HUMBOLDT COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

Board of Supervisors' Chamber

County Courthouse, Eureka

Draft Minutes

January 9, 2014

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, Ulansey, Morris, Disiere, Edmonds, Masten, Bongio

STAFF PRESENT Kevin Hamblin, Director of Planning and Building Department; Steve Werner, Supervising Planner; Trevor Estlow, Senior Planner; Cliff Johnson, Senior Planner; Bob Bronkall, Deputy Director of Public Works Land Use; Norma Lorenzo, Clerk.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES December 5, 2013

Action: Approve the December 5, 2013 minutes.

Motion: Commissioner Ulansey

Second: Commissioner Edmonds

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Commissioners Faust, Masten

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion carried 5/0.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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

AGENDA MODIFICATIONS

CONSENT AGENDA

CONTINUED PUBLIC HEARINGS

PUBLIC HEARINGS

1. GRAHAM HUTT, McKinleyville area; Case No. PMS-13-010; APN 511-361-019. A Minor Subdivision of an approximately 19,650 square foot parcel into two parcels of 7,641 square feet (net) and 9,113 square feet (net). The parcel is currently developed with a single family residence which will remain on proposed Parcel 2.

Trevor Estlow, Senior Planner provided the staff report. Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, and Trevor Estlow responded to questions from the Commission. Staff report included two exception requests addressing reduction in right of away and waiver of road improvements (sidewalks).

Bob Bronkall, Deputy Director Department of Public Works Land Use, responded to concerns and questions regarding road improvements.

Changes to conditions of approval: delete first line on page 20 Section 2.11 under “gates” requiring review prior to installation.

Action: Motion to adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and make all the required findings for approval of the Parcel Map Subdivision, based on evidence in the staff report and public testimony, and adopt the Resolution approving the Graham Hutt project subject to the recommended conditions, with exceptions and as modified.

Motion: Commissioner Ulansey

Second: Commissioner Masten

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Commissioners

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion carried 7/0.

2. KELLY PATTON, Hydesville area; Case No. AGP-13-006; APN 204-111-005 et al. To reform a portion of an existing Class B Agricultural Preserve as a Class C Preserve of approximately 277 acres in size. This action requires the dis-establishment of the approximately 727 acre A. L. Fearrien Class B Preserve (Preserve No. 78-13), and formal establishment of the new Class C Kelly Patton Agricultural Preserve.

Cliff Johnson, Senior Planner, presented the staff report. Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, and Cliff Johnson responded to questions from the Commissioners.

Action: Motion to make all the required findings, based on evidence in the staff report and public testimony, and recommend the Kelly Patton Agricultural Preserve project to the Board of Supervisors for approval, subject to the recommended conditions. (Roll call vote taken.)

Motion: Commissioner Edmonds

Second: Commissioner Ulansey

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Commissioners

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion carried 7/0.

3. RON GLASS, Hydesville area; Case No. AGP-13-005; APN 204-091-007 et al. To reform a portion of an existing Class B Agricultural Preserve as a Class C Preserve of approximately 450 acres in size. This action requires the dis-establishment of the approximately 727 acre A. L. Fearrien Class B Preserve (Preserve No. 78-13), and formal establishment of the new Class C Ron Glass Agricultural Preserve.

Cliff Johnson, Senior Planner, presented the staff report. Steve Werner, Supervising Planner, and Cliff Johnson responded to questions from the Commissioners

Action: Make all the required findings, based on evidence in the staff report and public testimony, and recommend the Ron Glass Agricultural Preserve project to the Board of Supervisors for approval, subject to the recommended conditions. (Roll call vote taken.)

Motion: Commissioner Edmonds

Second: Commissioner Masten

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Commissioners

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion carried 7/0.

4. NOMINATION AND SELECTION, Planning Commission Chair and Vice Chair for 2014.

Nominations: Chair Morris

Vice Chair Edmonds

Action: Motion to approve Commissioner Morris to serve as Chair and Commissioner Edmonds as Vice Chair for the remainder of 2014.

Motion: Commissioner Bongio

Second: Commissioner Ulansey

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

Nays: None

Abstain: Commissioners

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion carried 7/0.

5. LETTER TO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS REGARDING GENERAL PLAN UPDATE, proposal to draft letter from Planning Commission to Board of Supervisors addressing General Plan Update review.

Kevin Hamblin, Director of Planning and Building, explained staff’s recommendation.

County Counsel Davina Smith corrected Section 65300.5.

Action: Motion to defer item until the next Planning Commission meeting, and after the Board of Supervisors has made a decision about sending the General Plan back to the Planning Commission.

Motion: Commissioner Edmonds

Second: Commissioner Faust

Ayes: Commissioners Faust, Edmonds, Masten

Nays: Commissioners Ulansey, Morris, Bongio, Disiere

Abstain: Commissioners

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion failed 3/4.

Action: Motion to send letter only to urge the Board of Supervisors to remand (as amended and read by Davina Smith).

Motion: Commissioner Ulansey

Second: Commissioner Morris

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

Nays: Commissioners Faust, Edmonds

Abstain: Commissioners

Absent: Commissioners

Decision: Motion carried 5/2.

CORRESPONDENCE

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

ADJOURNMENT Meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.

NEXT MEETINGS February 6, 2014

March 6, 2014

April 3, 2014