PC 2007 March

COOPERTOWN PLANNING COMMISSION
 
MEETING MINUTES
 
March 20, 2007
 
 
 
Call to Order
Chairman Rettaliata called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. on March 20, 2007 in the City Hall located at 2525 Burgess Gower Road.
 
Roll Call
Chairman Rettaliata conducted a roll call. The following
Planning Commission members were present:
 
Brian Rettaliata, Chairman
Danny Crosby, Mayor
Robert Dale Anderson, Alderman
Peggy Ruth, Alderman
Richard Crutcher, Member
Jamie Moore, Member
Richard Waltz, Member
Bo Logan, Representative, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
 
 
New Business
Approval of Minutes from the prior meeting:
 
Chairman Rettaliata asked for comments and/or corrections to the Minutes from the Planning Commission Meeting held on February 20, 2007. No comments or corrections were offered. A motion to waive reading of the minutes and approve as presented was made by Mr. Crutcher and seconded by Alderman Anderson. By voice vote the minutes were approved by all the members except Alderman Ruth who abstained as she had not been present at the meeting.
 
TDOT Report on Highway 49/York Road/Joe Dowlen Road intersection:
 
A discussion was held regarding the work TDOT proposes to perform to improve safety and traffic flow at the subject intersection. The consensus of the Planning Commission members was that the proposed work would only make the traffic congestion at this intersection worse and further increase the potential for traffic accidents.
The commonly expressed view by the members was that a traffic light was a preferable solution. Mayor Crosby indicated that he intended to review the matter with the Board of Alderman at their next meeting and then send a letter to TDOT indicating the Town's preference for improving conditions at the intersection.
 
Old Business
 
Site Plan Review”Replacement for BP Convenience Store I-24 and Highway 49 (aka Dave's Amoco)
 
Due to the traffic control work TDOT has proposed at the Highway 49/ York Road/Joe Dowlen Road intersection and the potential  impact on business at the subject convenience store the owners advised the Planning Commission that they withdrawing their site plan approval request.
 
Update on Planning and Zoning Fees and associated work:
 
Chairman Rettaliata advised that he has solicited information from five firms as to their capabilities and experience in providing engineering and associated services and expected to have initial proposals for the members to review at the April meeting.
 
Update on Draft Site Development Agreement
 
The Town's attorney has reviewed the proposed Site Development Agreement and had no objections. Chairman Rettaliata advised the he expected to have a final version and the required enabling ordinance for the members at the April meeting.
 
Discussion
There was no additional discussion
 
 
Adjournment
On a motion by Mr. Moore and seconded by Mr. Waltz the meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
 
 
 
Minutes submitted by: ___________________________
Brian M. Rettaliata, Chairman
 
                                   
 
Minutes approved by: ____________________________
Brian M. Rettaliata, Chairman
 
 
ATTEST:   _____________________________
City Recorder