11-18-15 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE

CARSON CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 AT 1:00 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**

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 – October 28, 2015

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:   Presentation and discussion only regarding a report on Low Impact Development (LID) in the Carson River Watershed and potential future development code amendments to allow LID practices to be used in Carson City to address storm water management. (Brenda Hunt, Carson Water Subconservancy District)

Summary:  Low Impact Development practices are being promoted as a means to enhance water quality by reducing stormwater runoff and non-point source pollution. Carson City continues to work with the Carson Water Subconservancy District to implement LID practices into the Carson City Development Standards. The Carson City Public Works Department plans to come back to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors with applicable code amendments regarding LID practices.

F-2       AB-15-152  For Possible Action:  To make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding an application from Bethlehem Lutheran School (property owner: Bethlehem Lutheran Church) for an Abandonment of approximately 8,570 square feet of public right-of-way at the terminus of Ivy Street, adjacent to APN 001-111-33. (Susan Dorr Pansky)

Summary:  The applicant is proposing the abandonment of a portion of Ivy Street that is surrounded by property owned by the Bethlehem Lutheran School. A portion of the proposed area to be abandoned is already occupied by the school and is used as a turf field. The Planning Commission makes a recommendation on all Abandonment requests and the Board of Supervisors will make the final decision regarding the request.

 F-3A   MPA-15-153  For Possible Action: To adopt a resolution recommending to the Board of Supervisors approval of a Master Plan Amendment application from City of Carson City (property owner: Carson City) to change the land use designation from Mixed-Use Employment (MUE) to Parks & Recreation (P&R), on property located east of the I-580 freeway, south of N. Lompa Lane, APN 010-041-74. (Kathe Green) Late Material

Summary: Carson City obtained this property to connect multi-use paths between Highway 50 East and Fifth Street. The property is intended to be used for the path.

F-3B    MPA-15-154    For Possible Action: To adopt a resolution recommending to the Board of Supervisors approval of a Master Plan Amendment application from City of Carson City (property owner: Carson City) to change the land use designation from Medium Density Residential (MDR) and Low Density Residential (LDR) to Open Space (OS), on property located at 501 & 502 S. Ormsby Blvd., APNs 003-151-25 and 009-014-05. (Kathe Green) Late Material

Summary: The Carson City Open Space Program purchased the subject property for open space. The proposed designation would identify the property appropriately on the Master Plan Land Use Map.

F-3C    ZMA-15-155  For Possible Action: To recommend to the Board of Supervisors approval of a Zoning Map Amendment to change the zoning of property located at 501 & 502 S. Ormsby Blvd. and E. Fifth Street, APNs 003-151-25 and 009-014-05 and 010-041-74, from Single Family 6,000 (SF6), Single Family 2 Acre (SF2A) and Agriculture (A) to Public Community (PC).   (Kathe Green) Late Material

Summary: The Carson City Open Space Program purchased the subject property for open space. The proposed designation would identify the property appropriately on the Zoning Map.

F-4       MPA-15-141 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 the 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:  For 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 item must be submitted to the Planning Division by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Commission’s meeting 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 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.

This agenda has been posted at the following locations before 9:00 AM on November 13, 2015.

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/agendas

State Website - https://notice.nv.gov

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