MARCH 11, 1999, 7 P.M.



The meeting began at 7:12 p.m. when called to order by Chairman, Rob Pease with the following members of the Planning Commission present: Rob Pease, Orville Norton, Joe Rositano, Frank Wilson, Larry Felts, and Lester Hitt. Staff members present were Jim Finley, Yvonne McCurley, Mike Delvizis, and Mike Wood. Applicants present were Joe Petroski and Jim Haley.


The invocation and pledge were omitted since there was not a American flag in the room in which we were meeting.


Item # 3, the minutes from January 14, 1999 were looked at. A motion was made by Frank Wilson to adopt them with one change: Mayor Knapper be noted as Planning Commission member rather than the Mayor at this meeting. Second was made by Larry Felts and the motion passed unanimously.


The minutes from January 28, 1999 special called meeting were adopted with a motion by Larry Felts seconded by Joe Rositano. Passed unanimously.


Item #4, a Preliminary Site Plan for a mini storage warehouse, was discussed at great length. A motion was made by Orville Norton, seconded by Joe Rositano to defer this item until staff and commission could review corrected plans at a special meeting TBA.


Item #5 was discussed at great length. No decision was needed to be made since this was a sketch plan.


A 5 minute break was taken at 8:30 p.m. so everyone could move to a larger room to hear from Chris Lassiter with Allison Sign Co. Photos of signs Mr. Lassiter discussed are on file at Town Hall.


Item # 7 - 1999 Goals for Planning Commission were reviewed and approved by a motion from Joe Rositano, seconded by Larry Felts, with one addition: Add “# 9: Establish City standards for street signs by June 1999.” Passed unanimously.


Item #8 Old Business- Suggestion to revise the Planning Commission Agenda deadline schedule to allow more time for applicants to respond to comments from staff review. Mike Delvizis will fax a revised schedule to Town Hall before the next meeting.


Mike Wood will give a GIS date of completion for data on land use. Yvonne McCurley will let Mike Wood know when the meeting with Betsy Wigington is scheduled for Phase II of Greenway Plans.


Mayor Charles Knapper made an announcement that he would be stepping back for a few weeks from some of his obligations at Town hall due to extremely heavy schedule demands. The Aldermen will be stepping forward to fill. He will be empowering his staff more and reappointing another person to the Planning Commission to replace himself.


Planning Forum meeting from Monday March 8th was discussed. Lisa Sanford has been asked to transcribe the tape when possible.


Drug Task force announcement of next meeting: Monday, March 15th at 6:30 p.m.


Announcement of Historic marker celebration on Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. at A Home Place.


Special meeting date was set for March 24, 1999 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall to decide Mr. Haley’s site plan approval.


Motion made by Rob Pease, seconded by Frank Wilson to adjourn at 9:32 p.m.


These minutes submitted by Yvonne McCurley.


Approved on __________________ 1999. Signed_______________________

Date Franklin D. Wilson, secretary