Planning & Zoning

On October 26, 2021, the Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission held a Public Hearing for a request to rezone from Residential to Commercial at 6:00 P.M.

President of the P&Z opened the Public Hearing.

Roll Call of commission: Keith Laudert present, Diana King present and Jose Loughmiller present.

Secretary Lu Ann Swainston present.

Agenda: Keith Laudert made the motion to approve the public hearing agenda, 2nd by Diana King. Motion Carried.

Rezone of Block 26 Lots 1-3 from residential to commercial to place 2—30’ X 130’ storage units on the property. 26 storage units will be placed in each storage unit. The storage units would be 10’ X 15’each. Access would be off of 2nd street.

Attendees: Alex Sutter, Nathan Fuchs, Thelma Martz, Donna Vejmola and Tom Naylor were in attendance.

Discussion was opened up for the attendees.

Thelma Martz owns the property to the east of the proposed rezone. She is concerned of all the activity that would take place all through the night and day. The irrigation ditches to the east of the property are they going to be able to irrigate. Lighting was another factor.

Donna Vejmola, Thelma Martz sister who rents from her addressed the noise and activity at all hours of the day and night. The clutter that could be left outside the storage units by the renters if and when they would leave. Security, lighting also the irrigation ditch would she be able to get water was another issue for her.

The P&Z received a letter from Justin and Jackie Matheney who borders the property to the east as well. Their concerns are the safety of the neighborhood and want their children to be in a safe environment. More traffic in the area, crime, undesirables in the area all day and night, the decrease in value to their property.

After no further discussion with the patrons, Jose Loughmiller closed the public hearing.

Regular meeting of the Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order by President Jose Loughmiller.

Alex Sutter addressed the commission and patrons.

He stated their will be one (1) entrance to the property that would be off of 2nd Street. The property would be lights installed, fenced, his concern if he makes it gated it would restrict the renters for access. He was not opposed to installing a privacy fence at the property line to the east. He feels the property in the area would increase in value and that the area would be a safe environment.

Mayor Tom Naylor addressed the commission stating that storage units will not be that busy after the initial renting and placing items in the units, and generally quite. He also thinks that the property will look better than what it did before the trees were removed and the house removal.

After no further discussion the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended to the city council approval of the rezone. The motion was made by Keith Laudert, 2nd by Diana King.

Roll Call vote: Keith Laudert approves, Diana King approves, Jose Loughmiller approve. Motion Carried.

After no further discussion Keith Laudert made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:45 P.M., 2nd by Diana King. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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President Jose Loughmiller Secretary Lu Ann Swainston


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The Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission held their regular monthly meeting on October 6, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

President Jose Loughmiller called the meeting to order.

Roll Call: Commission member Keith Laudert present, Jose Loughmiller present.

Guest was Alex Sutter

Secretary Lu Ann Swainston present.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OPENED BY JOSE LOUGHMILLER

The Planning and Zoning Commission held their public hearing to hear comment on the updated Comprehensive Plan that needs to be updated every 5 years. The P&Z Commission received no comment on the plan.

THE Public Hearing was closed by Jose Loughmiller.

ACTION ITEMS:

Jose Loughmiller opened the regular meeting.

Present: Keith Laudert and Jose Loughmiller.

Agenda: Keith Laudert made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Minutes from previous meeting: Keith Laudert made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting with no additions or changes, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Alex Sutter met with the P&Z Commission. He has purchased the Mike Saul property Block 26 Lots 1-3 and 10-12. He is asking for a rezone of Lots 1-3 from residential to commercial to be allowed to place storage units of those 3 lots. He would like to build (2) 130’ X 30’ storage units each unit would be 10’ X 15’ total of 26 units. Access would be off of 2nd street. A public hearing would have to be held everyone within 300 ‘would be notified of the hearing to oppose or agree with the units. Jose told Alex he would need to present engineered plans by PDF form to be able to send to the State of Building Safety for the building permit.

