COUNTY OF SEVIER  
CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
 At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City 
January 3, 2018
  
Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman Brion Terry, presiding.
 
  1.     Roll Call.
  2.     Minutes Approval:  Consider approving minutes of December 6, 201.7
  3.     Public Hearing (6:00 p.m):
          Receive comments concerning a preliminary subdivision application (lot split) for property located at 398 West
          800 South.  The application was filed by Don Sudweeks (R1-10 zone).
   4.    Subdivision:
          Consider making a recommendation that the City Council approve the subdivision (lot split) application filed by
          Don Sudweeks regarding property located at 398 West 800 South,  Richfield, Utah (R1-10 zone).
   5.    Lot Line Adjustment:
          Austin and Annie Summers to request approval for a lot line adjustment between lots 23 and 24 of the North
          Meadows Subdivision.  
   6.    Other Business: 
          A.  Blaine Michaelson to inquire about required improvements for self-storage units; i.e. exterior building
               materials, curb, gutter, sidewalk, asphalt, landscaping.
          B.  State Bank of Southern Utah Concept Plan Review:  Review concept plans for demolition of old building and
               construction of a new building.  
          C. Set date for study session to review the General Plan.
          D. Other items.  
   7.    Adjournment.  
 
 
 1. Roll Call.  Roll call was answered by Brion Terry, Steve Kunzler, Greg Bean, Monte Turner, David Mower, and Lisa White.  Jeff Albrecht was excused.  
 
City Staff Present:   Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.    
 
Others present:  Kenneth Thomas, Lance Stott, Don Sudweeks, Brad Duffin, Annie Somers, Alicia McKinlay, Blaine Michaelsen, Kendrick Thomas.  
 
2. Minutes Approval.   The minutes of December 6, 2017, were reviewed.   Greg Bean motioned to approve the minutes of December 6, 2017.   Lisa White seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimiously.  Those voting aye:  Brion Terry, Steve Kunzler, Greg Bean, Monte Turner, David Mower, and Lisa White. Those voting nay:  None. 
 
3.    Public Hearing (6:02 p.m):
Receive comments concerning a preliminary subdivision application (lot split) for property located at 398 West 800 South.  The application was filed by Don Sudweeks (R1-10 zone).  There were no comments.  The public hearing was closed at 6:02 p.m.
 
4. Subdivision:
Consider making a recommendation that the City Council approve the subdivision (lot split) application filed by Don Sudweeks regarding property located at 398 West 800 South (R1-10 zone). 
 
Donny Sudweeks was present.  He would like to split the property located at 398 West 800 South.   He will split the property into two pieces.  The existing house will be on parcel one.  Parcel 2 will be a vacant lot.  The plat shows that both lots will meet zoning code requirements.  
 
Mr. Sudweeks wondered if he would have to do curb and gutter. He was told that curb and gutter is required.  He can ask the City Council to allow him to enter a Waiver of Improvements which is an agreement that if there comes a time when the City does a special improvement district, he will participate.  This will be a recorded document so that any future owners will be bound by the Waiver as well.   
 
Mr. Sudweeks is aware that there will need to be separate water and sewer connections for the two lots.
 
Steve Kunzler motioned to recommend that the City Council approve Don Sudweeks’ request for a lot split at 398 West 800 South, providing he either installs street improvements or enters into a Waiver of Improvements with the City Council.  Monte Turner seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.  Those voting aye:  Brion Terry, Steve Kunzler, Greg Bean, Monte Turner, David Mower, and Lisa White. Those voting nay:  None. 
 
5. Lot Line Adjustment:
Brad Duffin and Annie Summers were present requesting approval for a lot line adjustment between lots 23 and 24 of the North Meadows Subdivision.  The lots are owned by Austin and Annie Summers.  
 
Mrs. Somers said they would like to make lot 23 larger.  Each lot will be left with the required square footage.  There is a high voltage power line that crosses lot 24.  If they move the property line over, it makes the power line so that it isn’t dead-center of the lot.  Any home built on lot 23 will have to be 20 feet from each side of the power line.  
 
They would take 30 feet from the width of lot 24 which would leave it having a width of 122.99 feet and lot 23 would have a width of 163.65 feet.  They feel like it will make it easier to build on lot 23.  
 
Mr. Duffin believes a home will still be able to be built on lot 24.  They drew a line on the plat estimating where the power line is located, but the angle they have drawn does not look quite accurate to Mrs. Somers.  The Commission would like to see an accurate drawing of the lots to ensure that the lot line adjustment does not leave lot 24 so that it is not viable to build on (lot 24).  The Commission would like to a drawing showing the exact location of the power line on the lot and also showing how a home would sit on the lot and comply with required setbacks.    
 
