12-21-16 Agenda W/Supporting Material

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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
CARSON CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2016 AT 1:00 PM
COMMUNITY CENTER, 851 EAST WILLIAM STREET, SIERRA ROOM
CARSON CITY, NEVADA

Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than at the scheduled 
time per the Nevada Open Meeting Law Requirements. A dinner recess may be 
taken. If a dinner recess is taken, any unfinished business will be heard after the 
meeting is resumed. 

A. Roll Call, Determination of a Quorum and Pledge of Allegiance

B. Public Comments**

The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any topic that is relevant to, or within the authority of the Planning Commission, including any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.

C. For Possible Action: Approval of the Minutes – November 30, 2016

D. Modification of Agenda

Items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the public body may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

E. Disclosures

Any member of the Commission may wish to explain any contact with an applicant or the public regarding an item on the agenda or business of the Commission.

F. Public Hearing Matters

F-1 MISC-16-184 For Possible Action: To make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding an ordinance to place a moratorium, for a period of up to 180 days with the ability to extend it by resolution for up to an additional 60 days, on the acceptance and processing of planning or other applications for construction or operation of Marijuana Establishments as contemplated by the Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act passed by Nevada voters during the general election on November 8, 2016. (Lee Plemel)

Summary: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, the Act to legalize recreational marijuana, was passed by Nevada voters during the general election on November 8, 2016. The deadline for preparation of final regulations by the Nevada Department of Taxation (“Department”) is December 31, 2017. Until the final promulgation of such regulations, the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors will not have a complete picture to facilitate a decision regarding zoning regulations for Marijuana Establishments beyond what is currently in place for Medical Marijuana Establishments. Applications pertinent to Marijuana Establishments would be prohibited Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than at the scheduled time per the Nevada Open Meeting Law Requirements. A dinner recess may be taken. If a dinner recess is taken, any unfinished business will be heard after the meeting is resumed. December 21, 2016 Page 2 during the moratorium, allowing City staff, the Planning Commission and the Board of Supervisors time to evaluate the implications of the Department’s regulations and consider other impacts related to the regulation or prohibition of Marijuana Establishments within the frame work of State Law. This moratorium would not apply to Medical Marijuana Establishments with valid provisional certificates wishing to operate under the current Medical Marijuana Establishment regulations in Carson City as of the effective date the ordinance.

F-2 SUP-16-181* For Possible Action: To consider a request from Carson Nugget (property owner: Adams Carson LLC) for a Special Use Permit to allow placement of two metal storage containers in the Downtown Mixed-Use (DTMU) zoning district, on property located at 405 & 495 East Spear St., APNs 004-223-06 & -07. (Kathe Green)

Summary: The applicant is seeking the permanent placement of metal storage containers on property in the Downtown Mixed-Use zoning district.

F-3 SUP-16-182* For Possible Action: To consider a request for a Special Use Permit from Dalbir & Gurjeet Singh (property owner: Dalbir & Gurjeet Singh) to allow single family residential use in the Retail Commercial (RC) zoning district, on property located at 3140 East Nye Lane, APN: 008-191-08. (Kathe Green)

Summary: A use of a building as a residential use in the Retail Commercial zoning district is a conditional use, and may only be established upon issuance of a special use permit. The applicant is proposing to modify the use of an existing building from commercial to residential. No expansion of the size of the building is proposed.

F-4 ZCA-16-189 For Possible Action: To make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding an ordinance amending Title 18, Appendix, Carson City Development Standards, by amending Division 4, Signs, Chapter 4.4, Administration, Section 4.4.7, Exemptions, by adding thereto a new subsection, 4.4.7.x, which exempts from the Division certain off-premise electronic message display signs; amending Title 18, Appendix, Carson City Development Standards, by amending Division 4, Signs, Chapter 4.6, General Regulations And Standards, by adding a new section 4.6.6 that sets forth standards for electronic message display signs; and addressing other matters properly relating thereto. (Lee Plemel)

Summary: The proposed ordinance would exempt from existing provisions regulating signs in Carson City certain off-premise electronic message display signs that are owned by a community college, state college or university within the Nevada System of Higher Education. The ordinance would also establish regulations for electronic message display signs relating to sign brightness and message transitions. The proposed regulations follow the International Sign Association standards for brightness and have been implemented on several signs recently through Special Use Permit reviews, including for the new Community Center sign on East William Street.

F-5 MPA-16-170 For Possible Action: To consider a request to amend the Master Plan to incorporate an above ground utility plan that shows corridors designated for construction of aboveground utilities in compliance with NRS 278.165.

Summary: State law (NRS 278.165) requires that counties with a population of less than 100,000 that have a master plan include an above ground utility plan in its master plan. The proposed amendment is intended to create compliance with the State law.

F-6 MPA-16-174 For Possible Action: To make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the annual Master Plan report. (Lee Plemel)

Summary: State law (NRS 278.190) requires the Planning Commission to annually make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors regarding the implementation of the Master Plan. Staff will provide the Planning Commission with information regarding past, current and future Master Plan implementation actions for the Commission’s consideration.

*Agenda items with an asterisk (*) indicate that final action will be taken unless appealed or otherwise announced. The Planning Commission’s “ACTION” may include either approval, approval with conditions, denial, continuance, or tabling of an item. Appeal of a Commission item: An appeal must be submitted to the Planning Division within 10 days for the Commission’s action. In order to be part of the administrative record regarding an appeal of an item on the agenda, you must present your comments at the podium or have previously sent correspondence to the Planning Division or have spoken to staff regarding an item on this agenda. For information regarding an appeal of a Commission decision, please contact Lee Plemel, Community Development Director, at 775-887-2180, via e-mail at lplemel@carson.org, or via fax at 775-887-2278.

G. Staff Reports (non-action items)

G-1 - Director's report to the Commission. (Lee Plemel)
- Future agenda items.
- Commissioner reports/comments.

H. Public Comment**

The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any topic that is relevant to, or within the authority of the Planning Commission including any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.

I. For Possible Action: Adjournment

** PUBLIC COMMENT: The Commission will provide at least two public comment periods in compliance with the minimum requirements of the Open Meeting Law prior to adjournment. In addition, it is Carson City’s aspirational goal to also provide for item-specific public comment as follows: In order for members of the public to participate in the public body’s consideration of an agenda item, the public is strongly encouraged to comment on an agenda item when called for by the Chair during the item itself. No action may be taken on a matter raised under public comment unless the item has been specifically included on the agenda as an item upon which action may be taken. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic at the discretion of the Chair in order to facilitate the meeting.

For further information:
If you would like more information about an agenda item listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item in which you are interested at 775-887-2180. Contact Rea Thompson at 775-887-2180 or planning@carson.org if you would like copies of supporting materials for an agenda item. Supporting materials for the meeting are available in the Planning Division office located at 108 E. Proctor Street, Carson City or at www.carson.org/agendas. All written comments to the Planning Commission regarding an itemmust be submitted to the Planning Division by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Commission’smeeting to ensure delivery to the Commission before the meeting.

The Commission is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special arrangements forthe meeting are necessary, please notify the Planning Division in writing at 108 E.Proctor St., Carson City, Nevada 89701, or call 775-887-2180, as soon as possible.

 

This agenda has been posted at the following locations on December 14, 2016.

City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Community Center-Sierra Room, 851 East William Street
Community Development Department, 108 E. Proctor Street
Dept. of Public Works, Corporate Yard Facility, 3505 Butti Way
This agenda is also available on the Carson City Website at www.carson.org/agenda
State Website - https://notice.nv.gov