February 10, 2004

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Riverdale Planning Commission held Tuesday, February 10, 2004 at 6:30 p.m. at the Riverdale Civic Center.

Members Present:
Greg Limburg, Chair
Kathy Eskelsen
Don Farr
Don Hunt
Allen Miller
Kathy Tanner

Members Excused:
Brent Coleman

Others Present:
Randy Daily, Community Development Administrator
Mike Howard, Assistant City Attorney
Lieutenant Dave Hansen, Public Safety
Randy Koger, Fire Marshal
Michelle Douglas, Planning Commission Secretary

Bruce Burrows Shelly Jenkins Larry Hansen
Rainier Such Vicky Morton Mary Povey
Richard Chong Norm Schoenherr Scott Kier
Mark Shields Kathy Carpenter

Chair Limburg called the meeting to order and welcomed all those in attendance. He excused Commissioner Coleman and acknowledged that all members were in attendance.

Consideration of Minutes

Minor grammatical amendments were made to the minutes during the preplanning work session.

Motion Commissioner Tanner moved to approve the minutes of the preplanning work session and regular meeting of January 13, 2004, with the changes as proposed; and for approval the minutes of the preplanning work session and regular meeting of January 27, 2004, with the changes as proposed; and to waive the reading. Commissioner Eskelsen seconded the motion; the motion passed unanimously.

Conditional Use Permit / Home Occupation Application

Rainier Such – D & R Distributing

Mr. Rainier Such was present at the meeting to discuss his conditional use application for a home occupation business license for computer sales and repair. Mr. Such lives in an R-1-10 zone with his mother, Susan Such, and Ms. Such owns the dwelling.

Mr. Such informed the Commission that he would sale and repair computers and have the computers dropped shipped to his clientele; in addition, he would visit his clientele on-site. It was inquired if Mr. Such would have an inventory of computers or parts at the dwelling. Mr. Such indicated that he would not; he would only receive computers and/or parts as needed.

Motion Commissioner Miller moved to grant the conditional use permit for a home occupation located at 5126 South 1250 West for Hunt, D & R Distributing, as requested. Commissioner Hunt seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Craig & Mary Povey – Legacy Consulting

Mrs. Mary Povey was present at the meeting to discuss her and her husband’s conditional use application for a home occupation business license for home-based office. Mr. and Mrs. Povey live in an R-1-4.5 zone, and they own the dwelling.

Mrs. Povey informed the Commission that her husband is a licensed clinical social worker, and he has been practicing in the area for some time. She went on to explain that Mr. Povey provides alcohol and drug abuse prevention counseling, and he has been sought after by the federal government to provide this training. In addition, he also goes to Washington D.C. to review federal grants to provide this same type of training.

It was inquired if the home would be utilized for counseling as well as a home office. Mrs. Povey indicated that the home would only be utilized for a home office; her husband would be providing counseling services out in the community.

Motion Commissioner Tanner moved to grant the conditional use permit for a home occupation located at 555 West 5400 South for Craig & Mary Povey, Legacy Consulting, as requested. Commissioner Eskelsen seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Discussion and recommendation to the City Council regarding a proposed rezone request for approximately 1.69 acres of property located at approximately 3800 South 1250 West (Parker Drive) from A-1 (Agricultural) to R-1-10 (Single Family)

Mr. Mark Shields was present at the meeting to discuss the proposed rezone request located at approximately 3800 South 1250 West (Parker Drive) consisting of 1.69 acres from the current zone of A-1 to R-1-10.

Mr. Shields indicated that the last time he met with the Commission, they discussed the small lot subdivision of five lots based on the minimum requirements of the R-1-10 zone, which the Commission was in favor of, and the next step was for Mr. Shields to move forward with the proposed rezone request.

Commissioner Limburg noted that during the preplanning work session, staff pointed out that there is one issue pertaining to the proposed rezone, which could be a problem to Mr. Shields’ overall development. Commission Limburg indicated that the parcel to the south, the 5,000 square foot parcel that use to be a portion of the access lane to the Degroot property, which is now a parcel in the Carter’s Farm subdivision, is not a part of the 1.69 acres being discussed for a rezone at this time. It is thought to belong to Mr. Bruce Sanders.

Mr. Shields explained that it is his understanding that the 5,000 square foot parcel belongs to Mr. Eugene Parker, the individual he is buying the property from and it goes with the 1.69 parcel.

Mr. Daily commented that as of right now, the county records show the ownership of the parcel as “questioned marked (????)”. Prior to the new county plat books coming out, ownership of the parcel belonged to Mr. Bruce Sanders. Mr. Daily went on to say he called Mr. Sanders, and he asked Mr. Sanders if he still owns the parcel, and Mr. Sanders indicated that he does still own the parcel.

Mr. Daily referred to the rezone application. He noted that the legal description, which was submitted with the application, only describes the 1.69 acres; it does not include the additional 5,000 square feet. He informed Mr. Shields that the Planning Commission could move forward with the rezone request; however, it would only be for the 1.69 acres because he does not have ownership or a legal description of the 5,000 square feet.

Mr. Daily asked, if not including the additional parcel, would this affect his subdivision. Mr. Shields indicated that it would; and without it, he would have to rearrange the lots. Mr. Daily suggested that Mr. Shields withdraw his application for the time being until the issue with the 5,000 square foot lot is resolved. Mr. Shields agreed.

Preliminary site plan review for a City owned Senior Facility located at 4433 South 900 West

Mr. Richard Chong was present at the meeting to discuss the preliminary site plan for the Riverdale RDA owned senior center and housing located at 4433 South 900 West.

