HUMBOLDT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Board of Supervisors' Chamber

County Courthouse, Eureka

CERTIFIED MINUTES

May 2, 2013

6:00 pm

CALL TO ORDER/SALUTE TO FLAG Chair Disiere called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm

ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Faust, Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio, Ulansey

Staff Present: Kevin Hamblin, Director of Planning and Building; Steve Werner, Supervising Planner; Trevor Estlow, Senior Planner; Michael Wheeler, Senior Planner; Karen Meynell, Planner; Bob Bronkall, Deputy Director of Public Works; Karynn Merkel, Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES April 4, 2013 Permits Meeting

Action: Approval of the April 4, 2013 minutes

Motion: Commissioner Masten

Second: Commissioner Ulansey

Ayes: Commissioners Faust, Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio, Ulansey

Nays: None

Abstain: None

Absent: None

Decision: Motion Carries 7/0.

AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

None

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Chair Disiere reminded the public of the three-minute time limit for public speakers.

Chuck Ciancio, Cutten, submitted correspondence regarding Timberland Production Zone (TPZ) and water issues to the Commission. Expressed concerns in regard to a budget for the Eureka Community Forest.

CONSENT AGENDA

1. BARNUM TIMBER, Redwood Valley Area; Case No. LLA-12-008, JTMP-12-003; APN 521-105-003, 521-132-002. A Lot Line Adjustment from two existing parcels of 163.41 acres and 124.25 acres to two parcels of 230.31 acres and 57.35 acres. A Joint Timber Management Plan is also required since the lot line adjustment will create a Timber Production Zone (TPZ) parcel which is less than 160 acres (Parcel 2). Additionally, the applicant requests that the Planning Commission make a determination so that the boundary between the Agriculture Exclusive and TPZ zoned lands follows Molasses Creek. (TE)

Trevor Estlow, Senior Planner, and Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, responded to questions from the Commission.

Action: Make all of the required findings, based on evidence in the staff report and approve the project, as described on the Agenda Item Transmittal, subject to the recommended conditions of approval.

Motion: Commissioner Masten

Second: Commissioner Edmonds

Ayes: Commissioners Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio, Ulansey

Nays: Commissioner Faust

Abstain: None

Absent: None

Decision: Motion carries 6/1.

CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

2. RYAN SCHNEIDER (HALVORSEN QUARRY), Bayside Area; Case No. RP-09-04 (filed 07/01/2010); APN 501-291-007. Approval of a Reclamation Plan and review of financial assurance cost estimate for continued operations at the Halvorsen Quarry, along Rocky Creek Road near Bayside, California. (MEW)

Chair Disiere reminded Commissioners Ulansey, Morris, and Bongio that unless they had viewed the DVD of the Halvorsen Quarry hearing from the January 2013 meeting, they would need to abstain from voting.

Michael Wheeler, Senior Planner, provided the staff report. Michael Wheeler and Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, responded to questions from the Commission.

Public Comment

Dave Schneider, representing the applicant, Ryan Schneider, submitted a letter from Pacific Affiliates, engineers, dated February 12, 1993, regarding division of the area and explained that the project is for the reclamation plan for a non-operational quarry.

Jessica Hall, Executive Director of Humboldt Baykeeper, submitted a letter expressing concerns about vegetation and wildlife protections, grading and drainage, and water quality.

Lester Scharnberg, Bayside resident on Rocky Creek Road, expressed concerns about drainage issues and Rocky Creek restoration.

John Wrigley, Bayside resident on Rocky Creek Road, submitted a handout and showed a PowerPoint presentation; stated concerns about project boundaries and drainage issues.

Darren Mireau, Bayside resident on Rocky Creek Road and North Coast Area Program Manager for California Trout, submitted a handout and expressed concerns about drainage and water issues.

Ali Lee, Bayside resident on Rocky Creek Road, submitted a letter and expressed concerns about salmon restoration in Rocky Creek.

