Minutes, Carlisle Planning and Zoning Regular Meeting, 15 August 2016





15 AUGUST 2016


MEMBERS PRESENT: Corey Oelberg, Angi Bruce, Bryan Holden, Dane Wright

MEMBERS ABSENT Betty Johnston, Becky Peterson, Howard Goodhue

ALSO PRESENT: City Administrator Andrew Lent, Matt Thomas

Corey Oelberg called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM. A roll call was taken and it was determined that a quorum existed.

Motion by Wright, seconded by Holden to approve the minutes for 25 July 2016. Motion carried unanimously.

Thomas explained that plat of survey under consideration for Joseph and Stacey Dunn Parcel B (A parcel of land located in and forming part of SW ¼ of the NW ¼ of Section 20, Township 77 North, Range 23 West of the 5th P.M. , Warren County, Iowa) was inside the 2-mile jurisdiction for the City of Carlisle and thus needed a recommendation of approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission and subsequent approval by the City Council. Motion by Wright, seconded by Bruce to recommend approval of the Plat of Survey of Parcel B as presented. Motion carried unanimously on a roll call vote.

A discussion took place on amending the city ordinances for fences in the street side yard of corner lots.. Lent explained that fences in a corner lot should not be 6-feet in height extended out to the right-of-way as this would look inappropriate from the street and potential sidewalk. Commission members felt there were only a couple of house that this pertained to now, so they decided not to take action on it at this time.

A discussion took place on site plan specifics for the downtown area. Lent explained that the Iowa Architectural Foundation presented some ideas for the downtown area including standard colors and themes to present a coordinated look in the downtown area. This plan review would be done when a property owner in the downtown area would not only want to build a new building, but also redo the façade. Lent would help the Commission facilitate a session on these specifics and then a forum would be held with downtown property owners to present them for comment prior to final adoption by Council. Oelberg felt some consistency was needed and the idea seemed good. Bruce mentioned that ISU Design did something similar for her hometown. Lent would come back to the Commission next time with the IAF presentation and more discussion would take place on this idea.

Under Future Items, Wright mention a possible new owner of the old Masonic/Hitters building was looking at some type of microbrewery and may request a handicap accessible entrance and/or wooden porch in the alley. More discussion would take place once plans are firmed up.

No further business was necessary and on a motion by Holden, seconded by Wright the meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM on a unanimous vote.

Respectfully Submitted,


Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator