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 May 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting room, East Main St. Taylorsville, Ky.

 

Chairman Gordon Deapen called the meeting to order.

 

Present were Lowry Brown, Anthony Travis, Dwight Clayton, Gordon Deapen, Marsha Mudd, Paula Wheatley and Teddy Noel. Also present were Enforcement Officer Jan Kehne and Attorney Dudley Dale. Absent was Diana Faue.

 

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Travis to approved the minutes with the misspelled word being corrected and Seconded by Commissioner Clayton to approve the minutes of the May 2, 2019 meeting. Discussion, none, roll call, all aye, none opposed, Commissioner Faue absent, motion carried

 

Committee reports: Permit requirements and fee schedule.

Chairman Deapen: in the minutes we stated this would be advertised in the paper. Was this in the paper?

 

Enforcement Kehne: yes it was

 

Chairman Deapen: and no one responded.

 

Enforcement Kehne: no, we have spoke with several builders and they don’t seem to care about the increase. Talking with one builder who works in Shelby, he said that is what they pay in Shelby County. It didn’t seem to matter to him.

 

Chairman Deapen: the issue of wether we can raise the cell tower application fee?

 

Attorney Dale: there is statute that states you can not raise the fees on cell towers. You may not raise fees but set fees. Attorney Dale read KRS 100.986 regulations regarding cell towers. In regulating the placement of cellular antenna towers, a planning commission shall NOT:

 

Item 1. Regulate the placement of a cellular antenna tower on the basis of the environmental effects of radio frequency emissions to the extent that these facilities

comply with the regulations of the Federal Communications Commission concerning radio frequency emissions.

 

Item 2. Institute a moratorium upon the siting of cellular antenna towers.

 

Item 3. Charge an application fee that exceeds an amount that is reasonably related to expenses associated with processing an application to construct a cellular antenna tower, and to issue any necessary permits to including any required building permit up to a maximum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500). Application fee amounts shall not be raised after June 15, 2002.

 

After much debate over if the application fee could be raised by performing a cost analysis on the cost to approve the application. The Commission asked Attorney Dale to check with KLC . He stated he would and that we could continue the meeting and it would not be necessary to re-advertise.

 

Commissioner Wheatley, made a motion to continue this item to the next meeting on June 6th, 2019, second Commissioner Noel, discussion none, roll call, Commissioner Faue was absent, all aye, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn, Commissioner Travis, second Commissioner Clayton, all in favor.

 

Swearing for Testimony: no one to swear in.

 

Old Business: None.

 

New Business: None

 

Motion to adjourn, Commissioner Travis, seconded Commissioner Clayton, none opposed, motion carried.

 

 

 Approved 6/6/19