COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD

At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City
December 6, 2017

Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman Brion Terry, presiding.

  1.  Roll Call.
  2.  Minutes Approval:
       Consider approving Minutes of November 1, 2017.
  3.  Introductions:
       Introduction of Sunrise Engineering personnel who will be providing interim building inspection services.
  4.  Public Hearing:
       Receive comments concerning a preliminary subdivision application (lot split) filed by Tom Bogh regarding         

       property located at 833 East 770 North, Richfield, Utah.
  5.  Subdivision:
       Consider making a recommendation that the City Council approve the subdivision (lot
       split) application filed by Tom Bogh regarding property located at 833 East 770 North,
       Richfield, Utah.
  6.  Plan Review:
       Review plan and consider approving plans for the construction of an office building
       for Dogberry Collections at 253 East Annabella Road (P-2 Use, MD Zone).
  7.  Centennial Plaza Plat :
       Consider making a recommendation that the City Council approve a Vacation Plat and
       Boundary Line Adjustment Survey for the Centennial Plaza Planned Unit Development
       on North Main Street.
  8.  Other Business:
      A.  Steven E. Young to discuss a concept plan for operating a fellowshipping coffee
           house (similar to Alcoholic’s Anonymous).
      B.  Discuss requirements for Bed & Breakfast and VRBO-type businesses to be
           located in residential zones.
      C. Other items.


1. Roll Call. Roll call was answered by Chairman Brion Terry, Lisa White, Greg Bean, Greg Bean, and Monte Turner. Jeff Albrecht and David Mower were excused.

City Staff Present: Michelle Curtis

Others Present: Kary Monroe, Tom Bogh, Mike Shaver Morgan Shaver, Steven E. Young,

2. Minutes Approval: The minutes of November 1, 2017, were reviewed. Greg Bean motioned to approve the minutes of November 1, 2017. Lisa White seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Lisa White, Greg Bean, Monte Turner. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried.

3. Introductions: Introduction of Sunrise Engineering personnel who will be providing interim building inspection services. A.J. Smith, Sunrise Engineering, was introduced. He will be doing plan reviews and building inspections for the City as needed. He will be working out of Sunrise’s Fillmore office. He plans to be here on Tuesdays and Thursdays and possibly more often if it looks like it is needed.

Steve Kunzler arrived.

4. Public Hearing: (6:06:00 p.m.) Receive comments concerning a preliminary subdivision application (lot split) filed by Tom Bogh regarding property located at 833 East 770 North, Richfield, Utah. There were no public comments. The public hearing closed at 6:06:50 p.m.

5. Subdivision: Consider making a recommendation that the City Council approve the subdivision (lot split) application filed by Tom Bogh regarding property located at 833 East 770 North, Richfield, Utah. Tom Bogh was present. The Jared and Jana Thalman split their lot on 750 East and sold the east lot to the Boghs. The new lot is be a flag lot.

A 26-foot right-of-way has been set aside on the south side of the Thalman property. A septic tank will be installed. There is a water meter on the corner of 750 East 750 North which is dedicated for this lot.

There is no requirement for curb, gutter, or sidewalk because access will be through the right-of-way and not a City street. Mr. Bogh plans on using road base for the right-of-way. The Zoning Code requires that a 12-foot width of the right-of-way is finished with asphalt or concrete. Mr. Bogh points out that 750 East is road base, and so it makes no sense for him to be required to install asphalt or concrete.

Lisa White motioned to recommend approving the subdivision application (lot split) filed by Tom Bogh regarding property located at 833 East 770 North and recommend entering an agreement if 750 East is ever paved, he will pave the right-of-way at that point in time. Monte Turner seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Lisa White, Greg Bean, Monte Turner, Steve Kunzler. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried.

6. Plan Review: Review plan and consider approving plans for the construction of an office building for Dogberry Collections at 253 East Annabella Road (P-2 Use, MD Zone).

Mike Shaver and Morgan Shaver were present. They would like to construct an office/showroom facility on their site at 253 East Annabella Road. They would also like to construct a storage addition to their existing building.

The office building will sit on the west side of the property. The Code requires a front setback of 15 feet and a side yard of 10 feet. The building will sit 40 feet from the street and have a 15-foot side yard setback.

Parking was discussed. Vehicles shouldn’t back out onto the street. It appears there is plenty of room for a vehicle to back up and turn so they enter the street going forward; however, it would be important for vehicles to be encouraged to “T up” with the Annabella Road so that there is not any danger from oncoming traffic with a vehicle trying to enter the street from an angle. It would be good to direct vehicles to enter the street at a right angle.

The Shavers don’t anticipate that there will be a lot of clients who will come there. It will mostly be parking for employees. It was suggested that the building could be placed closer to the street with parking on the back and side of the building. The Shavers agree that would be a good solution. They also need to provide a handicap van-accessible parking spot.

It is not believed that they should have to do curb, gutter, or sidewalk; however, they will need to have it approved by the City Council and enter into a Waiver of Improvements.

The Shavers also wondered about being able to split the property. They were told that could be done, but it will require a public hearing and final approval by the City Council. If they think they want to do that, they need to keep in mind that they will need to have separate utilities for the new building and the existing building.

Kary Monroe was present. He is an engineer at Jones & DeMille. He advised that they will want to check the street right-of-way. He thinks the Annabella Road might have a 99-foot right-of-way.

