2012 Agendas / Minutes

MINUTES
ROGERS PLANNING COMMISSION
AUGUST 23, 2012

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on August 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners Denker, Knapp, Martin, Meadows, and Swanson were present.

Also present were City Planning Consultant Steve Grittman, Deputy Clerk Splett and Councilmember Ihli.

Member(s) excused: Busch, Ende, Noto and Terhaar.

OPEN FORUM
No one wished to speak.

SET AGENDA
The agenda was set as submitted.

CONSENT AGENDA*
A. Approval of the July 25, 2012 Planning Commission Minutes
Commissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Knapp seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted.

On the vote, members Knapp, Martin, Meadows and Swanson voted AYE, and member Denker abstained. Motion carried.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. Public Hearing to Consider a Request by Streeter Companies/Park Nicollet for a PUD Amendment to Allow the Construction of a Sign
Planning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:
• Amendment to PUD required for a freestanding sign for both buildings – this will be the only sign allowed for the PUD
• Park Nicollet is responsible for the sign in the future
• Sign meets all requirements

Vice Chairman Denker opened the meeting for public comment.

The following comments were registered:
Ken Streeter, Streeter Companies, property owner: Park Nicollet will occupy the entire southerly building. To have the sign located on the property that Park Nicollet is occupying would not work well. It would cause snowplowing and safety issues. To locate it on the south property would block the site line. We are committing to only one sign to serve the two parcels in the PUD.
Commissioner Denker commented that it would be on the northerly property.
Ken Streeter: To have it further to the north makes more sense.
Commissioner Denker inquired if there is enough room on the sign for additional tenants.
Ken Streeter: There will not be enough room for every tenant to be on the sign, probably only 2 or 3. The buildings are located close to the street and you will be able to see the tenant's names on the buildings.

Commissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Knapp seconded a motion to close the public hearing.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

There was a brief discussion by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Denker seconded the motion to recommend approval of the PUD amendment to provide for the monument sign as requested.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

B. Public Hearing to Consider an Amendment to the Sign Ordinance, Amending Freestanding Signs Along the I-94 Corridor Within the City of Rogers.
Planning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:
• Previously have discussed raising the height of ground signs allowed along the I-94 corridor
• Review the draft and special exceptions in the code table
• Raise the height of a ground sign to 30 feet for both sides of the freeway
• North side of the freeway is regional business and the south side of the freeway is community business

Vice Chairman Denker opened the meeting for public comment.

There were no comments registered.

Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Martin seconded a motion to close the public hearing.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
• In favor of changing the height to 30 feet along the I-94 corridor for both sides
• Everything else will remain as it is – the only thing changing will be the height
• Draw westbound traffic attention
• Should the square footage allowed be increased also?

Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Martin seconded the motion to recommend approval of the amendments as written to the City Council.

Brief discussion by Planning Commission relating to the square footage currently allowed.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS
A. Proposed Revisions to Rogers On-Site Sewer Treatment Ordinance
Planning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:
• Draft provided by Commissioner Martin
• Discussion purposes tonight

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
• Septic inspections are now done by Hennepin County
• All septic inspections were turned over to Hennepin County approximately 2 years ago

Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Martin seconded a motion to recommend a public hearing be held at the September 27th Planning Commission meeting.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

B. Proposed Revisions to L-I Zoning District Relating to Unsewered Lots
Planning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:
• Draft provided by Commissioner Martin
• The area on CR 81 and Brockton was zoned to L-I with the recent annexation

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
• Several properties located there have private well and septic systems
• 5e is the only portion that is added to the ordinance
• Review mention of Section 125-332 to make sure it should be contained within this ordinance

No action taken.

C. Schedule Special Planning Commission meeting for Sept. 18 or Sept. 20
Planning Consultant Grittman provided the background information commenting on the following:
• Application that would require action from the City Council at the Sept. 25th meeting
• Zoning due diligence

There was a brief discussion by the Planning Commission.

Commissioner Martin moved, Commissioner Knapp seconded a motion to recommend holding a Special Meeting on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

OTHER BUSINESS
A. Hardee's Lights
Planning Consultant Grittman provided a brief update.

No action taken.

B. Revised Zoning Map
Planning Consultant Grittman provided a brief update commenting on the following:
• Hennepin County had sent a different data base map
• WSB is working on meshing the base maps together

No action taken.

C. Mixed Use Zoning
Planning Consultant Grittman provided a brief update commenting on the following:
• Reformatting to coincide with the rest of the code

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
• Re-work the entire mixed use section of the ordinance

Consensus of the Planning Commission is to revisit the ordinance at the next meeting.

ADJOURN
Commissioner Swanson moved, Commissioner Knapp seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

On the vote, all members voted AYE. Motion carried.

Members

Bernie Terhaar
Alternate #1
Bruce Gorecki
Member
Carl Knapp
Member
Dennis Meadows
Member
Dick Martin
Member
Kevin Jullie
Member
Steve Swanson
Member
Rick Ihli
City Council
Keith Neis
Member