The Clinton County Planning and Zoning Commission held two public hearings on Thursday, April 1, and spent time at the end of the meeting discussing the differences in the terms subdivide and subdivision, and plats and surveys, and how the county uses these in zoning issues.
The first hearing was a request by the trust of John and Mary Kay Anderson of Trimble, Mo., which was requesting a minor subdivide of 13.27 acres into 6.63 and 6.64 acre lots. These properties are located on the east side of 169 Highway west of F Highway, and south of 208th Street (Section 26; Township 54N, Range 33W).
The area under consideration is already zoned AG-B. The owners are wanting to sell these two new lots in this new subdivision named “Normandy Heights Plat 2” to be sold to prospective buyers that wish to build homes.
Twenty letters were sent to property owners within 1,000 feet, with two attending the meeting. One said they wanted information and the other was opposed to this request. Questions raised by the opposed individual were based around the type of sewer systems used, potential smell from lagoons, and whether the lots might be used for commercial purposes.
Through discussions between the zoning administrator, the individual representing the Anderson trust, and zoning members, those concerns were addressed. The lots can only be used for single family homes and only one home per new lot. Both lots are just south of the Trimble city limits and all criteria for approval of the requests had been met. The commission voted 7-0 to approve the minor subdivision.
The second hearing was a request by David and Jeannie Anderson for a minor subdivide of 25.99, 5.5 and 5.39-acre lots from a 36.88-acre parcel, and rezoning the two smallest lots from AG-A to AG-B.
The property under consideration is located on the south side of 208th Street, north of SW King Road, east of Highway F, Trimble, Mo. (Section 25, Township 54N, Range 33W). The Andersons are wanting this minor subdivide so their sons can build homes on the those two lots. There was no indication of intent to build on or sell the larger of the three lots.
There were nine letters sent to surrounding property owners again, with two attending. One was in favor of the request, and the other wanted more information. This hearing lasted just under 15 minutes and since all criteria for approval of this request had been met, the board approved it by a vote of 7-0.
The remainder of the meeting’s agenda centered around the verbiage of subdivide and subdivision, and how the board would like the administrative office to handle these. Zoning Administrator Tricia Knight informed the board she had contacted both Clay and Buchanan Counties to get information on how they made these distinctions and shared this information with the board. The issue around the plats and surveys has to do with the costs associated with each and when a plat or survey is needed.
The next zoning hearings will be held the first Thursday of each month as the need arises, and are dependent upon requests and timing to advertise, and for signage to be put in place to meet legal requirements.
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