The exterior finish will be metal, with the street-facing side having 30% finished with a material other than metal.

Lisa White motioned to approve the plans for the construction of an office building at 253 East Annabella Road (P-2 use, MD zone) with the stipulation that the road right-of-way be determined and the front set back placed accordingly, the street-facing wall having 30% finished with a material other than metal, parking to be realigned as discussed above, and recommending entering a Waiver of Improvements. Greg Bean seconded the motion. The motion carried. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Lisa White, Greg Bean, Monte Turner, Steve Kunzler. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried.

7. Centennial Plaza Plat : Consider making a recommendation that the City Council approve a Vacation Plat and Boundary Line Adjustment Survey for the Centennial Plaza Planned Unit Development on North Main Street. Kary Monroe, Jones & DeMille Engineering, was present. He explained that when the Centennial Plaza Planned unit Development was first created, the developer divided the property into parcels in order to develop it in phases. Some of the property was to be used for residential and some of it for commercial uses. The housing portion went well, but the developer went bankrupt when the economy slowed down.

A new owner is involved. The way the property is chopped up with the different parcels, he hasn’t been able to sell anything. The owner would like to vacate the plat which will give him greater flexibility in selling it. The owner would like to vacate everything that is in the commercial phase.

Mr. Monroe said this has been complicated and attorneys have been involved because one of the requirements in vacating a PUD plat is that everybody who is part of a PUD would have to sign off on the plat vacation. However, because there are different CC&Rs for the housing vs. commercial phases, it is felt that it can be separated and the living area will not have to sign off on this.

Greg Bean motioned to recommend that the City Council consider approving the plat vacation with the stipulation that the development agreements governing the formation of the PUD are verified as still applicable. Steve Kunzler seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Lisa White, Greg Bean, Monte Turner, Steve Kunzler. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried.

8. Other Business:
A. Steven E. Young to discuss a concept plan for operating a fellowshipping coffee house (similar to Alcoholic’s Anonymous). Steve Young was present. He would like to provide a non-profit business for former addicts. This would be a place where people could associate with one another for help and support. It would be similar to Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, or an Alano Club. It is a fellowshipping activity. He has not found a location yet, but is currently looking at the north end of the White’s mini-mall on 300 South 100 East. Typically recovering addicts are smokers and they will need to figure out where people can go to smoke.

This would be a service to the community. He is hoping to have something open by the first of the year. There are 1085 Alano Clubs nationwide, with 9 being in Utah. They are run by a Board of Directors. This one would be named “He said…. She said…”.

A meeting has been held at 6:30 every night at either the Presbyterian Church or at the counseling center. They have outgrown these locations and are limited with the time they can use the facilities. He would like to provide a location that can be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, midnight on Saturdays, and an occasional sober dance. He feels like he has the support of several law enforcement officers, the counseling center, and voc rehab. They average about 40 people per night on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

This would be a place where an alcoholic who is having a rough day could go to have a cup of coffee and visit with someone to help them get through it. He would like to have at least one night a week for vets who are suffering from PTSD. He hopes to have some computers where people could go online and look for work.

This is a non-profit, tax exempt organization which would have to be run by donations. He is still trying to figure that out. It would run off of by-laws similar to other Alano Clubs.

Mr. Young would like to garner community support. There will be counter people and a daily manager who will keep an eye on things. There will be someone in charge whenever it is open. It will be run by members.

Chairman Terry stated this isn’t actually a business, but it needs to be run like a business. Whatever the requirements are for smoking, they would have to comply with.

It looks like there are eight available parking spaces. Mr. Young believes that Sunday is the only day when there are several other cars parked there.

It is felt that this falls under personal instruction service and personal improvement in the Zoning Code.

B. Discuss requirements for Bed & Breakfast and VRBO-type businesses to be located in residential zones. Chairman Terry said he went to the City Council and reported the Planning Commission’s recommendations for VRBOs. Some of the members on the Council seemed alright with VRBOs and short-term rentals, but they didn’t like the Planning Commission’s recommendation for there to be no on-street parking. The Council felt like that wasn’t feasible because everybody who would be renting these properties would likely be pulling a boat, a 4-wheeler trailer, or several people in separate vehicles, and they will need to park on the street.

Greg Bean expressed his opinion that these are single-family homes and why can’t it be regulated that they can only have a certain number of cars and they need to be parked off the street. Chairman Terry said he thought the last thing the Commission wanted was for vacation rentals to take over the neighborhood. If there are a few trucks with 4-wheeler trailers parked in the street, then that is exactly what it would do. That is a worst case scenario, but it is plausible and the reason why the Commission wanted to limit the off-street parking.

The Council sent this back to the Commission to review and reword. The Council thought perhaps it could be limited by saying that the parking could only be in front of the VRBO home.

Chairman Terry also suggested this could be tabled to wait and see what the State Legislature does with it in the next session.

The Commission was trying to plan for the worst-case scenario and realistically it is not likely that there will be enough people doing this for it to become a problem. The Commission would like to send this back to the Council with the stipulation that any off-street parking has to be contained within the frontage of the property. It was also decided to remove the recommendation that the home has to be owner-occupied.

Steve Kunzler and Jeff Albrecht need to be replaced on the Commission.

9. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

PASSED AND APPROVED this 3rd day of January, 2018.

/s/ Michelle Curtis
Deputy City Recorder

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