Plan Commission MInutes

VILLAGE OF NORTH AURORA
PLAN COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 3, 2014

CALL TO ORDER – 7:00 pm
Chairman Brackett called the meeting to order.

ROLL CALL
In attendance: Chairman Mike Brackett, Co-chairman Jennifer Duncan, Commissioners Anna Tuohy, Mark Rivecco, Aaron Anderson and Connie Holbrook. Not in attendance: Commissioners Mark Bozik and Tom Lenkart. (Trustee Carroll was not present since he was appointed to the Village Board by the mayor last week).

Staff in attendance: Village Administrator Stephen Bosco, Community & Economic Development Director Mike Toth, Village Clerk Lori Murray.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. Approval of Plan Commission Minutes dated May 6, 2014
Motion for approval made by Commissioner Duncan and seconded by Commissioner Tuohy. All in favor. Motion approved.

PUBLIC HEARING – None
NEW BUSINESS - None

OLD BUSINESS
1. Village staff would like to solicit feedback from the Plan Commission relative to text amendments relative to Chapter 12 of the Zoning Ordinance ‘Site Development Standards’

Commissioner Rivecco asked if the amendment would not allow for a permeable surface for garage driveways. Toth says there is nothing excluding permeable pavers and had no issue with calling it a hard service.

Toth said he removed the section regarding required fencing materials. Toth also noted that the building height remained at 15 feet. The definition referring to accessory building and principal building are lumped into one definition for building height.

Commissioner Duncan noted that wording of compost piles was changed to compost bins. Toth said that he wants to regulate a structure such as a bin since it becomes more difficult to regulate compost piles.

Toth noted that he also removed the reference to growing of crops and gardens from the ordinance.

Commissioner Holbrook referenced provision D3 regarding screening of mechanical equipment. Holbrook said that in her situation, there is no way to screen her AC unit. Toth said he would remove those provisions since they were not enforced previously.

Rivecco suggested keeping the information to reference commercial screening of mechanical equipment.

Commissioner Tuohy asked about Permitted encroachments and said that she could not find the information on the setback requirements and could not locate section 12.3.f Duncan said that section was crossed off and taken out of the ordinance. Toth said he would strike it from the table.

Toth stated that in reference to corner side yard with AC condensers, that it would be acceptable without screening. It would not be acceptable in front of the actual house.

Commissioner Brackett asked if the comments Commissioner Bozik provided before the meeting were addressed. Toth said he addressed those suggestions in the ordinance where applicable.

Toth said he would incorporate information from the meeting into the ordinance and bring it back to the plan commission for a public hearing.

COMMENTS AND/OR PROJECT UPDATES
-Mark Carroll was appointed to the Village Board. Resumes are currently being accepted.

-At last night’s Committee of the Whole meeting, The Village Board discussed medical cannabis. The Village Board gave direction for dispensaries to be allowed as a permitted use in the business, industrial and office districts.

-Plan Commission Training Workshop is scheduled for Thursday from 7-9:30 in Geneva.

-Hotel in North Aurora – waiting for official submittal.

-Liberty Development is active again. They are looking to do spec buildings on the north lot on Mitchell Road. There will be a 7-week detour for Mitchell Road, south of Stuart and north of the Road.

ADJOURNMENT
Motion to adjourn made by Commissioner Duncan and seconded by Commissioner Holbrook. All in favor. Motion approved.

Respectfully Submitted,

Lori J. Murray
Village Clerk