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CITY OF SURPRISE

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100

Surprise, Arizona 85374

 

August 1 , 2006

 

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

CALL TO ORDER:

 

Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall 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, August 1, 2006.

 

ROLL CALL:

 

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

 

STAFF PRESENT:

 

Chris Schmaltz representing Interim City Attorney Andrew McGuire; City Deputy Attorney George Riemer; Fire Marshall Doug Helbig; City Planner Adam Copeland; City Planner Lance Ferrell; City Planner Dennis Dorch; Planning & Community Development Director Scott Chesney; and Planning and Zoning Commission Secretary Carol Dager.

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS PRESENT:  None

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The minutes of the July 18, 2006 Planning and Zoning Commission were approved as submitted. 

 

ITEM 1:  DIRECTOR’S REPORT:   

 

Director Scott Chesney introduced the consent agenda for the Commission.  Commissioners should review staff reports to ensure all issues and questions are fully addressed.  As the project load increases, a consent agenda will allow more items to be placed on the agenda.

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

 

All items listed with an asterisk (*) are considered to be routine by the Planning and Zoning Commission and were approved by one motion.  There was no separate discussion of these items during this meeting.

 

·        *Item 3:  Approved SP05-345, Surprise Village Shopping Center – Buffalo Wild Wings, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘j.’

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda, with the removal of Items 2 and 4.  Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS REMOVED FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

 

·        Item 2:  CUP06-114 – Consideration and Action – Greer Ranch North

 

Planner Lance Ferrell presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of CUP06-114, Greer Ranch North, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’

 

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

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve CUP06-114, Greer Ranch North, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘h.’  Commissioner Truitt seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

·        Item 4:  SP05-441 – Consideration and Action – City at Surprise Medical Office Campus Phase 1

 

Scott Phillips, applicant, distributed a written statement noting concern about Stipulation J and requested a continuance of the project to August 15, 2006.

 

Commissioner Blair made a motion to continue SP05-441, City at Surprise Medical Office Campus Phase 1, to August 15, 2006.   Commissioner Hall seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

·        Item 5:  PAD05-437 – Consideration and Action – Sonoran Trails

 

Planner Dennis Dorch presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PAD05-437, Sonoran Trails, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘o.’

 

Jeff Blilie, representing applicant, provided a brief overview of the project, specifically pointing out the enormous cost of the infrastructure for the area.  He mentioned that they have adopted the Sun Valley Parkway Overlay standards, preserving a 200-foot corridor from the center line of the parkway.

 

In response to Commissioner Segarra, Mr. Blilie explained that the intent of the commercial area is an office complex, as well as a possible convenience store.  No tenants have been identified at this time. 

 

In response to Commissioner Hall, Mr. Blilie responded that the requirement of the 200-foot corridor is based on the widening of the Sun Valley Parkway to six lanes.

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment.

 

Paula Forster, Surprise resident, voiced her concern about the nearby paintball facility and shooting range, noting that Sun City Grand residents currently hear the noise from the shooting range.  It was determined that the shooting range is a substantial distance from this project. 

 

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

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve PAD05-437, Sonoran Trails, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘o.’   Commissioner Blair seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

·        Item 6:  PP06-028 – Consideration and Action – Desert Oasis Phase 2

 

Planner Dennis Dorch presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PP06-028, Desert Oasis Phase 2, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘l.’

 

Kay Bigelow, representing Centex Homes, explained that Phase 1 of the Desert Oasis project was approved in January, 2006.

 

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

 

Commissioner Hall made a motion to approve PP06-028, Desert Oasis Phase 2, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘l.’   Commissioner Segarra seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

·        Item 7:  PP06-082 – Consideration and Action – Marley Park Parcels 15-18

 

Planner Dennis Dorch presented the project to the Commission.  Staff recommended approval of PP06-082, Marley Park Parcels 15-18, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘j.’

 

In response to Commissioner Watts, Michael Cauley, applicant, explained that 20 percentage of the project consists of ‘Z’ lots.  He pointed out the two-way alleys located throughout the duplex units.

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall opened the meeting for public comment. 

 

Paula Forster, Surprise resident, voiced her concern about the park, whether it was open to the public.  It was noted that the park would be open to the public.

 

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

 

Commissioner Truitt made a motion to approve PP06-082, Marley Park Parcels 15-18, subject to stipulations ‘a’ through ‘j.’   Commissioner Watts seconded the motion.  The motion passed with a vote of 6 ayes.

 

OPEN CALL TO PUBLIC:

 

Vice Chairman Nachtigall called to the public to discuss any issues not noted on the agenda. 

 

Paula Forster, Surprise resident, voiced concerns about the Sam’s Club project, referring to an outdated 2004 traffic study.  She pointed out that the population has tremendously increased, as well as the traffic at SR303 and Bell Road.

 

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

 

CURRENT EVENTS REPORT:  None

 

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, Vice Chairman Nachtigall adjourned the regular Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 7:45 p.m.

 

 

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Scott R. Chesney, Director

Planning & Community Development Department

 

 

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Vice Chairman Randy Nachtigall

Planning and Zoning Commission