is otherwise undeveloped. The owner intends to divide the property into two parcels of approximately 19 acres each. The parcels will then be sold to commercial or industrial users requiring large tracts for development. There have been no previous requests submitted on behalf of this property. It should be noted there are some existing commercial and light industrial uses along Prathersville Road in the vicinity of this proposal. The Master Plan identifies the property as being suitable for residential land use. Therefore, the request is not in compliance with the Master Plan. Staff notified 82 property owners concerning this request. The proposal scores 71 points on the rating system.

Don Abell, Allstate Consultants, P.C., 3312 Lemone Industrial Blvd., Columbia, represented the owner. The property is currently zoned R-M allowing 300 plus units which would not be a good use of this land despite the master plan. To the west is a grandfathered industrial use of Central Bridge. More commercial property to the east and Hwy. 63 on the north. Two companies looking at the property is PC&E, Professional Contractors and Engineers who are currently located in the city of Columbia and Fabick, a heavy equipment dealership. The growth of Columbia in that area is coming up to and approaching Prathersville Road. Zoning industrial outside the city limits.

Open to the public in favor of the request.

Craig Simon, President of Professional Contractors & Engineers, Inc. (PC&E), office at 4250 East Broadway, Columbia explained that they currently have their office in the El Chaparral Plaza and their shop is on Clearview Road. He stated that they want to purchase property and locate all of their operations on a common site. He stated that he felt that this would be a good location.

Opposed to the request.

Susan Spencer, 1710 E. Prathersville Road with property directly across the road from the proposed site came forward. She said they had enough with the lighting from the existing concrete plant and had to purchase thicker draperies for the brightness. When vehicles come off Hwy. 63 they continue on going 70 m.p.h., which is poor speed control. The proposed site would create more industrial uses causing more "heavy traffic". She asked why can’t there be more residential development? Industrial development should not go where there are homes. If the rezoning goes through then they should buy the homes out. Chairperson Kirkpatrick asked how long Ms. Spencer had lived there. She replied nine (9) years.

Ray Yow, 1775 E Prathersville Rd, came forward. He said once the 38 acres is rezoned they could split up the land however they want to. This will give great leeway to sell and change. There are houses around the area and those owners thought there would be more houses with it being R-M zoning.

David Slate, 1660 E. Prathersville Rd, came forward. When he purchased his home it was a residential area, now the industrial area has been able to grow. He feels he will be lucky to sell his house and buy something else. He said he spoke to a "little old lady" who could not attend but wanted him to oppose it for her.

Closed to public hearing.

Don Abell returned to the table. He said if the area was developed as residential, the traffic would still increase. Regarding the property values he did not believe additional industrial would hurt since part of the area had been industrial since 1973.

He said development will happen since it is a dynamic area, residentially or industrially. So much has happened in 10 years, more so the last five (5) years. Even the city has annexed right up to their back door. It is no longer a residential area.

Commissioner Grace asked if the access was onto Prathersville Rd. only? Don Abell acknowledged that this was true. The property borders Hwy. 63 on the north side, but there is no access to Hwy. 63.

Commissioner Abart asked staff if Planned Light Development is an option on this particular piece. Director Shawver replied yes.

Commissioner Falco asked staff how Crown Power and Equipment was zoned; was it Planned Commercial? Director Shawver said yes. Commissioner Falco asked why this request was not for Planned Commercial?

Mr. Abell said he was told to present this as straight rezoning, he would liked to have done it as Planned Commercial, but it was not his property.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick said he agreed with Commissioner Falco, he had a huge problem with rezoning without planning, particularly with a tract this size. Time is of the essence he knew, but he might show some interest if it was planned but would not vote it the way it was.

Commissioner Abart concurred with that. He thought Planned Light Industrial would be a more appropriate zoning for this tract of land.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick said if it was "Planned" a handle could be kept on it and would address some of the concerns of the surrounding residents.

Commissioner Falco said he traveled that road maybe four (4) times a day till a week ago and he said Ms. Spencer does keep her yard nice and neat. He felt if some enforcement had been in place when the nonconforming uses were established, maybe they would not have to have gone out and purchased new blinds because of the light.

Commissioner Falco asked how can they tell one person, "no we can not rezone this - it has to be Planned and then tell another person - ok we will rezone this". We need to be a body for the county and be uniform. He said in the five (5) years he had been on the Commission, he could not think of any industrial rezoning where it had not been planned. What ever does go in there they could not stop the 70 m.p.h. speed, that would have to be the Sheriff.

Commissioner Sloan agreed with what had been said. She knew Bill Eckhoff is a good businessman but did not believe it was good to rezone because you are a good person, this needed to be planned.

Commissioner Fugit said planned was an option and he agreed with everyone else.

Commissioner Abart made and Commissioner Fugit seconded a motion to recommend DENIAL of the request by William D. Eckhoff to rezone from R-M (Moderate Density Residential) to M-L (Light Industrial) of 38.3 acres, more or less, located at 1715 E. Prathersville Rd., Columbia.

Frank Abart yes Darin Fugit yes

Keith Kirkpatrick yes Joe Falco yes

Mary Sloan yes Bill Grace yes

Jim Green yes Mike Morgan yes

Motion to recommend DENIAL of the request was unanimous. 8 yes

 

 

PLAT REVIEWS

NONE SUBMITTED

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

County Commission supported P & Z recommendation to approve

but not with the conditions.

County Commission they asked to be table, County Commission tabled

issue until June 2, 1998.

supported P & Z recommendation to approve.

 

NEW BUSINESS

Election of Vice-Chairperson.

Chairperson Kirkpatrick noted that this meeting was the last time Commissioner Falco would be attending since he moved out of his district. Commissioner Falco said a few words and said he really had fun but gland he was able to sell his property.

Commissioner Morgan made and Commissioner Grace seconded motion to nominate Commissioner Darin Fugit as Vice-Chairperson.

No other nominations were received. Nominations were closed. Approved by acclimation.

ADJOURN

Being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Mary Sloan

Secretary

Minutes approved on this May 21st, day of May, 1998.