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July 14, 2020 P & Z Minutes

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MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION

July 14, 2020

 

City of Haltom City

MINUTES

PLANNING & ZONING COMMISSION July 14, 2020

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Adam called the meeting to order at 7:18PM

DETERMINATION OF QUORUM

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

PRESENT ALTERNATES: Beaty

PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Hilliard

ABSENT MEMBERS: Alcon, Handschuh 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

Keith Fisher, Engineer

ABSENCES

Commissioner Ramsby, seconded by Commissioner Lindgren, moved to excuse the absences of Commissioner Alcon, Commissioner Handschuh and Commissioner Stallings. Motion passed unanimously.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Ramsby, moved to approve June 23, 2020 Planning and Zoning Commission minutes as corrected. Motion passed unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARINGS AND ACTION ITEMS

Regular Agenda Items

P-007-20

Consider action on the application of Jameel Toron for the Preliminary Plat of the Simon Akers Survey, Abstract 17, Tract 2E3 & 2E4 and being a portion of Lot 26 of the Popplewell Subdivision located in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1, Block 1 Taron Addition Subdivision containing approximately 1.365 acres of land locally known as 5301 East Belknap Street.

P-008-20

Consider action on the application of Jameel Toron for the Final Plat of the Simon Akers Survey, Abstract 17, Tract 2E3 & 2E4 and being a portion of Lot 26 of the Popplewell Subdivision located in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1, Block 1 Taron Addition Subdivision containing approximately 1.365 acres of land locally known as 5301 East Belknap Street.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the July 3, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to fifteen (15) property owners within 200' of the site on July 3, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and two (2) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Jose Burgos, 7705 Frankie B Street, North Richland Hills, Texas, 76182, said he can make any corrections before the next meeting.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:25PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:26PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Lindgren, seconded by Commissioner Teague, to approve the application of Jameel Toron for the Preliminary Plat of the Simon Akers Survey, Abstract 17, Tract 2E3 & 2E4 and being a portion of Lot 26 of the Popplewell Subdivision located in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1, Block 1 Taron Addition Subdivision containing approximately 1.365 acres of land locally known as 5301 East Belknap Street.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

Commissioner Lindgren, seconded by Commissioner Hantz, to approve the application of Jameel Toron for the Final Plat of the Simon Akers Survey, Abstract 17, Tract 2E3 & 2E4 and being a portion of Lot 26 of the Popplewell Subdivision located in the “C-3” Commercial District, creating Lot 1, Block 1 Taron Addition Subdivision containing approximately 1.365 acres of land locally known as 5301 East Belknap Street with the Engineering and Zoning stipulations as follows:

Engineering:

  1. – Clearly label the 24’ easement on the southwest side of lot as a “Mutual Access and water/sanitary sewer easement”.

  2. – There are a couple of lines on the southwest side of the lot that are not labeled. Remove them or label them.

  3. – On the Floodway Restriction statement – Change for a minimum of 1’ to 2’ above the 100 year water surface elevation.

Zoning:

  1. – Add 30’ front yard building line to the plat.

  2. – Add City Council signature block from ordinance as well.

  3. – Access easement callout need to be lined up to actual easement on plan.

  4. – Provide statement of who has rights to the access easement on plat with the property description. This will include both lots that were land locked by the sale of the property being platted.

  5. – Provide information what the 24’ notation on southwest portion of the property is.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

CU-009-20

Application of Sofia Hernandez, on behalf of Barri Money Services, for a Conditional Use Permit request for a Nondepository Financial Institution in the “C-2” Commercial District on Lot 1R, Block 1 of Diamond Oaks Plaza, being approximately 6.313 acres west of Denton Highway, locally known as 5417 Stanley Keller Road and having a Tarrant Appraisal District Address of 4105 Denton Highway.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 28, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to thirty (30) property owners within 200' of the site on July 2, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, one (1) opposed, and one (1) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Luis A Herrera translated for Luz Barreto, 807 Orian Drive, Mesquite, Texas, 75181. Commissioner Ramsby asked if this will be a payday lending.

Ms. Barreto responded no.

Commissioner Teague asked if this is a franchise or corporate location.

Ms. Barreto said this is a corporate location. Company is based out of Houston.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (7:36PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (7:36PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Smith, seconded by Commissioner Beaty, to approve the application of Sofia Hernandez, on behalf of Barri Money Services, for a Conditional Use Permit request for a Nondepository Financial Institution in the “C-2” Commercial District on Lot 1R, Block 1 of Diamond Oaks Plaza, being approximately 6.313 acres west of Denton Highway, locally known as 5417 Stanley Keller Road and having a Tarrant Appraisal District Address of 4105 Denton Highway.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

CU-010-20

Application of Janell Bitterly, on behalf of SmashTown LLC, for a Conditional Use Permit request for a Commercial Amusement (Indoors) in the “M-1” Industrial District on Lots 1 & 2, Block 1 of the Randol Addition, being approximately 0.9779 acres west of Carson Street, locally known as 5959 Eden Drive and having a Tarrant Appraisal District Address of 5955 Eden Drive.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 28, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to eight (8) property owners within 200' of the site on July 2, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Janell Bitterly, 5959 Eden Drive, Haltom City, Texas, 76117, said this is a place where people can smash items to relieve stress. She said they have also recently installed four (4) axe bays. A lot of the patrons are corporations use the facility for team building. They have safety measures and equipment in place.

