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MINUTES

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

 

12425 W. BELL ROAD, SUITE D-100

SURPRISE  AZ  85374

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

May 7, 2002

6:00 P.M.

 

 

Call to Order:

           Roll call:

 

Chairman Bails called the Regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m., at the Surprise City Hall – 12425 West Bell Road, Suite D-100, Surprise, Arizona 85374, on Tuesday, May 7, 2002.  Also in attendance with Chairman Bails were Vice Chairman Dan Morris, Commissioners Ken Senft, Tony Segarra, Lyn Truitt, and Jan Blair.   Commissioner Bob Gonzalez was excused.  

 

Staff Present:

 

Deputy City Attorney, Jeff Blilie; Planning Manager, Scott Phillips; Assistant Planning Manager, Tony Chinyere; Planner, Grant Penland; Planner, James Atkins; Administrative Assistant, Jenifer O’Melia.

 

·        Approval of Planning and Zoning Meeting Minutes - APPROVED

 

Morris made the motion to approve the Regular Planning and Zoning Minutes of April 16, 2002.  Segarra seconded the motion. 6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

 

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS NOT REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

REGULAR ITEMS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of Application PADA02-004, Planned Area Development Amendment for The Orchards.

 

Planner, Penland made a presentation for Application PADA02-004.

 

General discussion took place with Commission regarding the commercial site near the school.  They also stated concerns with fifteen story buildings and property owners being notified of this height.

 

There were no public comments made.

 

Truitt made a motion to recommend approval of Application PADA02-004 subject to stipulations a – r, attached hereto as Exhibit A.  Blair seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

REGULAR ITEMS NOT REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of the City of Surprise Annexation Policy Manual.

 

Assistant Planning Manager, Chinyere made a presentation for the Annexation Policy Manual.

 

General discussion took place with Commission regarding traffic circulation.  They also had concerns with the state lands and which sections would be annexed at which times.  They stated concerns with the White Tank Mountain area.

 

Morris made a motion to recommend approval of the City of Surprise Annexation Policy Manual.  Blair seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

Consideration and action to approve Application SP02-105, Site Plan for the Surprise Fire Station 303.

 

Planning Manager, Phillips made a presentation for Application SP02-105.

 

There were no comments made by the commissioners.

Truitt made a motion to approve Application SP02-105.  Segarra seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

Consideration and action to approve Application SP01-140, Site Plan for Sun Ridge Office Building.

 

Planner, Atkins made a presentation for Application SP01-140.

 

General discussion took place with the Commissioners regarding fire access and parking on the site.

 

Morris made a motion to approve Application SP02-105 subject to stipulations a – m, attached hereto as Exhibit B.  Blair seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

REGULAR ITEMS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

·        Discussion and possible recommendation regarding meandering sidewalks.

 

General discussion took place with the Commission. 

 

There were no comments from the public.

 

 

·        Discussion and clarification regarding the effect that a General Plan Designation has upon the pre-existing zoning.

 

General discussion took place with the Commission. 

 

There were no comments from the public.

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of Application PP02-068, Preliminary Plat for Esperanza @ Sun City Grand.

 

Planner, Penland made a presentation for Application PP02-068.

 

No commission questions or public comments were made.

 

Truitt made a motion to recommend approval for Application PP02-068, subject to stipulations a – l attached hereto as Exhibit C.  Senft seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of Application FP02-074, Final Plat for Cimarron @ Sun City Grand.

 

Planner, Penland made a presentation for Application FP02-074.

 

No commission questions or public comments were made.

 

Morris made a motion to recommend approval for Application FP02-074, subject to stipulations a – i attached hereto as Exhibit D.  Blair seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 excused (Gonzalez).  Motion carried.

 

OPEN CALL TO THE PUBLIC:

 

There were no comments made from the public.

 

CURRENT EVENTS REPORT:

 

A.     Chairperson:

 

B.    Community Development Director:

           

ADJOURNMENT:

 

There was no further business.  On a motion duly made and seconded.   Chairman Bails declared the meeting adjourned at 9:35 P.M.

 

           

__________________________    _________________________

 

Martha G. Bails, Chairman                 Philip A. Testa, Director

Planning and Zoning Commission     Community Development