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Minutes
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ASHLAND PLANNING COMMISSION
REGULAR MEETING
 MINUTES
May 12, 2015
 
 
CALL TO ORDER
Vice Chair Melanie Mindlin called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Council Chambers, 1175 East Main Street.   
 
Commissioners Present:   Staff Present:
Troy J. Brown, Jr.
Michael Dawkins
Debbie Miller
Melanie Mindlin
Haywood Norton
Lynn Thompson
  Derek Severson, Associate Planner
April Lucas, Administrative Supervisor
     
Absent Members:   Council Liaison:
None   Greg Lemhouse, absent
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
No announcements were made.
 
AD-HOC COMMITTEE UPDATES
Commissioner Dawkins stated the next and likely final meeting of the Normal Plan Working Group is scheduled for May 21, 2015 at 4 pm. Commissioner Miller stated some of her neighbors expressed their concern to her about the most recent meeting not being noticed via email as with prior meetings.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
Commissioner Thompson raised issue with the sentence at the top of page two of the April 28 minutes that reads: “Commissioner Thompson asked that the minutes reflect her concern with how the upper floor was defined” and stated her main concern was that their decision not set precedent. General consensus was voiced by the commission to amend the sentence to read: “Commissioner Thompson asked that the minutes reflect her concern that this not set precedent.”
 
Commissioners Brown/Dawkins m/s to approve the minutes of April 14, 2015. Voice Vote: All AYES. Commissioners Norton and Miller abstained.
 
Commissioners Dawkins/Thompson m/s to approve the minutes of April 28, 2015 as amended. Voice Vote: All AYES. Commissioners Brown, Norton and Miller abstained.
 
PUBLIC FORUM
Huelz Gutcheon/2253 Hwy 99/Spoke regarding the transportation safety index.
 
Joseph Kauth/Spoke regarding climate change and would like science to be utilized in the Rogue Valley.
 
OTHER BUSINESS
  1. Capital Improvements Plan
No discussion was had on this item.
 
  1. Election of Officers
Commissioners Thompson/Brown m/s to elect Melanie Mindlin as chair, Michael Dawkins as vice chair, and Debbie Miller as second vice chair. Voice Vote: all AYES. Motion passed unanimously.
 
  1. Select Representative for Downtown Parking Management & Circulation Committee
Commissioner Thompson expressed interest in participating on the Downtown Parking Management & Circulation Committee, and Commission Chair Mindlin appointed her to serve as the Planning Commission representative.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
 
Submitted by,
April Lucas, Administrative Supervisor

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