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Planning Commission Minutes
Thursday, February 26, 2015
The regular meeting of the Medford Planning Commission was called to order at 5:32 p.m. in the Council Chambers on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:
David McFadden, Chair
Patrick Miranda, Vice Chair
Mark McKechnie, Excused Absence
Jim Huber, Planning Director
Kelly Akin, Principal Planner
Kevin McConnell, Deputy City Attorney
Terri L. Rozzana, Recording Secretary
Alex Georgevitch, Acting City Engineer
10. Roll Call
10.1 Appoint two Commissioners to the Joint Transportation Subcommittee
Chair McFadden appointed Commissioner Schwimmer and Commissioner Fincher to the Joint Transportation Subcommittee for 2015.
20. Consent Calendar/Written Communications.
20.1 PUD-14-074/LDS-14-091/ZC-14-103 Final Orders for requests for a Planned Unit Development consisting of a Preliminary PUD Plan for Rockland Place and Tentative Plat for a 31 lot single family subdivision and a zone change from County RR-5 (Rural Residential – 5 acre minimum lot size) to SFR-10 (Single Family Residential – 10 units per gross acre) on two parcels totaling 4.61 acres located on the south side of Harbrooke Road, approximately 385 feet east of North Phoenix Road, within an SFR-10/S-E (Single Family Residential – 10 units per gross acre / Southeast Overlay) zoning district. The zone change pertains only to 371W34 Tax Lot 1600. (Richard & Leslie Lovett Trust, Applicant; Richard Stevens and Associates, Agent).
20.2 PUD-14-116/LDS-14-117 Final Orders for a Preliminary Planned Unit Development Plan, including proposed modifications to Land Development Code standards pertaining to specific lots including: 1) modification of minimum lot area, width, depth, coverage, and frontage standards, and 2) implementation of private streets to be utilized as shared driveway easements; and consideration of a tentative subdivision plat to create 41 residential lots and two common area lots on an 8.16 gross acres located on the east side of Thomas Road, approximately 800 feet north of Sunset Drive, within the SFR-6 (Single Family Residential, 6 dwelling units per gross acre) zone district. (Stella Real Estate Investments, LLC, Applicant; CSA Planning, Ltd., Agent).
Motion: Adopt the consent calendar.
Moved by: Vice Chair Miranda Seconded by: Commissioner D’Alessandro
Voice Vote: Motion passed, 8-0.
30.1 Chair McFadden reported that the minutes for February 12, 2015, will be submitted at the March 12, 2015, Planning Commission meeting.
40. Oral and Written Requests and Communications. None.
50. Public Hearing.
50.1 Update Planning Commission Rules of Order.
Kelly Akin, Principal Planner, stated that there were a few minor corrections to the Rules of Order. Last year the City Council dissolved the Citizens Planning Advisory Committee so the Rules of Order needed to be updated.
Motion: Adopt the updated Planning Commission Rules of Order.
Moved by: Commissioner Mansfield Seconded by: Commissioner Fincher
Roll Call Vote: Motion passed, 8-0.
60. Report of the Site Plan and Architectural Commission.
60.1 Commissioner Schwimmer reported that the Site Plan and Architectural Commission did not meet on Friday, February 20, 2015, due to no business.
70. Report of the Joint Transportation Subcommittee. None.
80. Report of the Planning Department.
80.1 Kelly Akin, Principal Planner, reported that the Site Plan and Architectural Commission will meet on Friday, March 6, 2015. There is no date for the next meeting of the Joint Transportation Subcommittee.
The next Planning Commission study session is scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2015. The discussion will be on the urban growth boundary expansion. It is scheduled for the Planning Commission public hearing on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Also, scheduled is a proposed text amendment that can be pushed to another study session. The urban growth boundary discussion is important for staff to answer questions the Commissioners may have.
The Planning Commission has business scheduled through April.
Next week the City Council will hear a contract for a wetland analysis that is for the expansion areas in the urban growth boundary.
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, City Council will hear the text amendment that the Planning Commission considered at their last meeting; the site plan and conditional use permit revision.
Annually the City Council and Planning Commission have a joint study session. Staff encourages the Commission to start thinking about what they might like to discuss with the City Council.
90. Messages and Papers from Chair of Planning Commission. None.
100. Remarks from the City Attorney. None.
110. Propositions and Remarks from the Commission. None.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:41 p.m. The proceedings of this meeting were digitally recorded and are filed in the City Recorder's office.
Terri L. Rozzana
Planning Commission Chair
Approved: March 12, 2015