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SANTA MARIA CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING november 6, 2013

CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 6:30 P.M.

 

Chair Etta Waterfield

Community Development Director, Larry Appel

Commissioner Adrian Andrade

Planning Division Manager, Peggy Woods

Commissioner Rodger Brown

Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wendy Stockton

Commissioner Robert Dickerson

Principal Civil Engineer, David Beas

Commissioner Fred Quigley

Special Districts Supervisor, Pamela Newman

 

Recording Secretary, Kathleen Wilson

 

This agenda is prepared and posted pursuant to the requirements of Government Code Section 54954.2. By listing a topic on this agenda, the Planning Commission has expressed its intent to discuss and act on each item. In addition to any action identified in the brief general description of each item, the action that may be taken shall include: a referral to staff with specific requests for information; continuance; specific direction to staff concerning the policy or mission of the item; discontinuance of consideration; adoption, approval or disapproval or recommendation thereof.

To receive reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act during the meeting, please notify the Community Development Department what you need during business hours at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting. The Community Development Department office is at 110 South Pine Street, Santa Maria; (805) 925-0951, ext. 244. The City will give primary consideration to your request in providing assistance. Examples of assistance may include exhibits in large-sized format, use of assisted listening equipment, use of the California Relay Service, texting by cellular phone, or the services of a live interpreter. Assisted listening equipment can also be used for translation by Spanish-only speaking persons. To allow the City to coordinate and request a Spanish translator from the volunteer corps, call 925-0951, ext. 307 by 1:00 p.m. on Monday before the meeting. Para permitir a la Ciudad el poder coordinar y solicitar a un traductor para español del cuerpo de voluntarios, llame al 925-0951, ext. 307 a la 1:00 de la tarde el lunes antes de la junta.

Copies of the staff reports or other documentation relating to each item of business referred to on the agenda are on file in the Community Development Department, available for public inspection during City business hours. Any writing or documents provided to a majority of the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda will also be available for public inspection in the Community Development Department during normal business hours. The Community Development Department ([805] 925-0951, ext. 244) will answer any questions regarding the agenda.

NOTICE: IN ACCORDANCE WITH SEC. 12-35.211 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE, PLANNING COMMISSION DECISIONS MAY BE APPEALED TO THE CITY COUNCIL.

Next Resolution No: 2628

Next Regular Planning Commission Meeting: December 4, 2013*

CALL TO ORDER:    Chair Etta Waterfield

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG.

ROLL CALL:                        Commissioners Adrian Andrade, Rodger Brown, Robert Dickerson, Fred Quigley and Chair Etta Waterfield

APPROVAL OF PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES OF OCTOBER 2, 2013.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD (not to exceed a total of 15 minutes):

Each member of the audience may address the Commission on any subject within the Commission’s business. Each member of the audience and each subject is limited to discussion of three minutes or as otherwise directed by the Chair.

 

 

1.                  CONSENT CALENDAR: The consent calendar is approved with one motion. These items are read only on request of Commission members. Should anyone, including members of the public, wish to discuss or disapprove any item, it must be dropped from the blanket motion and considered as a separate item.

a.                  TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP FOR HANCOCK TERRACES, 530 EAST BOONE STREET, TRACT 5989, E-2012-0001. Review of a tentative parcel map that would create two parcels, approximately 9.50 and 1.68 acres in size, from five parcels on a total site of 11.18 acres, in an SP/RR (Downtown Specific Plan/Railroad Loft) district and a PF (Public Facilities) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 125-150-004, 125-200-039, -040 and -041. This project is a Class 15 Categorical Exemption. No further environmental review is required. (Project Planner: Bill Scott)

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve the request for continuance to the Planning Commission meeting on December 4, 2013.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

2.                  SUMMARY VACATION OF A SANITARY SEWER EASEMENT ON LOTS 35, 36, 37 AND 38 OF LA VIGNA II TRACT 5964, SP-2013-0040. Review of recommendations to City Council to adopt a resolution affirming that the subject vacation is in conformity with the City’s General Plan. (Project Engineer: David Beas)  

a.                  Staff report to be made.

b.                  Questions from Commission.

c.                  Applicant.

d.                  Written communications.

e.                  Those in favor to be heard.

f.                    Those in opposition to be heard.

g.                  Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.                  After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, adopt a resolution, and find the subject vacation in conformance with the General Plan and recommend approval to the City Council.

3.                  TENTATIVE PARCEL MAP FOR FAIRWAY BUSINESS PARK, 1351 FAIRWAY DRIVE, TRACT 5988, E-2013-0024. Review of a tentative parcel map that would create two parcels, approximately 3.38 and 3.35 acres in size, from 16 parcels, on a total site of 6.74 acres, in a PD/M-1 (Planned Development/Light Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel Nos. 111-760-001 thru -016. This project is a Class 15 Categorical Exemption. No further environmental review is required. (Project Planner: Ryan Granata)

a.                  Staff report to be made.

b.                  Questions from Commission.

c.                  Applicant.

d.                  Written communications.

e.                  Those in favor to be heard.

f.                    Those in opposition to be heard.

g.                  Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.                  After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By resolution, approve the tentative map, Tract 5988, for Fairway Business Park, subject to the following:

1.                  The design as shown on the Official Tentative Map.

2.                  The conditions set forth in the September 10, 2013 (Revised November 1, 2013) Subdivision Committee Minutes.

