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HomeMy Public PortalAboutRHDC Minutes 12-18-1995 CITY OF RICHLAND HILLS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES DECEMBER 18, 1995 1. CALL TO ORDER The meeting was called to order by Mike Marcum at 7:30 p.m. Members present included Bettie Conklin, JoDon Hicks, Bob Ince, Mike Marcum, Jim McKnight, and Nelda Stroder. Members absent were Doug On, Martha Strain, and Joy Yeatts. Staff member Jeanne Coons was also present. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE NOVEMBER 20, 1995 REGULAR MEETING The minutes from the November 20, 1995 regular meeting were reviewed. A spelling error was corrected on page 3 (changed the word return to returned). A motion was made by Mr. Hicks, seconded by Mr. McKnight, to approve the minutes. The motion unanimously carried. 3. GUEST SPEAKER - QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION Mike Logan, Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission, was the guest speaker. Sr Mr. Logan gave a brief history of the planning and zoning regulations, talked about elements of a comprehensive master plan, and the goals and objectives of the Richland Hills Planning and Zoning Commission. A copy of his outline is attached. 4. ASSIGNMENT OF GUEST SPEAKER FOR NEXT MEETING Mr. Marcum advised that Joy Yeatts volunteered to contact a commercial realtor for the January meeting. Mr. Marcum also advised that Ms. Strain would contact the Texas Chamber of Commerce regarding a speaker for the February meeting. 5. REVIEW AND DISTRIBUTE CALL REPORT AND ASSIGN BUSINESSES TO BE VISITED BY COMMITTEE Call reports were reviewed and discussed. The following businesses were contacted: Zahn Pet Clinic Bettie Conklin Strawn Rentals Bettie Conklin Apartment Associates Bob Ince Willie & Sons Roofing Mike Marcum Billy D. Reagan, CPA Mike Marcum Virginia Kahn Appraisers Jim McKnight Atlantic Air & Heat Nelda Stroder ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD MEETING MINUTES - DECEMBER 18, 1995 46400, PAGE 2 Metro General Insurance Nelda Stroder Follow-up action needed basically consists of code enforcement problems and/or complaints. Most businesses were pleased with the resurfacing of Baker Blvd. New business call assignments were provided to each member. 6. REVIEW AND DISCUSS LUNCHEON PLANS No formal action on this item was taken. 7. REVIEW AND DISCUSS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BROCHURE No formal action was taken on this item other than the Board agreed to use existing supply before any other consideration is given to new brochures. 8. STAFF UPDATE No information was available at this time. 9. COMMITTEE COMMENTS Bettie Conklin discussed the availability of a grant from the Walton Foundation and inquired if the Board would be interested in applying for the grant. After a brief discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Marcum, seconded by Mr. McKnight, to have Bettie Conklin complete and submit a grant application on behalf of the Economic Development Advisory Board to be used for an aerial photograph of the City of Richland Hills. The motion unanimously carried. 10. ADJOURNMENT There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. �Vz� � Mike Marcum, Vice Chairperson DATE: 12-18-95 INTRODUCTION BRIEF REVIEW IN THREE SEGMENTS HISTORY OF ZONING REGULATIONS FUNCTIONAL ELEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF RH PLANNING COMMISSION OF 1992 HISTORY OF ZONING REGULATIONS: * MODERN ZONING LAWS AS WE KNOW THEM TODAY WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED IN 1914 . * THEY WERE PATTERNED FROM THE NEW YORK BUILDING RESOLUTION AND TENEMENT LAWS OF THE EARLY 1900. * THESE REGULATIONS DIVIDED THE CITY OF NEW YORK INTO ZONES OR DISTRICTS - HENCE THE TERM ZONING LAWS WAS COINED. * A CITIZENS COMMITTEE WAS FORMED TO ASSIST IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE LAWS AND TO GUIDE THE ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE PLANNING OF