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CANYONVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES

REGULAR SESSION

February 4, 2010

I.                             Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance:

Chairman Sato called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and all joined in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

II.              Roll Call:

COMMISSION PRESENT:  Chairman Sato, Commissioners Murphy, Hill, Curtiss, Emory and Moran-Kaidme.

COMMISSION ABSENT:    Commissioner Campbell was excused.

STAFF PRESENT:                 Interim Administrator/Recorder Janelle Evans and Deputy Recorder Joan Beckman.

STAFF ABSENT:                  Superintendent Tony Lakey.

 

III.             Agenda Review/Additions:

            None

 

IV.             Approval of Minutes – Regular Session 12-3-09

Commissioner Murphy moved, Commissioner Curtiss seconded a motion to approve the minutes of the 12-3-09 meeting as written.  All voted “yes”.  The motion carried.

V.              Special Matters:

            1.   Swear in Jonathan Emory – term ending 12-31-2012.          

              Deputy Recorder Beckman swore in Jonathan Emory and he signed the Oath of Office.

 

VI.             Public Hearings:

1.      Variance request from Robert & Janet Kennedy for the property located North/East of the intersection of Tiller Trail Highway and Eagle Ridge Dr. - T30 R5 S27 TL 400.  The applicant is requesting a variance to the 450’ dead end street limitation as noted in Section 16.06.013 of the Canyonville Municipal Code.

 

** Chairman Sato opened the Public Hearing.

 

*    Chairman Sato asked if any Commissioner wished to disqualify his or herself for any personal or financial interest in this matter or report any significant ex parte or pre-hearing contacts.

1.      There were none.

 

*    Chairman Sato called for the staff report:

1.   Interim Administrator/Recorder Evans read the staff report highlighting the applicant’s request and the decision criteria and findings, that due to the unique circumstances of Bennett Court and the topography the request was justifiable, that the variance was necessary for the applicant to use the property consistent with the zoning district, that the variance will conform with the general purpose and intent of the zoning ordinance and that the need for the variance was not a consequence of improper actions of the property owner or a self created hardship.  She further noted that approval of the variance in no way indicates approval of the applicant’s proposed subdivision.  Interim Administrator/Recorder Evans recommended approval of the variance request.

 

*    Chairman Sato asked for the applicant’s testimony:

1.   BTS Engineering represented the applicant and spoke in favor of the variance request noting the placement of Bennett Crt was to match Deer Song Crt, the difficulty in complying with the ordinance and the factor of the topography.  He further noted that the cul-de-sac will meet the 48’ radius fire code requirement.

 

2.      Chairman Sato asked if the commission had any questions for the applicant.

The commission asked the applicant if the hillside was going to be dug into, if a geo technical study had been done and what was the intention with the soil moved.

The applicant noted that the property would be “balanced fill” that there would not be more than a 5’ to 6’ cut on either side of the road and most would be graded, filled and moved down to other lots which would be part of the subdivision application.

       

*    Chairman Sato asked if anyone in the audience wished to speak in favor of the proposal:

1.   Corinne Bradley, 200 Eagle Ridge Drive, Canyonville – spoke in favor of the proposal.

2.   Jerry Bradley, 200 Eagle Ridge Drive, Canyonville – spoke in favor of the proposal.

 

*    Chairman Sato asked if anyone in the audience wished to speak in opposition to the proposal:

1.   There were none.

 

**  Chairman Sato closed the Public Hearing.

 

*    Chairman Sato asked if the Commission had any further questions or discussion:

1.   The Commission asked what the developer was going to do with the trees on the property.

2.   The applicant noted there would be no clear cutting and they tried to design the lots around the trees in order to preserve as many as they could.

                 

Commissioner Moran-Kaidme moved, Commissioner Curtiss seconded a motion to adopt the findings and conditions in the staff report and grant the variance to the 450’ dead end street limitation as noted in Section 16.06.013 of the Canyonville Municipal Code.  All voted “yes”.  The motion carried.

  

VII.           Finding of Fact and Decision:

None

 

VIII.          Discussion and or Decision:

                  None

 

IX.             Business from the Public: 

            None

 

X.              Other Commission Business:

                  None

                 

XI.             Correspondence:

                   None

 

XII.           Announcements:

                  1.   City Council – Tuesday, February 16, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.

                  2.   Planning Commission- Thursday, March 4, 2010 @ 7:00 p.m.

 

XIII.          Adjourn:

                  Being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

SUBMITTED BY:                                                    APPROVED BY:

 

 

_____________________________                         _________________________

Joan Beckman, Deputy Recorder                          Clarence Sato, Chairman

 

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