Planning Commission Approves Matrix Changes

NORFOLK - The Norfolk City Planning Commission has voted to update the matrix used to define permitted uses on zoned property.  At Tuesday mornings’ meeting, City Prevention Manager Trent Howard reviewed several housekeeping measures included in the list of matrix changes. He said one change would allow a special designated liquor license in all zoning classifications. He says the issue with the special permits came up during discussions of rezoning for the Off Road Ranch.  Howard says there were several different special designated liquor licenses that are issued, but that there were no categories were included in the matrix that permitted that.  Howard says the changes also created several classes of recycling plants, since recycling of some materials would not create a problem for most business neighbors, but recycling of things like animal manure would likely draw protests.  All actions of the Planning Commission need to be finalized by the City Council before going into effect.