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Thursday, June 04, 2009

 

ASHLAND TREE COMMISSION

MINUTES

June 4, 2009

 

CALL TO ORDERChair John Rinaldi called the Ashland Tree Commission meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. on June 4, 2009 in the Siskiyou Room in the Community Development and Engineering Services Building located at 51 Winburn Way, Ashland, OR. 

Commissioners Present

Council Liaison

John Rinaldi Jr.

Kate Jackson

Zane Jones

 

Bobby Townsend

Staff Present

Russell Neff

Amy Anderson, Assistant Planner

 

Anne Rich, Parks Department

 

 

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

None

 

WELCOME GUESTS

 

 TYPE I REVIEW

PLANNING ACTIONS:  2009-00555    

SUBJECT PROPERTIES: 125 Wimer Street

APPLICANT:  Karin Onkka

DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Review and Conditional Use Permit approval to operate a two-unit Traveler’s Accommodation (including an owner’s unit plus one guest unit) for the property located at 125 Wimer Street.  COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION:  Low Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP #: 39 1E 05 DA; TAX LOT: 10700

 

Site Visits: Jones/Townsend / no exparte

 

RECOMMENDATION:

That any sign installation shall occur outside of the dripline of the trees.

 

PLANNING ACTIONS:  2009-00554    

SUBJECT PROPERTIES: 555 Siskiyou Boulevard

APPLICANT:  Stratford Inn

DESCRIPTION:  A request for Site Review approval and a modification of the existing Conditional Use Permit to allow the operation of a 28-seat outdoor café at the Stratford Inn Hotel located at 555 Siskiyou Boulevard. The application includes a request for a 9½ percent reduction in required off-street parking through a joint use parking credit. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION:  Retail Commercial; ZONING: C-1; ASSESSOR’S MAP #: 39 1E 09 AC; TAX LOTS: 14400, 14500 & 14600

 

Site Visits: All / no exparte

 

RECEMMONDATION:

None

 

 

ITEMS FROM COMMISSIONERS

Earth day Recap:

Special thanks to Steve Siewert for all of his assistance. He is a phenomenal asset. Earthday went very well and Commissioner’s Townsend and Rinaldi will fill out the Earth day evaluation and send it to Amy.

 

Liaison Reports: Monthly brown bag lunch: The Mayor spoke about the underlying goal for the City Council is addressing Sustainability and how utilizing Google Earth to promote Ashland and trees could be a good boost for tourism – ecotourism.

A walking tour guide could be created which highlights trees from the distinctive list. Maybe grants could be applied for to assists with design and creation.

 

Councilor Kate Jackson spoke about the Riparian Ordinance and solicited the Tree Commission’s input. The City Council has already heard public testimony and will be deliberating on the proposed ordinance at their July meeting.  

 

Current Balance - $ 88.32

 

ADJOURNMENT - Commissioner Rinaldi adjourned the meeting at 7:35 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted by Amy Gunter, Assistant Planner

 

 

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