AUGUST 19, 2020
In the absence of Chair Jeffery Grotsky, Morgan Ellis, Vice Chair, called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m.. In attendance were Commission members Owen Bailey, Darell Craig, Morgan Ellis and John Hutchison, Kees de Mooy (Zoning Administrator) and guests.
Ms. Ellis asked if there were any additions or correction of the minutes of Planning Commission Meeting of July 15, 2020. Mr. Craig moved to approve the minutes of the meeting as presented, was seconded by Mr. Hutchison, and carried unanimously.
LOT LINE ADJUSTMENT – CHESTERTOWN BUSINESS PARK
Ms. Kate Gray of KRM and Mr. Kevin Shearon of DMS & Associates was present for the application. Mr. Shearon stated that existing lots 1 and 2 were where the previously discussed apartment complex was planned. Lot 3 was where the Boss Manufacturing Plant is being constructed. Lots 1 and 2 are zoned RB and Lot 3 (Boss Manufacturing) site is zoned LI-2.
Mr. Shearon stated that the new lot line will run perpendicular to Scheeler and the YMCA building will be located on Lot 2. Lot 3 will become a bit larger than originally designed allowing for a possible future expansion. The footprint and layout of the YMCA building proposed for the lot after the lot line adjustment was shown.
Mr. Shearon stated that there were no limitations on impervious cover on this lot.
Mr. de Mooy stated that the size of the YMCA building was increasing, and that Mr. Shearon would return to the Planning Commission for final review in the next couple of months. He said that the building has plenty of room with the reconfigured lots.
Mr. de Mooy stated that the Town would be due for a comprehensive rezoning in a couple years and when zoning changes due to a property line adjustment, they update the zoning boundaries to follow the parcel lines. Parts of Chestertown’s zoning map and ordinance will require some examination and correction.
Ms. Gray stated that the YMCA did not need as much land and this lot line adjustment allowed flexibility on lots 1 and 3.
Mr. Hutchison moved to approve the lot line adjustment as submitted, was seconded by Mr. Bailey and carried unanimously.
There being no further business, Mr. Bailey moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 p.m. was seconded by Mr. Hutchison and carried unanimously.
Submitted by: Approved by:
Jennifer Mulligan Jeff Grotsky
Town Clerk Chair