Minutes

Planning & Zoning Commission

Work Session

January 8, 2019

Starting at 5:00 PM

 

 

LOCATION:              150 Courthouse Dr, Driggs, ID 83422

                                          1st Floor Meeting Room

 

Commissioners Present:

Jack Haddox

Marlene Robson

Pete Moyer

Cleve Booker

Chris Larson

Sarah Johnston -- Absent

David Breckenridge -- Absent

 

Staff Present

Gary Armstrong

Joshua Chase

Sharon Fox

 

1.              Approval of Minutes

 

·         Tuesday November 13, 2018

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Chris Larson, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Marlene Robson

AYES:              Jack Haddox, Marlene Robson, Pete Moyer, Cleve Booker, Chairman, Chris Larson, Vice Chair

ABSENT:              Sarah Johnston, David Breckenridge

2.              Chairman Business

There was no Chairman business to discuss.

 

3.              Administrator Business

Mr. Armstrong informed the Commission that they will need to elect a Chairman and Vice Chairman for the year 2019.  Mr. Larson moved to nominated Cleve Booker to serve as Chairman.  Mr. Moyer seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous.  Mr. Moyer moved to nominate Chris Larson for Vice Chairman.  Ms. Robson seconded the motion.  The vote was unanimous.

 

Item #1. – Work Session: Comprehensive Plan Review Work Session  It is time for the annual review of progress towards implementing the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Administrator will lead a work session with the Planning and Zoning Commission to review the policy and implementation statements in the Comprehensive Plan, noting what items have been accomplished, and what items need further work. Notes from the work session will be conveyed to the Board of County Commissioners as part of the annual review. While all meetings of the Planning and Zoning Commission are open to the public, this is not a public hearing. Any comments from the public regarding how the Comprehensive Plan has been implemented and what more could be done, will be welcomed in written form (letter and/or email) and will be included in the report to the Board of County Commissioners.

Mr. Armstrong explained the BoCC has directed him to do a review of the Comp Plan and provide the annual assessment of how the County is doing implementing the goals and policies, and the Comp Plan itself also calls for an annual review with guidelines for accomplishing the task.  Since there were no applications submitted for the January hearing it seemed like the right time to have a work session with the Planning Commission and discuss the subject.

 

Mr. Armstrong commented in September the BoCC asked for an analysis of how the County was doing implementing the Comprehensive Plan.  He went through the Comp Plan and prepared the document that was sent to the Planning Commission.  The BoCC has yet to have a discussion on the document so it was requested that the Planning Commission review the document to see areas where we are doing well implementing, areas that could be improved, and areas that are beyond what the Planning Commission has the ability to enforce or move forward. The BoCC would like to hear what the Commission thinks and possibly develop a list of priorities they feel should be given attention.

 

Mr. Armstrong reviewed the methodology he used to produce the Comp Plan Review document he presented and suggested they review the first half of the document at this meeting and schedule another work session in two weeks to finish the review.  The went through the Economic Development Goals & Policies, Transportation Goals & Policies, Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation, Community Events & Facilities, and Agriculture & Rural Heritage.

 

The document contained policy statements from the Comp Plan, implementation options, and actions taken or needed to implement. Things like marketing the valley and establishing relationships with the cities, non-profits, concerned citizens, etc. are not things that take place at a Planning Commission meeting or are advanced through application decisions.  They discussed the fact that a lot of the goals had to do with the cities Area of Impact and would need to include meeting with the cities to discuss goals. 

 

              Adjourn at 6:30 PM

RESULT:              ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Chris Larson, Vice Chair

SECONDER:              Marlene Robson

AYES:              Jack Haddox, Marlene Robson, Pete Moyer, Cleve Booker, Chairman, Chris Larson, Vice Chair

ABSENT:              Sarah Johnston, David Breckenridge