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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

November 18, 2013

6:00 PM

Johnnie Arolfo Civic Center Meeting Room 1, 400 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     October 21, 2013

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment – Barry LaChance, legally described as Abst 3 Page 8 Lots 4 thru 7 Block I of the Clear Creek Subdivision, generally located at the southwest corner of Clear Creek Ave and East Galveston Street.

B.     Consider and take action on revisions to Chapter 102-12 of the Code of Ordinances entitled Tree Preservation & Provisions relating the tree preservation requirements within the City.

 

IV.              Staff Comments

 

 

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, ON OR BEFORE THE 15TH DAY OF NOVEMBER 2013, 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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Wes Morrison, City Planner

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR SESSION

MONDAY, November 18, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

JOHNNIE AROLFO CIVIC CENTER, MEETING ROOM 1

400 WEST WALKER

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

 

Mr. Froeschner called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

Members present:                               Members absent:

Kirby McKillip                                                                                   

Marc Edelman*                      

Douglas Turner                                                                                   

Eric Froeschner

Brad Matlock

Kimberly Harding

Shane Hamilton                      

 

*Mr. Edelman arrived at 6:02pm                                                                                                                                                       

City Representatives:

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Heather McKnight, City Arborist

Karl Almgren, Planner

Regina Grice, Planning Assistant

                       

II.                 Approval of Minutes

A.     October 21, 2013

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 21st P&Z meeting.

 

Mr. Matlock seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 6-0-1.

 

Mr. Hamilton abstained from voting stating that he was not present for the October 21st P&Z meeting.

 

III.       New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Buffer Yard Amendment – Barry LaChance, legally described as Abst 3 Page 8 Lots 4 thru 7 Block I of the Clear Creek Subdivision, generally located at the southwest corner of Clear Creek Ave and East Galveston Street.

 

Karl Almgren, Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Almgren informed the Commission that the request is to reduce the required 45 foot buffer yard by 39 feet to accommodate the required parking for an approximate 2,600 square foot commercial building.

 

Mr. Almgren further informed the Commission that the applicant is also requesting to vary from the required vegetation due to the proposed 6 foot buffer yard.

 

*Mr. Edelman arrived to the meeting.

 

A discussion was held in regards to the proposed 6 foot buffer yard.

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve Buffer Yard Amendment – Barry LaChance.

 

Mr. Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 6-1-0.

 

Mr. Edelman was in opposition of the motion.

 

B.     Consider and take action on revisions to Chapter 102-12 of the Code of Ordinances entitled Tree Preservation & Provisions relating the tree preservation requirements within the City.

 

Heather McKnight, City Arborist restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. McKnight informed the Commission that as a part of the implementation of our latest adopted 2035 Comprehensive Plan, staff has started drafting new ordinances that meet the policies and goals of the Comprehensive Plan. 

 

Ms. McKnight further informed the Commission that the City’s current Tree Preservation Ordinance was adopted in February of 2007. 

 

Ms. McKnight added that on June 17th of this year, staff presented a draft ordinance to Planning & Zoning Commission for comment.  In addition staff has also presented that same draft to City Council for their discussion and comments.  Staff has addressed concerns from both groups and is presenting the attached draft for a recommendation to City Council. 

 

Mr. Edelman made a motion to approve the revisions to Chapter 102-12 of the Code of Ordinances entitled Tree Preservation & Provisions relating the tree preservation requirements within the City with a change to the “Significant Tree” size from forty (40”) caliper or greater to thirty-six (36”) caliper or greater.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.       Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner reminded the December meetings will be held at Hometown Heroes Park (formerly Eastern Regional Park) and to notify staff in advance if any members of the Commission cannot make any meetings.     

 

V.                 Adjournment

Mr. Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 6:57 pm.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Eric Froeschner

City Planner                                                               Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________