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Planning & Zoning Commission

Regular Meeting Agenda

July 31, 2017

6:00 PM

Council Chambers, 200 W. Walker Street

 

I.                    Call to Order and Roll Call of Members

II.                  Approval of Minutes

A.     July 17, 2017

III.               Citizen Communication

IV.               Old Business

A.     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 the Future Land Use Plan.

B.   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.

B.   The City Attorney to provide a presentation to and request comments from the Planning and Zoning Commission regarding upcoming amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to SB 1004.

 

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 28th 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 31, 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 p.m.

 

Members Present:                                           Members Absent:

Douglas Turner, Chair                                      Jon Schweinle

Pam Arnold                                                      Mike Lee

Wayne Alderman

Gary Walding

Gene Bindhammer

Annette Ramirez

City Staff:

Paul Menzies, Director of Planning and Development

Frankie Legaux, Assistant Director of Planning and Development

Kris Carpenter, Planning Manager

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Korrie Becht, Senior Planner

Melinda St. Lawrence, Planning Assistant

Nghiem Doan, City Attorney

     II.            Approval of Minutes

a.     July 17, 2017

              Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the July 17, 2017 minutes as presented.

             Mr. Bindhammer seconded the motion.

             The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-1.

             Annette Ramirez abstained from voting.

  III.            Citizen Communication

No Citizen Communication.

 

  IV.            Old Business

a.        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, gave a presentation on Victory Lakes, Section 7B.

 

Mr. Turner asked what the several hatched areas on the conceptual plan for Victory Lakes meant.

Mr. Carpenter responded that the hatched areas were restrictive reserves.

 

Mr. Alderman asked if the roadway network shown on Victory Lakes could be changed.

Mr. Carpenter responded that the roadway network shown would not be changed on the conceptual plan.

 

John Sweitzer, HOA President for Leisure Lakes, stated his concern about drainage, flooding, emergency fences, and being notified about changes that could affect Leisure Lakes.

Ron Page, resident of Orange Grove, stated his concerns about annexation of school districts.

Jason Tindale, resident on Fountain View Lane, stated his concerns about flooding and being notified about changes that could affect Orange Grove.

Bill Rhoren, resident of Leisure Lakes, stated his concerns about flooding.

Serena Dilger, resident on Orange Grove, stated her concerns about flooding, and being notified about changes that could affect Leisure Lakes.

Sheryl Myles, resident on Fountain View Lane, stated her concerns about wildlife flooding and the safety of the neighborhood children.

 

Mr. Alderman asked if the conceptual plan was changed in anyway would it be brought back before the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval.

Mr. Carpenter responded yes, if they change the density, add more lots, or revise roadway networks, it would come back before the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval.

 

Mr. Alderman asked if the public could be notified when changes are made to the infrastructure.

Mr. Carpenter responded that infrastructure plans would be public record and if someone did a public record information request they would receive a copy.

 

Mr. Carpenter commented that when infrastructure plans are submitted, Planning Department could notify the Leisure Lakes HOA.

 

Mr. Alderman asked when the pond is built out in the subdivision who maintains it.

Mr. Carpenter responded the HOA would maintain the pond and drainage.

 

Mr. Alderman asked if the pond in Leisure Lakes going to be widened to prevent runoff from Victory Lakes Development.

Mr. Sims stated that the pond in Leisure Lakes does not receive any runoff from Victory Lakes at this time, but if something comes up, they would look to mitigate at that time.

 

Sandra Rhoren, resident of Leisure Lakes, stated her concerns for flooding and wildlife.

Christi Faught, resident on Fountain View Lane, stated her concerns for flooding and drainage.

Bill Rhoren, resident of Leisure Lakes, stated his concerns with parking and new sidewalks.

 

Mr. Bindhammer stated most new construction homes require the lots drain from the back flowing to the front and into the street.

Mr. Carpenter stated yes, that is the general standard.

