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20080211_PC_agenda_mtg_min 1 PLANNING COMMISSION CITY MANAGER Libby Bacon Diane Schleicher Demery Bishop James P. Boyle PLANNING, ZONING & ECONOMIC Sandy Chandler DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR John Major Brannyn G. Allen Anne Miller David Postle Chuck Powell CITY ATTORNEY Whitley Reynolds Edward M. Hughes MINUTES Planning Commission Agenda Meeting February 11, 2008 – 7:00 p.m. Chuck Powell called the February 11, 2008, Planning Commission agenda meeting to order. Other Commissioners present were: Libby Bacon, Demery Bishop, James Boyle, Sandy Chandler, John Major, Anne Miller, David Postle, and Whitley Reynolds. Chuck Powell explained that the purpose of the agenda meeting was to hear the petitioners’ requests and to ask for any needed information. Powell reminded the Commissioners that the swearing in of appointees James Boyle, Sandy Chandler, Anne Miller, and Whitley Reynolds would be at the Planning Commission meeting on February 19, 2008. Their two-year terms would end January 31, 2010. Powell also said that the election of Planning Commission Chair and Vice Chair as well as approval of the Minutes of the January 7, 2008, Planning Commission agenda meeting and the January 15, 2008, regular meeting would be acted upon at the February 19 meeting. Brian Curran was not in attendance to represent a Site Plan Approval petition (Land Development Code Section 5-080) for 1002 Highway 80, PIN 4-0026-11-002, Zone C-2. The request was for an ice vending machine on a vacant lot. Libby Bacon asked what had changed since Curran last came before the Planning Commission. Brannyn Allen said that nothing had changed. She explained that Curran had withdrawn the petition prior to the January regular meeting of the Planning Commission. Allen said that before Curran spent additional time and money on the proposed project he wanted feedback. Chuck Powell asked about the driveway where it crossed Polk Street. He said there was a swale between the property and Polk Street. Allen said that the DNR would have to be involved with crossing of the swale. The item was placed on the February 19 agenda. Paul Theron represented Ronen Navon for a Site Plan Approval petition (Land Development Code Section 5-080) for 211 Butler Avenue, PIN 4-0004-08-004, Zone C-1. The request was for a two-sided billboard on a vacant lot. Theron said he had provided site and lighting plans as requested by City Council. Sandy Chandler asked how the light guards were selected. Theron said that according to the electrician the lights would be focused on the signs. Demery Bishop confirmed that a formal lighting plan was not required. He asked about a section of the Code dealing with illumination. Allen said that was not applicable because the billboard would not be on oceanfront property. Bishop asked about the design being in compliance with wind pressure requirements. Allen said that issue would be addressed at permitting. The item was placed on the February 19 agenda. * * * * * * 2 Clyde Johnson represented a Major Subdivision Plat Procedure (Land Development Code Section 5- 130) for Battery Drive, PIN 4-0024-02-003, Zone R-2. The request was for final plat approval. Johnson spoke of the subdivision and the dock being almost completed. Anne Miller asked about a lot measurement. Whitley Reynolds assisted Miller in reading the dimension. The item was placed on the February 19 agenda. Phillip McCorkle represented a Zoning Variance petition (Land Development Code Section 5-090) from Section 3-080, Off-street Parking Requirements, for 609 Second Avenue, PIN 4-0005-12-013, Zone R- 2. The request was for two driveway openings. McCorkle said there was an oak tree in the front and a split driveway would avoid interfering with the root zone and make a better looking house. He said that the driveway would be below 25 feet in total width. The item was placed on the agenda for February 19. John Sheppard was not in attendance to represent a Zoning Variance petition (Land Development Code Section 5-090) from Section 3-090, Schedule of Development Regulations, for 1114 Jones Avenue, PIN 4-0006-21-007, Zone R-2. The request was for a spiral stairway to be built in the setback. Brannyn Allen explained that it was a Variance request to encroach into the side yard setback. She said they would like to install a spiral staircase to provide a second means of egress to the main living structure. John Major asked about the hardship. Allen said that the house burned not long ago and the family had difficulty escaping from the house and they are hoping to add a staircase for that purpose. The item was placed on the agenda for February 19. Dale Williams represented a Special Review petition (Land Development Code Section 5-070) and a Site Plan Approval petition (Land Development Code Section 5-080) for himself and Debbie Kearney at 1018 Highway 80, PIN 4-0026-11-006, Zone C-2. The request was for a special event structure as it related to the Special Event Structures Ordinance for the C-2 zone that was adopted by City Council on February 22, 2007. Williams said that they are interested in making The Outdoor Inn an event facility to host wedding receptions, family reunions and other gatherings of up to 72 people. Chuck Powell commented on the completeness of the application. The item was placed on the February 19 agenda. Paul Jackson represented a Site Plan Approval petition (Land Development Code Section 5-080) for 1311 Butler Avenue, PIN 4-0007-16-002, Zone C-1. The request was for a deck extension and a deck roof at an existing commercial site. Jackson said that he was trying to add a nicer atmosphere for people and make it more appealing. The item was placed on the agenda for February 19. Chuck Powell read the dates of upcoming Planning Commission and City Council meetings. Chuck Powell thanked Brannyn Allen for the Staff Reports that were included with the petitions. John Major asked about the Planning Commission’s shore protection proposal that was made to City Council on January 24, 2008. Brannyn Allen said that the presentation and the recommendation were made and that Council was taking it under advisement and consideration. Chuck Powell asked Allen how to push it forward. Allen suggested a formal request from the Planning Commission to the Mayor and Council for an Action Item. It was agreed to place the Coastal Protection Ordinance Subcommittee on the Planning Commission’s February 19 agenda. A brief explanation of the Subcommittee’s purpose was given to the Planning Commissioners whose terms began February 1. Staff agreed to forward to the new members a website address where they could view the presentation. The meeting adjourned.