MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
December 6, 2016
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
PZC 12-06-2016 MATERIAL PACKET

REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

Chair Leedy called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Chair Leedy, Bill
Vice-Chair Hurt, Charlie
Commissioner Drzazgowski, Tom
Commissioner Gribb, Tom
Commissioner Swope, Bob
Commissioner Hitt, Greg

EXCUSED: Commissioner Barrett, Melanie
 
OTHER STAFF PRESENT:         
Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney
Lou Waters, Town Council Vice-Mayor
Joe Hornat, Town Council Member

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chair Leedy led the Commission and 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.

No speakers.

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Council Member Joe Hornat commented on the following:
- Thank you to Bill Leedy for his leadership and performance with the Planning and Zoning Commission
- Thank you to all the commissioners and those that requested reappointment
- Reviewed highlights from the Town Council November 16, 2016 meeting
- Reviewed the Town Council upcoming agenda for December 7, 2016, including new council liaison assignments and reappointments to boards and commissions

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

1.

REVIEW AND/OR APPROVAL OF THE NOVEMBER 1, 2016 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES


NOVEMBER 1, 2016 PLANNING COMMISSION DRAFT MINUTES

MOTION: A motion was made by Charlie Hurt and seconded by Tom Gribb to approve the November 1, 2016 meeting minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
2.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A ZONING CODE AMENDMENT TO SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 22 AND 27 RELATED TO GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT PROCEDURES


OV1603136 GENERAL PLAN ZONING CODE AMENDMENT STAFF REPORT

ATTACHMENT 1 - ZC SECTION 22.2 GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT PROCEDURES AMENDMENT

ATTACHMENT 2 - ZC SECTION 22.15 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AMENDMENT

ATTACHMENT 3 - YVOF GENERAL PLAN SECTION 7.4.1 AND SECTION 7.4.2

ATTACHMENT 4 - YVOF GENERAL PLAN SECTION 5.7

Elisa Hamblin, Long Range Principal Planner, presented the following:
- Align current Zoning Code with the Your Voice, Our Future plan
- Amend the current Zoning Code sections on General Plan Amendments
- Amendment types and procedures
- Adoption of General Amendments/Special Area Policies

MOTION: A motion was made by Tom Drzazgowski and seconded by Charlie Hurt to recommend approval of the Zoning Code Amendment to Sections 22.2 and 22.15 and all other references to outdated terminology to align with the Your Voice, Our Future General Plan with the modification to Section 22.2.d.4.b as shown on the slide. 

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
3.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON A ZONING CODE AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER 28 RELATED TO WALL SIGNS.  THE AMENDMENT MAY INCLUDE CHANGES TO OTHER RELATED SECTIONS OF THE ZONING CODE, OV1602882


OV1602882 SIGN CODE AMENDMENT TO ADD TAGLINES TO WALL SIGNS STAFF REPORT

ATTACHMENT 1 - PLANNING AND ZONING ADMINISTRATORS INTEPRETATION

ATTACHMENT 2 - PROPOSED DRAFT OF TAGLINE CODE AMENDMENT

ATTACHMENT 3 - SURVEY ANALYSIS

ATTACHMENT 4 - EXAMPLES OF TAGLINE SIGN TYPES

Anthony Cisneros, Planning Intern, presented on the following:
 - Amendment to add taglines on signs to allow identification of type of business
- Wall signs and establishing standards
- Taglines permitted use and limited size
- Proportionality of taglines

Concerns raised by the commission:
- How tagline advertising will be enforced. Patty Hayes, Senior Planning Technician, stated the size of the tagline will reduce using the areas as advertising.
 -Preventing businesses from advertising prices and services in the tagline. Chad Daines, Principal Planner, stated the definition of the tagline doesn't permit advertisement of prices and services. The guidance from the General Plan describes the general purpose of signs.
- Joe Andrews, Chief Civil Deputy Attorney, spoke on the Gilbert vs. Reed case. The city was sued and lost because it told businesses specifically what they could or could not place on their signs. We can limit somewhat based on guidance. A trademarked logo is allowed as part of its allowable signage allotment.
-The area provides a way to identify their business without additional signage; it allows for a portion of their signed to be used differently.

Chair Leedy opened the public hearing.

Mr. Dave Perry, President/CEO of the Greater Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of Agenda Item 3. 
- The 35% limitation is going to drive the verbiage on the signs
- He agrees with Mr. Andrews regarding a potential First Amendment breach if we limit too specifically what is allowed.

Chair Leedy closed the public hearing.

MOTION: A motion was made by Greg Hitt and seconded by Charlie Hurt to recommend the approval of Zoning Code Amendment in Attachment 2 related to Tagline signs, based on the finding that the request meets the intent of the general plan for signage.

MOTION carried, 6-0.
 
Meeting adjourned at 6:36 p.m.

Prepared by:


Jeanna Ancona
Senior Office Specialist

I hereby certify that the foregoing minutes are a true and correct copy of the regular session of the Planning and Zoning Commission Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 6th day of December, 2016. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.