Mr. Chong discussed multiple facets of the projects and explained the different types of uses and activities that the building would accommodate. He informed the Commission that there would be 34 housing units - 17 lower units with patios and 17 upper units with balconies. He went on to say that, two of the proposed balconies are encroached into the setbacks; one encroaches two feet and the other encroaches four feet. He noted that typically a two-foot overhang is allowed into the setback. Mr. Chong indicated that he brought this to the Commission’s attention to see what they would recommend and inquired if the two balconies would be acceptable or would they need to be removed.

Discussion followed regarding handicap parking. The Commission expressed concern that four handicap parking spaces would not be adequate for a senior center. It was explained that the four handicap spaces were based on a ratio of the total number of spaces; however, if the Commission believes the center needs more handicap parking spaces, they could increase the number. Mr. Chong indicated that it is just paint and restriping, and it is not a costly item to change.

Commissioner Farr referred back to the two proposed balconies that are encroaching into the setbacks. He inquired if the City’s ordinance would allow the two balconies, and if so, what ordinance would allow the approval of the two balconies. Mr. Daily referred to 10-14-4 E. Yard Regulations, which states:

Open or lattice-enclosed fire escapes, fireproof outside stairways, and balconies opening, upon fire tower, may project into a yard not more than five feet (5’), and the ordinary projections of chimneys and flues are permitted.

The Commission discussed the section of the code that Mr. Daily proposed and the fact that it primarily addressed fire escapes and chimneys. Fire Marshal Koger addressed the Commission, and he explained that in the event of a fire and the hallway was not accessible, the baloney would be utilized by the fire department as an emergency exit.

Motion Commissioner Hunt moved to recommend preliminary site plan approval for the RDA owned Senior Center and housing located at 4433 South 900 West as proposed. Commissioner Miller seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.

Discussion and recommendation to the City Council regarding Riverdale City street traffic issue

Mr. Daily explained that the Council is moving forward with a traffic study pertaining to Riverdale City’s street traffic issues. He went on to say that the City Council has requested that the Planning Commission discuss the issue and make any recommendations to specific issues that they feel appropriate. He presented the Commission with a list of Riverdale City traffic issues that may be considered as well in a traffic study that was put together by a subcommittee, which consisted of himself; Lynn Moulding, Public Works Director; and Wayne Hoaldridge, Public Safety Director.

Chair Limburg referred to item number four, which suggested that the proposed roundabout at Parker Drive be put on hold until the traffic study is complete because Roy City is considering a light at Airport Road and 4400 South. He indicated that he did not think the roundabout should be put on hold. He thinks the City should move forward with the roundabout because he does not think a signal at Airport Road and 4400 South will alleviate the problem at Parker Drive. He continued by saying that the roundabouts at 700 West and 900 West (item number five) need to be considered before the Riverdale Road widening project proceeds because when the project begins, 4400 South will become an alternate route and the traffic will increase. Commissioner Miller suggested if roundabouts could not be constructed; some type of traffic signals should be incorporated at 700 West, 900 West and Parker Drive.

Commissioner Tanner referred to item number nine, the Pacific Avenue connection to Riverdale Road and a new 300 West connection to Pacific Avenue. She indicated that there is a traffic concern with the traffic going up 300 West into the Terrace as well, and she believes that needs to be addressed as well not just the traffic coming down onto Riverdale Road.

Commissioner Tanner addressed item number 15, traffic problems at the Motor Vu Drive In on 1050 West. She indicated that with those traffic concerns she would also like to include traffic problems at Christian Heritage School. She inquired if the crossing guard was authorized to stop traffic to let vehicles out of the parking areas at the schools. Lieutenant Hansen explained the crossing guard is there to provide a safe crossing for the children; he is not allowed to direct traffic. He went on to say that the City did not approve the cross walk; the City was not in favor of the crosswalk. The road is a state road, and the state approved the crosswalk; and when it was approved, it was suppose to be on a temporary basis.

Commissioner Hunt referred to Ritter Drive (item number 11). He expressed that the traffic on Ritter Drive gets to gridlock situations a lot of the time especially toward South Freeway Park Drive. It was suggested that a signal was needed at the intersection of Ritter Drive and South Freeway Park Drive.

Commissioner Limburg referred to Cozy Dale Road/1500 West. He explained in the past, they have discussed connecting 1500 West into Ritter Drive through Coleman Lane or through a portion of Mr. Coleman’s property as it is shown on the Master Plan to help alleviate some of the traffic on Ritter Drive.

Discussion followed regarding item number 10; state road issues including the five-point intersection at Ritter Drive and 1050 West. The Commission agreed with the subcommittee’s consideration of a possible roundabout at the five-point intersection if UDOT agreed.

Discretionary Business

Chair Limburg informed the Commission members that the proposed amendments the Planning Commission made to the Planning Commission bylaws were partially approved by the City Council. He went on to say that, the Council did not approve the amendment of moving the election of the Chair and Vice Chair from January to December because it would not give new members an opportunity to vote. However, the Council did approve the amendment of the senior remaining member of the Commission acting as the Interim Chair in the event the Chair and Vice Chair are absent from the meeting, which would prevent the Commission from not having an acting chair again.

With no further business to come before the Commission at this time, Commissioner Miller moved to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Eskelsen seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:00 p.m.

Attest: Approved: February 24, 2004

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Michelle Douglas Greg Limburg

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