RED BLUFF PLANNING COMMISSION

MINUTES

Date of Meeting: March 8, 2005

Time of Meeting: 5:15 p.m.

Place of Meeting: Council Chamber, City Hall

The agenda for this meeting was posted pursuant to Resolution No. 28-1995.


Commissioners Present: Doug Dale

James Brink

Dennison Herring

Jack Winter

Commissioners Absent: Dan Irving (excused absence)


Staff Present: Charlie Mullen, Planning Director

Scot Timboe, Planner

JD Ellison, Building Official/Director

Gary Antone, Director of Public Works/City Engineer

Cheryl Smith, Deputy City Clerk



Charlie Mullen, Planning Director, reported that Commissioner Irving had called in to report that he would not be at the meeting.

Chairperson Dale called the meeting to order at 5:15 p.m.


CITIZENS COMMENTS

None



CONSENT CALENDAR

M/S/C Herring, Brink to approve the Consent Calendar.

AYES: Commissioners: Brink, Dale, Herring and Winter

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: Irving (absent – excused)

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – FEBRUARY 8, 2005

Approved -- 4-0-1


CURRENT BUSINESS

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER; TENTATIVE TRACT MAP 04-1007; MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION; RESOLUTION NO. 05-007; 2005 SO. JACKSON STREET; HABITAT FOR HUMANITY (APPLICANT/OWNER)

Scot Timboe, Planner, reported that staff had received a request from Habitat for Humanity to continue this item to a future date.

M/S/C Herring, Brink to table until they are ready to appear.

AYES: Commissioners: Brink, Dale, Herring and Winter

NOES: Commissioners: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: Commissioners: Irving (absent-excused)


PUBLIC HEARING; USE PERMIT NO. 358; TO USE A MULTI-LEVEL VICTORIAN SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING UNIT AS A LODGING HOUSE WITH LESS THAN 6 GUEST ROOMS IN AN R-4 (GENERAL APARTMENT) ZONING DISTRICT AT 1235 JEFFERSON ST.; APN 29-254-03; MR. & MRS. GROVE (OWNERS)

Scot Timboe, Planner, reviewed the staff report, and pointed out that Condition No. 5 addresses that the issue of operating without an onsite management at night, and if the unattended Lodge becomes a problem at any future date, then the Planning Director my require the applicant/owner to reduce the number of rented guest rooms from four to three and require an onsite overnight manager and gave staff’s recommendation that the Planning Commission:

1. Conduct the Public Hearing.

2. Consider all public testimony and all other information relating to this project submitted to the Commission.

3. Adopt Resolution No. 05-008, approving Use Permit No. 358 with the findings and conditions of approval shown in Resolution No. 05-008. 005.

Chairperson Dale opened the public Hearing at 5:23 p.m.

Mr. & Mrs. Grove stated that they were available to answer any questions the Commission might have.

Commissioner Winter questioned how long they had owned the home, as he had grown up in the home.

Mr. Grove stated that they had purchased the home in October 2004.

Chairperson Dale closed the Public Hearing at 5:26 p.m.

Chairperson Dale questioned staff regarding the alley and whether any improvements would be needed.

Mr. Mullen stated that none had come up during TAC.

Gary Antone, Director of Public Works/City Engineer, stated that since there was not going to be any remodel then no alley improvements were required.

Commissioners requested clarification between the lodging & motel, the interior of house and if there would be a kitchen, if fire escape had been addressed and expressed concern over the turning radius into parking in the back of the home.

Staff explained that the parking would be looked into and the difference between lodging and motel was based on the number of people. The application will have to go through both Building and Fire for its Occupancy Permit so the fire escape issue would be addressed if required.

Mrs. Grove stated that there would be four bedrooms with one shared bath upstairs and kitchen, bath and living room area downstairs.

M/S/C Herring, Brink to adopt Resolution No. 05-008, approving Use Permit No. 358 with the findings and conditions of approval shown in Resolution No. 05-008.

AYES: Commissioners: Brink, Dale, Herring and Winter

NOES: None

ABSENT OR NOT VOTING: Commissioner: Irving (absent – excused)



CITY OF RED BLUFF FACTS AND DEMOGRAPHICS UPDATE

Commissioners noted the number of persons per square mile; poverty level and the economic information since this will come up in the Wal-Mart debate. Overall they found the report very informative.

Staff reported that the growth trend is slow but anticipate that it will jump up with the amount of construction.

Informational item only.


PLANNING COMMISSION/STAFF ITEMS/REPORTS

J.D. Ellison, Building Director/Official, reported that final cleanup at 625 Wernmark property would be completed the weekend of March 12th and 13th.

Mr. Mullen reported that the next meeting agenda would have another informational item on Development Status and a Parcel Map. He also reported that the City Council didn’t change the limitation on the number of chickens and rabbits, but did recommend that animals be kept in fenced areas and in enclosures.

There being no further business Chairperson Dale adjourned the meeting at 5:50 p.m. to March 22, 2005 at 5:15 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Charlie Mullen

Planning Director