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June 9, 2020 P & Z Minutes

Tuesday, Jun 9 2020
7:00 p.m.
City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

June 9, 2020

 

 

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:15PM

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

PRESENT MEMBERS: Adam, Alcon, Handschuh, Hantz, Lindgren, Ramsby, Teague

PRESENT ALTERNATES: Beaty

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Hilliard

ABSENT MEMBERS: None

ABSENT ALTERNATES: Stallings

ABSENT COUNCIL LIAISON: None

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT:

Glenna Batchelor, Director of Planning and Community Development Erik Smith, Assistant Director/Planning Projects Manager

Lin Thompson, Councilmember

ABSENCES

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Teague, moved to excuse the absence of Commissioner Stallings. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Teague, moved to approve February 11, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission minutes. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items


CU-005-20

Application of Mark DeLanney for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop, vehicle storage facility, and auto paint and body shop in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot 6, Block 1 of the Melcher Industrial Park Addition, being approximately 4.4699 acres on the west side of Hickory Drive, locally known as 1663 Hickory Drive Suite A and with a Tarrant Appraisal District site address of 1655 Hickory Drive.

Staff presented and clarified the request. Code case since January, 2020 for living in business, vehicles in building, paint with unapproved assembly and unpermitted construction of mezzanine. Certificate of Occupancy applied for and denied in February, 2020. Letter of intent states seven (7) vehicles at property. Property management stated painting of vehicles not allowed onsite without an official paint booth with property ventilation. Fire Department email states currently violation of 2015

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the May 24, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to thirteen (13) property owners within 200' of the site on May 28, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, three (3) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Mark DeLanney, 3046 Oakwood, Haltom City, Texas, 76117 said he has a certificate of occupancy for the property. He did begin storing vehicles at the property and was not aware he wasn’t allowed to until he received his notice of violation from code enforcement. He said he was not aware he wasn’t allowed to because in his lease agreement he said it was ok by the lessor. He said he has 3 vehicles in the building and the remain four are for the business. The three are his personal collection he works on in his spare time.

Vice Chair Teague asked if wired and consulting was his business. Mr. DeLanney said yes, he does trade shows.

Vice Chair Teague asked if he sells vehicles from here.

Mr. DeLanney said yes, he has bought and sold vehicles from here to help with the downturn of business due to Covid.

Mr. Lindgren asked if this was a business, not a hobby.

Mr. DeLanney said it had turned into a business, but he could quit selling vehicles. Staff reminded Commission that application does not include this use for their review. Vice Chair Teague asked about XM Wired and restoring vehicles.

Mr. DeLanney said he has office and storage for XM Wired and uses building for personal storage of vehicles and household items.

Chair Adam asked how he advertises the selling of vehicles. Mr. DeLanney said he advertises on Facebook.

Chair Adam asked about the painting.

Mr. DeLanney said he is self-taught from YouTube videos. Commissioner Lindgren asked how many employees.

Mr. DeLanney said he has three (3) employees for sales and support of XM Wired.

Vice Chair Teague asked what Mr. DeLanney would like to see as the outcome of meeting. Mr. DeLanney said he would like to store vehicles and would not sell any more.

Chair Adam asked if he couldn’t have vehicles at his home. Mr. DeLanney said no, he only has a one car garage.

Commissioner Lindgren said he is not set up for painting. Mr. DeLanney said he could stop doing that, not an issue. Vice Chair Teague asked what the employees do.

Mr. DeLanney said they work for XM wireless mainly in support. Commissioner Teague asked where he had these items before.

Mr. DeLanney said he sold property in Keller that had several vehicle garage and accessory building when he moved to Haltom City.

Chair Adam said he would require a proper paint booth. Commissioner Alcon asked about the oppositions.

Staff read the three (3) objections for the record.

Commissioner Lindgren said if they were to approve the uses, it would open it up to any future tenant, not just this one.

Chair Adam said the C/O application showed not to hazardous/toxic material but paint is considered that.

Mr. DeLanney said he did not think of paint that way. Commissioner Lindgren asked about living at the business.

Mr. DeLanney said he had set that up for his son who is not staying there anymore.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:14PM)

Bob Watkins, 3232 Friendly Lane, Haltom City, Texas, 76117, Not a comment supporting or opposing, but he thinks there are a certain number of vehicles that can be sold before you have to obtain an auto dealer license.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:15PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Handschuh, seconded by Commissioner Alcon, to deny the application of Mark DeLanney for a Conditional Use Permit for automobile and light truck repair shop, vehicle storage facility, and auto paint and body shop in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot 6, Block 1 of the Melcher Industrial Park Addition, being approximately 4.4699 acres on the west side of Hickory Drive, locally known as 1663 Hickory Drive Suite A and with a Tarrant Appraisal District site address of 1655 Hickory Drive.

The motion passed 6-0-1 (Teague – abstained).


CU-006-20

Application of Ramiro Sanchez for a Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Storage of Construction Materials in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot 2, Block 3 of the L. Berry Addition, being approximately 0.253 acres on the north side of Goldie Street, locally known as 4203 Goldie Street.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

Staff contacted current property owner (Carl Maynard) this morning via phone. House was lived in by their son Craig who passed away and there is now a male living here who works nearby but does not have a lease, only pays taxes and utilities and he can vacate at any time. Mr. Sanchez has a contract to buy the property with a contingency regarding the CUP.

Staff met with Mr. Sanchez/applicant at his business site (4204 NE 28th) this morning. Discussed the following:

  1. Agreeable to plat property into one lot

  2. Provide proper fire lane

  3. Install required fifteen (15) foot landscaping at front property line

  4. Remove chain link fencing and install eight foot (8’) R-panel fence with trim cap

  5. Rehab to current commercial standards or demolish residential structure.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the May 24, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to fifteen (15) property owners within 200' of the site on May 28, 2020. Staff received one (1) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and one

(1) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Brian Hall, civil designer, 3509 Denton Hwy, Haltom City, Texas, 76117, spoke for Ramiro Sanchez Mr. Sanchez bought his current building in 2009 and has outgrown the location. He has a contingency on the purchase depending on the outcome of the CUP approval.

Mr. Sanchez said he has lived in Haltom City for thirty-seven (37) years.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:26PM)

No one for or against.

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:26PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Ramsby, to approve the application of Ramiro Sanchez for a Conditional Use Permit for Outdoor Storage of Construction Materials in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot 2, Block 3 of the L. Berry Addition, being approximately 0.253 acres on the north side of Goldie Street, locally known as 4203 Goldie Street with the stipulations to install an eight foot (8’) R-panel fence with trim cap and rehab to commercial standards or demolish the residential structure.

The motion passed 7-0-0.

STAFF UPDATE

Ms. Batchelor advised Commission that there will be a meeting on June 23, 2020.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 8:39PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Director Planning & Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission