Planning and Zoning Board Meeting
February 17, 2022 at 5:45 PM
Zoom Meeting Application was Utilized for the Meeting
City Hall Commission Chambers
516 8th Avenue West
Palmetto, FL 34221
Planning and Zoning Board Members Present
Randy Iaboni, Chairman
Planning and Zoning Board Members Absent
William Price, III
Kera Hill, Development Services Supervisor
Marisa Powers, City Attorney
Penny Johnston, Executive Assistant
Chairman Randy Iaboni called the meeting to order at 5:46 p.m. Mr. Iaboni stated there was no one in the room and no one on Zoom so he omitted the moment of silence, the Pledge of Allegiance, and opening comments by Chair. Roll call revealed all Board members were in attendance except William Price III.
1. PLANNING & ZONING BOARD AGENDA APPROVAL
MOTION: Mr. Moore moved, Mr. Marchese seconded, and the motion carried 4-0 to approve the February 17, 2022 Agenda as written.
2. APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
MOTION: Mr. Marchese moved, Mr. Moore seconded, and the motion carried 4-0 to approve the January 20, 2022 Minutes.
3. ORDINANCE 2021-16
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PALMETTO, FLORIDA AMENDING APPENDIX B, ARTICLE IV, SECTION 4.3, FOOTNOTE 8 OF THE CITY’S CODE OF ORDINANCES, PERTAINING TO SCHEDULE OF AREA, HEIGHT AND PLACEMENT REGULATIONS OF SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DETACHED UNITS WITHIN THE RM-5 AND RM-6 ZONING DISTRICTS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Ms. Hill, Development Services Supervisor, reviewed the item with the intent to revise RM-5, RM-6 and RS4 guidelines. The City Commission decided to revise the footnote, to delete everything but the first sentence, and take out the specific date that changes must occur. Mr. Moore recused himself from the vote.
MOTION: Mr. Marchese moved, Mrs. Roberts seconded, and the motion carried 3-0 to recommend approval of Ordinance No. 2021-16 to the City Commission.
4. Election of 2022 Officers for Planning and Zoning Board
Mrs. Roberts moved to nominate Mr. William Price to be the Chair, Mr. Marchese seconded the motion. Mr. Moore suggested the discussion and decision should be tabled until the next meeting when Mr. Price is present, to find if he actually wants to be Chair.
MOTION: Mrs. Roberts moved, Mr. Moore seconded, and the motion carried 4-0 to table the item to March 17, 2022 to elect someone for Chair of the Planning and Zoning Board.
The Board unanimously agreed to table the election of Vice Chair of the Planning and Zoning Board to March 17, 2022.
5. NEW BUSINESS
6. OLD BUSINESS
Jon Moore inquired about the status of the vote regarding FEMA flood maps and the major change of LIMWA lines. Mrs. Hill said the flood plain item passed with the City Commission, to bring the City into compliance with FEMA and the Florida Building Code. Mr. Marchese opined the change in flood zones will negatively impact the retail value of their homes, the ability to make any modifications, and their insurance rates. He feels the City has to aggressively educate the residents. Mrs. Hill stated the City and County are both doing public outreach. Mr. Moore restated the undefined LIMWA line will greatly affect our community. The major cost to individuals and infrastructure will be substantial, and it will be truly unfortunate if folks are unaware. Mr. Marchese opined the change in flood zones will be huge. Their retail value, their ability to make any modifications, their insurance will be greatly impacted. City Attorney Mrs. Powers stated the property owners would have the right to challenge the decision.
Mrs. Roberts requested, in future meetings, to continue to include the moment of silence and Pledge of Allegiance. Chairman Iaboni agreed.
Mr. Iaboni adjourned the meeting at 6:02 p.m
The Planning and Zoning Advisory Board approved the February 17, 2022 meeting minutes on May 19, 2022.