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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
-Planning Commission Agenda-

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: City Council Chambers - First Floor

RESOLUTION NO. 06-5120

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WEST COVINA PLANNING COMMISSION
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS - FIRST FLOOR
REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, March 28, 2006
7:00 p.m.


A G E N D A

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

INVOCATION

ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Regular Meeting, March 14, 2006

A. OTHER MATTERS OR ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

This is the time when any member of the public may bring a matter to the attention of the Commission that is within the scope of duties assigned to the Commission. The Ralph M. Brown Act limits the Planning Commission and staff's ability to respond to comments on non-agendized matters at the time such comments are made. Thus, your comments may be agendized for a future meeting or referred to staff. The Commission may discuss or ask questions for clarification, if desired, at this time.

By policy of the Commission, Oral Communications at this time on the agenda is limited to a total of 15 minutes. Persons who are not afforded the opportunity to speak at this time may do so under Item E. later on the agenda.

B. CONSENT CALENDAR

This is the time for the public to comment on any item on the Consent Calendar. As Consent Calendar items are considered routine in nature, they are normally enacted in one motion. The Chairperson may remove a questioned Consent Calendar item for separate action.

1. FORTHCOMING PLANNING COMMISSION MEETINGS AND PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULE

Receive and file.

Motion by___________, seconded by __________, to approve the items listed.

HEARING PROCEDURE:

You are encouraged by this Commission to express your views on any matter set for public hearing. It is our procedure to first receive the report of the Planning staff, then to ask for public testimony; first from those in favor of the matter, followed by testimony from those in opposition to it, and, if there be opposition, to allow those in favor, rebuttal testimony only as to the points brought up in opposition. To testify on a matter, you need to simply come forward to the lectern at the appropriate time, give your name and address and make your statement. In addition, please fill out a speaker card provided at the podium so it will facilitate preparation of our minutes. Do not be concerned with your possible lack of experience in public hearings. We are interested in what you say, not your level of expertise as a public speaker. After a hearing has been closed, you may not further speak on the matter unless requested to do so by a member of the Commission.

C. PUBLIC HEARING

(1)
PRECISE PLAN NO. 05-05
CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT NO. 06-07
VARIANCE NO. 06-07
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION
APPLICANT: Tanna Real Estate, Corey Patick
LOCATION: 1012 West Garvey Avenue South
REQUEST: The applicant is requesting the approval of a precise plan to construct a 2,387-square foot building to be used for storage and a conditional use permit to allow the operation of the storage building as an unattended business. Additionally, the applicant is requesting a variance for the installation of a 40-foot tall freestanding pylon sign with a 120-square foot plasma display electronic readerboard. A variance is required as the sign does not meet all standards of the Municipal Code, including height, overall size, and the operation of a sign that permits off-site advertising. The site is located in the "Office Professional" (O-P) Zone.
  1. Open public hearing.

  2. Staff Report.

  3. Public Testimony.

  4. Close public testimony.

  5. Commission discussion.

  6. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  7. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 06-51_, (approving/denying) Precise Plan No. 05-05.

  8. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  9. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 06-51_, (approving/denying) Conditional Use Permit No. 06-07.

  10. Motion by____________, seconded by ____________ to adopt findings as recommended by staff.

  11. Motion by ____________, seconded by ____________ to waive further reading of the body of the resolution and adopt Resolution No. 06-51_, (approving/denying) Variance No. 06-07.

These actions are final unless appealed to the City Council within ten days.

D. NON-HEARING ITEMS

(1)
PLANNING COMMISSION AUTHORIZED PLANNING DIRECTOR'S MODIFICATION NO. 06-02 TO PRECISE PLAN NO. 689, REVISION 1
CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION
APPLICANT: Arlene Balkin, 501 Vincent LLC
LOCATION: 501 Vincent Avenue

The applicant is requesting approval to remodel an existing 66,256-square foot building and add nine standard parking stalls to the parking lot. The building will be used as three separate retail suites on the first story and office suites on the second story. The applicant is also proposing to demolish the existing nursery and convert the nursery into a turf pad, which may be developed into another retail suite at a later time. The subject property is zoned "Regional Commercial" (R-C).

Motion by ____________ seconded to by (approve/deny) Planning Commission authorized Planning Director's Modification No. 06-02 to Precise Plan No. 689, Revision 1.

(2)
STUDY SESSION
WESTSIDE AREA PLAN

A study session to review issues relating to General Plan and zoning designations in the "Westside Area" of the City.

Staff recommends that the Planning Commission provide direction as appropriate.

E. OTHER MATTERS OR ORAL COMMUNICATIONS

This is the time when any member of the public may bring a matter to the attention of the Commission that is within the scope of duties assigned to the Commission. The Ralph M. Brown Act limits the Planning Commission and staff's ability to respond to comments on non-agendized matters at the time such comments are made. Thus, your comments may be agendized for a future meeting or referred to staff. The Commission may discuss or ask questions for clarification, if desired, at this time.

F. COMMISSION REPORTS/COMMENTS AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

This is the time when any member of the Commission may bring a matter to the attention of the full Commission that is within the scope of duties assigned to the Commission. Any item that was considered during the public hearing portion is not appropriate for discussion in this section of the agenda. NO COMMISSION ACTION CAN BE TAKEN AT THIS TIME. If the Commission desires to discuss an issue raised by a resident or take an action, the Commission may vote to agendize the matter for the next meeting. The Commission may discuss or ask questions for clarification, if desired, at this time.

(1)
CITY COUNCIL ACTION:

This is an oral presentation of City Council matters and actions of the listed meeting which are in the Commission's area of interest.

(2)
PLANNING DIRECTOR'S REPORT:
  1. Summary of Subcommittee Review

G. ADJOURNMENT

Motion by ___________, seconded by _________, to adjourn at _____ p.m.