COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City
May 2, 2018

Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., Vice-Chairman Monte Turner, presiding.

1. Roll Call.
2. Conditional Use Permit:
    Consider approving a laundromat business to be located at 415 South Main
    (old Texaco property) (CS zone, C-1 use).
3. Fence:
    Consider approving Mark Dean’s request for permission to construct a fence
    taller than 6 feet at his property at 228 South 200 Weat (R1-10 zone).
 4. Subdivision:
    Preliminary review of proposed plat for Ideal Acres, Phase 1.
5. Other Business:
6. Adjournment .

1. Roll Call. Roll call was answered by Greg Bean, Monte Turner, David Mower, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, and Blaine Breinholt. Brion Terry was excused.
 
City Staff Present: Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.
 
Others present: Andrea Andreason
 
2. Conditional Use Permit: Consider approving a laundromat business to be located at 415 South Main (old Texaco property) (CS zone, C-1 use). Andrea Andreason said they would like to convert the building at this location into a laundromat. They also plan to open the drive-through carwash bays and will open the automatic carwash at a later date.
 
They have measured the building and plan to have 26 washing machines and 26 dryers. There will be an attendant there some of the time to keep it clean.
Most of the front area is asphalt or concrete. There are gravel areas where the gas tanks were. They will put in new concrete to replace what was torn up.

They plan to keep the gas tank awning and will place car vacuums under that. There is enough room for three parking spaces next to the building on the front. There is also space for parking in the back if they were that busy.
They haven’t decided about a sign. She said there was a sign for the Texaco, but that is probably out of their price range. They might choose something similar to the tire store across the road. She was advised not to order something without first coming into the City office and finding out what the requirements are for signs.
For landscaping, there are three junipers at the side of the property. She could also put out some planters. They plan to improve the outside of the building.
 
The property is in the CS zone which requires 10% landscaping. For this property that would require 2000 square feet of landscape which seems excessive, especially since the property is mostly all paved. It would not make sense to have her tear up existing asphalt or concrete. The Commission feels like the landscaping requirements are more applicable to new construction or additions.
 
Greg Bean moved to approve a Conditional Use Permit allowing Andrea Andreason to operate a laundromat business at 415 South Main (CS zone, C-1 use) with the stipulation that the sign will meet the ordinance and making minimal attempts to address landscaping. Lisa White seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Monte Turner, Greg Bean, Lisa White, Susan Jensen, Blaine Breinholt, and David Mower. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
 
3. Fence: Consider approving Mark Dean’s request for permission to construct a fence taller than 6 feet at his property at 228 South 200 Weat (R1-10 zone). The matter was tabled. Mr. Dean was not present.
 
4. Subdivision: Preliminary review of proposed plat for Ideal Acres, Phase 1. The applicant was not present. The subdivision plan has changed from what was approved a few years ago. It will be accessed from 750 East. A full set of plans has not been received.
 
5. Other Business:
The Commission briefly discussed landscaping requirements. It seems like landscaping 10% of a site is a little excessive as a general rule. Even 5% is excessive in a lot of cases.
 
The commission will meet on May 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. to review the General Plan.
 
6. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 p.m.
 
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 5th day of September, 2018.
/s/  Michelle Curtis  
      Deputy Recorder

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