MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
September 3, 2013
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

Vice Chair Cox called the meeting to order at 6:01 PM

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Don Cox, Vice Chair
John Buette, Commissioner
Alan Caine, Commissioner
Bill Leedy, Commissioner
Bill Rodman, Commissioner

ABSENT: Robert Swope, Chair
Tom Drzazgowski, Commissioner

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Vice Chair Cox led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance

CALL TO AUDIENCE - At this time, any member of the public is allowed to address the Commission on any issue not listed on today’s agenda.  Pursuant to the Arizona Open Meeting Law, individual Commission members may ask Town staff to review the matter, ask that the matter be placed on a future agenda, or respond to criticism made by speakers.  However, the Commission may not discuss or take legal action on matters raised during "Call to Audience."  In order to speak during "Call to Audience" please specify what you wish to discuss when completing the blue speaker card. 

Bill Adler, Oro Valley resident, stated he has a growing problem with the Town of Oro Valley and went on to express his observation that the Town does very little planning.  Staff relies on market demand which has nothing to do with planning and if this is the way decisions are made, then we don't need Planners.  Mr. Adler was concerned that the Town was about to launch the General Plan Update and request the community get involved while he is getting to the point where he needs to disassociate himself from the process. 

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

No comments from the Council Liaison.

1.

REVIEW AND/OR APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 6, 2013 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES


August 6, 2013 Draft Minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Drzazgowski and seconded by Commissioner Buette to Approve the August 6, 213 Regular Session meeting minutes

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
2.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A ZONING CODE TEXT AMENDMENT RELATED TO RESIDENTIAL HOSPITALITY USES IN THE R1-144  ZONING DISTRICT, OV713-001


Staff Report

Attachment 1 - Applicant’s proposed Zoning Code Amendment (Original)

Attachment 2 - Applicant’s proposed Zoning Code Amendment (Staff edit)

Attachment 3 - Staff proposed Zoning Code Amendment

Attachment 4 - Letter of Support from The Cycling House

Matt Michels, Senior Planner, presented the following:

- Amendment Background
- Option 1 Applicant's Original Zoning Code Amendment
- R1-144 Example Campo Bello
- Option 2 Applicant's Original Amendment - Edited
- Option 3 Recommended Zoning Code Amendment
- Option 3 Specific Requirements
- Local Bed and Breakfast
- Recommendation

Owen Gue, owner of The Cycling House, presented the following:

- What We Do (Training Camps, Demographic, Oro Valley)
- How We Operate
- Where We Ride
- Anticipated Usage
- Why Amend the Code?
- Our Goals

Vice Chair Cox opened the public hearing

Bill Adler, Oro Valley resident, stated that this is incredible that the Commission is considering this proposal.  Staff is changing the code to allow all properties in Oro Valley to consider this option; Mr. Adler believes this proposal should be restricted to the applicants property only. 

John Musoff, Oro Valley resident, agrees with Mr. Adler agree and is opposed with the proposal, but for some additional reasons.  Staff is incorrect with finding an interpretation to fit the applicant.  Mr. Musoff is proposing we get the community more involved with these kinds of applications. Commenting on the presentations presented tonight, there seems to be a lot of questions not answered.  

Vice Chair Cox closed the public hearing

The Commission discussed bed and breakfast facilities, resident requirements and neighborhood impacts of the proposed use.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Cox and seconded by Commissioner Rodman Recommend Denial of the Zoning Code, as the request does not meet the finding that this proposal is necessary.

A friendly amendment was made by Commissioner Leedy to continue is more appropriate and have staff come back with a Zoning Variance or a specific Conditional Use Permit.  Vice Chair Cox and Commissioner Rodman denied the friendly amendment.

MOTION failed, 2-4 with Commissioner Buette, Commissioner Caine, Commissioner Rodman, and Commissioner Drzazgowski opposed.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Leedy and seconded by Commissioner Caine to continue the proposed amendment to the Zoning Code to the October 15, 2013 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

David Williams, Planning Manager, presented the following:

- APA Conference on September 25-27 in Scottsdale
- State of the Town, September 26th
- Launch of the General Plan
- Hillary Turby resignation, August 23rd
- First Town Council meeting since summer break, September 4th at 6PM
- ELS, with a recommend approval from the Commission on August 6th will be heard by Town Council September 18th
- Community Academy from October 10th - November 21st, 6PM - 8PM
- Upcoming Neighborhood meetings
- Save A Plant Event, September 7th & 8th
- Special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, October 15th
- Special Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, November 7th

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No Future Agenda Item were presented

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Leedy and seconded by Commissioner Caine to Adjourn the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7:26 PM

MOTION carried, 6-0.