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Historic Commission

Regular Meeting

October 20, 2016

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

I.       Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.     Approval of Minutes

 

A.     September 15, 2016

III.   Public Hearing and Action Item

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HC16-09 (All About Plumbing) for a variance request of the League City Historic District Design and Materials Guidelines to allow asphalt pavement in front of 804, 808 and 812 E Main Street.

IV.    New Business

A.     Consider and take action on the proposed Historic Commission meeting dates for 2017.

  

V.       Commissioner's Comments

VI.     Staff Comments

 

VII.   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 OCTOBER, 2016, 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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Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

HISTORIC COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 6:00 P.M.

City Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

I.                Call to Order and Roll Call of Members of Historic Commission

Steph McDougal opened the meeting at 6:01 PM.


Members Present:
Elizabeth Hetico
David Hake
Steph McDougal, Chair
Gary Walding
Dick Calkins
Michael Hendershot, ex-officio

Members Absent:
John Schoellkopf

City Representatives:
Korrie Becht, Senior Planner
Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager
Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director of Planning and Development
Michelle Villarreal, Deputy City Attorney

II.         Approval of Minutes

B.      September 15, 2016

 

Mr. Hake made a motion to approve the minutes of September 15, 2016 as revised.

Ms. Hetico seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

III.             Public Hearing and Action Item

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on HC16-09 (All About Plumbing) for a variance request of the League City Historic District Design and Materials Guidelines to allow asphalt pavement in front of 804, 808, and 812 E. Main Street.

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager for the City of League City, presented on behalf of the City and City staff recommended approval. He informed that City staff had determined that the applicant would be required to submit for a permit of which would be stamped and sealed by an engineer stating that the drainage for the property was to code. In addition, the applicant would be required to submit for a permit and reconstruct the asphalt with a proper base and proper drainage.

 

Mr. Walding asked if only the damaged asphalt would be removed and reconstructed with a new base, what measures would be taken to ensure the asphalt is installed appropriately.

Mr. Carpenter replied that the site would be looked at as a whole, of which all would have to be approved and permitted properly.

 

Ms. McDougal asked what Engineering required to ensure correct drainage as it appeared that only the base of the asphalt was to be addressed, not drainage. She inquired if the applicant failed to obtain a permit, if it would become a code enforcement issue.

Mr. Carpenter replied that the design would be up to the applicant?s engineer. He explained that the base would be engineered to ensure it would not fall apart, and the applicant would also be required to show proper drainage. The Building Department would then inspect to ensure the installation was done to code. If the applicant failed to obtain the permit, it would become a code enforcement issue, and at such some time citations would be issued. If a variance was granted, it would require the applicant to obtain a permit to construct the asphalt properly.

 

Ms. McDougal asked as the previous parking area was much smaller, should the request be denied, would the parking area go back to the amount of parking area they had previously.

Mr. Carpenter answered the crushed concrete was an allowable material and the applicant could expand upon that if desired.

 

Ms. Hetico asked if the three parcels would be looked at as one for the sake of parking and drainage.

Mr. Carpenter answered that for the sake of the permit, it would be considered one lot.

 

Mr. Hake asked if the part without a good base was the area that was currently falling apart.

Mr. Carpenter stated it was assumed that the entire site had a poor base and the entire site would be reviewed.

 

Mr. Walding stated he was concerned about setting a precedence by granting a variance.

Mr. Carpenter stated that a variance would not set a precedent as it was applied on a case-by-case basis, and in regard to drainage it would be engineered to ensure it was done correctly.

 

Ms. McDougal stated the request was to approve asphalt in this location as it was not within the Historic District guidelines, therefore the variance would be for the material.

Mr. Carpenter confirmed and stated if applicant preferred crushed-concrete, they could obtain a permit without a variance, however it would not be subject to drainage requirements.

 

Mr. Hake commented a lot of progress had been made in order to ensure the work would be done appropriately with an approved base and concrete.

 

Ms. McDougal stated part of the application had to do with the amount of coverage on the lot in addition to the asphalt. She stated that was the reason for categorizing the three lots as one.

Mr. Carpenter informed that a lot of the parcels within the city consist of four or five lots with a common owner and development. When they come for review, the City does not make them plat for drainage considerations. He continued that the lots are considered one parcel due to one owner and one development, therefore the drainage for the entire site was being considered.

 

Mr. Calkins made a motion to approve a variance request of the League City Historic District Design and Materials Guidelines to allow asphalt pavement in front of 804, 808, and 812 E. Main Street.

Ms. Hetico seconded the motion.

The motion passed by a vote of 4-1-0.

IV.              New Business

A.     Consider and take action on the proposed Historic Commission meeting dates for 2017.

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager for the City of League City, presented the proposed Historic Commission Meeting dates for 2017 on behalf of the City.

 

Mr. Calkins made a motion to approve the Historic Commission meeting dates for 2017 as presented.

Ms. Hetico seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

                                                          

V.         Commissioner's Comments

Mr. Hendershot stated recent cases reiterated that obtaining permits to ensure proper construction would be in everyone?s best interest.

Mr. Hake stated he attended a concert in Houston and noticed that the parking lot consisted of pervious materials and stated he was impressed by the construction. He said living in a City with drainage issues, the City should be corrective including those things in building code. He commented that education was important to inform residents of the permit requirements. He also stated he was at a meeting on the Main Street Project and asked if the obvious conflicts in the design materials were going to be addressed.

Mr. Carpenter stated a contract was out for the form-based code and staff hoped to bring it to the Historic Commission for review. Staff was waiting to see what would be proposed in order to revise City standards.

Ms. McDougal stated she met with the contractor and staff and shared information regarding deficits in design standards for the Historic District residential areas. She stated that she provided some basic parameters for other materials and features to be considered for a downtown area in addition to cities to reference. She continued that they should strive for harmony.

Ms. McDougal stated she donated a copy of Field Guide to American Houses to the library for anyone to use.

 

VI.       Staff Comments

Ms. Becht reminded Commissioners to fill out their applications if they wished to reapply.

 

VII.           Adjournment

The Meeting was adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

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, 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.