Commissioner Teague asked about why that location was chosen.

Mrs. Bitterly said the owner is a friend. They didn’t want a strip center due to music/noise when they rage out. Also, freeway access was a plus.

Mrs. Bitterly said as far as the parking, they have contacted Harris Packaging and Greenleaf across the streets and can use their parking lots after hours.

Where do they get smash items?

Mrs. Bitterly said they use to buy storage units and have a lot of items that can be smashed. Did her research and found out about an anger room in Deep Elum.

Commissioner Teague asked about the name Smashtown.

Mrs. Bitterly said there is a business on the east side of Fort Worth called Smash and Bash and they came up with Smashtown.

Commissioner Teague asked how they advertise.

Mrs. Bitterly said they use social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Commissioner Teague asked how many employees will work here.

Mrs. Bitterly said she is office manager and has one other employee. Commissioner Beaty asked if they have medical training.

Mrs. Bitterly said she has CPR training and a $2.6M insurance policy. They also have safety regulations in place.

Commissioner Ramsby asked what ages can participate. Mrs. Bitterly said the youngest has been 7 and the oldest 86. Commissioner Smith asked about the catering for the events.

Mrs. Bitterly said they use several restaurants and she picks up the items herself and sets everything up for the event.

Mrs. Bitterly said they get glass bottles from restaurants and recycle the broken glass with a lady that makes mosaic tables from them.

Commissioner Beaty asked where they were located before.

Mrs. Bitterly said she was not aware they had to have a Certificate of Occupancy from the City, through the owner was covered with his business. She said they have been operating here since May 23, 2019. Code Enforcement notified them about some vehicles that were in the parking lot from a smash event and that is how all this got started.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:01PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:01PM)

Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Lindgren, to approve the application of Janell Bitterly, on behalf of SmashTown LLC, for a Conditional Use Permit request for a Commercial Amusement (Indoors) in the “M-1” Industrial District on Lots 1 & 2, Block 1 of the Randol Addition, being approximately 0.9779 acres west of Carson Street, locally known as 5959 Eden Drive and having a Tarrant Appraisal District Address of 5955 Eden Drive.

The motion passed 5-0-0.

CU-011-20

Application of Alejandra Navarro, on behalf of Elfer Muffler Shop, for a Conditional Use Permit request for Automobile and light truck repair shop in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot AR1, Block 1 of the ADCO Subdivision, being approximately 0.3333 acres on the west side of Denton Highway, locally known as 5711 Denton Highway.

Staff presented and clarified the request.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the June 28, 2020 Fort Worth Star Telegram.

Written notice of the variance request was mailed to nine (9) property owners within 200' of the site on July 2, 2020. Staff received none (0) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and one (1) returned to sender.

Chair Adam asked the applicant to come to the podium.

Jordan Mosely, property owner, said they are trying to expand from another site.

Charlie Hernandez, business owner’s son, Alejandra Navarro is his sister. Mr. Hernandez said they thought this was a good location because there are not many muffler shops north of 820. He said this is a family business with father having over thirty (30) years experience.

Chair Adam asked how many employees.

Mr. Hernandez said they would start with two (2) employees and add more as needed.

Commissioner Teague asked if it was okay to limit business to mufflers only and not all auto repair uses.

Mr. Hernandez said that is fine.

Commissioner Teague asked where the scrap material would be stored.

Mr. Hernandez said outside at the dumpster enclosure or keep inside.

Commission and Staff reviewed the aerial and discussed options. Decided to allow a separate enclosure constructed of R-panel for storage next to dumpster enclosure at northwest corner of property. Stipulate minimum two (2) week pickup of scrap material.

Chair Adam opened the Public Hearing to those desiring to speak (8:19PM)

No one for or against

Chair Adam closed the Public Hearing (8:19PM) Discussion by the Commission

ACTION BY THE COMMISSION

Commissioner Teague, seconded by Commissioner Smith, to approve the application of Alejandra Navarro, on behalf of Elfer Muffler Shop, for a Conditional Use Permit request for Automobile and light truck repair shop in the “M-2” Heavy Industrial District located on Lot AR1, Block 1 of the ADCO Subdivision, being approximately 0.3333 acres on the west side of Denton Highway, locally known as 5711 Denton Highway with the following stipulations:

  1. – Automobile and light truck repair shop shall be limited to muffler/exhaust system installation/repair only. No other repair of any kind may be performed at property.

  2. - Install and maintain an eight-foot (8’) R-panel with trim cap enclosure at northwest part of property next to dumpster enclosure for scrap metal.

  3. - Provide removal of scrap metal at a minimum of every two (2) weeks. The motion passed 5-0-0.

STAFF UPDATE

Ms. Batchelor advised Commission that there will not be a meeting on July 28, 2020.

ADJOURN

Chair Adam adjourned the meeting at 8:22PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Director Planning & Community Development

Juanita Adam, Chair of the Planning & Zoning Commission

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