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Minutes
Thursday, August 27, 2015

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission was called to order at 5:30 PM in the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:
 
Commissioners Present
David McFadden, Chair
Patrick Miranda, Vice Chair
Tim D’Alessandro
David Culbertson
Norman Fincher
Joe Foley
Bill Mansfield
Jared Pulver
 
Commissioner Absent  
Mark McKechnie, Excused Absence
 
Staff Present
Kelly Akin, Principal Planner
Kevin McConnell, Deputy City Attorney
Alex Georgevitch, City Engineer
Greg Kleinberg, Fire Marshal
Terri Rozzana, Recording Secretary
Desmond McGeough, Planner II
 
10.          Roll Call
 
20.          Consent Calendar/Written Communications.
20.1 LDP-15-080 Final Order of a request for a land partition to create two parcels from a 4.74 acre lot located at 2000 Crater Lake Avenue, on the east side of Crater Lake Avenue, between Roberts Road and Brookhurst Street, within the MFR-20 (Multiple-Family Residential – 20 dwelling units per gross acre) zoning district. (Terry Buntin Et. Al., Applicant; Richard Stevens & Associates, Agent)
 
20.2 LDS-15-039 / CUP-15-089 / E-15-090 Final Orders of a request for a proposed tentative plat for a 29-lot residential subdivision, with a conditional use permit for a riparian street crossing and drainage facilities, and an exception to the hillside ordinance, right-of-way width, and lot depth on a 5.69 acre parcel at the eastern terminus of Nobility Drive, approximately 660 feet east of Kings Highway. (VP & Trading, LLC, Applicant; Steven Swartsley, Agent)
 
Motion: Adopt the consent calendar.
 
Moved by: Commissioner Foley                                                Seconded by: Commissioner D’Alessandro
 
Voice Vote: Motion passed, 8–0.
 
30.         Minutes
30.1.      The minutes for August 13, 2015, were approved as submitted.
 
40.          Oral and Written Requests and Communications. None.
 
Kevin McConnell, Deputy City Attorney, read the Quasi-Judicial Statement.
 
50.          Public Hearings—New business
50.1 ZC-15-085 Consideration of a request for a change of zone from SFR-6 (Single-Family Residential, 6 dwelling units per gross acre) to SFR-10 (Single-Family Residential, 10 dwelling units per gross acre) on three parcels, consisting of an approximately 5.31 total gross acre, generally located north of Diamond Street, east of Lillian Street and approximately 390 feet south of Garfield Street.  (Dennis Sullivan, Applicant; Scott Sinner Consulting, Inc., Agent)
 
Chair McFadden inquired whether any Commissioners have a conflict of interest or ex parte communication they would like to disclose. Commissioner Pulver disclosed that either his father or mother is a partner with Mr. Sullivan on an unrelated property on Barnett Road.  It will not affect his ability to be impartial.
 
Chair McFadden inquired whether anyone in attendance wishes to question the Commission as to conflicts of interest or ex-parte contacts. None were disclosed.
 
Desmond McGeough, Planner II, read the zone change criteria and gave a staff report.
 
The public hearing opened.
 
a. Scott Sinner, Scott Sinner Consulting, Inc., 4401 San Juan Drive, Medford, Oregon, 97504.  Mr. Sinner stated that he is the agent for the applicant, Dennis Sullivan that is in the audience this evening.  Mr. Sinner reported that they agree completely with staff.  They believe all the approval criteria have been met.  This application is consistent with the Transportation System Plan.  It has all the locational criteria that are required.  All facilities are in adequate capacity or can be made to be adequate capacity with future development.
    
The public hearing was closed.
 
Motion: The Planning Commission adopts the findings as recommended by staff and directs staff to prepare a Final Order for approval of ZC-15-085 per the staff report dated August 20, 2015, including Exhibits A through L.
 
Moved by: Commissioner D’Alessandro                                                Seconded by: Commissioner Foley
 
Roll Call Vote: Motion passed, 8–0.
 
50.2 LDS-15-091 Consideration of a request for tentative plat approval of an 18-lot residential subdivision located on 4.54 gross acres within a SFR-4 Zone District. The subject site is located to the east and to the south of the existing terminus of Cadet Drive, approximately 150 feet east of the Cadet Drive intersection with Admiral Way. (Van Wey Homes, LLC., Applicant; Farber Surveying, Agent)
 
Chair McFadden inquired whether any Commissioners have a conflict of interest or ex parte communication they would like to disclose. None were disclosed.
 
Chair McFadden inquired whether anyone in attendance wishes to question the Commission as to conflicts of interest or ex-parte contacts. None were disclosed.
 
Desmond McGeough, Planner II, read the land division criteria and gave a staff report.
 
The public hearing was opened.
 
a. Herb Farber, Farber Surveying, 431 Oak Street, Central Point, Oregon, 97502.  Mr. Farber stated that he is the agent for Van Wey Homes, LLC.  They have thoroughly reviewed the staff report and have been meeting with the City and they are in full agreement with the staff report.  They believe they have met all the applicable criteria relevant to this application.
   
The public hearing was closed.
 
Motion: The Planning Commission adopts the findings as recommended by staff and directs staff to prepare a Final Order for approval of LDS-15-091 per the staff report dated August 20, 2015, including Exhibits A through L.
 
Moved by: Commissioner Miranda                                          Seconded by: Commissioner D’Alessandro
 
Roll Call Vote: Motion passed, 8–0.
 
60.  Reports
60.1            Site Plan and Architectural Commission. None.
 
60.2        Report of the Joint Transportation Subcommittee. None.
 
60.3        Planning Department
Kelly Akin, Principal Planner, reported that the Planning Commission has a study session scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2015.  They will be discussing housekeeping text amendments.
 
There is business scheduled for the Planning Commission through October.
 
Last week the City Council approved the alley vacation that the Planning Commission heard earlier.  They also completed the public hearings on the Urban Growth Boundary expansion.  They closed the public hearing and left the record open.  It is scheduled for City Council again on Thursday, September 17, 2015.  They intend to make a decision in November of 2015.  From there it will go to the County for staff review, then to the County Planning Commission and then to the County Board of Commissioners.  After that it goes to the State.
 
The City Council will hear the portable storage container amendment that the Planning Commission heard at their last meeting.
 
This will be the last meeting for the Planning Commission in the Jackson County Courthouse Auditorium.
 
The next meeting will be back in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, September 10, 2015.  Ms. Akin expressed gratitude to the County for the use of their facilities for the last two meetings.
     
60.          Messages and Papers from the Chair. None.
 
70.          Remarks from the City Attorney. None.
 
80.          Propositions and Remarks from the Commission. None.
 
90.          Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 6:01 p.m. The proceedings of this meeting were digitally recorded and are filed in the City Recorder’s office.
Submitted by:
 
Terri L. Rozzana                                                                
Recording Secretary
 
David McFadden
Planning Commission Chair
                                                                               
Approved: September 10, 2015
 

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