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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

September 19, 2011

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.      August 29, 2011

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.      Hold a public hearing and take action to amend Chapter 125, Section 125-90.G.2.a. of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas entitled “Zoning” to revise the representative’s meeting requirement area from “drilling and production zone” to “boundaries of the property to be used for drilling and operations”.

 

B.      Hold a public hearing and take action to amend Chapter 102 entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 125 entitled “Zoning” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to incorporate requirements for adherence to Comprehensive Plan Policies.

 

C.      Hold a public hearing and take action to amend Chapter 102, Article I entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 114, Article V entitled “Utility Extensions and Improvements” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to revise regulations pertaining to utility connections.

 

IV.               New Business

A.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 55-4-2-1, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St.

 

B.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 50-4-2-2, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St.

 

V.           Reports from Staff

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

 

VI.              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, ON OR BEFORE THE 15th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 2011, BY 6 PM, 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.

 

 

 

 

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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 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                                  Members absent:

Charles Rosen                                                                         

Scott Landon                                                                          

Christopher Hullman, Chair                                                    

Jack Owens

Shane Hamilton

Kirby McKillip                       

Eric Froeschner           

William Koonce

 

                                                                                                           

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Research

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner

Regina Grice, Recording Secretary   

                                                                                               

II.        Approval of Minutes for Planning and Zoning Commission           

A.         August 29, 2011

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 29th  meeting.

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 7-0-1.

Mr. Koonce abstained from voting due to his absence from the August 29th meeting.

V.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

D.      Hold a public hearing and take action to amend Chapter 125, Section 125-90.G.2.a. of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas entitled “Zoning” to revise the representative’s meeting requirement area from “drilling and production zone” to “boundaries of the property to be used for drilling and operations”.

                             

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager restated the staff report for this item.

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that staff recognized a discrepancy in the regulation for the oil and gas representative’s required neighborhood meeting. The attached section of the ordinance shows the text amendment proposed. This change is being requested to make the Representative’s notification requirement consistent with the language stated for the City’s notification requirement for drilling. Staff has also attached an exhibit showing the 600-foot notification radius around the boundaries of the property to be used for drilling and operations.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:05 pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:06 pm.

 

Mr. Koonce made a motion to approve the amendment of Chapter 125, Section 125-90.G.2.a. of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas entitled “Zoning” to revise the representative’s meeting requirement area from “drilling and production zone” to “boundaries of the property to be used for drilling and operations”.

 

Mr. McKillip seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

E.      Hold a public hearing and take action to amend Chapter 102 entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 125 entitled “Zoning” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to incorporate requirements for adherence to Comprehensive Plan Policies.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that staff is working on changes to all of the codes to implement the comprehensive plan.

 

Ms. Holmes added that until the codes are adopted, the City Attorney recommended an enforcement mechanism that would be included in the zoning and subdivision ordinances.

 

Mr. Koonce asked if staff would refer to the policies outlined in the comprehensive plan in making decisions in the future.

 

Ms. Holmes responded affirmatively.

 

Mr. Allender added that the comprehensive plan would be a support document to the ordinance.

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to approve the amendment of Chapter 125, Section 125-90.G.2.a. of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas entitled “Zoning” to revise the representative’s meeting requirement area from “drilling and production zone” to “boundaries of the property to be used for drilling and operations”.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0.

 

F.      Hold a public hearing and take action to amend Chapter 102, Article I entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 114, Article V entitled “Utility Extensions and Improvements” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to revise regulations pertaining to utility connections.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager stated that there was no rush to approve these amendments and that staff wanted the Commission and public to have discussion on the item. Ms. Holmes restated the staff report for this item.

 

A discussion was held.

 

Mr. Froeschner asked if the city was mandating the use of city services.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that the use of city services is not being required. However, the ordinance states that the property owner desired city services, they would be required to install them at the property owner’s sole cost and expense if city services are requested.

 

Mr. Hullman stated that a developer would not be allowed to develop on property that is undeveloped if capacity was not available.

 

Ms. Holmes stated that Mr. Hullman’s comments were correct.

