2011 Agendas/ Minutes

MINUTES
ROGERS PLANNING COMMISSION
FEBRUARY 15, 2011

CALL TO ORDER
The meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on February 15, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order with Commissioners, Breun, Denker, Kornovich, Knapp, Terhaar, Noto, Ende and Busch present.  

Also present were City Planning Consultant Rose Lorsung, Deputy Clerk Splett and Councilmember Ihli.

Member(s) excused:  

OPEN FORUM
No one wished to speak.

SET AGENDA
Chairman Noto inquired if there was anyone who wished to place an item on the Agenda.

The agenda was set as submitted.

CONSENT AGENDA*
A.   Approval of the January 18, 2011 Planning Commission Minutes
Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Ende seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda as submitted.

On the vote, members Breun, Denker, Ende, and Busch voted AYE, with members Knapp, Kornovich and Noto abstaining.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS
A.   Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance Merger
Planning Consultant Lorsung provided the background information commenting on the following:
• Explained the proposed process and noted that the Hassan Planning Commission and Town Board will have the opportunity to review the proposed changes
• Begin with the subdivision ordinances of Rogers and Hassan
• Outline of tasks that need to be completed
• Reviewed the proposed schedule

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
• What is driving the timeline
• Zoning administration and process reviewed.  Item “J” of most interest to Hassan and Rogers which is non-conforming use and structures
• Possibly add a workshop in late June to review
• In regards to the zoning districts – merge the two comp plans into one
• What the property is zoned as today and what it will become after the merger
• Possibly merge all districts together, then maybe eliminate some or create new ones
• City will need to review properties zoned as ag preserve
• Information will be presented by first discussing, then holding a public hearing, then incorporate the revisions into a “1st reading”, review and make additional changes if necessary and then adopt into Rogers code
• Final version to be current and true to the State statues

Commissioner Noto moved, Commissioner Denker seconded a motion to recommend discussion related to the Goals, Timeline and Process and make a recommendation to the City Council for their regularly scheduled meeting on February 22, 2011 (staff is also copying the Joint Planning Commission which will be meeting on February 16, 2011 to discuss as well) with notes that have been added.

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

ADJOURN
Commissioner Denker moved, Commissioner Busch seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 p.m.

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