MAYFLOWER PLANNING COMMISSION
The regular meeting of the Mayflower Planning Commission was held, in person, Tuesday, December 14th at the Mayflower City Center. The following members, being a quorum, were present and acting: Jana Green-Fornash, Danny Hester, James Oliver, Angela Patterson, Chad Patterson, Sammy Reynolds, and Stephen Smedley. Delbert Dawson and Cliff Wekkin were absent.
Approval and/or Changes to Minutes: Minutes from the October 12th and November 9th meetings were approved on a motion made by Commissioner Oliver and seconded by Commissioner C Patterson.
Public Comments: Josh Woods, Flood Plain and Stormwater Manager, expressed concern that the City would incur major expense if the newly proposed areas of annexation were to meet the minimum elevation or stormwater drainage guidelines set forth by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) because 45-60% is either designated floodplains or would have to be under stormwater management. Furthermore, Mayflower must ensure that new development does not cause increased flooding elsewhere.
While on speakerphone, City Attorney Dustin Chapman stated that a survey of the land still needs to be completed. After much discussion, and since the second reading of Ordinance 2021-02 was read during the regular City Council meeting on November 23rd of this year, the original zone for annexation will be recommended as the final one.
1. A motion to approve the 2022 calendar of meeting passed by unanimous vote motion made by Commissioner C Patterson and seconded by Commissioner Hester.
2. a. A motion to elect Sammy Reynolds as Vice-Chairman passed by unanimous vote motion made by Commissioner C Patterson and seconded by Commissioner Hester. After the meeting, Commissioner Reynolds stated that he did not wish to hold the position due to medical issues; Commissioner C Patterson agreed to continue in this capacity. Commissioners in attendance were later polled by phone to a accept/refuse the change. All agreed that Commissioner C Patterson will continue as Vice-Chairman.
b. A motion to elect Angela Patterson to continue as Secretary passed by unanimous vote motion made by Commissioner C Patterson and seconded by Commissioner Hester.
3. Josh Woods, Building Inspector, was able to clarify why the need to define “temporary” was unnecessary according to our code enforcement ordinance. No action was taken.
Unfinished Business: None
New Business: None
Announcements: Chairman Green-Fornash announced January 11, 2022 as the next regular meeting date.
Adjournment: There being no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned by unanimous vote on a motion made by Commissioner C Patterson and seconded by Commissioner Hester.