11.8.2022 Planning and Zoning Minutes

Chair Mike Schell presided and called the meeting to order 4:00pm on Tuesday, November 8th, 2022. Commissioners present: Dave Carlsrud, Jim Wright, Bobby Koepplin, Jeff Erickson, Joe Faure and Bill Carlblom

Others: City Attorney Carl Martineck, City Administrator Gwen Crawford, City Planner Joel Quanbeck, City Assessor/Acting Secretary Tina Current, Building Inspector/ Asst Fire Chief Lance Coit, City Engineer Chad Peterson (KLJ), Tracy Eslinger (Moore Engineering)

Bill Carlblom moved to approve the minutes of the October 11th, 2022 regular meeting seconded by James Wright. Motion passed unanimous approval.

Building Inspector Report

Building Inspector/Asst Fire Chief Lance Coit gave a report of one commercial permit, and five demo permits in the last month. The permits are starting to slow down.

Public hearing and recommendation regarding amendment to sections 11-03-08, 11-03-09, and 11-03-10 of the Valley City Municipal Code related to rear-yard setbacks in residential zones.

Chair Schell opened the public hearing

City attorney Carl Martineck explain the code reads 25% or 25ft as a rear setback. The discussion is to remove the 25% and leave the 25ft only.   

Commissioner Carlsrud made a motion to eliminate the 25% and only have 25ft for the setback amount. Seconded by Commissioner Joe Faure. Followed rolled call and unanimous approval.

Discussion on parking and storage of vehicles in rear yard of residential lot.

The board discussed the parking and storage of vehicles in rear yard of residential lot. The board decided to table the topic and do more research.  

Discussion of improved parking surface.

The board discussed options for improved surfaces. The board does not want to limit the improved surface to asphalt and concrete only. The board would like some other options. Martineck will work with City Planer Joel Quanbeck and City engineers to come up with a definition of improved surface for the next meeting.

Discussion of accessary buildings

The board discussed the definition of an accessary building. The recommendation was any building 120 square ft or more is considered an accessary building.


With no other items to discuss, Chair Schell called for the meeting to close at 5:08pm.

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