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MINUTES

 

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

 

12425 W. BELL ROAD, SUITE D-100

SURPRISE  AZ  85374

 

REGULAR MEETING

 

July 16, 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, July 16, 2002.  Also in attendance with Chairman Bails were, Vice Chairman Dan Morris, Commissioners Ken Senft, Tony Segarra, Bob Gonzales, Lyn Truitt, and Jan Blair.  

 

Staff Present:

 

Deputy City Attorney, Jeff Blilie; Community Development Director; Phil Testa; Planning Manager, Scott Phillips; Planner, Desmond McGeough; Administrative Assistant, Jenifer O’Melia.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

REGULAR AGENDA ITEMS NOT REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

REGULAR ITEMS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

REGULAR ITEMS NOT REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

·        Discussion regarding detail of the approved 48’ lots by development.

 

Planning Manager, Phillips stated that there are approximately 11,000 48’ lots left in the city to be built on.

 

No commission questions or public comments were made.

 

·        Discussion and possible action regarding design guidelines that allow developers to still build on 48’ lots.

 

General discussion took place with Commission.  Chairman Bails stated she felt there were enough 48’ lots in the city and they should move away from them.  Commissioners Segarra, Truitt, and Morris stated they felt the city should keep 48’ lots for diversity and there are ways to make homes on 48’ lots work and look nice.

 

There were no public comments.

 

REGULAR ITEMS REQUIRING A PUBLIC HEARING:

 

·        Executive session to discuss the City’s legal position regarding the re-submittal of the Preliminary Plat for Litchfield Manor.

 

Morris made a motion to adjourn into the executive session.  Segarra seconded the motion.  7 yes votes.  Motion carried.

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of Application PP02-146, Preliminary Plat for Litchfield Manor.

 

Planning Manager, Phillips made a presentation for Application PP02-146.

 

General discussion took place with Commission.  They stated they would like traffic calming devices put into use in this project.  They stated concerns of the well location and if there was an agreement with the school district. 

 

No public comments were made.

 

Morris made a motion to recommend approval for Application PP02-146, subject to stipulations a – p attached hereto as Exhibit A.  Segarra seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 no vote (Senft).   Motion carried.

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of Application FP02- 070, Final Plat for Leon’s Park West.

 

Planner, McGeough made a presentation for Application FP02-070.

 

General discussion took place with Commission.  They stated their concern with the emergency vehicle access on the property.

 

No public comments were made.

 

Morris made a motion to continue Application FP02-070 to the August 6, 2002 meeting.  There was no second.  Motion failed.

 

Blair made a motion to recommend approval for Application PP02-070, subject to stipulations a – f attached hereto as Exhibit B.  Truitt seconded the motion.  6 yes votes, 1 no vote (Morris).   Motion carried.

 

·        Consideration and action to recommend approval of Application ZTA02-154, Zoning Text Amendment for the City of Surprise.

 

Community Development Director, Testa made a presentation for Application ZTA02-154.

 

General discussion took place with Commission.

 

No public comments were made.

 

Truitt made a motion to recommend approval for Application ZTA02-154.  Blair seconded the motion.  7 yes votes.   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 8:30 P.M.

 

           

__________________________    _________________________

 

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

Planning and Zoning Commission     Community Development