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***CORRECTED AGENDA

 

Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

October 18, 2010

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members for Planning and Zoning Commission

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

  A.      October 4, 2010

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.         Hold a public hearing and take action on Z10-06 (Magnolia Creek #1), a request to amend the Magnolia Creek PUD (Planned Unit Development) and Master Plan (Revision #6) to permit a drill site on 2.8 acres legally described as Lot 1, Block 1 of the Magnolia Creek Shopping Village, generally located north of League City Parkway and east of Bay Area Boulevard, with the approximate address being in the 1300 to 1400 block of Bay Area Boulevard. WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT

 

B.         Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP10-05 (Magnolia Creek #2 – Drill Site), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a "mining and drilling" [oil and gas] use on approximately 2.8 acres legally described as a portion of Lot 1, Block 1 of the Magnolia Creek Shopping Village, generally located north of League City Parkway and east of Bay Area Boulevard, with the approximate address being in the 1300 to 1400 block of Bay Area Boulevard. WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT

 

C.         Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP10-06 (Magnolia Creek #3 - Pipeline), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) for a “minor utility” use [natural gas pipeline] within a 5-foot wide corridor being approximately 1,050 feet in length running parallel and adjacent to the east side of Bay Area Boulevard, generally located north of League City Parkway and east of Bay Area Boulevard. WITHDRAWN BY APPLICANT

 

D.         Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP10-07 (Clear Wireless), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) on approximately 0.01 acres for a "communication towers and structures" use to co-locate on an existing tower in the "OS" (Open Space) zoning district, legally described as portions of Lots 103 and 111 (103-3) Division D of League City, generally located southeast of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) with the approximate address being 2491 1/6 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094).

 

IV.              Reports from Staff

  A.      Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items.

 

V.                 Adjournment

 

CERTIFICATE

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, BY THE 15th DAY OF OCTOBER 2010, BY NOON, AND WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE (THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT).  ITEMS POSTED IN THE OPEN SESSION PORTIONS OF THIS AGENDA MAY ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PRESENCE OF A QUORUM OF THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED PROCEEDING MAY CONSTITUTE A MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.  BY THIS NOTICE, THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY ADVISED OF SAID MEETING NOT LESS THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION NOTED ABOVE.

 

 

______________________________________

LaSHONDRA HOLMES, AICP

PLANNING MANAGER

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Call to order and Roll call of members of Planning & Zoning Commission

 

Mr. Hullman called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                     William Koonce

Kirby McKillip                                                                                   

Wade Williams

Jack Owens

Charles Rosen

Scott Landon

Melvin Bogus

 

*Mr. Koonce was ill during the October 18th meeting.

                                   

City Representatives:

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Dausha Moore, Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary

 

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

B.         October 4, 2010

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 4th meeting. Mr. Williams seconded the motion.

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

VI.        Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

Mr. Hullman announced that the Magnolia Creek agenda items A – C were withdrawn by the applicant.

D.  Hold a public hearing and take action on SUP10-07 (Clear Wireless), a request for a Special Use Permit (SUP) on approximately 0.01 acres for a "communication towers and structures" use to co-locate on an existing tower in the "OS" (Open Space) zoning district, legally described as portions of Lots 103 and 111 (103-3) Division D of League City, generally located southeast of Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094) with the approximate address being 2491 1/6 Marina Bay Drive (FM 2094).

 

Dausha Moore, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Ms. Moore informed the Commission that the applicant is requesting a Special Use Permit in order to co-locate communication antennae for Clear Wireless. Sprint/Nextel already has communication antennae on the tower within the CenterPoint easement and structure. Three new sector panel antennae and 1 microwave dish will be mounted on an existing electrical tower within a CenterPoint easement. The new equipment will increase the height of the existing tower and equipment by 8 feet to a total height of 123 feet. A new equipment platform with an area of 3 feet by 3 feet and a height of approximately 9 feet, including the GPS antenna, within the existing equipment yard area. 

 

Ms. Moore further informed the Commission that the Ordinance states that the base of the tower and associated structures should be surrounded by landscaping hiding the ground elements of the facility from view.  CenterPoint indicates that they do not permit landscaping in their easements. The new equipment cabinet is proposed to be located within the existing equipment area on the southwest side of the site setback approximately 350 feet from the right-of-way.  Staff finds upon site inspection that the equipment cannot be seen from the right-of-way due to existing vegetation along FM 2094 and the drainage channel to the southwest of the site.

 

Ms. Moore informed the Commission of staff’s potential conditions for approval.

 

1.   In accordance with the Communications Tower Ordinance, prior to obtaining a building permit, submit documentation from the FAA that the lighting is the minimum required by the FAA to the building department with a Building permit application.

2.   In accordance with the Communications Tower Ordinance, prior to obtaining a building permit, submit documentation indicating that the power density levels do not exceed federally approved levels or American National Standards Institute standards, whichever provides the stricter requirements.

3.   In accordance with the Communications Tower Ordinance, prior to obtaining a building permit, submit documentation indicating that electromagnetic radiation levels do not exceed Federal Communications Commission standards.

4.   All outstanding annual fees for all existing communication antennae must be paid in full prior to City Council second reading.

 

Mr. Bogus asked staff for information about Clear Wireless.

 

David Lawrence with Civil Solutions came forward to address the Commission. Mr. Lawrence informed the Commission that Clear Wireless is a new internet provider that provides wireless internet services for Houston and surrounding areas.

 

Mr. Hullman asked if installation is complete.

 

Ms. Moore responded affirmatively with the exception that the electrical connection is not in place.

 

Ms. Moore added that the electrician attempted to pull an electrical permit and was informed that a Special Use Permit is required.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:16 pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward, Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:17 pm.

 

Mr. Bogus made a motion to approve subject to staff’s conditions. Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote of 7-0-0.

 

 

VII.           Reports from Staff

A.        Report of Council Action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items.

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that the Boyd zoning case would be heard by City Council on October 26th.

                                              

VIII.        Adjournment

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 6:18 pm.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________