8.9.2022 Planning and Zoning Minutes

Chair Mike Schell presided and called the meeting to order 4:00pm on Tuesday, August 9th, 2022. Committee Members present: Dave Carlsrud, Jim Wright, Jeff Erickson, Bobby Koepplin, Joe Faure and Bill Carlblom.

Others: City Attorney Carl Martineck, City Administrator Gwen Crawford, City Planner Joel Quanbeck, Acting Secretary Brandy Johnson, Building Inspector/ Assistant Fire Chief Lance Coit.

Jim Wright moved to approve the minutes of the July 12 , 2022 regular meeting seconded by Bill Carlblom, followed by roll call and approval.

Building Inspector Report

Building Inspector Mike Blevins had sent an email of the year to date permit report and there were no questions.

Public Hearing to Replat Land Located West of 8th Avenue SE and South of 10th St Se in Valley City. The land includes all of Meadow View Estates within th Se ¼ of Section 27, Twp 140N, Rng 58W of the 5th PM. Rezone from R1 to R2.

Chair Schell opened the public hearing.

Bobby Koepplin asked who was responsible for the snow removal and if Public Works Departments were okay with the proposal. Martineck stated they were mailed notices. Koepplin asked if the corner lot, block 4, if that was a set aside property? Mike Strom stated block 4 lot 1, will have 2 front yard set backs along with a side yard/rear yard setback leaving a tiny triangle which is essentially not buildable for a house. Not saying it couldn’t be used for something else though. Joel stated he planned to speak with the Parks and Recs Director. One of the things he has heard for this area is for it to be used as a potential dog park. There is not a plan at this time for the use of this property.

Koepplin moved to approve replat and rezone as presented, Carlsrud seconded followed by roll call and unanimous board approval.

Yard Requirements Text Amendment                    

Joel Quanbeck provided a PowerPoint and stated he would like to discuss the topic of front yards and presented changes to the code to allow more consistency.

Bobby Koepplin moved to approve a due pass recommendation on yard requirements text amendment to the City of Valley City, Carlblom seconded followed by roll call and unanimous board approval.

Joel Quanbeck also added for discussion that an application for a variance came through for Bear to build a garage that doesn’t meet the 1-foot above the base elevation requirement. It was not here in time for the agenda so the applicant is requesting a special meeting. After discussion it was decided that Lance Coit would do some more research and try to reach someone at the state level. After that they will decide if a meeting is necessary.


With no other items to discuss, Chair Schell called for the meeting to close at 4:36pm.

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