MINUTES
ORO VALLEY TOWN COUNCIL
REGULAR SESSION
July 2, 2014
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CANADA DRIVE
 
STUDY SESSION AT OR AFTER 4:30 PM

CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Hiremath called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Satish Hiremath, Mayor
Lou Waters, Vice Mayor
Joe Hornat, Councilmember
Mary Snider, Councilmember
Mike Zinkin, Councilmember

ABSENT: Brendan Burns, Councilmember
Bill Garner, Councilmember

1.

Discussion regarding the Environmentally Sensitive Lands zoning regulations


Bayer Vella, Interim Planning Director, gave an overview of the following components of the Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) zoning regulations:

-ESL Project Purpose
-General Plan Policies
-Resource Science & Future Growth
-Applicability
-ESL Stakeholders
-A Better Paradigm
-ESL Conservation Standards
-Flexible Design Standards
-Conservation Subdivision Design
-Approval of Flexible Design Standards
-Importance of Flexible Options

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the ESL zoning regulations.

Paul Oland, representative of the WLB Group, spoke about incentives that were incorporated within the Environmentally Sensitive Lands Ordinance (ESLO) and said the intent of the ordinance was to provide a balance so that developers had a clear process to follow for project approval.

David Godlewski, President of the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association, said stakeholders were mainly concerned that projects would receive predictability and certainty through the new Environmentally Sensitive Lands (ESL) zoning regulation process.

Discussion ensued amongst Council and staff regarding the ESL zoning regulations.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

No future agenda items were requested

ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: A motion was made by Councilmember Hornat and seconded by Councilmember Snider to adjourn the meeting at 5:26 p.m.

MOTION carried, 5-0.