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Tree Commission Meeting

Agenda
Thursday, October 05, 2017

TREE COMMISSION AGENDA
October 5, 2017
 
I.CALL TO ORDER 
6:00 p.m. in the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development and Engineering Services Building located at 51 Winburn Way.
 
II.APPROVAL OF MINUTES 
Approval of September 7, 2017 meeting minutes. 
 
III.ANNOUNCEMENTS & LIAISON REPORTS
  • Council Liaison (None)
  • Parks & Recreation Liaison (Absent)
  • Community Development Liaison
 
IV.PUBLIC FORUM
Open to guests.
 
V.TYPE I REVIEWS
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-01294
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  128 Central Avenue
APPLICANT:                Rogue Planning & Development Services
OWNERS:                    Robert Baldwin                                    
DESCRIPTION:            (REVISED SUBMITTALS) A request for Site Design Review for an eight-unit multi-family development for the property located at 128 Central Avenue.  The existing house contains two units.  The proposal has been revised to add five units at the rear of the property and one unit above the reconstructed garage at the front of the property.  The application also includes requests for a Conditional Use Permit to exceed the Maximum Permitted Floor Area in the Skidmore Academy Historic District by 21 percent (985 square feet) and for a Tree Removal Permit to remove seven trees six-inches in diameter-at-breast-height or greater. 
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: High Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-3; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04CC; TAX LOT: 4500.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-01310         
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  981 Siskiyou Blvd.
OWNER/APPLICANT: MH Smith Inc/ MNM Fund LLC
DESCRIPTION:            (REVISED SUBMITTALS) A request for Site Design Review and Tree Removal Permit approval for a three-unit multi-family residential development for the property located at 981 Siskiyou Blvd.  The proposal includes retaining the existing residence and constructing two units at the rear of the property. The Tree Removal Permit request is to remove two trees to the west of the existing home including a maple and an ash tree.   
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low-Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 09DA; TAX LOT: 8100.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-01605         
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  147 Van Ness Avenue
OWNERS:                    Deborah Dryden & Robert Hirschboeck                                  
APPLICANT:                Conscious Construction
DESCRIPTION:            A request for Site Design Review for a three-unit multi-family development for the property located at 147 Van Ness Avenue.  The proposal includes the existing residence as one unit, the conversion of an existing guest cottage as a second unit and the construction of a new third unit with attached single vehicle garage off of the alley.   
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: High Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-3; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 04CC; TAX LOT: 2900.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2017-01719                                  
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  676 S Mountain Ave              
OWNER/APPLICANT: Rogue Planning & Development, Livni Family Trust                         
DESCRIPTION:                         A request for a modification to the Conditions of Approval of PA-2017-00340 to remove three trees at 676 S Mountain Ave.  The trees proposed to be removed are ponderosa pines and were identified to be saved in the original Conditions of Approval. The three trees, identified as trees #5, #6, and #7 in the tree protection plan, are ponderosa pines.  The tree diameters are 24”, 18”, and 37” respectively. The application states that tree #7 is in decline, infested with pine beetles, likely to die within one year, and will pose a potential hazard.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single-Family Residential; ZONING: R-1.7.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP:  39 1E 16AA; TAX LOTS: 9002
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA-2017-01720                                                          
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  1135 Fern St                           
OWNER/APPLICANT: Rogue Planning & Development, Livni Family Trust                         
DESCRIPTION:                         A request for a Tree Removal Permit to remove one tree from 1135 Fern St.  The tree proposed to be removed is a 39” diameter ponderosa pine located at the southwest corner of the property. The application states this tree is infested with beetles, likely to die within six months to one year, and will pose a potential hazard as it declines.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single-Family Residential; ZONING: R-1.7.5; ASSESSOR’S MAP:  39 1E 16AA; TAX LOT: 9000
 
PLANNING ACTION:              PA- 2017-01805                                 
SUBJECT PROPERTY:              645 Glenwood Dr & 660 Beach St
OWNERS/APPLICANTS:         Chris Sackett, Brooke Friendly, Art Rosine and Marsha King-Rosine
DESCRIPTION:                        A request for a Tree Removal Permit to remove one tree between the properties located at 645 Glenwood Drive and 660 Beach St. The tree is a 36” (diameter at breast height) Cottonwood that stands 90 feet tall. The application states the tree is a Hazard Tree and is dropping large limbs that could cause physical damage to the home at 660 Beach St, and are a potential for injury. The tree is located in a Riparian Buffer extending from Beach Creek.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-7.5;
ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 16AA; TAX LOT: 3200 & 4700.
 
PLANNING ACTION:  PA- 2017-01827                                                                     
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  803 N. Main St.
APPLICANT:                Don Skinner
OWNERS:                    Skinner Investment LLC
DESCRIPTION:            A request for a Tree Removal Permit to remove one tree near Sheridan Street between the properties located at 803 N. Main St. and 267 Sheridan St. The tree is a ten-inch diameter at breast height (DBH) Arizona Cypress that stands 30 feet tall. The application states the tree is a Hazard Tree located under the canopy of a neighboring tree and leaning over adjacent property.
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Low Density Multi-Family Residential; ZONING: R-2; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 05AC; TAX LOT: 200.
 
VI.TYPE II REVIEWS
None.
 
VII.STREET TREE REMOVAL PERMITS
 
PLANNING ACTION:   PW-2017- 01791                    
SUBJECT PROPERTY:  Open Space on Clay Creek Way, east of 2713 Takelma Way
OWNER/APPLICANT: Clay Creek Gardens Owners Association
DESCRIPTION:             A request for a Street Tree Removal Permit to remove one street trees from the parkrow in front of the open space east of 2713 Takelma Way.   The tree is an eight- to nine-inch D.B.H. ornamental cherry that is described as severely sun-damaged and suffering from a previous fireblight infection as well as having flathead boring beetle damage, and having wood eaten away to the point that it poses a hazard.   
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN DESIGNATION: Single Family Residential; ZONING: R-1-5; ASSESSOR’S MAP: 39 1E 14BA; TAX LOT #:1918  
 
VIII.DISCUSSION
2017 Tree of the Year Nominations (Eight Nominees)
                                           
IX.ADJOURNMENT
 
Next Meeting:  November 9, 2017
 

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