Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission last evening approved one request and, in effect, denied another during a couple public hearings.
The commission approved a zoning variance from K and W Ventures LLC to allow for a new storage bin on the K and W Popcorn property at 710 East 24th Street in Trenton. The decision is final so no further action by the city is required.
There was considerable discussion on the request from Tammy Miller to operate a small retail business at her home, 418 East 7th Street in Trenton.
According to information provided by Deputy City Clerk Tracy Mayberry, Nick McHargue, as a voting member of the commission in the absence of councilman Jim Bush, made a motion to approve issuing a conditional use permit and forward the recommendation to the city council. The motion died for lack of a second. Ultimately, Commission Chairman Dave Bengtson announced the request was denied.
As part of the discussion, Ms. Mayberry said the commission felt it needed to follow city regulations which in part allow for home occupations in a residential area but not for retail purposes. The planning and zoning board asked Community Development Director Ralph Boots to assist Tammy and Bill Miller in determining options for a retail business that was described as offering primitives and home dÃ©cor items.
Present besides Mr. and Mrs. Miller, were board members Rich Hattesohl, Mike Johnson, Nick McHargue, and Dave Bengston. Three board members were absent. They were Jean Peace, Bob Gallup, and Jim Bush.