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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES

MAY 2016


1. CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL: Chair Woodruff called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. Chair Woodruff and Commissioners Peterson, Stole, Andrew, Barham and Yorks answered the roll. Commissioner Quayle was excused. A quorum was present.
2. MINUTES: The Commission considered the minutes from the April 25, 2016 meeting. Commissioner Andrew moved to approve the minutes as presented. Commissioner Barham seconded and the motion carried unanimously.
3. CITIZEN COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: None.
4. CORRESPONDENCE: None.
5. PUBLIC HEARING - Proposed Amendments to Waldport Development Code Section 16.32 Retail Commercial Zone C-2: City Planner Lewis reviewed the staff report, noting that a notice of public hearing had been mailed to all property owners in the C-2 zone. Commissioner Barham asked if the conditions included would be more appropriate if contained in the conditional uses section of the chapter. Dennis Meredith noted that it would be better to know conditions ahead of time rather than having to react to a problem later on. Commissioner Barham stated that his preference would be to leave the old language in the outright uses, and add the proposed language under conditional uses. Commissioner Andrew asked about the removal of storage and Mr. Lewis responded that leaving it in meant that someone could do storage only, which was not something the City necessarily wished to see as a use in a C-2 zone, it was more of an industrial use, and there is zoning for that up on the hill. Senitila McKinley expressed appreciation for the notification letter and wondered about the purpose for changing the language. Mr. Lewis responded that there was not a specific request or a particular property, but that three had been a handful of inquiries regarding the old public works shop, and one of the proposed uses that seemed to be popular was a brewery, which would not be allowed under the current code language. The other issue was that there were currently some businesses that were or could be engaged in manufacturing goods that were not necessarily food or beverages, such as clothing or craft items, and there was currently no mechanism in place in the C-2 zone for fabricating, outside of food or beverages. Following further discussion, Commissioner Woodruff moved to amend the outright permitted use to read as follows: "Processing, packing or storage of food or beverage, excluding those products involving rendering of fats or oils, or slaughtering." Commissioner Stole seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. Commissioner Barham then moved to include a new conditional use to read as follows: "Processing or packing; provided that the use does not create a public nuisance or an unreasonable hazard to health or property because of excessive noise, smoke, odor or dust, or because it constitutes a fire, explosion or other physical hazard." Commissioner Peterson seconded, and the motion carried unanimously. It was noted that the previous amendment to the C-1 outright permitted uses would allow for non-food or beverage manufacturing uses to be permitted outright in the C-2 zone as well.
6. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS: The Board reviewed the Planning Report. There were no comments, nor any additional discussion/action items.
7. COMMISSION COMMENTS AND CONCERNS: Chair Woodruff wondered about the election of positions. Consensus of the Commission was that this would be done at the beginning of the year.
8. ADJOURNMENT: At 2:47 p.m., there being no further business to come before the Commission, the meeting was adjourned.
Respectfully submitted,
Reda Q. Eckerman, City Recorder
APPROVED by the Planning Commission this 31st day of October, 2016.
SIGNED by the Chair this 31st day of October, 2016.
Ray Woodruff, Chair


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