3.8.2022 Planning and Zoning Minutes

Chair Mike Schell presided and called the meeting to order at 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022. Committee members present: Dave Carlsrud, Bill Carlblom, Bobby Koepplin, and Joe Faure, Jeff Erickson, and Bill Jim Wright
Others: City Attorney Carl Martineck, City Administrator Gwen Crawford, City Planner Joel Quanbeck, Acting Secretary/City Assessor Sandy Hansen and Assessor-in-Training Tina Current, Building Inspector Lance Coit and Mike Blevins, and City Engineer Tracy Eslinger (Moore Engineering)
James Wright moved to approve the Minutes of the February 8th, 2022 regular meeting, seconded by Joe Faure, followed by roll call and approval.
Building Inspector/Fire Inspector Report
Lance Coit gave the building/fire inspector report. New garage for Rocky Gabel: the land is still in Swanberg name, so that is on hold until they plat it. Frank Larson solar power: it was built in the flood plain, possible floodway, without a permit so contractors are going to have to have it surveyed. The other permits are decks and windows.
Public hearing regarding termination of the City Board of Adjustments and assigning variance duties to the Planning and Zoning Commission
Chair Mike Schell opened the public hearing. Carl Martineck explained the changes to the municipal code. The municipal code has been changed to Planning and Zoning Commission where it was the Zoning Board of Adjustments. This would eliminate the board of adjustments. With no discussion, Bobby Koepplin moved to approve. Dave Carlsrud seconded. Board approved with Wright and Schell voting no.
Discuss the Extra Territorial upcoming map changes
Joel Quanbeck brought up some key points. 1. What are appropriate characteristics of residential development anticipated in each of the future growth areas of the city. Is there a need to make changes to the current future land use plan? 2. What should the major street network look like to ensure adequate internal linkages with the rest of the city, especially for the purposes of emergency response? 3. What is the overall water and sewer demand that could occur in these future development areas, and how should the relevant service and capacity needs be addressed? 4. What is the overall electricity, gas, and communications services demand that could occur in these future development areas, and how should the capacity and extension of these services be provided for? 5. in order to support development in the Extraterritorial Area that efficiently addresses stormwater management issues and supports appropriate long-term growth, what strategies or policies should be put into place? 6. What is a reasonable and supportable policy for requiring connection to city sewer systems in the Extraterritorial Area? 7. What is the appropriate zoning for parcels in the current and anticipated Extraterritorial Area. 8. What opportunities exist to incorporate parks, trails, sidewalks, and open space into new development areas? How can these opportunities be incorporated to build a network of amenities that is consistent with the Comprehensive Plan?
Quanbeck had multiple different maps explaining all the topics he went over.
Discussion was had after listening to Quanbeck’s information. It was decided that the Planning and Zoning Commission needs to know where the extra territorial lines are located and make sure they are in compliance with the law. Schell asked for a map to be provided and then they would schedule a meeting with Barnes County Commissioners and the Barnes County Planning and Zoning Board to discuss the extra territorial lines with the annexations the City has in place.
Sandy Hansen reminded the board that the April Meeting will be on Wednesday April 13th.
Gwen Crawford talked about how all the old signs on Central and Main will need to come down if a business is closed, and Coit will be enforcing this policy.
With no other items to discuss, Chair Schell called for the meeting to close at 4:48pm.
Submitted by: Tina Current, Acting Secretary

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