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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

June 17, 2013

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 West Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     June 3, 2013

 

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes 50-4-1 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway, north of FM 646, west of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Bay Colony Pointe West, Section 7, generally located south of Colony Ridge Lane, north of FM 517 and west of Calder Road.

 

IV.              Other Business

A.    Receive a briefing and provide comment on a proposed revision to Chapter 125-8 of the Code of Ordinances titled Vested Rights.

B.     Receive a briefing and provide comment on a proposed revision to Chapter 102-12 of the Code of Ordinances titled Tree Preservation and Provisions.

 

V.                 Staff Comments

 

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 14TH DAY OF JUNE 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, June 17, 2013 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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

 

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

 

Members present:                                                                   Members absent:

Kirby McKillip                                                                        Shane Hamilton                                              

Brad Matlock                                                                           Scott Landon                          

Eric Froeschner                                               

Marc Edelman

Kimberly Harding

Douglas Turner                                                                       

                                                                       

City Representatives:

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development

Wes Morrison, City Planner

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Karl Almgren, Planner

Regina Grice, Planning Assistant

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     June 3, 2013

 

Mr. McKillip made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 30th meeting.

Mr. Froeschner seconded the motion.

The motion to approve was adopted by a vote of 5-0-1.

Mr. Turner abstained from voting.

III.             New Business

A.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes 50-4-1 SE, generally located south of League City Parkway, north of FM 646, west of Tuscan Lakes Boulevard.

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

 

Mr. Almgren stated that the application is for the subdivision of 4.66 acres of previously unplatted property to create 24 single-family lots.

 

Mr. Turner made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat – Tuscan Lakes 50-4-1 SE.

 

Mr. Matlock seconded the motion.

 

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

 

B.     Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Bay Colony Pointe West, Section 7, generally located south of Colony Ridge Lane, north of FM 517 and west of Calder Road.

 

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner restated the staff report for this item.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the application is for the subdivision of approximately 6.15 acres of previously unplatted property to create 28 residential lots and 3 restricted reserves restricted to landscape amenity.

 

Mr. Matlock made a motion to approve Preliminary/Final Plat – Bay Colony Pointe West, Section 7.

 

Mr. Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

 

IV.              Other Business

A.     Receive a briefing and provide comment on a proposed revision to Chapter 125-8 of the Code of Ordinances titled Vested Rights.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development provided a briefing on the proposed revision to Chapter 125-8 of the Code of Ordinances titled Vested Rights.

 

Mr. Allender informed Commission that staff has started working on several amendments to the Zoning Ordinance (Chapter 125) in an effort to bring our current ordinances up to date with our 2035 Comprehensive Plan and in some cases update the code with current state law. 

 

Mr. Allender further informed the Commission that the Vested Rights section of the City’s Zoning Ordinance has not been updated since August of 2005. Since that time Chapter 245 of the Local Government Code has been significantly amended by the State Legislature, the proposed ordinance has been completely rewritten to comply with state law and the goals and policies of the Comprehensive Plan.

 

B.     Receive a briefing and provide comment on a proposed revision to Chapter 102-12 of the Code of Ordinances titled Tree Preservation and Provisions.

 

Tony Allender, Director of Planning & Development provided a briefing on proposed revisions to Chapter 102-12 of the Code of Ordinances titled Tree Preservation and Provisions.

 

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

 

Mr. Allender further informed the Commission that the City’s current Tree Preservation Ordinance was adopted in February of 2007.  The draft is intended to provide strict requirements for preserving protected trees within the City but also allow property owners the right to remove trees as deemed necessary within certain limitations. 

 

V.                 Staff Comments

Wes Morrison, City Planner informed the Commission that staff has supplied the Commission with a monthly report as requested. Mr. Morrison added that the Commission will not have a meeting on July 1st.

 

VI.              Adjournment

Mr. Edelman adjourned the meeting at 6:56 pm.

 

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Wes Morrison                                                             Marc Edelman,

City Planner                                                               Vice-Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________