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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Perry called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Chair Perry and Commissioners Woodruff, Smolen, Power, Maré, and Holland answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: A property owner on the Alsea Highway was present, thinking that the floodzone amendments might affect the legal access of their property. City Planner Lewis explained that this was an issue between the property owner and ODOT.
3. COMMISSION COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Commissioner Smolen expressed concern about a property in the R-3 zone which had a trailer and porta-potty on it, and was apparently conducting business. Mr. Lewis indicated that he would look into the issue.
4. MINUTES: The Commission considered the minutes from the August 25, 2009 meeting. Commissioner Maré noted that the application for Zone Change had been postponed to the October 27 meeting, not the September 22 meeting. With that correction, Commissioner Maré moved to approve the minutes. Commissioner Power seconded , and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
6. PUBLIC HEARING(S):
  A. Proposed Amendments to Waldport Development Code Section 16.68, Flood Hazard Overlay Zone: Chair Perry opened the public hearing. City Planner Lewis noted that all affected property owners had received notice of the hearing. He reviewed his staff report and explained the changes which had been made following the previous review. DLCD had asked to ensure that the language was made specific to the current report of December 18, 2009. The boundaries remain unchanged, and the only time a current property would need to comply with the newer regulations is if an improvement of 50% or more of the property value is done. There were no other comments. Chair Perry closed the public hearing. Commissioner Smolen noted that the term "fill" was referred to, but there was no definition. Chair Perry noted that fill was included under the definition of development. Quality of fill may be important in a hazard zone, but that is addressed when a geotech report is required. Commissioner Power moved to recommend that the the proposed changes, including the amended language City Planner Lewis noted, be adopted and forwarded to the City Council for review and approval. Commissioner Smolen seconded , and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
  B. Proposed Amendments to Waldport Comprehensive Plan Goals & Policies: Chair Perry opened the public hearing. Mr. Lewis reviewed his staff report and noted that since the last meeting there had been some recommended changes which were highlighted in grey in the text. These changes came from revisions made at the last Planning Commission meeting, and also included the City Manager’s comments as well as those from DLCD. Chair Perry closed the public hearing. Commissioner Maré moved to accept the proposed changes and forward the amendments to the City Council for review and approval. Commissioner Holland seconded , and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
  C. Proposed Amendments to Waldport Comprehensive Plan Inventory: Chair Perry opened the public hearing. Mr. Lewis reviewed the proposed changes. Chair Perry closed the public hearing. Commissioner Smolen moved to accept the proposed changes and forward the amendments to the City Council for review and approval. Commissioner Power seconded , and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
  D. Proposed Amendments to the Waldport Transportation System Plan: Chair Perry opened the public hearing. Mr. Lewis reviewed the recommended changes. Chair Perry closed the public hearing. Commissioner Power moved to accept the proposed changes and forward the amendments to the City Council for review and approval. Commissioner Maré seconded , and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
7. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
  A. Planning Report: Mr. Lewis reviewed his written report. There were no comments.
  B. Other Issues: Commissioner Power noted that now that the Norwood realignment is completed, if there is a vehicle larger than a compact parked in the first parking space on Highway 101 on the east side, it is very difficult to see oncoming traffic. Mr. Lewis will speak with the City Manager and Public Works Director about this issue. Commissioner Maré noted that there were also several large potholes in that area which should be attended to, and Mr. Lewis indicated he would mention this in that meeting as well.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:20 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda A. Quinlan, City Recorder
APPROVED by the Planning Commission this 27th day of October, 2009.
SIGNED by the Chair this 27th day of October, 2009
Dave Perry, Commission Chair