SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:08 p.m. Chair Woodruff and Commissioners Egan, Gordon, Hafner, and Yorks answered the roll. Commissioner Andrew arrived at 2:12 p.m. Commissioner Peterson was absent. A quorum was present.
2. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
3. COMMISSION COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. MINUTES: The Commission considered the minutes from the August 25, 2014 Meeting. Commissioner Hafner moved to approve the minutes as written. Commissioner Yorks seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
5. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
6. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:
A. Work Session - Sign Ordinance Amendments: A recap of the sign amendment process was discussed, including the purpose for the amendments and the public meeting that had been held in October of 2013. The Commission discussed the different types of signs, i.e. A-frame, banners, reader boards, building signs, and free-standing signs. Key points included the following:
The City needs to coordinate with the Oregon Dept. of Transportation (ODOT) to ensure the City's sign regulations are consistent with ODOT regulations. This includes verifying the City's jurisdiction over sidewalks along Hwy 101 through downtown and whether ODOT will allow any signs, e.g. A-frame signs, to be placed within the Hwy 34 and Hwy 101 right-of-way.
Amendments need to include standards for the different types of signs, i.e. number of signs allowed, size, location, etc.
A-frame signs should be limited to one per property frontage versus one per business frontage because some businesses do not front along a street.
Reader boards (moving/flashing) signs should be limited to community events/news by governmental or institutional entities.
There should be a maximum aggregate square footage of signs allowed on a building, e.g. 20%. Building signs include roof signs, wall signs, projecting/hanging signs, and window signs.
Roof signs should be limited to a height of 16 feet from the grade of the adjacent street or the peak of the roof, whichever is less restrictive.
Free-standing pole signs should be restricted. Monument signs not exceed 8 feet in height should be allowed.
Based on the discussion, city staff will prepare additional materials and draft a revised Waldport Development Code Chapter 16.76 Signs. Once the Commission reaches consensus on a draft document the Public Hearing process will begin, i.e. DLCD notice, property owner notice, Planning Commission public hearing, and City Council public hearing.
B. Planning Report: Building permit and land use activity for June 14, 2014 through September 30, 2014 and recent grant Oregon Parks & Recreation grant applications were reviewed.
7. ADJOURNMENT: At 4:12 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Commission, Andrew moved to adjourn. Commissioner Hafner seconded, and the motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.
Reda Q. Eckerman, City Recorder
APPROVED by the Planning Commission this 13th day of October, 2014.
SIGNED by the Chair this 13th day of October, 2014.
Ray Woodruff, Chair