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Minutes - August 15, 2017


Special Meeting

August 15, 2017

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Marion Hoeve at 5:30 p.m.

Present:   Chairman Marion Hoeve, Vice-Chairman/Secretary Jack Vander Meulen, Members LaVerne Johnson, Ken Bosma, Dennis Gebben, and Norm Nykamp.  Also present were Assistant Planner and Zoning Administrator Corey Broersma, and Planning Consultant David Jirousek.
Absent: Ed Zylstra

Mr. Hoeve invited Mr. Jirousek to continue the review of the provided Zoning Ordinance Update Project Review Draft dated August 3, 2017 consisting of:

PART I – Introduction

Article 1 – Title and Purpose

PART II – Zoning Districts

Article 2 – Zoning Districts and Map

Article 3 – Agriculture Districts

Article 4 – Residential Districts

Article 5 – Commercial and Office Districts

Article 6 – Industrial Districts

Article 7 – Overlay Districts

PART III – Development Provisions

Article 8 – General provisions

Article 9 – Specific Use Requirements

Article 10 – Parking and Loading

Article 11 – Landscaping, Screening, and Lighting

Article 12 – Signs

PART IV – Review Procedures and Standards

Article 13 – General review Procedures

Article 14 – Special Land use Permits

Article 15 – Planned unit Developments

Article 16 – Condominium Developments

PART V – Administration

Article 17 – Administration and Enforcement

Article 18 – Zoning Board of Appeals

Article 19 – Nonconformities

Article 20 – Amendments

PART VI – Definitions

Article 21 – General Definitions

Article 22 – Land Use Definitions

Commissioners and Staff discussed various topics related to Articles 9 – 12 and the results of the August 8, 2017 Chicken Regulation Worksheet. 

Mr. Jirousek provided Commissioners with a Beekeeping Regulation Worksheet for review and discussion at the next special meeting.

Mr. Hoeve recognized a member of the public (Mr. Fitzgerald) and heard his comments in regards to the keeping of bees, in particular nucleus colonies, for future consideration.

Commissioners directed Mr. Jirousek to continue revising the ordinance for the next special meeting.  It was suggested the next meeting begin with Article 10.3 – Required Off-street Parking and Stacking.

Next Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 5:30 PM. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Corey J. Broersma

Assistant Planner & Zoning Administrator

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