COUNTY OF SEVIER
CITY OF RICHFIELD
 
At the Planning Commission
In and For Said City
September 5, 2018
 
Minutes of the Richfield City Planning Commission meeting held on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman Brion Terry, presiding.

1.  Roll Call.
2. Minutes Approval: Consider approving minutes of April 4, 2018; April 23, 2018; May 2, 2018; June 6,
    2018; July 11, 2018; and August 1, 2018.
3. Landscape Plan:
    Review and consider approving State Bank of Utah’s landscape plans.
4. Subdivision Approval:
    Review and consider approving the preliminary subdivision plan for Ideal Acres to be located at
    800 North between 600 East and 750 East, Petitioner Tooter Ogden (C-2 use).
5. Cove View Properties 4-Plex:
    Review and consider approving Stacy Whitmore’s plans for the construction of a new 4-plex to
    be built on 100 West near 100 North (D zone, C-1 Use).
6. Other Business:
    Discuss options for allowing or not allowing in-door storage units in the CS zone (Commercial
    Shopping).
7. Adjournment.
 

1. Roll Call. Roll call was answered by Brion Terry, Monte Turner, Lisa White, and Blaine Breinholt. David Mower, Greg Bean, and Susan Jensen were excused.
 
City Staff Present: Deputy City Recorder Michelle Curtis.
 
Others present: Kendrick Thomas, Lance Stott, Stacy Whitmore, and Karl Rasmussen.
 
2. Minutes Approval. The minutes of April 4, 2018; April 23, 2018; May 2, 2018; June 6, 2018; July 11, 2018; and August 1, 2018, were reviewed. Minutes of August 1, 2018, page 5, line 42, the word “x-back” will be changed to “x-box”. Lisa White motioned to approve the minutes of April 4, 2018; April 23, 2018; May 2, 2018; June 6, 2018; July 11, 2018; and August 1, 2018, as amended. Blaine Breinholt seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Blaine Breinholt, Monte Turner, and Lisa White. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously. The motion carried.
 
3. Landscape Plan: Review and consider approving State Bank of Utah’s landscape plans. Lance Stott and Kendrick Thomas were present. The plan shows landscaped areas at over 5% of the property which is adequate for Zoning Code requirements. There are red notes on the plans which are additional items the architect wants included on the plan. The south side of the property will be xeriscape because they don’t want any possible water issues with the adjacent property. They also prefer that by the ATM for security reasons.
 
As far as landscape, they have tried to design the parking lot so it is easier for customers to come in and out. There is a wide exit onto Main Street for egress which will be a lot better for customers to see both ways as they pull out onto Main Street. The exit is further away from the stop light than the previous building. The drive-through area is a lot wider, with drive-through lanes being wider than standard drive-through lanes.
 
There will not be any grass. It will be decorative rock with flowers and trees. There will be a block fence going west from the building on the south and then going north to Center street. It will be 8 feet tall and taper down for the site triangle at the northwest corner of the property.
The plan shows a large dry well on the south side of the bank building. All of their roof drains do into the dry well. All of the water will stay on their property and go to that dry well.
Blaine Breinholt motioned to approve the landscape plans for State Bank of Southern Utah as discussed. Monte Turner seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Blaine Breinholt, Monte Turner, and Lisa White. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
4. Subdivision Approval: Review and consider approving the preliminary subdivision plan for Ideal Acres to be located at 800 North between 600 East and 750 East, Petitioner Tooter Ogden (C-2 use).
 
Karl Rasmussen represented Ideal Acres. The DRC notes indicate there shall be no access from the individual lots onto 750 East. Mr. Rasmussen said Mr. Ogden wondered about futures phases of the subdivision being allowed to have access off of 750 East. Mr. Rasmussen feels like this was discussed and approved with previous applications. Several years have gone by since those discussions. It will be discussed and decided as each phase comes in for approval.
Mr. Rasmussen explained that they have put in a planter strip on 750 East because of the existing power poles and the power poles cannot be moved.
 
Mr. Rasmussen also said they wonder about drainage going into the Cottonwood Wash. Mr. Ogden would like to pipe under the curb and gutter and put in a storm drain pipe that dumps into the Cottonwood Wash. He said they would do a drainage easement for that. He said they can detain the water in the planter area and do a detention apparatus so that it goes into a module. He said he has a drain pipe on 750 East because when the subdivision is built out to the north, it would be good to get the infrastructure in to handle the future.
 
