CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Donenfeld called the meeting to order 1:30 pm.
Roll Call: 7 members present, 0 members absent, 0 members excused.
Chair Donenfeld welcomed Randy Lowe as a member of the Planning Commission.
REPORT OF POSTING OF AGENDA:
The Agenda was available for public access on the City's webpage and at the City Hall exterior bulletin board (west side of Council Chamber) and the Planning Services counter by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE AGENDA:
The agenda was approved, as presented.
Chair Donenfeld opened public comments and with no appearances coming forward public comments was closed.
1. CONSENT CALENDAR:
Commissioner Weremiuk requested Items 1B and 1D pulled from the Consent Calendar for separate discussion.
Vice-Chair Hudson and Commissioners Calerdine and Lowe noted their abstention on the minutes of May 8, 2013 and Commissioner Lowe on May 22, 2013.
Motion to To approve Items 1A and 1C, as presented. Moved by J.R. Roberts, seconded by Lyn Calerdine.
Vote to To approve Items 1A and 1C, as presented. (Approved)
1A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: MAY 8 AND MAY 22, 2013 MINUTES.
Approved. (Noting Commissioners Calerdine, Hudson and Lowe's abstention.)
1C. PALM GROVE GROUP LLC FOR A SIX MONTHS TIME EXTENSION OF A FINAL PLANNED DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT FOR ARRIVE HOTEL, A 32-ROOM HOTEL; AN 80 SEAT RESTAURANT; A 1,120-SQUARE FOOT RETAIL SHOP LOCATED AT 1551 NORTH PALM CANYON DRIVE, ZONE C-1/R-3.
(CASE 5.1284 PDD 360 TIME EXTENSION).
Approved, as presented.
1B. MV SOLAR LLC, FOR A ONE-YEAR TIME EXTENSION FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR THE INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF A 13 MEGAWATT SOLAR FARM LOCATED AT 2001 WEST GARNET AVENUE, ZONE E-1 (CASE 5.1284 PDD 360 TIME EXTENSION).
Principal Planner Robertson provided background information on the proposed project.
Applicant's representative agreed to the additional condition.
Motion to adopted Approve, subject to conditions, as amended.
To add the previously deleted ENG 18 along with the new condition. Moved by Kathy Weremiuk, seconded by Lyn Calerdine.
Vote to adopted Approve, subject to conditions, as amended.
To add the previously deleted ENG 18 along with the new condition. (Approved)
1D. RAMON OFFICE BUILDING, LLC., FOR A ONE-YEAR TIME EXTENSION FOR A PREVIOUSLY APPROVED MAJOR ARCHITECTURAL APPLICATION AND VARIANCE TO CONSTRUCT A TWO-STORY OFFICE BUILDING OF APPROXIMATELY 21,874 SQUARE FEET IN SIZE ON VACANT LAND LOCATED AT 4001 EAST RAMON ROAD, ZONE P (CASE 3.3405 MAJ / 6.519 VAR).
Principal Planner Robertson provided an overview of the proposed project.
Motion to Approve, subject to conditions. Moved by Kathy Weremiuk, seconded by Lyn Calerdine.
Vote to Approve, subject to conditions. (Approved)
2. PUBLIC HEARING:
2A. A PROPOSED ZONE TEXT AMENDMENT TO VARIOUS SECTIONS OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE RELATING TO ALL CATEGORIES OF RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES, GROUP USES, AND SOBER LIVING HOMES AND OTHER USES EITHER PERMITTED OR ALLOWED SUBJECT TO A CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT IN THE R-1, R-2, R-3, R-4, RGA, P, C-1, C-1A-A, C-2 HC, AND C-M ZONES (CASE 5.1265 ZTA).
Motion to adopted To table. Moved by J.R. Roberts, seconded by Philip Klatchko.
Vote to adopted To table. (Approved)
3. NEW BUSINESS:
3A. PLANNING COMMISSION RULES OF PROCEDURE
Director Wheeler provided an overview on the proposed Rules of Procedure for the Planning Commission.
Commissioner Roberts asked about the process required to allow the Commission to go Dark for the month of August.
Staff responded that the City Council would have to change the Municipal Code.
Commissioner Klatchko requested a copy of Robert's Rules of Order for the Commission's review.
The Commission discussed a conflict of interest and speaking as a member of the public.
The Commission recessed at 1:57 pm.
The meeting resumed at 2:00 pm.
Motion to Approve, as amended:
The Rules of Procedure to be gender neutral.
Item C.5 Quorum: The majority of the appointed existing Planning Commission shall constitute a quorum. The majority vote of a quorum shall be sufficient to do business. Moved by Kathy Weremiuk, seconded by Lyn Calerdine.
Vote to Approve, as amended:
The Rules of Procedure to be gender neutral.
Item C.5 Quorum: The majority of the appointed existing Planning Commission shall constitute a quorum. The majority vote of a quorum shall be sufficient to do business. (Approved)
3B. ELECTION OF OFFICERS 2013 - 2014
Vice-Chair Hudson nominated Doug Donenfeld as Chair seconded by Commissioner Lowe.
Motion to To appoint Doug Donenfeld as Chair.
Moved by Vice Chair Hudson, seconded by Randy Lowe.
Vote to To appoint Doug Donenfeld as Chair.
Commissioner Calerdine nominated Doug Hudson as Vice-Chair seconded by Commissioner Klatchko.
Motion to To appoint Doug Hudson as Vice-Chair.
Moved by Lyn Calerdine, seconded by Philip Klatchko.
Vote to To appoint Doug Hudson as Vice-Chair.
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORTS, REQUESTS AND COMMENTS:
Commissioner Roberts stated that he would not be in attendance for July 24th and August 14th meetings.
Commissioner Calerdine noted that he may not be available to attend the July 24th meeting.
Commissioner Weremiuk noted that she would not be in attendance for the August 14th meeting.
Commissioner Lowe offered to cover the AAC meetings during the month of August.
Commissioner Weremiuk requested an update on the next study session.
Director Wheeler reported that a tentative joint meeting with the AAC is scheduled for September 25, 2013 at 11:30.
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
No comments were reported.
The Planning Commission adjourned at 2:09 pm to Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 1:30 pm, City Hall, Council Chamber, 3200 East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
Jul 10, 2013 Planning Commission