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CITY OF SURPRISE

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100

Surprise, Arizona 85374

 

June 6, 2006

 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Call to Order:

 

Chairman Ken Senft called the Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting to order at 7 p.m. at the Surprise City Hall, 12425 West Bell Road, Suite D100, Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Tuesday, June 6, 2006.

 

Roll Call:

 

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

 

Staff Present:

 

Chris Schmaltz representing Interim City Attorney Andrew McGuire; City Deputy Attorney George Riemer; City Planner Nicole Green-Catten; City Planner Adam Copeland; City Planning Technician Lance Ferrell; Planning & Community Development Director Scott Chesney; and Planning and Zoning Commission Secretary Carol Dager.

 

Council Members Present: 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

Approval of Minutes:  The minutes of the May 2, 2006 Planning and Zoning Commission Workshop and May 16, 2006 Planning and Zoning Commission meetings were approved as submitted. 

 

Presentations:   None

 

 

                                                              OLD BUSINESS:                                                               

 

·        Item 1:  CUP06-029 – Consideration and Action – MCS Auto and Accessories

 

Planning Technician Lance Ferrell presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-029, MCS Auto and Accessories, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’

 

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

 

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve CUP06-029, MCS Auto and Accessories, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’   Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes and 2 absent (Blair and Nachtigall).

 

 

                                                              NEW BUSINESS:                                                               

 

·        Item 2:  CUP06-034 – Consideration and Action – W. Union Hills and 99th Avenue Cell

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-034, W. Union Hills and 99th Avenue Cell, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘c.’

 

Commissioner Hall requested an additional stipulation be included that states that the applicant should remove the advertisement sign upon approval of the project.

 

Planner Copeland provided the following language for stipulation D:   Advertisement sign for the CUP06-034 project shall be removed within 15 days of approval. 

 

In response to Commissioner Segarra, Planner Copeland replied that the applicant will be requested to plant a palm tree in the proximity of the monopole to offset its affect.

 

In response to Commissioner Watts, Planner Copeland noted that the screening of the monopole would match the existing building. 

 

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

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve CUP06-034, W. Union Hills and 99th Avenue Cell, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘d’ as amended.  Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes and 2 absent (Blair and Nachtigall).

 

·        Item 3:  CUP06-141 – Consideration and Action – Reems Road Retail

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-141, Reems Road Retail.

 

In response to Commissioner Hall, Larry Jarnigan, applicant, replied that the menu and speaker box for the drive-thru would be blocked by Reems Road.  In response to Chairman Senft’s inquiry, Mr. Jarnigan noted that he has a tentative lease with Kentucky Fried Chicken.

 

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

 

Commissioner Segarra made a motion to approve CUP06-141, Reems Road Retail.  Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes and 2 absent (Blair and Nachtigall).

 

 

 

·        Item 4:  SP05-342 – Consideration and Action – Ewing Irrigation

 

Planner Adam Copeland presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of SP05-342, Ewing Irrigation, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’

                   

Steven Nevala, Cawley Architects, explained that the surrounding properties are being developed by the same owner and cross access to the property has been approved.

 

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

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve SP05-342, Ewing Irrigation, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’  Commissioner Watts seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes and 2 absent (Blair and Nachtigall).

 

Director Chesney introduced Nicole Green-Catteen, providing a brief overview of her employment background.

 

·        Item 5:  SP06-003 – Consideration and Action – Goodwill Industries

 

Planner Nicole Green-Catten presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of SP06-003, Goodwill Industries, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’

 

Planner Green-Catten answered questions from Commissioner Segarra, specifically talking about the aesthetics of the area.   Director Chesney added that the Code Enforcement Department will be responsible for addressing those types of issues.

 

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

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve SP06-003, Goodwill Industries, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘k.’  Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 5 ayes and 2 absent (Blair and Nachtigall).

 

                                                      OPEN CALL TO PUBLIC:                                                     

 

Chairman Senft called to the public to discuss any issues not noted on the agenda.  Hearing no comments from the public, Chairman Senft closed the public hearing.

 

                                                  CURRENT EVENTS REPORT:                                                

 

Commissioner Truitt spoke briefly about the tour to the ASU Decision Theater that he and Commissioner Watts attended with City Council members and City staffers.  He mentioned that he feels the use of the facility will be a welcomed opportunity for the City. 

 

Director Chesney added that the ASU Decision Theater will be a worthy partner for the City to use as a tool in understanding growth management.  He commented that he is currently negotiating future dates to use the facility (possibly quarterly) and will keep Commissioners informed of the schedule. 

 

Chairman Senft pointed out specific intersections with heavy traffic that may require the installation of a traffic signal:  Waddell/Litchfield Roads and Waddell/Dysart Roads.  He also mentioned that a left turn lane is needed for westbound traffic on Bell Road at SR303. 

 

Director Chesney explained that Dr. Maki is presently working through an intergovernmental agreement with El Mirage regarding Dysart Road improvements. 

 

             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.

 

No request was made to call for an executive session.

 

                                                              ADJOURNMENT:                                                             

 

Hearing no further business, Chairman Ken Senft adjourned the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at 7:32 p.m.

 

 

 

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Scott R. Chesney, Director

Planning & Community Development Department

 

 

 

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Chairman Ken Senft

Planning and Zoning Commission