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Planning Commission Agenda and Minutes

Minutes
Thursday, November 09, 2017

The regular meeting of the Planning Commission was called to order at 5:31 PM in the City Hall Council Chambers on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:
 
Commissioners Present
Patrick Miranda, Chair
David McFadden, Vice Chair
David Culbertson
Joe Foley
Mark McKechnie
E.J. McManus
Alex Poythress
 
Commissioners Absent
Jared Pulver, Excused Absence
Bill Mansfield, Unexcused Absence
 
Staff Present
Kelly Akin, Assistant Planning Director
Eric Mitton, Deputy City Attorney
Terri Rozzana, Recording Secretary         
 
10.          Roll Call
 
20.          Consent Calendar/Written Communications. 
20.1 GF-17-122 Consideration of a citizen initiated request to amend the Land Development Code to allow the wholesale trade of marijuana in the C-C (Community Commercial) zone district. (James Scott, Oregon Grown Cannabis, Inc., Applicant)
 
Chair Miranda inquired if staff had additional information to disclose.  None was disclosed.   
 
Motion: The Planning Commission accepted staff’s recommendation of GF-17-122.
 
Moved by: Vice Chair McFadden                             Seconded by: Commissioner Foley
 
Voice Vote: Motion passed, 7–0.
 
30.          Minutes
30.1.      The minutes for September 28, 2017, were approved as submitted.
 
40.          Oral and Written Requests and Communications.  None.
 
Due to no public hearings the Quasi-Judicial statement was not read.
 
50.          Public Hearings – Continuance Requests
50.1  CUP-17-116  Consideration of a request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a proposed Bed & Breakfast to be located at 15 Geneva Street in the SFR-6 (Single-Family Residential – 6 dwelling units per gross acre) zoning district, and within the Historic Preservation Overlay District (371W30AB TL 16400). (Gloria Thomas & Cecil de Hass, Applicants; Julie Krason, Agent; Dustin Severs, Planner).  The applicants have requested to continue this item to the Thursday, December 14, 2017, Planning Commission meeting.
 
Chair Miranda inquired if staff had additional information to disclose.  None was disclosed.
 
Motion: The Planning Commission continued CUP-17-117, per the applicant’s request to the Thursday, December 14, 2017, Planning Commission meeting.
 
Moved by: Vice Chair McFadden                             Seconded by: Commissioner Foley
 
Roll Call Vote: Motion passed, 7–0.
 
50.2 CUP-17-101  Consideration of a request for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to develop a new 5.42 acre neighborhood park located on the north side of Cedar Links Drive approximately 140 feet east of Rosewood Street within the SFR-4 (Single-Family Residential, 4 dwelling units per gross acre) (371W16BC Tax Lots 300) zoning district. (Medford Parks and Recreation Department, Applicant; CSA Planning, Ltd., Agent; Steffen Roennfeldt, Planner).  The applicant has requested to continue this item to the Thursday, December 14, 2017, Planning Commission meeting.
 
Chair Miranda inquired if staff had additional information to disclose. None was disclosed. 
 
Motion: The Planning Commission continued CUP-17-101, per the applicant’s request to the Thursday, December 14, 2017, Planning Commission meeting.
 
Moved by: Vice Chair McFadden                             Seconded by: Commissioner McKechnie
 
Roll Call Vote: Motion passed, 7–0
 
60.  Reports
60.1            Site Plan and Architectural Commission.
Commissioner Culbertson reported that the Site Plan and Architectural Commission had two meetings since the Planning Commission last met.  On Friday, October 20, 2017, there were two agenda items that were approved.  One was a 14 dwelling unit on Beekman south of Stewart Avenue next to a rental facility.  The other application was for a Wash ‘N’ Go on south Pacific Highway across from Les Schwab.  At the Friday, November 3, 2017, meeting there was one continuance request to the Friday, December 15, 2017, Site Plan and Architectural Commission meeting.    
 
 60.2       Report of the Joint Transportation Subcommittee, also known as the Citizen Advisory Committee.  Chair Miranda was unable to attend.  Kelly Akin, Assistant Planning Director, reported that the Super Citizen Advisory Committee has been working on vision and goal statements.  Those will be presented to the City Council at a study session by the end of the year.  Staff is hoping to have design guidelines in December.  Staff has been having meetings with City Councilors from the various Wards and will continue to the first of December.          
 
60.3        Planning Department
Kelly Akin, Assistant Planning Director, reported that the Housing Advisory Committee is working on policy issues.  Staff plans to have goals and policies to the City Council by the end of the year.  Staff will be asking the Planning Commission and Site Plan and Architectural Commission for their help in developing design guidelines. 
 
Carla Paladino, Principal Planner, has been working putting together the record for the Urban Growth Boundary amendment to send to the State. 
 
There is a Planning Commission study session scheduled for Monday, November 13, 2017.  Discussion will be on a citizen request for Residential Care Facilities.
 
The next Planning Commission meeting will fall on Thanksgiving.  The meeting will be cancelled. 
 
The Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 has nine business items.
 
The City Council has discussed chickens and marijuana indoor grow; what does indoor grow mean and indoors versus outdoors in residential areas.  The City Council approved to vacate Myers Lane within the Stewart Meadows project. 
 
70.          Messages and Papers from the Chair.    
70.1  Chair Miranda stated there is one vacancy on the Joint Transportation Subcommittee.  Currently, they are meeting monthly on the last Wednesday of the month.  Since the Super Citizen Advisory Committee has a lot of members they are having the next three meetings held at the Jackson County Health Services building. 
 
80.          Remarks from the City Attorney. None.
 
90.          Propositions and Remarks from the Commission. None.
 
100.        Adjournment
The meeting was adjourned at 5:43 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                                                                      
 
Patrick Miranda
Planning Commission Chair
 
Approved: December 14, 2017
 

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