February 11, 2014

Chairman Delbert Dawson called the Mayflower Planning Commission meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Recorder Jennifer Mawhinney called roll. Commissioners in attendance for the meeting were Charles Pinkett, David Binz, James Oliver, Don Greer, Charles Pinkett, and Ken Tugwell. Commissioner Pat Hinson was not in attendance.  We have a quorum.

Minutes from the January 14, 2014 meeting were presented for approval. Chairman Dawson asked for a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Commissioner Ken Tugwell made the motion, Commissioner Charles Pinkett seconded, and the minutes will stand as approved. Minutes from the January 27, 2014 workshop were presented for approval. Chairman Dawson asked for a motion to accept the minutes as presented. Commissioner James Oliver made the motion, Commissioner David Binz seconded, and the minutes will stand as approved.

Reports were given by Chairman Dawson; Chairman Dawson updated the Commission on the following.

  • ARcare Medical Clinic has done a lot of dirt work to the new location of the building, and is making progress to get the lot ready for the building.
  • Mayor Holland is working with Rich Magee on the lighting and walkway for the Hwy 365 Overlay District.
  • Chris Barker with Volvo Etc. is scheduled to be back in court March 5, 2014 over the ongoing court case.

The Commissioners discussed the route that the Arkansas Highway Department is planning for the new overpass and on the new Conway loop going in at Lawrence Landing.

The Commission received  a newspaper article on the Conway Airport, as requested by Mayor Holland.

Robert Pilkington addressed the Commission about his property, located at 95 North Main, Mayflower,  and the impact the new Arkansas Highway Department Overpass would have on his property value and questioned which route was going to be the intended route for the overpass. Chairman Dawson advised Mr. Pilkington to contact the AHTD to see if they could assist him with answers to his question.

Chairman Dawson announced the dates for the upcoming workshop, to be held on February 24, 2014 and the next regular meeting on March 11, 2014.

Chairman Dawson asked the Commission for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner Ken Tugwell made the motion to adjourn, Commissioner James Oliver seconded the motion, and the Planning Commission meeting will stand adjourned.

January 27, 2014

Chairman Delbert Dawson called the Mayflower Planning Commission meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Recorder Jennifer Mawhinney called roll. Commissioners in attendance for the meeting were Charles Pinkett, David Binz, James Oliver, Don Greer, Pat Hinson, and Charles Pinkett.  Commissioner Ken Tugwell was not in attendance. We  have a quorum.

Chairman Dawson turned the meeting over to Daniel Holland with Metroplan to start his PowerPoint presentation on the survey that was given to the Commissioners in December 2013.  Mr. Holland stated that he had good response on the survey.  Mr. Holland stated in his presentation that 100% of the commissioners agreed that there needs to be a change in the boundaries, with 6 out of 7 of them indicating that they would like to see a distinction on multi-zoning, the set back on lots on Interstate Drive, and Hwy 365 be 25 to 50 feet from the property line.  Mr. Holland also stated that the façade is a major concern of the commissioners. Mr. Holland summarized which recommendations the commissioners liked the most:

  • Parking should be landscaped
  • Screening should be attractive
  • Durable screening preferred
  • Abundant foliage

Mr Holland also outlined the items they would not like to see:

  •  Wood fences less durable
  • ˜ Dumpster enclosures
  • ˜ Code Enforcement
  • ˜ Parking with no landscape
  • ˜ Unsightly
  • ˜ Run-off
  • ˜ Environmental
  •  Hazards

Mr. Holland presented the commissioners with the feedback from the survey on the Town Center. Mr. Holland stated that the City of Mayflower did have the land mass that was needed to develop a Town Center; there were just a few changes that need to be made. Mr. Holland stated that the following changes would help the city in accommodating a Town Center.

  • Larger  setbacks + Low maximum lot coverage = increase land consumption
  • No  on-street parking = Less buildable land
  • Parking lots do not raise revenue
  • More affordable maintenance
  • More sales tax revenue
  • Smaller  setbacks + Higher lot coverage=Density

Commissioners asked Mr. Holland if he could do a new drawing of the Town Center,  located between Satterfield Dr. and Shannon Square Shopping Center,  to show the land mass in that area to determine if the land mass was favorable for a Town Center. Mr. Holland agreed. The Commissioners thanked Mr. Holland for all of his hard work on the survey.

Chairman Dawson announced the dates for the upcoming meetings – February 11, 2014 and February 24, 2014.

Chairman Dawson asked the Commission for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Commissioner David Binz made the motion to adjourn, Commissioner James Oliver seconded the motion, and the Planning Commission meeting will stand adjourned.

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