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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

July 17, 2017

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

 

I.            Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

 

II.          Approval of Minutes

A.     June 19, 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 Final Plat - Victory Lakes, Section 7A, generally located north of FM 646, south of League City Parkway (SH 96), and east of Walker Street, along Bowen Drive.

B.  Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision - Victory Lakes, Section 7B, generally located north of FM 646, south of League City Parkway (SH 96), and east of Walker Street.

 

V.          Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.  Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council on an amendment to Chapter 125 of the League City Zoning Ordinance regarding Group Residential Facilities.

 

VI.        Other Business

A.   The Director of Planning and Development to provide a presentation to and request comments from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding upcoming amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance.

 

VII.       Staff Comments

 

VIII.     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 JULY 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, July 17, 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 6:06 p.m.

 

Members Present:                                           Members Absent:

Douglas Turner, Chair                                      Annette Ramirez

Pam Arnold

Wayne Alderman

Mike Lee

Gary Walding

Jon Schweinle

Gene Bindhammer

City Staff:

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development

Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager

Korrie Becht, Senior Planner

Melinda St. Lawrence, Planning Assistant

Nghiem Doan, City Attorney

     II.            Approval of Minutes

a.     June 19, 2017

              Mr. Lee made a motion to approve the June 19, 2017 minutes.

              Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

              The motion passed by a vote of 6-0-1

       Pam Arnold Abstained from voting.

              

  III.            Citizen Communication

William Rhorer, resident of Leisure Lakes, stated his concern about the cul-de-sac connecting to Section 7A.

John Sweitzer, HOA President for Leisure Lakes, stated his concerned about traffic, flooding and safety of children.

Jack Illyes, resident of Fountain View, stated his concerned about flooding and traffic.

Mr. Walding asked Mr. Illyes how often it flooded.

Mr. Illyes replied 1 to 2 times per year, April and June.

Mr. Walding asked how long he had lived in the neighborhood.

Mr. Illyes replied since 2007.

Tiphany Illyes, resident on Fountain View, stated she was concerned with traffic and safety of children.

Serena Dilger, resident on Orange Grove, stated she was concerned with traffic and safety of children.

Carleen Leonhardt, resident on Orange Grove, stated she was concerned with traffic and safety of children.

Amparo Chacon, resident on Orange Grove, stated she was concerned with the safety of children.

Sheryl Myles, resident on Fountain View, stated she was concerned with safety of children and flooding.

Dan Becker, resident on Leisure Lane, stated he was concerned with flooding and property values.


  IV.            New Business

a.  Consider and take action on a Final Plat ? Victory Lakes, Section 7A, generally located north of FM 646, south of League City Parkway (SH 96), and east of Walker Street, along Bowen Drive.

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

 

Mr. Schweinle asked if Victory Lakes Section 7B was going to intersect with 7A.

Mr. Carpenter replied that it was independent of 7B and the end of the cul-de-sac would extend the roadway into 7B.

Mr. Walding stated Section 7B did not show a road, but the cul-de-sac was already constructed.

Mr. Carpenter stated the very edge of Section 7A was the western edge of Section 7B and informed when Section 7B was developed, the roadway would be extended.

Mr. Walding asked if the Commission would be voting on 7B tonight and inquired as to what the vote would be on as the drawings for that extended drive were not shown.

Mr. Carpenter informed Section 7B was going to be a conceptual land use plan for the area and that the preliminary plat would require infrastructure approval of the road by City Council.

 

Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the Final Plat ? Victory Lakes, Section 7A as presented.

Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.

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

 

b.   Consider and take action on a Master Plan Revision ? Victory Lakes, Section 7B, generally located north of FM 646, south of League City Parkway (SH 96), and east of Walker Street.

 Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager for the City of League City, informed that this Item B was removed from the Agenda for July 17, 2017.


     V.            Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

a.  Hold a public hearing and make a recommendation to the City Council on an amendment to Chapter 125 of the League City Zoning Ordinance regarding Group Residential Facilities.

Nghiem Doan, City Attorney for the City of League City, provided a presentation on Chapter 125 of the League City Zoning Ordinance regarding Group Residential Facilities.

 

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 6:46 p.m.

Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 6:47 p.m.

 

Mr. Walding asked if the parking was going to be on the side or rear of the facility.

Mr. Doan stated it was not a facility with a large number of residents and informed the group homes were located within single family housing.

Mr. Walding asked for the maximum number of people in a group home.

Mr. Doan responded six people and two caregivers.

 

Mr. Alderman asked if three other facilities may be located within 600 ft. of each other.

Mr. Doan responded any cluster of four where any one of the four was located within 600 ft. of the other three.

 

Mr. Schweinle asked if there could be eight cars parked at these homes at any given time.

Mr. Doan stated that one space was required for each of the care givers and each of the six residents living in the facility could have a vehicle.

 

Mr. Schweinle asked if the cluster rule passed with the 600 ft. verbiage in other cities.

Mr. Doan responded you could not cluster group residential facilities in such a way that it would alter the nature of the residential neighborhood.

 

Mr. Alderman asked how wide the definition was for people with disabilities.

Mr. Doan stated that was a function of the State to regulate and define.

 

Mr. Walding asked if there were any of these facilities in a League City neighborhood at this time.

Mr. Doan stated there were some but did not know how many and informed that is also part of what the DOJ would say they ought to be existing in a neighborhood without your knowledge, functioning as a normal household.

 

Mr. Schweinle asked if the facilities required a permit or notification to be given to surrounding

residents.

Mr. Doan replied no, because the zoning was not being changed and they were allowed to locate in a residential neighborhood.

 

Ms. Arnold asked if an ordinance could be written to prevent clustering.

Mr. Doan replied no, because you would not treat the residents any different from someone in the neighborhood having their extended family visiting their home with the same number of cars.

 

Mr. Alderman asked if the zoning ordinance had a maximum occupancy for a single-family home.

Mr. Doan replied it was tough to regulate or define what a family is for a single-family home.

 

Mr. Schweinle asked for the requirements on parking cars in the streets of League City.

Mr. Doan replied within 25 ft. of fire hydrant and 15 ft. of stop sign.

 

Mr. Walding asked if the residents would be renting.

Mr. Doan replied the house was owned by someone or some entity that leased to a company who would run the group home or facility, then the company rented a bed to the resident.

Mr. Walding asked if the Commission could table the item for a couple of weeks.

Mr. Doan replied if the Commission wished to postpone their decision for 2 weeks to read more about group home facilities, that should be ok with the DOJ.

 

Mr. Lee made a motion to approve to approve zoning ordinance regarding residential group facilities

Mr. Bindhammer has seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Bindhammer stated that he would like to table the item for a couple weeks and do more research.

 

Mr. Schweinle made a motion to postpone this item for two weeks.

The motion to postpone the public hearing for two weeks passed by a vote of 6-1-0.

Mike Lee opposed the motion.

  VI.            Other Business

a.  The Director of Planning and Development to provide a presentation to and request comments from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding upcoming amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance.

Paul Menzies, Director of the Planning and Zoning Department requested 2 additional weeks for preparation of the upcoming amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance.

VII.            Staff Comments

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Zoning, stated the Master Plan Revision of Victory Lakes 7B should not have been on the agenda as it was not ready for consideration.

 

VIII.            Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 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 17TH DAY OF JULY, 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                                                            Douglas Turner
Planning Manager                                                      Chairman, Planning & Zoning Commission