The Planning Commission of the City of Rainbow City, Alabama met in a regular session at 4:00 P.M. and upon roll call the following members were present:
Thomas Moon, Chairman Wes Ellis, Vice Chairman
Terry John Calhoun, Mayor Sam Wilson
Larry Keenum, Council Member Bryan Stone
Wiley McLain, Building Official Laura Lloyd, City Attorney
Mark Stephens, City Engineer Greg Payne, Street Supervisor
Eddie Perman, City Engineer
- Upon roll call, Chairman Thomas Moon declared a quorum was present and the
following business was transacted.
- The minutes from the August 25, 2009 were presented. Mona Wallace made a
motion to suspend the reading of the minutes and approve the minutes as
presented. Elbert Tarvin seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
- A public hearing was announced for Asahi Japanese Sushi Bar, Tsuey (Tracy)
Fang owner, who is seeking re-zoning of Suite 201-C of Rainbow Plaza from
Highway Commercial to Highway Commercial – RL. The RL rezoning will allow
the owner to sell alcoholic beverages in the restaurant. This zoning also means
that 60% of their income will be from food. The Building Department received a
letter from the Rainbow Plaza Associates LTD, granting Mrs. Fang permission to
represent the Plaza in this request. After discussion, Elbert Tarvin moved the
Planning Commission recommend to the City Council to rezone 3225 Rainbow
Drive, Suite 201-C to HC-RL. Larry Harris seconded the motion. Motion carried
- The Building Department presented the following request to the Planning
- Not allow churches in the Highway Commercial Zoning District;
- Change Section 107, paragraph (c) concerning security lighting;
- Redefine dust free surface for mini warehouse construction.
After discussion, the Planning Commission asked that the Building Dept. to
contact East Alabama Planning concerning churches in the HC Zoning, ask Larry
Harris to work with Wiley about the security lighting using spec’s from the City of
Huntsville’s Ordinance, and for the Building Dept. to come up with a definition for
dust free surface according to FEMA Regulations. Planning took no other action
today. Another public hearing for these request will be addressed at the next
- There being no other business to come before The Planning Commission, Larry
Harris moved to adjourn.