January 27, 2016

PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF MEETING
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
7:00 p.m.

A quorum being present at Centerville City Hall, 250 North Main Street, Centerville, Utah.  The meeting of the Centerville City Planning Commission was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

MEMBERS PRESENT
Becki Wright
Cheylynn Hayman, arrived 7:10 p.m.
David Hirschi, Chair
Gina Hirst
Kevin Daly
Logan Johnson
Scott Kjar

STAFF PRESENT
Corvin Snyder, Community Development Director
Lisa Romney, City Attorney
Kathy Streadbeck, Recording Secretary

VISITORS
Interested Citizens

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

OPENING COMMENT/LEGISLATIVE PRAYER    Commissioner Hirschi

MINUTES REVIEW AND APPROVAL

The minutes of the Planning Commission meeting held December 9, 2015 were reviewed and amended. Commissioner Hirst made a motion to approve the minutes as amended. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Hayman and passed by unanimous vote (7-0).

COMMISSION BUSINESS – Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for 2016

Commissioner Johnson nominated Commissioner Hirschi and Commissioner Hirst nominated Commissioner Kjar as the Chair of the Planning Commission for 2016. The Commission casted ballots. Lisa Romney counted votes. The new Commission Chair for 2016 is Commissioner Hirschi with a ballot count (6-1).

Commissioner Kjar nominated Commissioner Johnson, Commissioner Johnson nominated Commissioner Hayman, and Commissioner Hirschi nominated Commissioner Hirst as the Vice-Chair of the Planning Commission for 2016. The Commission casted ballots. Lisa Romney, City Attorney counted votes. Commissioners Johnson and Hayman tied (3-3). The Commission cast a second ballot. The new Commission Vice-Chair for 2016 is Commissioner Johnson with a ballot count (4-3).

DISCUSSION – 2016/2017 Planning Commission Goals

Cory Snyder, Community Development Director, reminded the Commission that each year the Planning Commission develops a prioritized list of planning goals or issues for City Council consideration. This prioritized list is completed and forwarded to the City Council by March of every year. Beginning in the month of March, the City Council identifies the priorities for the upcoming year and often hosts a work session with the Planning Commission to discuss planning goals. Staff anticipates this will happen again sometime in the same month this year. Thus, the Commission will need to use the month of February to finalize a recommendation to the City Council.

Mr. Snyder reviewed a list of current projects, the status of priorities from last year, and shared a synopsis of each. The Commission reviewed the list and individual Commissioners discussed their priorities and hot topics they feel are important to review this year. Several issues discussed included clarifying open space calculations and density standardization with public input, Pages Lane re-development, West Centerville plans, Infill development, appropriate locations for multi-family development, Foothill Plan/Geologic Hazard ordinance, and various edits to the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. The Commission also discussed a desire to be proactive in their planning. The Commission agreed this discussion should be continued through the regularly scheduled February 2016 Planning Commissions meetings. An official priority list will be created and forwarded to the City Council following these discussions

TRAINING – Open and Public Meetings Training

Lisa Romney, City Attorney, used this time to train the Commission on the Open and Public Meetings Act. She discussed that all Planning Commission meetings are open to the public unless otherwise closed for reasons allowed by law and explained what that means. She reviewed public noticing, written minutes and recordings, electronic meetings, and lawful reasons and procedures for closed meetings. She reviewed appropriate practices before, during, and following public meetings.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR’S REPORT

1.    Special Joint Work Session on February 10, 2016 with the City Council at 5:30 p.m. for Land Use Training from Brent Bateman, the Utah Property Rights Ombudsman
2.    The next regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting will be Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:00p.m.
3.    Upcoming Agenda Items:
•    347 North 400 East, Small Subdivision Waiver/Lot Split

The meeting was adjourned at 8:54 p.m.

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David Hirschi, Chair                                                     Date Approved

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Kathleen Streadbeck, Recording Secretary