PLANNING & ZONING
CITY/COUNTY JOINT
MINUTES

MINUTES OF THE MEETING

OF THE

TAYLORSVILLE-SPENCER COUNTY JOINT

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

 

 

The regular meeting of the Taylorsville-Spencer County Joint Planning and Zoning Commission was held August 16, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room, East Main Street, Taylorsville, KY.

Chairman Deapen called the meeting to order.

Present were Lowry Brown, Dwight Clayton, Gordon Deapen, Diana Faue, Marsha Mudd, Teddy Noel, Anthony Travis, and Paula Wheatley. Also present were Administrator Julie Sweazy and Attorney Dudley Dale.

Motion was made by Commissioner Travis and seconded by Commissioner Mudd to approve the docket for the meeting. Motion carried with none opposed.

Commissioner Faue noted errors in minutes for Aug 2, 2018. The administrator did not present a picture/pictures due to they would not print, this was on page 2 and the second line. On the bottom of the page the sixth paragraph, Commissioner Clayton did not oppose the zone change. The motion was unanimous. Under new business the wording should be it was bought not brought back.

Motion was made by Commissioner Faue and seconded by Commissioner Brown to approve the minutes of the August 2, 2018 meeting as amended. Motion carried with none opposed.

Committees report:

There were none.

Attorney Dale gave the oath for testimony to the applicant, Lisa Gardner, who wished to address the commission at this meeting.

Old Business:

There was none.

New Business:

The application of George T and Lisa Gardner for Casey Jensen requesting Ag-1, agricultural to R-1, residential 2.00 acres located Farmers Trace was heard. Administrator Sweazy explained the Comprehensive Plan recommends low density residential. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner surveyed this tract off for their daughter to be able to build a home.

Lisa Gardner of 3134 Mt. Eden Road explained that their daughter is a single mom. They bought the farm several years ago. It is located behind them.

Commissioner Clayton questioned if the access to the tract is from Farmers Trace.

Ms. Gardner’s reply was yes.

Administrator Sweazy explained that this is a county maintained road.

Commissioner Travis questioned if the pin showing in the road was actually in the center of the road.

Ms. Gardner explained that the pin is in their fence line. The survey has listed a fifty foot right of way line.

No one signed up to speak regarding this application.

Motion was made by Commissioner Travis and seconded by Commissioner Noel to suspend with the procedures and consider the application tonight since there was no one present in opposition. Motion carried with none opposed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Faue and seconded by Commissioner Mudd to recommend to Fiscal Court the 2.00 acres of George T and Lisa Gardner for zone change from Ag-1, agricultural to R-1, residential based on the following findings of fact: The Comprehensive Plan recommends low density. The change would be in compliance with the comprehensive plan. No one was present in opposition.

Chairman Deapen questioned if the Gardner's still owned the property.

Ms. Gardner’s reply was yes. They cannot deed the property until it is rezoned.

Motion carried with none opposed.

General Questions or Discussion:

Administrator Sweazy presented an existing plat showing flag lots for the commissioners viewing due the discussion at the previous meeting on flag lots.

Commissioner Brown discussed minimum lot size for a manufactured home with R-3 zoning and a sewer.

Administrator Sweazy explained there is an acre lot minimum for any zoning on septic and 7,200 square feet on sewered lots.

Attorney Dale explained that someone can basically have three lots on an acre with a sewer system.

Administrator Sweazy explained that you cannot discriminate on the type of home.

Commissioner Brown questioned if the Whitehouse lot with a manufactured home was on a sewer.

Administrator Sweazy explained that it was a pre-existing lot. The Health Department approves the system on an existing lot.

Commissioner Travis explained that only half an acre was required at one time. Now more acreage is required to have room to move a septic system.

Administrator Sweazy explained the flag lots on the Frank Young Farm division that she earlier presented. Lots 12 & 13 and Lots 5 &6 have narrow frontage near the road. They then flare out into the land. She pointed out that the commission now has a three to one ration for lots.

Commissioner Clayton explained a rule that Boone County Planning Commission has. The idea should be considered in the future.

Administrator Sweazy explained that in the end of the 80’s and early 90’s some of the commissioners were against the idea of flag lots.

Motion was made by Commissioner Travis and seconded by Commissioner Brown to adjourn. Motion carried.