April 19, 2010 7:30 p.m.
Present Absent Guests
Ferrel Crossley Donna Campbell Jerry Lee Carissa Sindon
Micki Eby Brad Dreyer Jim Frome
Christy Ward Jeff Batten Bob Crawford
Gordon Keetch Pam Murphy
Chairman Ferrel Crossley called the regular meeting of the
Adams County Planning Commission to order at 7:32 p.m. on April 19, 2010, in
the courtroom of the Adams County Courthouse. Chairman Crossley announced it
was time for consideration on an application to rezone 110 acres from ATG to
R-1. Jim Frome, Secesh Engineering, Inc. gave a quick review of the project. He
said there would be 5 lots ranging in size from 11 to 34 acres. The company
feels it will fit well in the area. Jeff Batten said they had been working with
him and had dug test holes. Commission members discussed concerns about access
and allowing an R-1 zone in the middle of an ATG zone. It was pointed out that
the county requires property owned by the landowner must have a deeded right of
way. Gordon Keetch moved that the Adams County Planning Commission recommend to
the Adam County Commissioners, that the zoning change from ATG to R-1 not be
approved and that the Adams County Commissioners recommend to the property
owners to consider a Planned Unit Development.
Chairman Crossley recessed the regular meeting and opened
the public hearing for the Blue Bunch Hills PUD. Bob Crawford said the property
is 3 miles down
Chairman Crossley announced it was time for the public hearing on a conditional use permit to allow Bear Creek Lodge to rent snowmobiles and to give snowmobile lessons. No one from Bear Creek Lodge was available. Don explained they wanted to use the restaurant and lodge to host groups of snowmobilers, to give lessons, and to rent snowmobiles. There was some discussion of where the snowmobiles would enter the public lands and if they would be crossing the highway. Jeff said he had a concern about whether this might overload the existing septic system Chairman asked for anyone wishing to make public comment, but there was no one so he adjourned the hearing, set the consideration for May 17th at 7:45 pm, and reconvened the regular meeting.
Chairman Crossley announced it was time to discuss a variance request made by James & Lorna Gleason. The property is 6 acres and has two homes on it. Don explained Mr. & Mrs. Gleason cannot get financing without a legal description for each home. The homes were not built before 1988. Both homes have existing permits for septic systems and wells. Don said he felt the precedent had already been set because there were so many small acreages in the area. Gordon Keetch moved that the variance be approved since the two homes have been there for so long and because small acreages are common in this area. Christy Ward seconded the motion, which passed with all 7 members presenting voting in favor of the motion.
Jeff Batten said he had nothing new for the commission.
Don Horton said he had nothing new. Commission members discussed their desire for some training. Don said he would look into it and asked commission members to provide him a list of topics they would like a speaker to cover.
Gordon Keetch moved that the minutes be approved as submitted. Brad Dryer seconded the motion, which passed with all 7 members present voting in favor of it.
Chairman Crossley adjourned the meeting at 8:45 p.m. The next meeting will be held on May 17, 2010 in the courtroom of the Adams County Courthouse.