2009 Minutes

MINUTES
ROGERS PLANNING COMMISSION
JANUARY 20, 2009


CALL TO ORDER
The meeting of the Rogers Planning Commission was held on January 20, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. was called to order by Councilmember Rauenhorst, with Commissioners Kornovich, Ihli, Breun, Knapp, Noto, Terhaar, Stanley, Denker, and Olsen present.  

Also present were Chief City Planner Burnham, Deputy Clerk Splett and Councilmember Rauenhorst.

OPEN FORUM
No one wished to speak.

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

The agenda was set as submitted.

ITEMS RELATING TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP
A.           Commission Membership and Offices for 2009

Chief Planner Burnham provided the background and commented that the City Council appointed Brian Denker and David Olsen to serve as Planning Commissioners, with David being an alternate.

Commissioner Knapp moved, Commissioner Breun seconded a motion to appoint Mike Noto as Chairman.

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

Commissioner Ihli moved, Commissioner Breun seconded a motion to appoint Carl Knapp as Vice-Chairman.

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

CONSENT AGENDA
A.        Approval of the December 16, 2008 Planning Commission Minutes

Commissioner Ihli moved, Commissioner Stanley seconded a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. 

On the vote, members Kornovich, Ihli, Breun, and Stanley voted AYE and members Noto, Knapp, and Denker abstained.  Motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS
A.           M and I Request for Standard Sign Adjustment

Chief Planner Burnham provided the background and commented on the following:
     • In April, 2007 the applicant received site plan approval with the condition of final review of the landscape, lighting, and signage package to be brought back
     • In February, 2008, the applicant received final approval of the lighting and landscape plans
     • A standard sign adjustment for the wall signage is being requested on the proposed tower which is above the roof of the main structure
     • Because signage was depicted on the original site plan does not mean that it is approved

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
     • All signs are within our ordinance it is the height of the tower
     • Drew Harms who is representing M & I Banks, is requesting now that the signage also be allowed on the west side of the tower, so it will be located on the south, east, and west sides.
     • Similar to a recent application that was approved
     • Applicants cannot assume that because the signage was depicted on the original submittal package that it will be allowed and/or approved

Commissioner Kornovich moved, Commissioner Denke seconded a motion to recommend the Council approve the final sign package, and approve the standard sign adjustment for the tower signage.

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

B.   Stone’s Throw Extension
Chief City Planner Burnham provided a brief background on this item commenting on the following:
     • Grant another extension until February 24, 2009
     • Some progress has been made – Three Rivers Park District will be purchasing the wetland areas

The Planning Commission discussed the following:
     • Allow to be tabled one more time
     • Would like to see some significant progress being made
     • Get the design and streets in place for review by the Planning Commission

Commissioner Breun moved, Commissioner Knapp seconded a motion to table the existing application until February 24, 2009.

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

ADJOURN
Commissioner Breun moved, Commissioner Stanley seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:27 p.m.

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