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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

FEBRUARY 23, 2010


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Perry called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. City Recorder Quinlan administered the oath of office to Penny Russell, who then took her place at the table. Chair Perry and Commissioners Woodruff, Smolen, Power, Maré and Russell answered the roll. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
3. COMMISSION COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Commissioner Maré noted the grant for the Woodland Corridor grant application had been submitted, and added that at the State Trails Advisory Council meeting last week an urban trails program was unveiled, specifically to create trails for connectivity. This would be a new source of funding, and he felt that the Woodland Corridor project would be a prime candidate. This program is funded by the Department of Transportation.
4. MINUTES: The Commission considered the minutes from the October 27, 2009 meeting. Commissioner Smolen moved to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Power seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote. Commissioner Smolen noted that the Alsea Trading Post is cleaning up due to code enforcement.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
6. PUBLIC HEARINGS: None.
7. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
  A. Planning Report: Commissioner Smolen asked if the underlying zoning on the lot consolidation for 13-11-19AB Tax Lot 700 remained R1/R3. The answer was affirmative. Discussion ensued regarding the Urban Growth Boundary, the Transportation Growth Management Grant application, and connectivity issues between upper and lower Waldport. Staff noted that in regard to the UGB, the previous amendment which had been done for the proposed Naples project had been reversed by a decision of the Council.
  B. Potential Development Code Amendments: The Commission reviewed the list of proposed amendments. Commissioner Woodruff suggested that under the amendment regarding the design of hammerhead turnarounds, the language should read "as determined by the Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue District and in consultation with the Public Works Director." Following discussion, consensus of the Commission was to proceed with all of the amendments, starting with Section XI, Public Facilities and Services.
  C. Draft Tower Facilities Regulations: The Commission determined that the first issue was to clearly identify the types of towers and what the term "tower" means. As for height, it was suggested that the tower height should not exceed the height necessary for functionality, with a maximum not-to-exceed height to be further discussed. Commissioner Smolen suggested setting a standard setback of 1500 feet from any facility where children were present. Commissioner Russell suggested the City might look at erecting a City-owned tower facility which would allow for multiple users and generate revenue. Discussion ensued regarding the other possible regulations. The Commission felt that, of the four ideas proposed, only the verification/determination of actual need for the facility was important. Commissioner Maré noted that there are some new energy-producing fixtures now available that might need to be addressed in the general exceptions to building height limitation, and distributed a flyer which had been included in a recent Central Lincoln PUD mailout.
  D. Other Issues: None.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 3:55 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 25th day of March, 2010.
SIGNED by the Chair this 25th day of March, 2010.
Dave Perry, Commission Chair