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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

ASHLAND PLANNING COMMISSION

HEARINGS BOARD

MINUTES

APRIL 8, 2008

 

CALL TO ORDER

Commissioner John Fields called the meeting to order at 1:35 p.m. at the Ashland Civic Center, 1175 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR  97520.

 

Commissioners Present::

 

Council Liaison:

John Fields

Melanie Mindlin

John Stromberg

 

Cate Hartzell, (Council Liaison does not attend Planning Commission meetings in order to avoid conflict of interest.)

Absent Members: 

 

Staff Present:

None

 

Derek Severson, Associate Planner

 

 

Angela Barry, Assistant Planner

 

 

Amy Anderson, Assistant Planner

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES  

March 11, 2008 Hearings Board Minutes – Approved as written.

TYPE I PLANNING ACTIONS

PLANNING ACTION:  PA2008-00338

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 600 Siskiyou Boulevard

APPLICANT:  Laura Bixby Fox

DESCRIPTION:  Request for a Modification of an existing Conditional Use Permit and Site Review for the establishment of an office use for the property located at 600 Siskiyou. No physical alterations to the site are proposed.

 

This action stands approved.

 

PLANNING ACTION:  PA2008-00316

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 339 Morton St.

APPLICANT:  Jason Eaton

DESCRIPTION:  Request for a Conditional Use Permit for an Accessory Residential Unit for a property located at 339 Morton Street.

 

This action stands approved.

 

PLANNING ACTION:  PA2008-00080

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 750 Roca St.

APPLICANT:  Kerry KenCairn

DESCRIPTION:  Request for a Modification to an approved building envelope and Physical and Environmental Constraints Permit to locate a home on Hillside Lands and Severe Constraint Lands and for development in the floodplain for a property located at 750 Roca Street.   

 

This action stands approved.

 

PLANNING ACTION:  2008-00183

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 167, 185 and 203 North Mountain Avenue

APPLICANT:  Havurah Friends Investment Group, LLC

DESCRIPTION:  Request for Final Plan Approval to allow a 12-lot, 15-unit subdivision for the properties located at 167, 185 and 203 North Mountain Avenue.  Requests for: the modification of a previously approved Site Review and Conditional Use Permit (#2001-0039) for the Havurah Jewish Synagogue; Site Review approval to construct a two-story, six-unit residential building; a Tree Removal Permit for the removal of one nine-inch diameter pine tree from Tax Lot #1701; and a boundary line adjustment with Tax Lots 1600, 1701, 1800 and 1700 were included in the Outline Plan Approval PA #2007-01398.

 

This action stands approved. 

 

TYPE II PUBLIC HEARINGS

PLANNING ACTION:  2008-00355

SUBJECT PROPERTY: 140 Central Avenue

APPLICANT:  Lois Van Aken

DESCRIPTION:  Request for a Conditional Use Permit and Site Review approval for a two unit Travelers Accommodation for the property located at 140 Central Avenue. The application also includes a Variance request to not pave the existing driveway off of Central Avenue due to the proximity of the driveway improvements to a large Cedar tree.

 

Site Visits or Ex Parte Contacts

Mindlin is a personal friend of the applicant, but does not feel it affects her ability to make an impartial decision. Fields and Stromberg had no site visits or ex parte contacts.

 

STAFF REPORT

Anderson gave the staff report.

 

PUBLIC HEARING

Lois Van Aken spoke as the applicant.   The driveway will disturb the cedar tree.

 

COMMISSIONERS’ DISCUSSION AND MOTION

Stromberg/Mindlin m/s to approve the action.  Voice Vote:  Unanimously approved.

 

APPROVAL OF FINDINGS

Stromberg/Mindlin m/s to approve the Findings.  Voice Vote:  Unanimously approved.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS – Adoption of Findings, Orders & Conclusions

Planning Action 2008-00035, Oak Street, Cleo Smith

Mindlin/Stromberg m/s to approve the above-noted Findings.  Voice Vote:  Unanimously approved.

 

ADJOURNMENT - The meeting was adjourned at 1:49 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

Angela Barry, Assistant Planner

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