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CITY OF SURPRISE

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

Northwest Regional Library

16089 North Bullard Avenue

Surprise, AZ 85374

 

December 6, 2005

 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Call to Order:

 

Chairman Ken Senft called the Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Northwest Regional Library, 16089 North Bullard Avenue, Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Tuesday, December 6, 2005.

 

Roll Call:

 

In attendance with Chairman Ken Senft were Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall and Commissioners Skip Hall, Antonio Segarra, Lyn Truitt, and Fred Watts.  Commissioner Jan Blair was absent. 

 

Staff Present:

 

City Attorney Scott McCoy; Community Development Director LaTonya Finch;

Planning Manager Scott Chesney; City Planner Adam Copeland; City Planner Gary Norris, Planning Technician Lance Ferrell; and Planning and Zoning Commission Secretary Carol Dager.

 

Council Members Present:  None

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

Approval of Minutes:

 

The minutes of the November 8, 2005 and November 15, 2005 Planning and Zoning Commission meetings were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations:

 

There were no presentations.

 

                                                              NEW BUSINESS:                                                              

 

·        Item 1:  PAD05-258 – Consideration and Action – Bell Pointe II Planned Area Development

 

City Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PAD05-258, Bell Pointe II Planned Area Development, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘f.’

 

 

Commissioner Truitt suggested creating a stipulation where the developer would have some participation in financially providing for an overpass.

 

Scott Rose, Cavanaugh Law Firm, representing the applicant, stated that he supports the staff’s recommendation.  He also mentioned that he would be willing to work with staff in addressing the overpass provision, suggesting that they should take into consideration all concerned parties contributing to the cost of the overpass.

 

In response to Commissioner Truitt, Chairman Senft recommended that a stipulation be added to ensure view fencing is added to protect children from the canal.

 

There was some discussion regarding property easements and Commissioner Hall suggested that a joint use and benefit easement diagram be included as part of the purchase agreement. 

 

In response to Commissioner Watts, Planner Copeland replied that a traffic impact analysis was completed and reviewed by the City traffic engineer. 

 

Commissioner Watts indicated that a stipulation should be added to ensure that Bell Pointe Boulevard improvements be completed.

 

City Attorney Scott McCoy provided the language for the following stipulations to be added to the project: 

 

            Stipulation I – View fencing shall be utilized on all lots bordering Beardsley Canal.

 

Stipulation J – A lot detail diagram and joint use and benefit easement diagram shall be included in the closing documents for each lot sale. 

 

            Stipulation KBell Pointe Boulevard will be improved as required by the

            Engineering Department.

 

Chairman Senft talked about water conservation and suggested adding water lines for gray water.  However, since the City has no current plans for the delivery of effluent water, it was determined that adding water lines to this particular subdivision would not be appropriate at this time. 

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.   Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall made a motion to approve PAD05-258, Bell Pointe II Planned Area Development, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘f.’  Commissioner Watts seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 2:  PP05-259 – Consideration and Action – Bell Pointe II Preliminary Plat

 

City Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PP05-259, Bell Pointe II Preliminary Plat, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’

 

Commissioner Segarra made a motion to approve PP05-259, Bell Pointe II Preliminary Plat, with stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k,’ as amended.  Vice Chairman Nachtigall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes, 1 absent.

 

·        Item 3:  CUP05-317 – Consideration and Action – Mountain Gate Phases 1-5 Master Sign Program

 

Planning Technician Lance Ferrell presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP05-317, Mountain Gate Phases 1-5 Master Sign Program, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’

 

Matt Arneson, representing William Lyon Homes, responded to Commissioner Watts’ question regarding the name change, explaining that Copper Canyon Ranch is the marketing name for the subdivision. 

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Segarra made a motion to approve CUP05-317, Mountain Gate Phases 1-5 Master Sign Program, with stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’ Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes, 1 abstained, and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 4:  CUP05-248 – Consideration and Action – Jack in the Box

 

City Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP05-248, Jack in the Box, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.’

 

David Kincaid, DJK Consulting, provided additional information about the project and answered questions from the Commissioners. 

 

Commissioner Hall questioned the noise level of the drive-through speaker and Dave Ward, Director of Construction, replied that the speaker would be facing away from the residential area.   He added that the operation is predicted to be a 24-hour operation.  Commissioner Hall suggested that a stipulation should be added to include a six-foot decorative wall (matching the existing walls) to buffer sound. 

