June 24, 2002

Planning Board

Action Agenda
Town of Emerald Isle 
Regular Planning Board Meeting 
Monday, June 24, 2002
7:00 P.M. - Town Hall

Call to Order 
Roll Call 
Report from Town Manager, Frank A. Rush 
Report from Building Inspections – James W. Taylor, Director

  1. Consideration and possible recommendation for Special Uses to be added to Permitted and Special Use Table, Chapter 19, 19-81 through 100 – Carol Angus, Zoning Official.
    1. To allow dog grooming in B-3 (Commercial Zoning) as a Special Use with specific Conditions – Carol Angus 
      (Recommended approval of an ordinance amendment to allow dog grooming as a special use in the B-2 and B-3 zones - 4-1 vote)
    2. To allow assembly of products within a structure in B-2 and B-3 (Commercial Zoning) with specific conditions. – Carol Angus 
      (Denied a proposed ordinance amendment to allow "assembly of product" as a special use in B-3 zone. 5-0 vote. The Planning Board did express an interest in drafting an ordinance to accommodate a specific, low-impact request from Island Automation that involves engineering/design work with assembly of electronic panels as an ancillary use. Staff and Planning Board members will consider specific language and present a recommendation at the July Planning Board meeting)
  2. Special Use Permit Application – To allow assembly of products within a structure in B-2 and B-3 (Commercial Zoning) with specific conditions – Jeff Meier 
    (Denied the actual special use permit application submitted in conjunction with the ordinance amendment in item 2 above. 5-0 vote.)
  3. Preliminary Plat - Bell Cove 8-lot Commercial Subdivision – Ronnie O Watson, Alan Bell 
    (Agreed to discuss Bell Cove Preliminary Plat (Reed Drive Commercial Park, renamed) informally at the Map Review Committee meeting on Wednesday. Because the applicant did not include a storm water plan, the Planning Board decided not to have a formal review on Wednesday, which means the applicant will have to begin the process over again in July or later. 5-0 vote)
  4. Discussion – Potential Amendment to Zoning Ordinance Regarding Additional Setbacks in Residential Zones Associated with # of stories – Carol Angus / Frank Rush 
    (Assigned the study of single family residential building heights (re: limit on number of stories) and associated additional side and rear yard setbacks to a subcommittee to report back at the July meeting. 5-0 vote)
  5. Discussion of possible reconfiguration of Hwy 58, Coast Guard Road – Chairman Almeida 
    (Recommended that the Town request that NCDOT review previous completed traffic studies and re-evaluate the need for intersection improvements at Coast Guard Road and NC 58. Potential improvements might include different signal patterns, additional turn lanes, road widening, etc. 5-0 vote)
  6. Recommendation of Revision of the Subdivision Ordinance, Chapter 18 - Art Daniel 
    (Recommended approval of proposed subdivision ordinance amendments. Informed the Planning Board that this would be a discussion item in July, with formal consideration by the Town Board in August. 5-0 vote)
  7. Update on Farrington Rezoning Request, Dunes and Vegetation Ordinance – Frank Rush 
    (Discussed several items to bring up at the Institute of Govt. planning and zoning workshop, including mixed use development, conditional use zoning districts, and architectural review boards)
  8. Priorities for Planning Board – Chairman Almeida and Frank A Rush. 
    (Initiated discussion on identifying priorities. Chairman Almeida asked the members to think about their priorities after the Institute of Government workshop)
Posted by The Town of Emerald Isle 06/24/2002