Special Called Planning Commission Minutes
November 20, 2023
Baneberry City Hall

Call to Order

  • Tom Carter called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm

Roll Call

  • All present, except Jim Stover and Wade Nicely

Approval of Minutes:

  • July 10, 2023
  • October 2, 2023
  • October 31, 2023
  • November 6, 2023

A motion to approve all the minutes listed was made by Karl Kamman. Doug Catt seconded. Motion passed 5-0.

Old Business: None

New Business

  • Review and recommend updates to Ordinances and Codes related to building, site development/improvement, zoning, subdivision, and roads.
    • CM Phagan reviews items in each member’s packet and references a handout with talking points for relevant Ordinances and Codes. *See attached document
    • CM Phagan explained that there are several typographical errors throughout the documents. A motion can be made at the end of the meeting to address all of these. See end of minutes.
    • CM Phagan also reported that he had met with Charles Tipton and David Gaut concerning the drainage issue on West Atherton. He is waiting for further discussion and will present the results at the December Planning Commission meeting.
    • 12-201 (3) Ten Days versus 14 days
      • CM Phagan explained that the BMC has 10 days, however there are discrepancies between Codes and Ordnances in reference to 10 and 14 days.
      • Donna Hernandez and Tom Carter stated that the Planning Commission had decided on 14 days at the last meeting.
      • CM Phagan explained the need for this to be represented through an ordinance.
      • Donna Hernandez made a motion to change 10 days to 10 “working” days. Karl Kammann seconded. Passed 5-0.

Citizen Comment

  • Mark Howard, 353 Back Nine Drive Baneberry, Tennessee, inquired about the meaning of “working days”. He stated that the City office is only open Monday through Thursday and the Board needed to clarify the intent. He also voiced that he disagreed with the board excluding prefab accessory buildings from BMC 12-402 (Ord 220-05). Lastly, Mr. Howard stated that the Planning Board needed to establish criteria for the Board of Zoning Appeals. He explained different aspects that can be involved in the appeals process and that the Planning Board needed to establish guidelines.

Adjournment: Donna Hernandez made a motion to adjourn. Doug Catt seconded. Passed 5-0.

View / Print / Download SCM Planning Commission Meeting Minutes and *attached document