LUZ Committee Special Meeting Minutes

 February 7, 2017

4:45 p.m.


Topic: “Glitch bill” issues


Location: City Council Chamber, 1st floor, City Hall – St. James Building, 117 West Duval Street


In attendance: Council Members Danny Becton (Chair), Jim Love, Doyle Carter (arr. 5:11), Al Ferraro, Reginald Gaffney, Joyce Morgan

Excused: Council Member Matt Schellenberg


Also: Susan Grandin – Office of General Counsel; Jeff Clements  – Council Research Division; Jessica Matthews – Legislative Services Division; Bill Killingsworth, Bruce Lewis and Kristin Reed – Planning and Development Department


Meeting Convened: 4:55 p.m.


Chairman Becton convened the meeting and the attendees introduced themselves for the record. The committee resumed its discussion from its previous meeting on the document entitled “LUZ Special Committee – Glitch Bill Issues”.


P. 3, item #12 – correct wording in Sec. 656.130(c) to change “more than 350 feet” to “within 350 feet” – approved.


P. 4, item #13 – amend Sec. 656.134 to add language providing that changing, correcting or adding to the name on an exception, variance, administrative deviation or waiver granted to be personal to an individual or entity may not be done  administratively if the exception was for a use requiring licensure by the State or other governmental entity – approved.


P. 4, item #14 – amend Sec. 656.140 to add “PUD minor modifications” to the list of final actions that may be appealed to City Council – approved.


P. 4, items #15 and 16 – amend Sec. 656.147 to delete fee schedules and reference that current fees are posted on the City’s web site – approved.


P. 4, item #17 – amend Sec. 656.202 to correct a Code section number, to delete reference to the Property Safety and Zoning Inspection Division and to add a reference to the zoning atlas being available on the City’s web site – approved.


P. 4, item #18 – amend Sec. 656.301 to reformat the table of residential zoning classifications and their land use categories – approved.


P. 4, items #19 and 20 – amend Sec. 656.302 to add missing districts and add allowable accessory uses allowed in MDR to the RO and CRO zoning classifications – approved.


P. 5, item #24 – amend Sec. 656.350 to update obsolete zoning district names – approved.


P. 5, item #25 – amend Sec. 656.401(e)(3) and (4) to allow child or adult care centers to exceed the current maximum number of clients by exception – approved.


P. 6, item #27 – amend Sec. 656.401(o)(2) to replace IBP-1 and IBP-1 with IBP – approved.


P. 6, item #29 – amend 656.1601 to correct the current name of Cecil Airport; correct the current name of the position of Chief of Current Planning; delete “new and used automobiles” and add “fitness centers” to the definitions of “commercial retail sales and service establishments”; correct a state statute reference in the definition of “community residential home”; correct the reference to the 2030 Comprehensive Plan in the definition of “rural area”; and correct the word “yard” in the definition of “wall sign” – approved.


The Planning Department was asked to develop definitions for “medical office” and “medical facility” for consideration at the next special meeting.


Meeting Adjourned: 5:32 p.m.


Minutes: Jeff Clements, Council Research

            2.8.17   Posted 5:00 p.m.

Tapes:  LUZ special committee meeting– LSD