There was discussion that when there is a heavy rain, the water that comes down the Cottonwood Wash ends up flooding the Glenwood Road and there is a question as to whether it would be alright to add the subdivision drainage to that. Mr. Rasmussen said they could work out a plan to determine the amount of drainage that originally comes off of there (call pre-development condition), and the water they dump into the ditch would be detained so that they are only releasing a small amount that equals the pre-development flow. They can put in something so that it slows the flow and releases it over time. They can also do some retention. He was told this is not a question for the Planning Commission, but needs to be discussed with the City Council and the canal company.
 
Chairman Terry said he would be interested to see how it is drawn up. It will have to be approved conditioned upon approval from the canal company and staff working on it. Mr. Rasmussen said if the canal company will agree with it, then they can work with staff on the design of it. If this doesn’t work out, then they will retain and there is some room to make it work.
 
Regarding 650 East, because of the alignment of the street, it will be real tight to get a paver in there for future curb and gutter on the east side. The centerline is closer to the east fence than it is between the actual properties. He would like to do 26 feet of pavement. The County recently paved the extension of this road to the south of this and he thinks that might even be only 24 feet. If they are allowed a width of 26 feet, that would line up better with the County portion of the road.
Also, they will put in a temporary turn around on the west side of the subdivision because they really don’t want to encourage the traffic to connect with 600 East at this time. When another phase is done, they will tie it in with 600 East.
 
Mr. Rasmussen also realizes that they will have to leave a gate between lots 2 and 43 so the City has access to the utility easement.
 
Lisa White recommended that the City Council approve the subdivision as presented, pending drainage approval with the condition that the drainage issue is resolved with the canal company, and a roadway plan verifying that the street on 750 East will be at least as wide as the asphalt recently completed by the County to the the south. Blaine Breinholt seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Blaine Breinholt, Monte Turner, and Lisa White. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
 
5. Cove View Properties 4-Plex: Review and consider approving Stacy Whitmore’s plans for the construction of a new 4-plex to be built on 100 West near 100 North (D zone, C-1 Use). Stacy Whitmore was present and provided an updated plan where adjustments have been made per DRC recommendations.
The plan was reviewed. Exterior lighting is shown on the second floor of the building. It would be preferable not to have lights on the second floor of the building so they don’t shine down into neighbors’ yards. Lights are alright on the east side of the building so that it lights up the back and will not interfere with neighboring residents. It would be alright to have lights on the east side of the building to light up the back. He was told not to put lights on the second floor on the south side or west side of the building.
 
The dumpster will be placed to the back of the parking lot near the alley by Blake Electric. It is used by Big Daddy’s, the apartments, and Blake Electric. It gets dumped twice a week, but he will have it dumped more often if needed.
 
As far as drainage, they will dig up the driveway south of Big Daddy’s and will put in a dry well. It will be 5 feet deep and 12 feet long and filled with gravel with a grate on top so that everything drains into that and not into the gutter. It may have to be larger depending on whether or not they hit clay. Blaine Breinholt said this needs to be a dry well which basically does the same thing. What Mr. Whitmore described is a French drain. He was told that an engineer needs to calculate what size of dry well is recommended. The DRC notes state that the drainage needs to be reviewed by the City engineer. Mr. Whitmore said when they have it dug up, they will have someone from the City take a look at it to make sure that what they are doing is adequate.
Mr. Whitmore said he is in agreement with the DRC recommendations which are attached.
 
Lisa White motioned to approve Stacy Whitmore’s plans for the construction of a new 4-plex to be built on 100 West near 100 North pending approval of drainage by city engineer and the city public works director. Monte Turner seconded the motion. Those voting aye: Brion Terry, Blaine Breinholt, Monte Turner, and Lisa White. Those voting nay: None. The motion carried unanimously.
 
6. Other Business: Discuss options for allowing or not allowing in-door storage units in the CS zone (Commercial Shopping). There has been a request concerning having in-door storage in a large building in the CS (commercial shopping) zone. Self storage units are not allowed in the CS zone. However, it is felt that in-door storage is a different look than an out-door self storage facility. Rather than giving consideration to changing the Code to allow for storage units in the CS zone, the Commission would rather have a separate definition for in-door storage and decide which zones to alow them in.
 
The Commission was going to meet in September to work on the General Plan. That will be changed to October 17th at 6:00 p.m.
 
7. Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
PASSED AND APPROVED on the 2nd day of January, 2019.
 
/s/  Michelle Curtis
        Deputy City Recorder

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