May 23, 2017 Planning & Zoning Minutes

CITY OF HALTOM CITY

MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

May 23, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM AND EXCUSED ABSENCES

Previous absences were excused.

PRESENT MEMBERS: Adam, Brown, Hilliard, Pearson, Tidwell

PRESENT ALTERNATES: None

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Watkins

MEMBERS ABSENT: Bowman, Teague

ALTERNATES ABSENT: Chapman

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT:

Justin French, Planning & Community Development

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

April 11, 2017, minutes were approved as presented.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items

Conditional Use Permit (CU-008-17) – Gerald’s Auto at 5213 Airport Freeway Application of Ernest Hedgcoth on behalf of Maldonado Gerardo to amend an existing Conditional Use Permit for auto dealer use by the addition of auto paint & body shop use in the “M-1” Industrial District located on Tracts 1F & 1J of the John Akers Survey, Abstract 24, being approximately 1.86 acres north of Catalpa Street and northwest of Airport Freeway frontage road, having the approximate address of 5213 Airport Freeway.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the May 3, 2017, Fort Worth Star Telegram. Notification was mailed to all property owners within 200 feet on May 1, 2017, and fifteen (15) property owners were notified. City staff received one (1) notice returned in favor or having no objections, one (1) opposed or having objections, and none

(0) returned to sender at the time of the P&Z meeting.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Ernest Hedgcoth at 5701 Midway Road Suite C stated he was representing Mr. Maldonaldo. Mr. Hedgcoth noted that the residential lots to the west 150 feet are more in depth and that he does not understand the paint booth exhaust well but is confident that the paint will be

filtered and not create health problems. He stated that he represented another paint shop a few years ago on E. Belknap Street and residents there had no problems with it. He also noted that paint booths have been improved since then. Mr. Hedgcoth stated that the building has multiple overhead doors and just one will be for the auto paint and body use. He stated that Mr. Maldonado has inspection services and that all activities are and will be for the auto dealership use and not open to the public’s use.

Mr. Geraldo Maldonado stated he is the owner of Gerald’s Auto Sales and requests the auto paint and body use only for Gerald’s Auto Sales to do improvements to vehicles in the sales inventory.

Chair Adam asked if the exhaust will have a smell. Mr. Maldonado stated it will be order-free.

Commissioner Hilliard asked how tall the vent will be above the roof of the building. Mr. Maldonado stated it will be about 12 inches taller than the roof.

Commissioner Hilliard asked if there are other safety issues that the applicant had to address other than the venting of the exhaust, such as disposal of materials.

Mr. Maldonado stated the filters will be kept in a container. Commissioner Hilliard asked how the excess paint will be disposed.

Mr. Maldonado stated that a service truck will pick up used filters like trash pickup services.

Commissioner Hilliard asked if the paint booth needs to be enclosed in order for it to not impact other buildings or spaces.

Mr. Maldonado replied that paint will be vented out and exhaust will be contained within the one-bay area and not impact the other bay areas before filtered and vented.

Commissioner Hilliard asked if any air equality impact report is required for auto paint and body use.

Mr. Maldonado replied in the affirmative.

Chair Adam asked if the filters were cleaned onsite.

Mr. Maldonado replied that a new filter is used every time.

Chair Adam then asked if the used air filters were disposed at the proper environmental place.

Mr. Maldonado stated that he has never had an auto paint and body business so he will need to locate the proper disposal site or service company.

Commissioner Pearson asked if body repair work, such as the use of Bondo, will be done at the site or elsewhere.

Mr. Maldonado stated that it will be done at the site.

Commissioner Pearson asked Glenna Batchelor if the State does air quality inspections annually.

Mrs. Batchelor replied that the State inspections are typically performed on a complaint basis but the Fire Department does inspect the tenant space and the paint booth specifically on an annual basis.

Mrs. Batchelor stated the City has a new program now that uses ERS to schedule and track annual fire inspections.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak.

No one was in the audience to speak on the request.

Acting Chair Teague closed the Public Hearing. Discussion by the Commission

None

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Pearson made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Hilliard, to approve CU-008-17. Motion to approve passed by a vote of 4-0-0.

UPDATE ON RECENT COUNCIL ACTION

Mr. French provided updates.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m. Respectfully submitted,

Justin French, AICP, Planning and Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission

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