4.                  CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT FOR CAL PORTLAND CONSTRUCTION, 1625 EAST DONOVAN ROAD, U-2013-0026, E-2013-0034. Review of a conditional use permit to allow the installation of frame support and three construction material silos in excess of forty feet in height at an existing construction materials facility in an M-2 (Heavy Manufacturing) zoning district, Assessor’s Parcel No. 128-026-026 and -030. This project is a Class 1 Categorical Exemption. No further environmental review is required.  (Project Planner: Bill Scott)

a.                  Staff report to be made.

b.                  Questions from Commission.

c.                  Applicant.

d.                  Written communications.

e.                  Those in favor to be heard.

f.                    Those in opposition to be heard.

g.                  Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.                  After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, approve subject to the conditions as outlined in the preliminary draft of the Conditional Use Permit.


5.                  GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT AND ZONE CHANGE FOR ATLAS COPCO MAFI-TRENCH, NORTH OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILROAD, SOUTH OF STOWELL ROAD, EAST OF BLACK ROAD AND WEST OF “E” STREET, GPZ-2013-0001, E-2013-0002. Review of recommendations to City Council regarding a Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) (E-2013-0002, SCH# 2013071096) and an amendment to the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) and zone change to change the land use designation of an approximately 20 acre property (portion) from CF (Community Facilities) to GI (General Industrial) and to change the zoning from PF (Public Facilities) to PD/M-2 (Planned Development/General Manufacturing), Assessor's Parcel No. 117-820-002 (portion).  (Project Planner: Brian Halvorson)

a.                  Staff report to be made.

b.                  Questions from Commission.

c.                  Applicant.

d.                  Written communications.

e.                  Those in favor to be heard.

f.                    Those in opposition to be heard.

g.                  Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.                  After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: That the Planning Commission take the following actions:

1.                  By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a.                  certify that the Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) (SCH#2013071096), E-2013-0002, has been completed in compliance with the Public Resources Code and the State CEQA Guidelines; and

b.                  make CEQA findings as shown on Exhibit A of the Planning Commission resolution; and

c.                  consider SEIR alternatives to the proposed project as shown as Exhibit B of the Planning Commission resolution; and

d.                  adopt a statement of overriding considerations as shown on Exhibit C of the Planning Commission resolution; and

e.                  adopt a mitigation monitoring program as shown on Exhibit D of the Planning Commission resolution.

2.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a.         Amend the General Plan (Land Use Policy Map) designation from 20 acres of CF (Community Facilities) to 20 acres of GI (General Industrial) as shown on Exhibit B of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference; and


3.         By resolution, recommend that the City Council:

a.         Rezone the site from 20 acres of PF (Public Facilities) to 20 acres of PD/M-2 (Planned Development/General Manufacturing) as shown on Exhibit B of the Planning Commission resolution, incorporated herein by reference.

6.                  PLANNED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT FOR ATLAS COPCO MAFI-TRENCH, NORTH OF THE SANTA MARIA VALLEY RAILROAD, SOUTH OF STOWELL ROAD, EAST OF BLACK ROAD AND WEST OF “E” STREET, PD-2013-0001, E-2013-0002. Review of a planned development permit to allow the construction of a 260,000–square-foot facility for engineering, testing, assembling and manufacturing of hydrocarbon expander-compressors and turbines in two-phases that would also include an electrical substation, electrical control house, test stand, aerial flare, railroad spur extension, containment structure, septic holding tank, two paint booths, one sandblast booth and various above ground water and gas storage tanks, Assessor’s Parcel No. 117-820-002 (portion). The environmental impacts of the project have been analyzed in a Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report, E-2013-0002, (SCH #2013071096) for the Atlas Copco Mafi-Trench General Plan Amendment and zone change, GPZ-2013-0001. (Project Planner: Brian Halvorson)

a.                  Staff report to be made.

b.                  Questions from Commission.

c.                  Applicant.

d.                  Written communications.

e.                  Those in favor to be heard.

f.                    Those in opposition to be heard.

g.                  Rebuttals from the applicant to be heard.

h.                  After all persons have been heard and all communications filed, hearing to be closed.

i.                     Deliberation by Commission.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION: By motion, continue to the December 18, 2013, Planning Commission public hearing following City Council action on the pending General Plan Amendment, zone change and Subsequent Environmental Impact Report.

                                   

OTHER BUSINESS:

 

7.                  REPORT ON CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS.

8.                  ORAL REPORTS OF PLANNING COMMISSIONERS AND STAFF.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

ADJOURNMENT: 

Next study session: November 21, 2013*

Next regular Public Hearing: December 4, 2013*

* *The November 7, 2013, Study Session and November 20, 2013, Public Hearing have been cancelled due to lack of agendized items.

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