 

Mr. Landon asked the point in which the development would be stopped if capacity was not available.

 

Ms. Holmes stated that development is typically stopped during the final plat if capacity is not available.

 

Ms. Holmes added that is also dependent on the time that the City knows how the development would be getting their capacity and the type of infrastructure that is being put in.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning and Research added that equivalent dwelling units (EDU) also gives the applicant the opportunity to research alternatives such as water reuse programs or water conservation programs that would aid the development in reaching their EDU allotment.

 

Mr. Landon asked if there were statute of limitations placed on a development that has been previously approved, but has not begun construction.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that the City expects to have capacity when the developer wants to tap onto the system. However, the city cannot issue a water or sewer meter if there isn’t adequate capacity regardless of plat approval.

 

Landon asked if the City could require developers to install an additional line for gray water.

 

Mr. Landon suggested that the language be incorporated into the ordinance.

 

In response to Mr. Landon’s comments Rich Oller, Acting City Manager stated that the language should be included in the ordinance.

 

Mr. Oller further stated that it could be defined with maps with limits.

 

Mr. Oller informed the Commission that this could not be done on the eastside because it is established however water reuse for irrigation could be done on the Westside.

 

 

Mr. Hamilton asked what the requirements were for a developer to get a capacity letter.

 

Ms. Holmes in response stated that a permit application would be needed. Ms. Holmes added that a plat submittal would be considered as a permit application.

 

Ms. Holmes informed the Commission that in the past the City Engineer has provided developers with a letter of capacity.

 

Mr. Hullman opened the public hearing at 6:40 pm.

 

With no individuals to come forward, Mr. Hullman closed the public hearing at 6:41 pm.

 

Ms. Holmes stated that staff requests that the Commission table this item until the next Planning & Zoning Commission meeting at which time there will be another public hearing.

 

Mr. Owens made a motion to table the amendments of Chapter 102, Article I entitled “Subdivision and Development” and Chapter 114, Article V entitled “Utility Extensions and Improvements” of the Code of Ordinances of the City of League City, Texas to revise regulations pertaining to utility connections.

 

Mr. Koonce seconded the motion.

 

The motion to table was adopted by a vote of 8-0-0. 

 

VI.              New Business

C.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 55-4-2-1, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission the application is for a subdivision of 1.80 acres of previously unplatted property to create 8 single-family lots.  

Mr. Morrison further informed the Commission that the Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision 10 was approved administratively in September of 2011.  The latest revision was to combine previous sections SF 55-4-3 and SF 55-4-2-4; to rename SF 55-4-2 to Section SF 55-4-2-1 and to amend the boundaries of Sections SF 60-1, SF 60-3-2 and SF 60-3-3. These changes are a result of the market demand.  No substantial changes occurred within this revision.  

 

Mr. Froeschner made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 55-4-2-1.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote 8-0-0.

 

D.      Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 50-4-2-2, generally located north of League City Parkway (SH 96) and east of Louisiana St.

 

Wes Morrison, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Morrison informed the Commission that the application is for the subdivision of 7.30 acres of previously unplatted property to create 35 single-family lots and 2 restricted reserves for drainage and utilities.  

 

Mr. Morrison further informed the Commission that the Tuscan Lakes Master Plan Revision 10 was approved administratively in September of 2011.  The latest revision was to combine previous sections SF 55-4-3 and SF 55-4-2-4; to rename SF 55-4-2 to Section SF 55-4-2-1 and to amend the boundaries of Sections SF 60-1, SF 60-3-2 and SF 60-3-3. These changes are a result of the market demand.  No substantial changes occurred within this revision.  

 

 Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes Section SF 50-4-2-2.

Mr. Landon seconded the motion.

 

The motion was adopted by a vote 8-0-0.

 

VII.     Reports from Staff

B.      Report of Council action on Planning and Zoning Commission Items.

 

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager informed the Commission that the Performance Car and Trucks special use permit application was approved by City Council on second reading as recommended by the Commission.

 

VI.  Adjournment

Mr. Hullman adjourned the meeting at 6:45pm.

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes, AICP                                         Chris Hullman

Planning Manager                                                      Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________