Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 3:30p.m.
Minutes of the REGULAR MEETING of the Planning & Zoning Commission for the Village of Cloudcroft, held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at 3:30 p.m., in the Village Council Chambers, 201 Burro Avenue, Cloudcroft, NM.
P&Z Chair, Tom Blessun, called the meeting to order at 3:30 pm, with the following Commission members present:
- Jim Dowding Nathan Tompkins
- Jini Turri
- P&Z Clerk
- Guests present: Baxter Pattillo
Pledge of Allegiance
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Salute to the Flag of New Mexico
“I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico, the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures.”
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Chair Tom Blessum entertained a motion to approve the agenda for the Regular Meeting of February 2, 2021. Commissioner Nathan Tompkins made a motion to the approve the agenda, Commissioner Jim Dowding seconded the motion and upon vote of Commissioners Tompkins and Dowding all voting “aye”, the motion passed.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chair Tom Blessum entertained a motion to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 5, 2021. Commissioner Nathan Tompkins made a motion to approve the minutes, Commissioner Jim Dowding seconded the motion and upon vote of Commissioners Tompkins and Dowding all voting “aye” the motion passed.
There was not a Code Enforcement report for the month of January, 2021.
The Village Administrator/ P&Z Clerk presented the Permit Report for the month of January, 2021.
DETERMINATION OF SET-BACKS FOR AN ODD-SHAPED LOT – Baxter Pattillo, Alamotero Land Surveyors, made a presentation to the Commission that he had a client interested in buying property at 1106 & 1108 Blanca Vista. Mr. Pattillo presented to the Commission a boundary survey and lot consideration of the property and questioned what the setbacks would be being that the property is an “odd-shaped” lot, triangular in nature.
Section 9-3-3.B of the Village Code, states… “setbacks for all odd-shaped lots will be determined by the Planning & Zoning Commission, in accordance with the most applicable rule”. There was discussion between the Commission members. Chair Blessum, upon his calculations, determined that the depth of the lot would be 70 ½ feet. Based on the setback requirements for R-1 (9-4A-4.A.B.C: 25% of the depth of the lot, would make the front yard set-back 17 ½ feet; the side yard set-back would be 7 ½ feet and 20% of the depth of the lot would make the rear yard set-back 14 feet.
Chair Blessum suggested that Mr. Pattillo present the “determined set-backs” to his client for consideration.
DATE & TIME OF COMMISSION MEETINGS
The P&Z Clerk presented to the Commission whether or not they wished to change the day and time of each month that Commission meetings are held. The suggestion was made in consideration of availability of each member. After discussion, between all, no changes would be made to meeting days and time.
DISCUSSION OF HOW TO PROCEED WITH PROPOSED CHANGES TO ZONING CODES- Chair Blessum presented to the Commission that there were “unfinished projects” pertaining to proposed changes to the zoning codes and asked the Commission how they wished to proceed. After discussion between all, it was suggested that work sessions be held monthly, the third Tuesday of each month, upon availability of the Commission to work on the unfinished projects. The first session will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at 3:30 p.m.
Chair Tom Blessum stated that having reached the end of the Agenda, the Regular Meeting of February 2, 2021, be adjourned at 4:30 pm.