THE CITY. THEY CALLED THEMSELVES "THE ZONING COMMITTEE OF NEW YORK. " * THESE LAWS WERE THE FIRST TO ESTABLISH CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS IN VARIOUS DISTRICTS. - MORE OR LESS TO REGULATE USE, LOCATION AND HEIGHT OF STRUCTURES. - ESTABLISH OPEN SPACES AND SANITARY REGULATIONS. - AND ESTABLISH CONSTRUCTION METHODS FOR FIRE PROTECTION. * THESE LAWS WERE NOT OVERWHELMING ACCEPTED BY THE PUBLIC. AND MANY COURT CASES WERE SOON INTRODUCED QUESTIONING THE LEGALITY. * THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECLARED REASONABLE ZONING CONSTITUTIONAL IN A 1926 DECISION. * HOWEVER THE COURTS LEFT FOR THE MOST PART SPECIFIC ISSUES OF ZONING TO LOCAL INTERPRETATION ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS AS LONG AS AN INDIVIDUALS RIGHTS AS OUTLINED IN THE 4 , 5, 14 AMENDMENTS WERE BEING CONSIDERED. * IN 1926 , THEN SECRETARY OF COMMERCE HERBERT HOOVER HELP TO ESTABLISH FEDERAL LEGISLATION CALLED "THE ENABLING STANDARDS ACT" . * THIS ACT GAVE POWERS TO THE STATES TO ESTABLISH UNIFIED RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ZONING AND PLATTING OF LAND. * FOR TEXAS ZONING REGULATIONS WERE ESTABLISHED IN 1927 AND SET OUT RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES IN CHAPTER 212 OF THE TEXAS LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE. PAGE TWO * THESE RULES SET OUT WHAT CITIES MUST FOLLOW IN ZONING AND PLATTING ISSUES. ( THESE WERE LAST UPDATED IN 1980 . ) THE ELEMENTS OF A COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN: * THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE OUTLINES FOR MUNICIPALITIES THE ELEMENTS FOR ESTABLISHING A MASTER DEVELOPMENT PLAN TO ADDRESS ZONING AND PLATTING ISSUES. SOME BASIC ELEMENTS RELATIVE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMMUNITIES MASTER PLAN: 1 . LAND USE NON-CONFORMING USE CURRENT USE - HOW IT IS ZONED FUTURE USE - 2 . TRANSPORTATION THOROUGHFARE PLAN/STREET SYSTEM AVAILABILITY OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION 3 . URBAN DESIGN CHARACTER OF THE COMMUNITY - OLD VS. NEW - % RES. TO COMM. IMAGE AND IDENTITY 4 . COMMUNITY SERVICES LEVEL OF FIRE AND POLICE PROTECTION BUILDING/DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS LIBRARIES - CULTURAL DISTRICTS PARKS AND RECREATION UTILITIES - WATER PRODUCTION, SEWER COLLECTION, DRAINAGE EDUCATION 5 . ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CREATION OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE WORK FORCE COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM HISTORICAL PRESERVATION MARKETING PROGRAM - SELLING COMMUNITIES ASSETS 6. HOUSING AFFORDABLE ( residential , condo's, apartments) DENSITY ( units per acre) DISTRIBUTION ( buffering) PAGE THREE 7 . DEMOGRAPHICS POPULATION PROJECTIONS EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS AGE, INCOME, AND RACIAL CHARACTERISTICS LAND USE PROJECTIONS CHANGES IN LAND USE HOW IS A TRADITIONAL COMPREHENSIVE MASTER PLAN DEVELOPED 1 . IDENTIFY NEEDS OF COMMUNITY 2 . DEVELOP PLANS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES 3 . REVIEW EXISTING CONDITIONS AND FUTURE DESIRES 4 . DEVELOP PROPOSALS AND ALTERNATIVE PROPOSALS TO MEET OBJECTIVES 5. SOLICIT COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION 6 . REVIEW AND EVALUATE THE PROCESS NOVEMBER 1992 P & Z IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING NEEDS: 41, 1. APPLICATION PROCEDURES - USER FRIENDLY TO ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT 2 . CHANGE IMAGE OF THE COMMUNITY - FIX FLOODING PROBLEMS MORE OPEN TO BUSINESS INCREASE TAX REVENUE BASE TELL ABOUT LAND AVAILABLE TO DEVELOP 3 . UPDATE THE ZONING MAP - IDENTIFY EXISTING AND NON CONFORMING USES PROVIDE A CURRENT ZONING MAP 4 . DEVELOP A PROPOSED LAND USE MAP 5. ESTABLISH THOROUGHFARE MASTER PLAN 6. AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH OF CITY SHOWING ESTABLISHED BOUNDRIES 7 . DEVELOP LANDSCAPE PLAN 8 . ADOPT SUBDIVISION ORDINANCE REQUEST ANY QUESTIONS: DOC./PZTALK/LGN./PW/12-95