Keith Laudert made the motion to recommendation to the city council to hold a public hearing, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

The Planning and Zoning Commission tentatively will hold the public hearing October 18, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. if we can make the publish time frame. The City Council can approve or disapprove the date and time at their regular city council meeting October 11, 2021.

Comprehensive Plan: Keith Laudert made the motion to recommend to the City Council approval of the updates to the plan, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

The Source Water Protection Plan was tabled until the commission can speak with Adriana Hummer from Idaho Rural Water Association to see how to make changes to the plan. Motion was made by Jose Loughmiller, 2nd by Keith Laudert. Motion Carried.

Keith Laudert made the motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30 P.M., 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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President Jose Loughmiller Lu Ann Swainston Secretary


On September 1, 2021, the Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission held their regular meeting at 6:00 P.M.

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Jose Loughmiller.

Roll Call: Commission member Keith Laudert present, Jose Loughmiller present.

Secretary Lu Ann Swainston present.

ACTION ITEMS:

Agenda: Keith Laudert made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Minutes: Kieth Laudert made the motion to approve the minutes from the previous meeting, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

New Business:

Building Permit: Asbaldo Castro for Building Permit No. 2 for a single family dwelling was approved from the State Building and Safety. Keith Laudert made the motion to recommend to the city council approval of the permit, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Update Comprehensive Plan: Every 5 years the comprehensive plan must be updated. The P&Z Commission made the necessary changes to the plan. Keith Laudert made the motion to forward the changes and recommend to the city council to hold a public hearing for comments from the public if any, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Mobile Home Set Up Ordinance: Discussion was held on the wording of the set up fee and what to add to the ordinance so that a licenses contractor must set up the mobile home either in a trailer park or owner’s property. Jose Loughmiller made the motion to table the decision of the ordinance until the city council can address the wording of the ordinance, 2nd by Keith Laudert. Motion Carried.

It was suggested that whenever someone comes into apply for a mobile home building permit that a copy of the ordinance accompany the permit to explain the steps that need to be taken care of.

After no further business Keith Laudert made the motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Jose Loughmiller. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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President Jose Loughmiller Secretary Lu Ann Swainston


On August 4, 2021, the Richfield Planning and Zoning Commission held their meeting at 6:00 P.M.

Meeting was called to order by President Jose Loughmiller.

Roll Call: Keith Laudert present, Diana King present and Jose Loughmiller present.

Secretary Lu Ann Swainston present.

Agenda: Keith Laudert made the motion to approve the agenda as posted, 2nd by Diana King.

Minutes May minutes were not available for approval tabled until next month.

Building Permit: Remodel for Osbaldo Castro. The State of Idaho approved the remodel permit. Keith Laudert made the motion to send to the city council for approval of the permit for at 183 E. Owyhee Avenue in the Underwood Division, 2nd by Diana King. Motion Carried.

The City has submitted another single family dwelling with attached garage for Osbaldo Castro in the Underwood Addition at 307 S. 2nd Street. Water & Sewer Hookup of $3,000.00 will have to be paid before permit is issued. Keith Laudert made the motion to forward the permit to the city council with a recommendation of approval, 2nd by Diana King. Motion Carried.

The State Building Inspector Jeff Harris signed the Occupancy Permit for J.R. Brown on his addition with a 90 extension to complete the project. Keith Laudert made the motion to recommend to the city council approval of the extension, 2nd by Diana King. Motion Carried.

Items to put on the agenda for next months meeting:

  1. Update comprehensive plan

  2. Make changes to the Source Water Plan Ordinance. Contact Idaho Rural Water Association for help.

  3. New regulations from the State of Idaho on who can set manufactured homes; they must be a licensed contractor.

At 6:30 P.M., the meeting was adjourned by Keith Laudert and Diana King. Motion Carried.

Meeting Adjourned

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President Jose Loughmiller Secretary Lu Ann Swainston