Planning Commission Meeting Minutes
July 15, 2002

PRESENT: Mike Davis (Chairman), Bill Smith, Linda Crapo, Kip Martindale, Dirk Mace, Rod Dalling, Karen Lords (P&B Administrator) and Sue Sommer (P&Z Secretary).

OTHER ATTENDEES: Jerry Woods, Rick Byrem

WELCOME: Mike Davis called the meeting to order at 7:22 p.m.

MINUTES: Dirk Mace motioned to approve the Minutes of June 17th, 2002. It was seconded by Linda Crapo and was approved unopposed.

FINAL PLAT – SOUTH SHORE COVE SUBDIVISION – 40 LOTS: P&Z Administrator explained that this is the 2nd phase of South Shores. This Final Plat of Phase 2 consists of 43 lots, instead of the 40 lots proposed earlier. The entire South Shore development project states that this project will consist of 112 lots. The 1st phase consisted of 14 lots (last fall) and this 2nd phase consists of 43 lots. This phase of lots will have individual wells. Community sewer will be offered when it becomes available. Rick Byrem, briefly spoke on the project. Chairman, Mike Davis, asked if there were any questions and there were none. Jerry Woods, District 7 Health Dept., explained that he had done random test holes on this proposed project property and explained that these lots are being given the option to go to public water/septic systems in the future, but that at the current time, he feels that these lots all qualify for handling the individual wells and septic systems. He does recommend option to go public water/septic when available. Karen stated that the overall size of lots in this phase is 2-1/2 acres, of which sizes qualify for individual wells and septic systems. Rick Byrem explained that the overall average of the entire 112 lots in the beginning project was about 3-4 acres. Adding 3 extra lots to this phase, still falls in the overall average density range and will not affect the project qualifications. Dirk Mace motioned to approve this Final Plat of Phase 2 of South Shore Cove Subdivision. It was seconded by Bill Smith and was approved unopposed.

ROAD VACATION – PINEHAVEN: Karen Lords handed out a proposed Petition to Vacate a Road, specifically named Rockchuck Lane – in Pinehaven, Island Park, Idaho. Rick Byrem explained that this road had never been constructed or completed in over 30 years. The proposal is to advise residents within 300 feet of this road and go to Public Hearing next month. All petitioners use other roads to access their property and would like Deed to the middle line of the road given to each petitioner/property owner contingent to this road. The Board discussed this proposal and then Bill Smith motioned to approve this project to go to Public Hearing in August. It was seconded by Dirk Mace and was approved unopposed.

PUBLIC HEARING - ASHTON LDS SEMINARY – SCOTT L. NIELSON: A packet was provided to the Board via mail last week for their review. In the packet was included the Class II application, the Public Hearing Notice, proposed legal description of the project, proposed site plan, P&B Administrator’s Memo relevant to this project and the North Fremont Zoning District Development Review Checklist. Karen Lords advised that proper notice was mailed out, posted and published as required. The Board members declared that there was no conflict of interest and, therefore, Public Hearing could go forward. Karen read the P&B Administrator’s Memo relevant to this project. Karen reviewed the provided packet information, including going over the site plan, which had increased the parking spaces on proposed project site, as recommended at sketch plan by the Board. Karen stated that the City of Ashton has said that they will provide City Water & Sewer to this project, but before approval of a building permit, written approval by the City of Ashton will need to be made part of the record. James Wyatt, of Nielson, Bodily & Associates, reviewed the proposed project. They will obtain required access & driveway permits and will adhere to the setback requirements for Fremont County. The project is not to begin until next year, in order for all approvals and/or permits to be obtained. Chairman, Mike Davis, asked if there were any questions for Mr. Wyatt, relevant to the proposed project. There were none and, therefore, Chairman, Mike Davis, opened the meeting to Public Comment.

Jerry Woods: Mr. Woods stated that there were issues relevant to the nitrate levels in the Ashton area. Individual well and septic has been approved on this project, but would like to see central water & sewer, so not to further effect the nitrate levels in the Ashton area. James Wyatt: Mr. Wyatt stated that there had been ‘positive’ comments made at the city meetings, concerning providing utilities through the City of Ashton and feels that they will be approved. He reviewed the changes relevant to the parking spaces being provided.

There were no other Public Comments and, therefore, Chairman Davis closed the Public Comments portion. The Board, briefly, discussed the proposed project. Chairman, Mike Davis, asked if there were any further questions and there were none. Rod Dalling motioned to accept the proposed project plan. The motion to approve was seconded by Dirk Mace. Bill Smith and Linda Crapo voted ‘no’ on this project (based on the parking spaces proposed not being adequate enough for the proposed use). The motion did carry/pass by the majority vote of the Board.

PUBLIC HEARING - ST. ANTHONY IMPACT AREA: In the packet provided to the Board was a copy of the Public Hearing Notice, the proposed Ordinance No. 02-3, the City of St. Anthony Proposed Impact Area Map and the Fremont County Proposed Impact Area Map. Karen Lords advised that proper notice was mailed out, posted and published as required. The Board members declared that there was no conflict of interest and, therefore, Public Hearing could go forward. Joyce Edlefsen, briefly, spoke on the proposed Impact Area and presented a larger scale map for Board review. She explained where the proposed boundaries are, relevant to the current City of St. Anthony limits. Chairman, Mike Davis, opened the meeting to Public Comment.

Joyce Edlefsen: Ms Edlefsen, again, spoke on the proposed Impact Area. Ray Voss: Ray Voss, spoke on the proposed Impact Area.

There were no other Public Comments and, therefore, Chairman Davis closed the Public Comments portion. The Board discussed the proposed project. Dirk Mace motioned to ‘Table’ any decision for 30 days, until a tour of the boundaries with accompaniment by City officials. Rod Dalling seconded the motion to ‘Table’ any decision until an on-site can be done. The Board, tentatively, set a time and date to meet with City officials for July 31st at 6:30 p.m. in the Courthouse parking lot.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT: Attached to the Board Members’ Agenda was a list of the Approved Permits that were issued for the month of June of 2002. A copy of a letter that was sent to Connie J. Vaughn at the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation was provided to the Board Members. This letter offered suggestions relevant to the Harriman State Park Draft Master Plan. A copy of a ‘comment’ letter from Judy Wright – relevant to the Harriman State Park Master Plan was provided to each Board Member. The Board, briefly, discussed the relevant ‘term limits’ of the current P&Z Board Members. On August 28, 2002, Board Member, Deb Coleman’s term limits are up. In order to have a continually informed and educated Board, a ‘rotation’ term limit was decided upon. Board Members were asked to think about suggestions for a replacement ‘Rotation Term Limit’ member. The Board will discuss again, at the next P&Z Meeting.

MOTION TO ADJOURN: Bill Smith made a motion to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Linda Crapo and was approved, unopposed. Meeting was adjourned at 9:13 p.m.