 

Ms. Ramirez asked why has this subdivision started flooding in the past ten years and where was the water going.

Mr. Carpenter responded I cannot answer that question.

 

Ms. Ramirez asked should we know where the water is coming from before developing more land.

Mr. Carpenter stated this is a conceptual land plan and the applicants are not putting pavement on the ground, but when they do, they will have to confirm that it will not adversely affect the neighboring properties.

Mr. Sims stated that there is no easy answer for the flooding, but what is currently being developed will not impact the existing residents.

 

Mr. Turner stated the new subdivision will not be allowed to impact existing drainage in a negative way.

 

Mr. Carpenter stated the approval and development of this plan should not impact the subdivision

drainage at all.

 

Ms. Arnold asked where would the storm drain go.

 

Mr. Muilla responded that everything on the north and east ends of the lot will be excavated and will help with drainage going out to the southeast corner.

 

Bruce Lodes, resident of Fountain View Lane, stated his concerns about the pathway of the water.

 

Mr. Bindhammer made a motion to approve Victory Lakes Section 7B.

Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Turner stated there are additional considerations in the packet would your motion include those.

Mr. Bindhammer stated yes.

Mr. Walding stated yes.

 

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

 

     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 the Future Land Use Plan.

Mr. Shad Comeaux with Freese and Nichols gave a presentation on the Future Land Use Plan.

 

Mr. Walding asked how often this is updated.

Mr. Comeaux responded about every five to ten years.

Mr. Comeaux stated there was a workshop in June with Staff that resulted in changes being made.

 

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing for Future Land Use Plan at 7:08 p.m.

With no comments received, Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 7:09 p.m.

 

Mr. Alderman made a motion to approve the Future Land Use Plan.

Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

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

 

b.     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

      of the League City Zoning Ordinance regarding Group Residential Facilities.

 

   Mr. Walding commented asked if six families move into a single-family home and each resident has a caretaker, family and friends visiting, could there be up to 15 cars parked at this home at any given time.

   Mr. Doan responded yes, that is possible because state and federal laws say, HOA and Deed Restrictions cannot keep these group homes out of neighborhoods.

  

   Mr. Bindhammer stated this is already a law and we are voting on changes presented to this council.

 Mr. Doan stated the city has been made aware by the DOJ that some of the zoning regulations are too strict and need to be changed.

 

 Ms. Arnold stated the possibility of having no ordinance and each application be reviewed on a case-by case basis.

 Mr. Doan responded that the city could take down all regulation regarding group homes, but the City does want some regulation for the very extreme cases while staying in compliance with the DOJ.

 

 Mr. Walding asked if there are differences between disabled group dwellings and a group dwelling.

 Mr. Doan responded yes, a disabled group dwelling is a subset of the group dwelling that will         encompass other types of residence aside from those who are disabled.

 

 Ms. Arnold asked how many state licensed applications has the city had within the past 5 years.

 Mr. Carpenter responded he could not recall one application coming in.

 

Mr. Turner opened the public hearing at 7:33 pm on Chapter 125 of the League City Zoning Ordinance regarding Group Residential Facilities.

With no comments received, Mr. Turner closed the public hearing at 7:34 pm.

 

Ms. Ramirez made a motion to approve the Amendment of Chapter 125 Code of Ordinances as written.

Mr. Walding seconded the motion.

Motion passed by a vote of 6-0-0.

 

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. This item was pulled from Agenda

         B.  The Deputy City Attorney to provide a presentation to and request comments from the Planning and   Zoning Commission regarding upcoming amendments to the Zoning Ordinance related to SB 1004.

                  Michelle Villarreal, Deputy City Attorney to the City of League, will give a presentation

                  on upcoming amendments to the Zoning Ordinances related to SB 1004.

             

                

 VII.   Staff Comments

           No staff comments were made.

VIII.  Adjournment

          The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

 

 

 

_____________________________                          ______________________________

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