Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
March 11, 2002

PRESENT: Mike Davis (Chairman), Rich Zimmerman, Kurt Eidam, Kip Martindale, Connie Otteson, Deb Coleman, Dirk Mace, Rod Dalling, Karen Lords (P&B Administrator) and Sue Sommer (P&Z Secretary).

OTHER ATTENDEES: Jerry Woods, Ivel Burrell

WELCOME: Mike Davis called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.

MINUTES: Rod Dalling motioned to approve the minutes of February 11, 2002. It was seconded by Rich Zimmerman and approved unopposed.

PUBLIC HEARING ON REPLAT – BUFFALO RIVER ESTATES #1, DIVISION 4 – RICK BYREM: Karen displayed the plat map showing the changes to include 6 lots of 6/10 acre in size each. The lot owners decided to add the previously un-platted strip of land adjacent to these to make these lots larger and renumber the lots. Included in the packets were the Class II Permit Application, the Administrators Report, the Public Hearing Notice, the Development Review Checklist and a ‘comment’ letter from Dale D. Jones (note at bottom of Public Hearing Notice mailed back to P&Z and dated 3/1/02). The Idaho Fish & Game Department submitted a letter (via fax and dated March 5th, 2002) at the last minute and copies were distributed to the Board Members. Karen read the Administrators Report and reviewed the Development Review Checklist. Rick Byrem explained the proposed project and Karen then read the Fish & Game letter, dated March 5, 2002. Chairman, Mike Davis, asked if there were any questions for Ms Lords or the Mr. Byrem. There were none so Chairman, Mike Davis, opened the meeting to Public Comment. There were no Public Comments, therefore, Chairman Davis, closed the meeting to Public Comment and referred discussion back to the Board. The Board commented that the development seems to meet all the code requirements. Dirk Mace motioned to approve the project. The motion was seconded by Rich Zimmerman and was approved unopposed.

SKETCH PLAN – SALEM PINES SUBDIVISION – 12 Lots / CORNELL HANSEN – ST. ANTHONY: In the packet there was provided a copy of the Sketch Plan Review, a plat map of the proposed subdivision and a District Seven Health Department Subdivision Application. Karen explained that this project is proposed to have 12 lots (leave out lot #13, not to be included in the subdivision). Because this project has less than 16 lots, no loop road is required. The individual property owners will maintain the roads in this subdivision. Later on, Mr. Mortensen may subdivide adjacent property and will have access through this t-road to his property. Cornell Hansen briefly spoke on this proposed project. He stated that this property is rocky and non-farmable and non-irrigatable (cannot flood-irrigate this area). Lot 8 is the best of this ground, with some topsoil and does set higher than the rest of these lots. Karen suggested that the Board have an ‘On-site’ of this property, as soon as the snow melts. The discussion brought a proposal to visit the site on Friday, April 5th, at 9:00 a.m. (and to meet in the Courthouse parking lot). It was motioned by Rich Zimmerman to do the On-site on April 5th, 2002 and afterwards decide whether or not to approve this Sketch Plan. It was seconded by Kurt Eidam and approved unopposed. This project, if Sketch Plan is approved at the April 5th On-site – cannot go to Public Hearing until May20th – in order to meet the Public Hearing publication/posting requirements. CITY OF NEWDALE’S P&Z COMMISSION – ISSUES OF CREATING AN IMPACT AREA: Karen was contacted by Sandy Edwards, from City of Newdale, and wished to have an informal sit-down discussion of the proposed Impact Area around Newdale. There was a question and answer session between the Fremont County P&Z Board and the City of Newdale employees. Sandy Edwards explained where their Impact Area lines are proposed. Because of the city well location, they jogged a bit to include that well. The City of Newdale had concerns over the difference of minimum size of lots being 2.5 acres for Fremont County and only 1.0 acre for Madison County. The City of Newdale is ½ Fremont County and ½ in Madison County and they would like to have the same minimum size of lots in order to be consistent with the entire city. Karen explained that Fremont County would be adopting the 2000 International Residential Code (IRC). Ivel Burrell explained to the City that when they annex lots into the City, make sure that they annex the entire parcel – because the County has had problems with parts of a parcel being annexed into the City and part remaining in the County. Ivel Burrell just wanted to give this piece of information as a preliminary of what can happen if not done correctly from the beginning. Jerry Woods presented some ideas to keep in mind, also, relevant to individual septic on 1-acre parcels or less. After a lengthy discussion about the impact area – Sandy Edwards indicated that the discussion was very enlightening and was glad she came to discuss the proposed Impact Area.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: Attached to the Board Members’ Agenda was a list of the Approved Permits that were issued for last month – February, 2002.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: Chairman Davis motioned to go into Executive Session to discuss potential litigation over a gravel mine/pit. The motion was seconded by Richard Zimmerman and the Board, then, went into Executive Session.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: Deb Coleman made a motion to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Rich Zimmerman and was approved, unopposed. Meeting was adjourned at 9:20 pm.