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Monday, April 1,2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:00 p.m.

 

Work Session:

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April 1, 2019

Wetumpka City Hall

6:25 p.m.

 

The Council of the City of Wetumpkaheld a work session prior to the Regular Meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019. Themeeting was called to order by Mayor Jerry Willis at 6:25 p.m. The Invocationwas given by Mayor Willis and Councilmember Jones led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Upon Roll Call the following werepresent along with Mayor Willis: Lewis E. Washington, Sr., Lynnes S. Justiss, SteveGantt and Greg Jones. Councilmember Robbins was absent. Those present includedTiffany Robinson-City Clerk, WPD, along with department heads; staff members,and citizens of Wetumpka.

Councilmember Gantt offered a motionto approve the minutes as amended of the regular scheduled Council Meeting heldMonday, March 18, 2019. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Washington withthe Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Under old business, Mayor Willis opened a public hearing for Ordinance2019-(3) to amend the Zoning Ordinance by decreasing the minimum area eligiblefor Planned Unit Development Overlay District from 5 acres to 2 acres. No onespoke for or against the ordinance. Mayor Willis closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Jones made a motion to waive the second readingof Ordinance 2019-3. Councilmember Justiss seconded the motion with the Councilvoting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Gantt made a motion to approve Ordinance 2019-3to amend the Zoning Ordinance by decreasing the minimum area eligible forPlanned Unit Development Overlay District from 5 acres to 2 acres.Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with a roll call vote as follows:
                        CouncilmemberWashington- Yes
                        CouncilmemberJustiss-          Yes
                        CouncilmemberGantt-           Yes
                        CouncilmemberJones-           Yes
                        Mayor Willis-                          Yes

Ordinance 2019-3 is approved.

OrdinanceNo. 2019-(3)

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WETUMPKA,ALABAMA, as follows:

 

The Zoning Map of the Cityof Wetumpka, being incorporated by reference in Ordinance 99-4, entitled“Zoning Ordinance of the City of Wetumpka, AL,” adopted on September 2, 1998,be and is hereby amended as follows:

 

Section72.1 Designation of Districts.

 

A Planned Unit DevelopmentOverlay District may be established for any tract with a minimum site area of twoacres whose development could be undertaken as an integral unit under singleownership or control. Before the City Council shall designate or amend theboundaries of any Planned Unit Development Overlay District(s), the PlanningBoard shall first submit a report to the City Council, which shall include theconceptual site plan required by Section 72.2 and shall, in addition, outlinethe boundaries of the proposed overlay district and indicate the Board'sspecific intent for development within the overlay district and how implementationof the city's Comprehensive Plan would be furthered by such development.

 

Adopted and approved this the 1st day of April,2019.

 

 

Also, under old business, Mayor Willis opened a publichearing for Ordinance 2019-(4) to rezone and establish Planned Unit DevelopmentOverlay District containing property lying in and being a part of the S ½ ofSection 14, T 18 N, R 18E, Elmore County Alabama.  No one spoke for or against the ordinance.Mayor Willis closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Justiss made a motion to waive the secondreading of Ordinance 2019-4. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Councilmember Justiss made a motion to approve Ordinance2019-4 to rezone and establish Planned Unit Development Overlay Districtcontaining property lying in and being a part of the S ½ of Section 14, T 18 N,R 18E, Elmore County Alabama. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion. Ordinance 2019-4 isapproved.

OrdinanceNo. 2019-(4)

 

 

ORDAINED, by the Council of theCity of Wetumpka, AL that the Zoning Map of the City of Wetumpka, beingincorporated by reference in Ordinance 99-4, entitled “Zoning Ordinance of theCity of Wetumpka, AL,” adopted on September 2, 1998, be and is hereby amended asfollows:

 

Section 1. The land located inand being a part of the West ½ of the Southeast ¼ of Section 14, Township 18North, Range 18 East, Elmore County, Alabama, and further described in the deedrecorded at RLPY 2018-53489 in the Office of the Probate Judge of ElmoreCounty, Alabama, which is incorporated by reference, is hereby rezoned from B-2Local Business to R-4 High Density Residential.

 

Section 2. There is herebycreated a planned unit overlay district to be known as the Queen Ann ApartmentsOverlay District. The purpose of this district is to allow for the constructionof a group housing development consisting of 12 duplexes, together withnecessary drives and ways of access, that shall not be divided into customarylots, blocks, and streets and that will remain under single ownership orcontrol. The overlay district shall be coterminous with the boundaries of the aforementionedparcel of land.

 

Section 3. The Official ZoningMap shall be amended to identify the area covered by this district.

 

Section 4. The developmentplan, as depicted in the plan entitled “Sketch Plan Queen Ann Apartment Layout#4,” dated January 31, 2019, and further described in the “Narrative for SketchPlan – Queen Anne Duplexes,” dated February 8, 2019, is hereby approved and incorporatedby reference.

 

Adopted and approved this the 1st day of April, 2019.

 

Mayor Willis opened a public hearing for Ordinance 2019-(5)to amend the Zoning Ordinance by eliminating minimum yard requirement in theB-1 zoning district. Edwin Johnston asked what district this pertained to andDavid Robison explained B-1 zoning was along U.S. Highway 231. Mayor Willisclosed the public hearing.