6. Other Business: 
A. Blaine Michaelson to inquire about required improvements for self-storage units; i.e. exterior building materials, curb, gutter, sidewalk, asphalt, landscaping.  Mr. Michaelson is in the preliminary stages of investigating the possibilities of building self storage units.  He knows there is a need for more units in the area.  He is wondering what kind of improvements would be required.  He wonders if he would be required to finish the buildings with the ends being done in stucco or brick.  He was told the percentage of an alternate finish would depend on the zone where the property is located.  
 
He has several different properties in mind.  One of the properties is next to Mountainland Plumbing.  He asked if he would be able to put a billboard on the property.  He was told no.    
 
Another property is on west 500 South where the old dairy farm was located.  He would have to request a zone change because it is currently zoned multi-family.  He wonders if he would be required to install curb and gutter.    
 
Another piece is east of Tractor Supply on 1300 South.  That is a C-2 use in the CG zone.  Another piece is on 1300 South by the Sage Brush Grill.  The property is in the County and would have to be annexed into the City.  It would not have access off of 1300 South.    
 
Mr. Michaelson was told if there is a street in front of any of the properties that he might use, he may be required to do curb and gutter.  
He has also looked at the property south of Luxury Homes on 400 West.  If he purchased that property he might consider changing the zone on the north end of the property so that homes could be built.  There is no curb and gutter there and he wonders what would he be required to do?  Would curb and gutter be required for the whole length of the property?  He was told the residential portion would likely be required to have curb and gutter.  It might be possible that the commercial portion would not.  That would have to be decided by the City Council.  
 
Mr. Michaelson wonders what finish material would be required?  The buildings would be metal with contrasting colors and would look nice.  He is aware of some storage units that were built in the last few months that were not required to have a percentage of another finish other than metal.  He was told that facility will be building another building in front of it that will be finished with a façade other than metal.  He was told that the side facing any frontage would have to be finished with a material other than metal.  If it is adjacent to a residential area, a fence would be required.  There would have to be a defined entrance.  Setbacks would have to be met.  As far as drive areas, it would have to be finished with a dustless hard surface such as asphalt, cement, or other binder pavement.
 
B. State Bank of Southern Utah Concept Plan Review:  Review concept plans for demolition of old building and construction of a new building.    Lance Stott, Ken Thomas, Kendrick Thomas.  
 
State Bank is located at Center and Main.  They plan to tear down the existing bank building and construct a new building.  They also purchased the building immediately south of the bank and plan to demolish that as well.  They will use a mobile bank while the new building is under construction.  It will be located at the southwest corner of their property.  They worked with the City Council in paving the alley/road at 50 West.  That will be used as their drive-through during construction.  Demolition will start in a few weeks.  They hope to be in the new bank by November of 2018.
 
The new building will be 12,753 square feet.  Currently there are two drive-through lanes and an ATM.  The new bank will have three drive-through lanes and an ATM lane.  They have worked with UDOT for approvals of access off of Main Street.  On Main Street, there is a City street light that will be moved to the south because it sits where the new drive-through will exit.  
 
They plant to construct a fence on the south and west sides of their property.    
 
Kendrick Thomas pointed out that the Zoning Code requires parking to be 1 parking stall per 400 square feet.  Based on the square footage, 31.8 parking stalls would be required.  The plan shows 31 spaces.  He was told they can subtract the square footage of areas like janitor closets, storage rooms, file rooms, etc.  Lisa White advised that they will need to have a van-accessible space  which requires an 8-foot aisle.  
 
The architect is finishing the plans, and then they will get the building permit.   The Development Review Committee can review the site plan.  This will be on the agenda for approval at February’s meeting.  
 
Steve Kunzler asked if UDOT was worried at all about the proximity to the corner of the turn lanes on Center Street when cars exit the bank.  Mr. Stott said that UDOT said as long as their exit starts at a point behind the line drawn for the turn lane, that would be ok.
 
They have not decided on parking lot lighting.  
 
The building will sit on the property lines of both Center Street and Main Street which will require them to shut down the sidewalks.  They will have to tear out the sidewalk in order to over-excavate.  City Administrator Matt Creamer has discussed this with the police department.  The police department has asked them with for a proposal concerning down closure of the sidewalks.  It would be for safety and liability concerns for both the City and the contractor.  Most school children going to the elementary school cross the street on the north side of Center Street.  Also, the school sends home maps setting out recommended routes for children going to and coming from the school.  They will put some type of temporary fencing around it.  
 
They think the trucks hauling off debris will enter from Main Street and exit onto Center Street.    
 
 
  C. Set date for study session to review the General Plan.  It was decided to meet every other month to discuss the General Plan.  The Commission will meet on January 10th, March 14th, and May 9th, from 7 to 9 p.m.   
 
D. Other items.  
 
7.    Adjournment.   The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
 
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 7th day of February, 2018.
 
/s/  Michelle Curtis
Deputy City Recorder
 

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