 

Commissioner Hall noted some concern about traffic flow with a car wash and gas pump being on the same site as a Jack in the Box drive-through window.  Mr. Ward indicated that he did not think there would be any traffic jams; however, there are no guarantees.

 

Commissioner Segarra and Vice Chairman Nactigall had questions regarding the location of the gasoline storage tanks because of their close proximity to the residential areas.  Applicant stated they would work with staff to relocate the tanks.

 

Chairman Senft stated that he feels that 24-hour operations lend themselves to crime.  

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment. 

 

Nikol Price, Surprise resident, voiced her concerns about the noise, lights, and smell from the gas pumps and restaurant.  She feels this is a bad area for this type of business.

 

Ed Mann, Surprise resident, voiced his concern about a Jack in the Box, gas station, and car wash on that particular corner since it is so close to the residential area. 

 

Victoria Mann, Surprise resident, voiced her concern about a 24-hour operation, as well as increased traffic and noise.  This is a bad fit for the neighborhood.

 

Steve Cooper, Surprise resident, voiced his concern about cockroaches and rodents that come with restaurants and car washes.

 

Hearing no further comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Segarra made a motion to deny CUP05-248, Jack in the Box.  Vice Chairman Nachtigall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes,

1 absent.

 

·        Item 5:  CUP05-038 – Consideration and Action – Jerusalem Baptist Church Missionary

 

City Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP05-038, Jerusalem Baptist Church Missionary, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.’

 

In response to Commissioner Watts, Planner Copeland replied that the existing building will be torn down and rebuilt.

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve CUP05-038, Jerusalem Baptist Church Missionary, with stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.  Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes, 1 absent.

 

·        Item 6:  CUP05-414 – Consideration and Action – Brookside Bar and Grille

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP05-414, Brookside Bar and Grille.

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment. 

 

Neil Donahue, Surprise resident, stated that he likes the addition of the bar and grille because he can walk to it from the neighborhood.

 

Hearing no further comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve CUP05-414, Brookside Bar and Grille.  Commissioner Truitt seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes  and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 7:  SP05-385 – Consideration and Action – Surprise Recreation Campus

 

Senior Planner Gary Norris presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP05-385, Surprise Recreation Campus, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve SP05-385, Surprise Recreation Campus, with stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k’.  Vice Chairman Nachtigall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 8:  SP05-015 – Consideration and Action – Parkway Bank

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of SP05-015, Parkway Bank, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.’

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Commissioner Segarra made a motion to approve SP05-015, Parkway Bank, with stipulations ‘a’ through ‘i.’  Vice Chairman Nachtigall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

·        Item 9:  SP05-147 – Consideration and Action – Milgard Manufacturing

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of SP05-147, Milgard Manufacturing, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’

 

Ric Toris, of Earl, Curley, and Lagarde, and Mark Banford, General Manager, Milgard Manufacturing, provided additional information and answered questions from the Commissioners.

 

Chairman Senft opened the meeting to receive public comment.  Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall made a motion to approve SP05-147, Milgard Manufacturing, with stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’  Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes and 1 absent.

 

                                                      OPEN CALL TO PUBLIC:                                                     

 

Chairman Senft called to the public to discuss any issues not noted on the agenda.  There was no one in the audience that approached the Commission with any issue for discussion.

 

 

 

                                                  CURRENT EVENTS REPORT:                                                

 

Chairman Senft asked if there were any special items the Commissioners would like to discuss.

 

Director Finch mentioned that a list of topics for the 2006 workshop agendas was distributed by Scott Chesney. 

 

 

             CONSIDERATION AND ACTION TO HOLD AN EXECUTIVE SESSION:            

 

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.03(A)(3), the Planning and Zoning Commission may go into executive session with the City Attorney for legal advice on any item listed on the agenda.

 

There was no request made to call for an executive session.

 

                                                              ADJOURNMENT:                                                            

 

Hearing no further business, Chairman Ken Senft adjourned the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 8:55 p.m.

 

 

__________________________

  LaTonya Finch, Director

  Community Development Department

 

 

_____________________________

Chairman Ken Senft

Planning and Zoning Commission

 

 


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