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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Session Agenda

May 19, 2014

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.                 May 5, 2014

 

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.                 Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP14-02 (Cash Money Towing), to operate a vehicle towing and storage facility on approximately 4.3 acres of property zoned “CG" (General Commercial) with the address of 3099 Columbia Memorial Parkway, generally located north of League City Parkway on the east side of Columbia Memorial Parkway.

B.                 Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP14-01 (AT&T Mobility), to erect a Communication Tower, generally located north of League City Parkway and east of Columbia Memorial Parkway.

 

IV.              New Business

A.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Glenmont 2, generally located north of Coryell Street, east of Wisconsin Avenue, and west of Alabama Avenue.

B.                 Consider and take action on a Master/Site Development Plan – Calder II, generally located north of League City Parkway, east of Butler Road and west of Interstate 45 Highway.

 

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 16th DAY OF MAY 2014, 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.

 

 

 

___________________________________________________

Mark Linenschmidt, Interim City Planner

 

 

 

 

logo2013                                                                                                                                                                                             MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR SESSION

MONDAY, May 19, 2014 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 W WALKER ST.

 

 

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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 6:01 p.m.



Members present:

Members absent:

Eric Froeschner

 

Marc Edelman

 

Hank Dugie

 

Shane Hamilton

 

Kimberlee Prokhorov

 

Doug Turner

 

Ron Wicker

 

Kimberly Harding *

 

 

*Ms. Harding arrived to the meeting at 6:09 P.M.

 

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Interim City Planner

Wallis McMillin, Planner

Krystle Capstin, Planning Assistant

                       

II.                Approval of Minutes

 

                       A.                  May 5, 2014

 

Ron Wicker made a motion to approve the minutes from the May 5, 2014 meeting.

 

Doug Turner seconded the motion.

 

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

III.             Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

 

A.                       Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP 14-02 (Cash Money Towing), to operate a vehicle towing and storage facility on approximately 4.3 acres of property zoned “CG” (General Commercial) with the address of 3099 Columbia Memorial Parkway, generally located north of League City Parkway on the east side of Columbia Memorial Parkway.

 

Wallis McMillin presented for City of League City regarding Cash Money Towing.

 

Ira Bacon, applicant, got up to speak and answer any questions from the commissioners.

 

Eric Froeschner opened the public hearing at 6:08 p.m. for Cash Money Towing.

 

Carl Valnetino, owner of property, got up to speak and spoke highly of tenant, saying how they have only improved on the property since renting there.

 

Eric Froeschner closed the public hearing at 6:13 p.m.

 

A discussion was held regarding their current non-conforming issues and environmental concerns due to lack of paved parking surface.

 

Hank Dugie motioned to approved Special Use permit Application, SUP14-02 (Cash Money Towing) with conditions.

 

Doug Turner seconded the motion.

 

Further discussion about the environmental impact on possible vehicle fluid leaking into the ground was held.

 

Christina Smith, with Cash Money Towing, spoke on the warehouse size.

 

A discussion was held about obtaining further information regarding the environmental impact and if it meets TCEQ standards. 

 

Doug Turner withdrew his second.

 

Hank Dugie withdrew his motion and moved to table until next meeting.

 

Doug Turner seconded the motion.

 

The motion to table was passed 8-0-0.

 

B.                       Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to City Council on a Special Use Permit Application, SUP14-01 (AT&T Mobility), to erect a Communication Tower, generally located north of League City Parkway and east of Columbia Memorial Parkway.

 

Mark Linenschmidt presented for City of League City.

 

A discussion on the importance of setbacks vs. aesthetics and the impact on surrounding citizens was held.

 

Eric Froeschner opened the public hearing at 7:05 p.m.

 

David Petrakovitz spoke on behalf of AT&T.

 

Dennis McLaughlin, property owner, spoke highly in favor of the new plan for a flag pole and said he appreciates anything that lets the flag fly high.

 

Eric Froeschner closed the public hearing at 7:12 p.m.

 

Further discussion on citizen impact vs. citizen reward of the tower was had.

 

Marc Edelman motioned to recommend approval of Special Use Permit Application, SUP14-01 (AT&T Mobility) with conditions the following conditions:

 

1.                  The communication tower shall be a monopole camouflaged as a flagpole. The flag shall be an American flag which is appropriately proportioned to the height of the tower. The flag will be provided, maintained and operated by the owner of the tower.

2.                  A fence, consisting of black coated PVC, and a continuous hedge of Southern Wax Myrtle shrubs (30-inches on center) shall be provided on all sides of the enclosure’s perimeter, except for the access gate area.

3.                  Provide a contract for the maintenance of the hedges required around the communication tower enclosure.

4.                  All existing AT&T towers with Special Use Permits be evaluated and corrected, if necessary, for compliance with the landscaping requirements of the Communication Towers and Structures ordinance.

 

Hank Dugie seconded the motion.

 

The motion was passed 8-0-0.

 

IV.             New Business

 

A.                 Consider and take action on a Preliminary/Final Plat – Glenmont 2, generally located north of Coryell Street, east of Wisconsin Avenue, and west of Alabama Avenue.

 

Mark Linenschmidt presented for City of League City.

 

Eric Froeschner wanted to make sure that this was not part of the Historic District.

 

Mark Linenschmidt confirmed it was not.

 

Marc Edelman motioned to approve Preliminary/Final Plat – Glenmont 2.

 

Shane Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

The motion was passed 8-0-0.

 

B.                 Consider and take action on a Master/Site Development Plan – Calder II, generally located north of League city Parkway, east of Butler Road and west of Interstate 45 Highway.

 

Mark Linenschmidt presented for City of League City.

 

Doug Turned motioned to approve Master/Site Development Plan – Calder II.

 

Shane Hamilton seconded the motion.

 

The motion was passed 8-0-0.

 

VI.              Staff Comments

 

Mark Linenschmidt informed commission of new director Paul Menzies starting on May 22, 2014.

 

City Secretary’s office is looking at June 17 or June 18 meeting per the discussion to have a workshop with council from the last CAIC meeting.

 

AcroSports rezoning case was approved at the last council meeting (regarding the blocks only). ROW’s will need additional rezoning requests.

 

Monthly P&Z update for April was provided.

 

Folders and CD’s were provided for new commissioners and CD’s were provided for existing members with updates. Information contains most current version of the zoning ordinance and all the long range plans currently, etc.

 

VII.           Adjournment

 

Mr. Froeschner adjourned the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

 

 

___________________________________              ______________________________

Mark Linenschmidt                                                    Eric Froeschner

Interim City Planner                                                  Chairman

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________