June 6, 2005
Present: Council & Staff Present:
Ms. Newsom Scott Wingerson, Assist. City Manager
Ms. Alexander David Ramsay, City Counselor
Chairman Hill Melinda Mehaffy, Econ. Dev. Admin.
Mr. Boor Councilman Wayne Beer
Absent: Mr. Whitton
Chairman Hill opened the work session and thanked everyone for attending. He asked Mr. Wingerson to begin.
Wingerson explained that the reason for this work session is to discussion the
process for adopting a current Zoning and Platting Ordinance (ZAPO). The Commission had been given a copy of ZAPO
prior to the meeting to begin reviewing.
ZAPO is basically an updated version of what the City is currently using
which updates the language and terminology.
The most significant change is the zoning matrix which is located in the
back of ZAPO. This is a chart that shows
where a certain use is permitted. Mr.
Wingerson suggested that this would be an area that the Commission would want
to spend the majority of the time reviewing.
ZAPO is an International Zoning Code that several metropolitan cities
use. The City of
The Commission was agreeable to the idea of reviewing a few sections at a time at upcoming Planning Commission meetings in order to forward a completed document to the City Council. The group also felt that keeping in mind the purposes listed on page nine would help keep them focused on the reason for ZAPO.
Mr. Wingerson said that he would present ZAPO to the Commission each section at a time and compare the differences to the current Zoning Ordinance the City is using.
Becky Jarrett, Recording Secretary Brian Hill, Planning Commission Chairman