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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

June 5, 2017

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 


I.                   
Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.     May 15, 2017

III.               Citizen Communication

The privilege of speaking at this time is limited to the following persons: residents, persons having an ownership interest in property or a business within the City, or their attorneys. A statement of no more than 3 minutes may be made. There will be no yielding of time to another person. State law prohibits members of the Planning and Zoning Commission from commenting on any statement or engaging in dialogue without an appropriate agenda item being posted in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act. Comments should be directed to the entire Planning and Zoning Commission, not individual members of the Planning and Zoning Commission or staff. If addressing a specific agenda item, speakers must keep their remarks specific to the item being considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission. Any speaker making personal attacks or using vulgar or profane language shall forfeit his/her remaining time and shall be seated.

 

IV.               New Business

A.  Consider and take action on a request for a deviation from the "RNC" (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards to allow for the construction of a 6-foot tall fence with a 6-inch rot board with no transparency on a residential property.

 

V.                  Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.    Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat - Marketplace at 96 S, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of Hobbs Road, west of Butler Road, and north of Turner Road.

 

VI.               Staff Comments

A.     Update to the Commission on the status of Zone Change Application, Z-17-02 (Lawrence Road).

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 2nd DAY OF JUNE 2017, 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.

 

WHILE THIS IS NOT A MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF LEAGUE CITY, A QUORUM OF THE CITY COUNCIL MAY BE PRESENT IN THE AUDIENCE.  MEMBERS OF OTHER CITY BOARDS MAY ALSO BE PRESENT.

 

 

 

_________________________________

Frankie Legaux, AICP

Assistant Director of Planning and Development

Planning and Development


                                                                                   
MEETING MINUTES
                                                                                      CITY OF LEAGUE CITY
                                                                    PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
                                                                               Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:00 P.M.
                                                                                      COUNCIL CHAMBERS
                                                                                         200 W WALKER ST.


I. Call to Order and Roll Call of Members
Douglas Turner opened the meeting at 6:00 PM.

Members Present:                           Members Absent:
Douglas Turner, Chair                       Gary Walding
Wayne Alderman                               Jon Schweinle
Annette Ramirez
Mike Lee
Gene Bindhammer


City Staff:
Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development
Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager
Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director
Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner
Korrie Becht, Senior Planner
Kayla Davis, Planner
Melinda St. Lawrence, Planning Technician
Nghien Doan, Deputy City Attorney
Christopher Sims, Engineering


II. Approval of Minutes
A.
May 15, 2017

Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the May 15, 2017 minutes.
Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

III. Citizen Communication
Mr. Millican discussed his opposition to the Historic Commission’s finding on the 50 percent transparency requirement for privacy fences and stated that the fence should comply with City Ordinance requiring 50 percent transparency around the entirety of the fence.
Mrs. Hetico commented in favor of agenda item IV. A.
Mr. Hetico commented in favor of agenda item IV.A.


IV. New Business
A.
Consider and take action on a request for a deviation from the “RNC” (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards to allow for the construction of a 6-foot tall fence with a 6-inch rot board with no transparency on a residential property.

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager for the City of League City presented the item on behalf of the City, and Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director of Planning and Development gave additional information on Historic District fences.

Mr. Turner asked if 7 feet was the maximum height for fences located in the Historic District.
Mr. Carpenter stated yes.

Mr. Turner asked if the fence in question was 6 feet.
Mr. Carpenter stated that the fence was approximately 6.5 feet.

Mr. Alderman asked for the date of when the Historic District Ordinance was put in place.
Mr. Carpenter stated that the Historic District was created in 1987, but the Ordinance pertaining to the fence was most likely adopted in 2013.

Mrs. Legaux commented that the fence Ordinance was not in the Historic District Guidelines, but in the Residential Conservation Overlay, which encompasses the entire Historic District and some surrounding areas.

Mr. Alderman asked if the Ordinances were newer and if the residents were informed about the Ordinances.
Mrs. Legaux stated that the Ordinances were newer and Mr. Carpenter concurred.

Mr. Alderman asked if there was any discussion for the variance that was granted in 2015.
Mr. Carpenter stated that a similar opaque fence was approved unanimously, two years ago, with little discussion.

Mr. Alderman asked if the chain-link fences in the area could be replaced.
Mrs. Legaux stated no, the chain-link fences were nonconforming.

Mr. Alderman asked if the Commission had a right to grant a variance on the fence Ordinance.
Mrs. Legaux stated that the City Ordinance required the Planning and Zoning Commission to make a decision, but it would first go to the Historic Commission for a recommendation.

Mr. Alderman asked if the Commission had the right to make a deviation and state why they deviated.
Mrs. Legaux stated yes.

Mr. Calderon, the applicant, commented in favor of the approving the deviation and gave background information on the fence and errors made by the City.


Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the request for a deviation from the “RNC” (Residential Neighborhood Conservation) standards, and allow for the construction of a 6-foot tall fence with a 6-inch rot board with no transparency.
Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.
The motion was passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.

V. Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings
A. Hold a public hearing and take action on a Replat – Marketplace at 96 S, generally located south of League City Parkway, east of Hobbs Road, west of Butler Road, and north of Turner Road.

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager for the City of League City, informed that the plat met all State and local requirements.

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:30 p.m.
With no questions or comments received, Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:31 p.m.

Mr. Bindhammer made a motion to approve Replat – Marketplace at 96 S.
Ms. Ramirez seconded the motion.
The motion passed unanimously by a vote of 5-0-0.


VI. Staff Comments
A.
Update to the Commission on the status of Zone Change Application, Z-17-02 (Lawrence Road).
Mr. Carpenter provided an update on the rezoning case that the board will hear on June 19,2017.


VII. Adjournment
Mr. Douglas adjourned the meeting at 6:32 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, ON OR BEFORE THE 31st DAY OF MARCH, 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.



_____________________________ ______________________________
Kris Carpenter                                 Douglas Turner
Planning Manager                           Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commission

Date minutes approved: ___________________