NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
CARSON CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011, AT 5:00 P.M.
COMMUNITY CENTER, SIERRA ROOM, 851 EAST WILLIAM STREET
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
Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium at this time to speak on matters relevant to or within the authority of the Planning Commission. Comments are limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion, please request the Chairman to calendar the matter for a future Planning Commission agenda. In order for members of the public to participate in the Commission’s consideration of a public hearing item on this agenda, the Commission strongly encourages members of the public to comment on the agenda item when the particular item is being discussed by the Commission. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this public comment portion of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.
C. For Possible Action: Approval of the Minutes
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. Staff Public Service Announcements
Announcements of a general nature for the Commission and for public information regarding planning, zoning and land use. Not intended for detailed discussion or for items already on the agenda.
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.
G. Consent Agenda
All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and may be acted upon by the Planning Commission with one action and without an extensive hearing. Any member of the Commission or any citizen may request that an item be taken from the consent agenda, discussed and acted upon separately during this meeting. The Chairman or Vice Chairman retains discretion in deciding whether or not an item will be removed from the consent agenda.
H. Public Hearing Matters
The following items are scheduled for a public hearing. The Chairman will read the Agenda listing into the public record. Staff will present a summary of the staff report and recommendations, including any updated information that was received after the date when staff reports were distributed. The Commission will follow with questions of staff. Then the Chairman will open the hearing to public testimony. Normally, the applicant and/or their representative are permitted to speak first, followed by Commission questions. This will be followed by the Chairman requesting comments from the public at large. If you wish to speak on a particular item, please limit your comments to three (3) minutes and be as brief and concise as possible so that all who wish to speak may do so. Do not repeat the position of others who express the same views as you. The Chairman has the right to establish time limits for comments and to allow for rebuttal. In order to be part of the administrative record regarding an appeal of an item, you must present your comments at the podium or have previously sent correspondence to the Planning Division or spoken to staff regarding an item on this agenda.
H-1 ZCA-11-051 For Possible Action: Discussion and direction to staff regarding an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 18, Zoning, Chapter 18.16, Development Standards, Division 4, Signs, to allow advertising on bus-stop shelters . (Jennifer Pruitt)
Summary: This amendment will allow Carson City RTC the ability to sell advertising on bus passenger shelters for the purposes of generating income that will partially off-set the operating subsidy being contributed by Carson City to support the Jump Around Carson transit system. Currently, advertising signs on any structure within the public right-of-way is prohibited.
H-2 ZCA-11-049 For Possible Action: To make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 17, Division of Land, Subdivision of Land, Chapter 17.06, Final Maps, Section 17.06.015, Time Limit For Recording and Chapter 17.09 Planned Unit Development, Section 17.09.055 Time Limits for Filing Application for Final Approval, to modify the time limits for recording a final map in accordance with NRS. (Jennifer Pruitt)
Summary: The State Legislature amended NRS in 2009 to extend tentative subdivision map approvals from two to four years, with two year extensions rather than one year extensions. These provisions were to expire in 2013, but the Legislature adopted a bill in 2011 (AB 454) that eliminated the sunset of the extended time periods and made them permanent. The ordinance would implement the Legislative changes.
H-3 ZCA-11-050 For Possible Action: To make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 18, Zoning, Chapter 18.16, Development Standards, Division 7, Hillside Development, Section 7.6.7, Fire Protection, to delete references to the pamphlet entitled “Wildfire Protection for Homeowners and Developers” and replace it with guidelines in compliance with the Fire Department. (Kathe Green)
Summary: The code presently references a pamphlet for development in hillside areas. This pamphlet is no longer available. The guidelines presently used by the Fire Department would be used instead.
* 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 Planning Commission Item: An appeal must be submitted to the Planning Division within 10 days for the Planning Commissions’ action. For information regarding an appeal of a Planning Commission decision, please contact the Planning Director at 775-887-2180, via e-mail at email@example.com, or via fax at 775-887-2278.
I-1 - Director's report to the Planning Commission. (Lee Plemel)
- Future agenda items.
- Commissioner reports/comments
J. Public Comments
Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium at this time to speak on any matter not specifically included on the agenda as an action item. Comments are limited to three minutes per person or topic. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this public comment portion of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.
K. For Possible Action: For adjournment
For further information
If you would like more information about the agenda item listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item you are interested in at 775-887-2180. The Planning Commission is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special arrangements for the 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. All written comments that the public wishes to give to the Planning Commission must be submitted to the Planning Division by 4:00 p.m on the day prior to the Commissions meeting.
This agenda has been posted at the following locations before 5:00 PM on August 24, 2011.
City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Community Center-Sierra Room, 851 East William Street
Planning Division/ Building Division/Permit Center, 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/agendas