Councilmember Justiss made a motion to waive the secondreading of Ordinance 2019-5. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Justiss made a motion to approve Ordinance2019-5 to amend the Zoning Ordinance by eliminating minimum yard requirement inthe B-1 zoning district. Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion with theCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion. Ordinance 2019-5 isapproved.

Ordinance No. 2019-(5)
Amendment to Zoning Ordinance

BE IT ORDAINED bythe Council of the City of Wetumpka, AL that the Zoning Ordinance of the Cityof Wetumpka, adopted on September 2, 1998, be and is hereby amended to read asfollows:

Section 61.0District Area, Yard, Height, and Setback Regulations

 

The following regulations govern the minimum lot size,minimum lot width at building line, yard setback, and height for each district,subject to Section 63.0: Supplemental Use Regulations; Section 80.0: Front YardSetback Modifications; Section 82.0: Height Limitations; and Section 84.0Mobile Home Parks.

 

Requirements         UseDistricts

R1           R2         R2.6        R3           R4           R5           B1       B2/B4    B3         M1        M2       RH

Density                    Low         Low       Med         Med         High        High        Gen.    Local     CBD     Lt         Hvy      Ag

 

Min Lot                   14,000     10,000   7,200       7,200[a]   6,000[b]  7,500       [d]       [d]          [c]         [d]        [d]        43,560

Size-sf

 

Min Lot                   100          75          60            50            50            50            [d]       [d]          [c]         [d]        [d]        [d]

Width - ft

 

Front Yard             35            20          20            20            20            25            0[i]      20           0[f]       40         40         40

Setback - ft

 

Rear Yard                              

Setback - ft

 Main Structure     30            30          20            15            15            25            0[i]      20           n/a        20         50         50

 Acc. Structure       10            10          10            5              5              10            0[i]      10           n/a        10         10  10  

Side Yard               12            10[h]     10[h]       8/5           8/5           10            0[i]      20/10[g]0[f]        30/10[g]40/10[g]10

Setback - ft            

 

Max Bldg                35            35          35            35            45            15            45        45           50         35         45         35

Height - ft

 

Max Story               2              2            2              2              3              1              2          2             3           2           3           2

 

[a]     Except fordwellings listed in Section 63 (accessory dwelling, patio/garden home,townhouse, and multiplex).

[b]     Except fordwellings listed in Section 63 (accessory dwelling, patio/garden home,townhouse, multiplex, and apartment).

[c]      Lots mustbe of sufficient size to provide adequate space required for the normaloperation of the uses permitted.

[d]     Lots mustbe of sufficient size to provide adequate parking and loading space as outlinedin Sections 51.0 through 51.5, in addition to the space required for the othernormal operation of the uses permitted.

[f]      No setback-- the property line is a required build-to line.

[g]     Adjacent toa residential district only, the wider distance will prevail.

[h]     On cornerlots this distance shall be doubled.

[i]      No minimumyard requirement; however, lots must still provide required landscaping andcomply with Section 80.0 and all requirements of applicable building and firecodes.

 

Adopted and approved this the 1st day of April, 2019.

 

Councilmember Jones made a motion to purchase emergencyequipment for the new Chevrolet vehicles at a cost of $38,945.25.  Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion withCouncil voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Justiss made a motion to approve work order 11for the amount of $90,719 and work order 12 for the amount of $36,010 for aneconomic development project at the Wetumpka Municipal Airport. CouncilmemberJones seconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of themotion.

Under new business, Councilman Washington made a motion toapprove a job description for a Safety & Inventory Control Manager.Councilmember Gantt seconded the motion with the Council voting unanimously infavor of the motion.

Also, under new business Mayor Willis opened a public hearingfor a 240-Non-Profit Tax-Exempt License for Main Street Wetumpka forCoosapalooza on April 13, 2019. Jim McGehee spoke in favor of the license.Mayor Willis closed the public hearing.

Councilmember Gantt made a motion to approve a 240-Non-ProfitTax-Exempt License for Main Street Wetumpka for Coosapalooza on April 13, 2019.Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.

The next item on the agenda was approval of a  professional services agreement between theCity of Wetumpka and Skipper Consulting for a traffic study on W. BridgeStreet. Councilmember Justiss made a motion to suspend the rules and moveforward with a vote. Councilmember Jones seconded the motion. The roll callvote was as follows:

            CouncilmemberWashington- No

Motion fails due to not having unanimous consent.  The item will return to the agenda under oldbusiness at the next meeting.

Councilmember Washington made a motion to add to the agendaapproval of the construction agreement for TAP ProjectNo. TAPAA-TA13(912)-Resolution 2019-4-1-1. Councilmember Gantt seconded themotion with the Council voting unanimously in favor of the motion.

Councilmember Gantt made a motion to approve the constructionagreement for TAP Project No. TAPAA-TA13(912)-Resolution 2019-4-1-1.Councilmember Washington seconded the motion with the Council votingunanimously in favor of the motion.

 

Upon a motion by Councilmember Gantt,the meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.

Approved by Council on the 15th day of April, 2019.

 

                                                                        Signed:_______________________

                                                                                    JerryWillis, Mayor

ATTEST:

Signed: _____________________

            TiffanyRobinson, City Clerk