June 8, 2012 Planning Commission Agenda

The Planning Commission will meet Friday June 8 at 6:30 pm in the Commissioners' Room to discuss  the following items:


  • Public Hearing of Partitioning  for the property located at 21 Queen Street, Lot Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4, Block 33, into two (2) lots with the westerly portion of Lot Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 becoming one (1) lot of 5,005 square feet and the easterly portion of Lot Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 becoming one (1) lot of 5,005 square feet. The Partitioning has been requested by James Fuqua, Jr., Esq. of the law firm Fuqua, Yori and Willard P.A. on behalf of CFRE Holdings I, LLC, owner of the property.
  • Update on status of the appeal of the 2 St. Lawrence Street partitioning.
  • Status report concerning the transmittal to the Mayor and Commissioners of the two draft amendments to the City Code approved by the Planning Commission at its May Regular Meeting. The first is to better protect the City regarding the requisite bonding for major subdivisions. The second is a technical amendment to the definition of lots in regard to merged lots and their partitioning.
  •  Continuation of the Commission’s discussions regarding the City’s lakes:

                        The Board of Commissioners has tasked the Planning Commission to seek public input, conduct research and otherwise undertake necessary studies in order to  develop proposed ordinances to amend the City’s Code relative to (1) establishing buffer areas around the City’s lakes and (2) for site plan review of future construction along the lakes. Of particular note is the requirement that the nterests of property owners to appropriately use their property should be balanced with the interests of other citizens.

  • Update and discussion of new information and data developed since the Commission’s May 12, 2012 Workshop Meeting that dealt solely with the City lakes

                        Discussion with the Building Inspector regarding what is or is not currently allowed by the City regarding lake shoreline structures and environmental related    issues.

                        Continuation of discussions about possible recommendations and suggestions to    be included in a draft report and identify remaining questions and/or data needs.

                        Plans for representatives of the Commission to meet with DNREC officials at   their Dover office to get additional input and discuss any remaining questions.

                        Develop timeline and process for public review and comment on draft report  before finalizing and forwarding the report to the Mayor and Commissioners.

  • Building Inspector’s Report
  • City Solicitor’s Report