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Planning Commission Minutes

May 2, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

CITY OF JOHNSON, AR

May 2, 2019

 

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING

Present: Shane Bronson, Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also, Clay Wilson – City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz – Earth plan Development Alternatives (EDA), four (4) guests and three (3) representatives from Johnson Square and one from WWW Johnson South, LLC.

Public Hearing was called to order by Chairman Dan Cross at 6:00 p.m. Public comments were requested for Petition 2019-03: Requesting approval of the FINAL PLAT for Johnson Square Phase 1B, located at the intersection of Johnson Mill Boulevard and Main Drive. Requested by Ryan Evitts of CEI engineering for Johnson Square Holdings, LLC, property owners. No comments.

Public comments were requested for Petition 2019-04: Requesting a VACATION OF UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT for property located at 2211 Main Drive, known as Hawks Landing, Lot 5. Requested by Blew and Associates for WWW Johnson South, LLC, property owners. No comments.

Public Hearing closed at 6:05 p.m.

PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC MEETING

Present: Shane Bronson, Todd Wood, Katherine Hudson, Dan Cross, Richard Cromwell, Henry Layes, and Gregg Gainer. Also, Clay Wilson – City of Johnson Building Official, James Geurtz – Earth plan Development Alternatives (EDA), four (4) guests and three (3) representatives from Johnson Square and one from WWW Johnson South, LLC.

Public Meeting was called to order by Chairman Dan Cross at 6:05 p.m.

Approval of March 7, 2019 Planning Commission Minutes: Secretary Gainer requested clarification on persons nominating Chairman Cross for another term from April meeting. Motion to approve minutes, as amended, was made by Katherine Hudson and seconded by Richard Cromwell. All approved.

Old Business:

Update from Zoning Committee. An Update, in the form of a handout, was given to the commissioners. Commissioner Gainer, member of the zoning sub-committee, ask all commissioners for the consideration of the documents and requested feed back via email.

New Business:

Petition 2019-03: Requesting approval of the FINAL PLAT for Johnson Square Phase 1B, located at the intersection of Johnson Mill Boulevard and Main Drive. Requested by Ryan Evitts of CEI engineering for Johnson Square Holdings, LLC, property owners.

Discussion among the commissioners ensued pertaining a lengthy punch list, from E.D.A and The City of Johnson, which Johnson Square needed to complete before said petition could be considered for approval. The commission proposed a time limit of 5:00 p.m. on May 20, 2019 be established to allow the punch list to be completed. However, if all criteria specified, by E.D.A. and The City of Johnson, is not complete, then petition would subsequently be tabled till the June 6, 2019 Planning Commission meeting.

Motion to approve Petition 2019-03 was made by Katherine Hudson with the condition proposed by the commission first be fulfilled before petition 2019-03 be rendered approved. The Motion was seconded by Todd Wood. All approved.

Petition 2019-04: Requesting a VACATION OF UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT for property located at 2211 Main Drive, known as Hawks Landing, Lot 5. Requested by Blew and Associates for WWW Johnson South, LLC, property owners.

Motion to approve Petition 2019-04 was made by Henry Layes with the condition criteria from E.D.A first be fulfilled before petition 2019-04 be rendered approved. The Motion was seconded by Richard Cromwell. All approved.

Chairman Cross asked commissioners about a concern from a citizen regarding the disposal lawn care company plagued yard signs. The commission ask the City Engineer to request The University of Arkansas Extension Service to prepare documentation to be distributed through Johnson as a part of an existing contract the city has with the Extension service to educate the public on the Environmental Protection Agency regulation for storm water discharge. The flyer would include lawn waste materials that is allowed and not allowed to enter the storm water discharge drains.

Mr. Wilson reminded the commission of a lost opportunity to speak to Johnson Square about their plan for road improvements along Johnson Mill Blvd.

MOTION TO ADJOURN PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING:

Motion to adjourn Planning Commission meeting was made by Richard Cromwell and seconded by Todd Wood. All approved. Adjourned at 6:49