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 March 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room, East Main Street, Taylorsville KY.

Chairman Gordon Deapen called the meeting to order. 

Present were Lowry Brown, Dwight Clayton, Gordon Deapen, Diana Faue, Teddy Noel, Marsha Mudd, Anthony Travis, and Gary Woods.  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.  Motion carried. None opposed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Clayton and seconded by Commissioner Noel to approve the minutes of the March 2, 2017 meeting. Motion carried. None opposed.

There were no committee reports.

Old Business:

There was none.

New Business:

There was none.

General Questions and Discussion:

The commission discussed adjourning to go into a working session to continue working on Chapter  1 of the Comprehensive Plan Update.

Attorney Dale explained that Planning and Zoning makes findings of fact but the law only requires the motion, second and discussion to be recorded in the minutes.  So if you stay in full session and no action is taken it can be reflected in the minutes as such.  If a decision or action is taken then it would need to be documented in the minutes. Discussion is good though.

Administrator Sweazy felt it was good to show our discussion in the minutes because the minutes is the document that fiscal court and city base their motion off the minutes.

Chairman Deapen agreed and felt if ever challenged they have discussion to show what they based their motion off of.

Attorney Dale felt it is good but legally you are only required to show the motion, second and discussion on the motion.

Administrator Sweazy gave commissioners an updated copy of page 48 of regulations with the adopted amendment to the R-3 section.  She also requested to do some house keeping by cleaning out their binders of unnecessary papers.

Commissioner Travis questioned an article in the local paper regarding unlicensed vehicles.

Administrator Sweazy explained that is regarding the county nuisance ordinance. She noted that it is not a lot different from the previous ordinance but was required to update it.  She also explained that it is separate from zoning regulations. She clarified that we do not use drones to inspect properties. Do Not Use Drones! Not sure how that became part of the discussion at fiscal court but we do not own or use drones.

Commissioner Travis questioned unlicensed vehicles.

Administrator Sweazy explained that is does address them in the nuisance ordinance but it is also addressed in the zoning regulations.  Zoning Regulations note they are to be out of view or stored.  The Nuisance Ordinance is a little different.

Motion was made by Commissioner Travis and seconded by Commissioner Noel to adjourn to go into a working session on the Comprehensive Plan.  Motion carried.

Motion was made by  Commissioner Woods and seconded by Commissioner Clayton to reconvene to discuss the next scheduled meeting date.

Due to no application’s scheduled for April 6, 2017 the general consensus was to cancel.

Motion was made by Commissioner Woods and seconded by Commissioner Noel to cancel the April 6th meeting for lack of applications.

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

Minutes approved 5/4/17