PC 2005 May


MAY 17, 2005

I. Call to order:

Chairman Ed Niec called to order the regular meeting of the Coopertown Planning Commission at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at the Coopertown City Hall located at 2525 Burgess Gower Road.

II. Roll Call:

Mary Elizabeth Field, Secretary, conducted a roll call. The following persons were present:

Bryan Collins, State Planner

Donnie Gill, Alderman

Tony Neal, Vice Chairman

Ed Niec, Chairman

Darrell Boggs, Committee Member

Peggy Ruth, Alderman

Mary Elizabeth Field, Secretary

Danny Crosby, Mayor

Shannon Crutcher

III. Minutes:

The minutes of the April 19, 2005 meeting were approved as written.

IV. Old Business:

1. Ordinance 2005-07

Steven Artz reported on the request for preliminary plat approval of 3438 Ott Wilson Road, Springfield, Tennessee 37172. He lacks the signature of the Robertson Co. Health Dept.

He spoke with Mr. Stringfield, Robertson Co. Health Dept., today. Mr. Stringfield has stated he will sign the plat this week.

Bryan Collins, State Planner, does not see that the property violates any zoning ordinances. Since the dimensions on the size of the lot have changed, he stated that the plat should be recorded downtown.

Mayor Crosby moved to accept the plat contingent upon final signatures. Tony Neal seconded the motion. The motion passed.

V. New Business:

1. Building permit and inspection fees.

Mayor Crosby stated Coopertown building permit fees needed to be raised to generate additional revenue for the City.

He also said a fee for building inspections should be implemented. There are four inspections required for each new construction. The City of Coopertown has been paying these fees.

After much discussion, Chairman Niec appointed Mayor Crosby, Darrell Boggs and Tony Neal to research building permit fees and inspection fees charged by other cities and to look into the wording of Coopertown's building permit fee and inspection fee regulations. A proposal should be made to the Commission at the June 21, 2005 meeting.

2. New Subdivisions:

Ed Niec requested the Commission consider the development of an ordinance requiring all new subdivisions install underground utilities, curbs and street lights. No action was taken at this time.

VI. Training.

Bryan Collins, State Planner, stated four hours of In-service training is required for the Planning Commission.

He will conduct a one hour training session on "Understanding the Flood Plain" at the June 21, 2005 meeting at 6:30 p.m.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.