Village of Mead Planning Commission Meeting
Monday July 27, 2020
The Village of Mead Planning Commission met Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 7:30 at the Mead Community Building located at 220 E. Fourth St. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Rick Miller with roll call. Present were Connie Schliffke, Levi Durnal, Rick Miller, and Robert Morin. Jim Halbmaier and Wyatt Swartz were not in attendance.
Chair states: “The Village of Mead makes available at least one current copy of the Open Meetings Act posted in the meeting room at a location accessible to members of the public. The Act is posted in the front entry of the Village Office.”
Levi motioned and Connie seconded to approve the agenda.
Item of note: Item 5 in the New Business section of the agenda, incorrectly states:
Lot 13, Girmus Subdivision was approved to be rezoned from Light Industrial to Suburban Residential once official documents are received in the village office from Mr. Girmus’ engineer, NDHHS, and NDEE indicating that well / septic is permissible on the one-acre property.
The aforementioned rezoning request was denied by the planning board at the June 22nd 2020 meeting.
The chair called for approval of the June 22nd 2020 Planning Board minutes. Connie motioned and Robert seconded.
The Chair called for a motion to adjourn to Public Hearing. Levi motioned and Robert seconded.
Hearing was called to order with roll call.
Present were Connie Schliffke, Levi Durnal, Rick Miller, and Robert Morin. Jim Halbmaier and Wyatt Swartz were not in attendance.
The Chair called for a motion to adopt the agenda. Robert motioned and Levi Seconded.
Chairperson states purpose of the hearing: Discuss and make application to amend Chapter 11 Zoning Regulations, Article 3 Districts, 11-304 District A-1 Agricultural and Article 4 Additional Regulations, 11-412 Signs.
The Chairperson calls for public input. No public input received.
The Chairperson calls for a motion to adjourn to regular session. Connie motioned and Levi seconded.
The board reviewed and discussed the recommendation to the board of Trustees to amend Chapter 11, Articles 3, 11-304 and 11-412.
No modifications to the recommendations from the June 22nd, 2020 meeting were recommended.
The Chair called for a motion to advance the recommendation to the town board as written. Connie mentioned and Levi seconded.
The board reviewed the building Permit Application from Pat and Candy Hannan to construct a garage at 116 E. First St. (R-1).
The permit request was table for 60 days, so that they permittee could address concerns related to the property boundaries of the land in question.
The Chair called for a motion to table the permit for 60 days. Connie motioned and Levi seconded.
The board reviewed the Building Permit Application from Thomas Ellis to construct a 6’ privacy at 709 S. Cedar (R-1).
Following a review of the application, the Chair called for motion to approve the application. Connie motioned and Levi seconded.
The board reviewed the Building Permit Application from Yong An to install a fence at 1054 Sunburst Ln (M-1).
During the review of the application, the board determined that the application lacked the specificity to be considered for approval and recommended the application be tabled for 30 days to allow the applicant to provide the needed information.
Due to the nature of the properties current zoning, the intended purpose of the property could impact the type and specifications of the fence requirements.
As such, the board request that the applicant provide a comprehensive description of the intended purpose of the property as well as a description of items to be stored on the property, if applicable.
The Chair called for motion to table the application for 30 days. Robert Motioned and Levi seconded.
The Chair called for a review of new business. The following items were reviewed.
The Board discussed business items recommended for review by the Board of Trustees at their July 14 meeting:
In question was a building permit approved to Michael Kuehn – addition to pole building; Brian Degner – install water / septic system (approved by village engineer and within NDHH and NDEE guidelines.
The permit in question was approved under the applicable zoning at the time of the application.
The Board of Trustees expressed concern:
That applicants be informed that any building permit issued and completed would constitute grounds for denial of future rezoning requests, provided the structure falls outside the permitted uses for the proposed rezoning. Furthermore, any uncompleted building permit shall automatically become null and void if the property for which the permit was issued is rezoned.
Security Fence – install sign. Conditional Use Permit 751 was issued to Security Fence and reinforced that property set back must be met as to not obscure vision.
UNSCHEDULED GUESTS: Pat Hannan and Tom Ellis.
The board discussed ordinances that address small properties that cannot meet the current distance and sized requirements. No additional action to clarify said ordinances taken at this time.
At 8:59 pm, the Chair called for adjournment. Connie motioned and Robert seconded.