Action: Adopt the Subsequent Mitigated Negative Declaration and make all of the required findings, based on evidence in the staff report and public testimony, and approve the project as described in the Agenda Item Transmittal, subject to the revised conditions of approval, which include: requirements for bird surveys; a requirement for native local seed mix for vegetation; and protection language for plant and wildlife habitat.

Motion: Commissioner Edmonds

Second: Commissioner Masten

Ayes: Commissioners Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio, Ulansey

Nays: Commissioner Faust

Abstain: None

Absent: None

Decision: Motion carries 6/1.


PUBLIC HEARINGS

3. JLF CONSTRUCTION, McKinleyville Area; Case No. FMS-07-08MM; APNs 508-252-030 and 508-371-001 through 508-371-027. Central Estates Phase 2: Modification to Conditions of Approval for an approved Final Map Subdivision, Planned Unit Development and Conditional Use Permit: condition 7.B.(2) which requires that the Development Plan have the following notation: “ Hours of construction activity shall be limited to Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with no construction activity on Sunday. ” The applicant is requesting that this development plan notation be changed to: “ Hours of construction activity shall be limited to Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with no construction activity on Sunday .” (MEW)

Michael Wheeler, Senior Planner, provided the staff report. Michael Wheeler and Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, responded to questions from the Commission.

Jim Furtado, JLF Construction, applicant, provided a handout and discussed the hours of operation.

Public Comment

Steve Huggins, McKinleyville Avenue resident, expressed concern about failure to adhere to the hours of operation; complained about noise issues.

Joan Tyson, McKinleyville Avenue resident, submitted a handout; stated concerns about noise and adhering to the hours of operation.

Action: Make all of the required findings, based on evidence in the staff report and public testimony, and approve the modified condition of approval as described in the Agenda Item Transmittal subject to the recommended conditions.

Motion: Commissioner Ulansey

Second: Commissioner Edmonds

Ayes: Commissioners Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio, Ulansey

Nays: Commissioner Faust

Abstain: None

Absent: None

Decision: Motion carries 6/1.

4. Larry and Roxanne Eaton, McKinleyville Area; Case No. CDP-12-032; APN 511-031-022. A Coastal Development Permit for the removal of an existing manufactured home and covered deck and the placement of a new manufactured home and uncovered deck within the same footprint. (KM)

Karen Meynell, Planner, provided the staff report. Karen Meynell; Steve Werner, Supervising Planner; and Bob Bronkall, Deputy Director of Public Works, responded to questions from the Commission.

Public Comment

Larry & Roxanne Eaton, applicants, explained their concerns regarding costs for sidewalks, curbs, and gutters to the Commission.

Action: Make all of the required findings, based on evidence in the staff report and public testimony, and approve the revised conditions of approval—excluding condition #2 concerning the development of curb, gutter, sidewalk, and the widening of Halfway Avenue—as described in the Agenda Item Transmittal subject to the recommended conditions.

Motion: Commissioner Masten

Second: Commissioner Faust

Ayes: Commissioners Faust, Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio, Ulansey

Nays: None

Abstain: None

Absent: None

Decision: Motion carries 7/0.

CORRESPONDENCE Notice of Application from Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservation District, received April 17, 2013

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

The Commission discussed a request to the Forestry Review Committee for additional information and clarification on items brought forth by Chuck Ciancio at the April 4, 2013 Planning Commission meeting.

Per Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, the Commission can request that the Forestry Review Committee provide information on the minimum parcel size for TPZ lands. There are two specific areas of the code dealing with TPZ zoning size: 1) minimum parcel size under zoning, which is 160 acres or a division as small as 40 acres with a Joint Timberland Management Plan (JTMP); and 2) for a property owner seeking to place land into TPZ status, a number of findings under state law that need to be made. One of the optional findings the Board of Supervisors has put into the county ordinance is that a parcel must be at least 80 acres in size.

Staff will draft a letter for the Commission to submit to the Forestry Review Committee (FRC) asking the FRC to evaluate parcel size for TPZ and determine whether the current guidelines regarding parcel size are appropriate.

ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 9:25 pm

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