Chair Mike Schell presided and called the meeting to order by teleconference at 4:00pm on
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020.
Committee Members present: Jim Wright, Bill Carlblom, Jeff Erickson, Bobby Koepplin, Joe Faure and Dave Carlsrud.
Others: City Building Inspector Dave Andersen, City Assessor/Acting Secretary Sandy Hansen, City Attorney Carl Martineck, and Brian Heath representing KLJ.
Audience members: Jennifer Feist representing Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation.
Bill Carlblom moved to approve the Minutes of the March 11th, 2020 regular meeting, seconded by Jim Wright followed by roll call and approval.
Public Hearing for Rezone Request of Lot 3 Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition submitted by Lee Olsberg.
Chair Schell opened the public hearing. Brian Heath spoke for the owner, Lee Olsberg, telling the board that Olsberg wanted to rezone Lot 3 of the newly platted Plecity Mobile Home Park Addition from R-3 Mobile Home to B-2 Highway Business. Lot 3 is on the far west end of the new plat and the rezone would make it similar to other properties bordering that lot. Building Inspector Dave Andersen concurred that the lot is behind RC Welding and similar businesses, and rezoning would fall in line with the neighboring land in that area. Carlblom moved to close the public hearing with Wright seconding. Internal discussion followed. Wright asked for some clarification regarding the zoning of the rest of Plecity Addition; it will remain as R-3 but this lot is on the far west end and rezoning would fit. Following board approval to close the hearing, Joe Faure moved to recommend a do pass to the city commission of the rezone with Carlblom seconding followed by roll call and approval.
Public Hearing for Replat Request of Greenline Deere Second Addition submitted by Valley City Barnes County Development Corporation.
Chair Schell opened the public hearing. Jennifer Feist told the board the new replat shows the division of the lot but did not include the road on the west side. There were no other clarifications. Carlblom moved to close the public hearing with Wright a second. Bobby Koepplin expressed concern regarding the roads not being identified, stating the need for consistency in plats presented to the board. City Attorney Carl Martinek said that a replat would need to me done if a road was added at a later date to show where it would go. Following board approval to close the hearing, Wright moved to recommend a do-pass of the replat to the City Commission with Carlblom seconding. The board approved with Koepplin the lone nay vote.
Building/Fire Inspector Dave Andersen’s Report
City Attorney Martinek asked for some time first to get the board’s approval for a
special meeting toward the end of the month to receive a rezone/replat for the VCSU
Arts Center so construction on the new building could proceed. Chair Schell agreed to meet with Martinek after the meeting to determine the best date. Andersen then told the board he had heard from Love’s just this last week and will be receiving blueprints soon so that project will soon be underway.
With no other items to discuss, Chair Schell called for the meeting to close at 4:15pm.
City Assessor andy Hansen, Acting Secretary