MINUTES
ORO VALLEY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
REGULAR SESSION
April 2, 2019
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
REGULAR SESSION AT OR AFTER 6:00 PM

CALL TO ORDER

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

ROLL CALL

PRESENT:
Bob Swope, Chair
Nathan Basken, Vice Chair
Hal Bergsma, Commissioner
Celeste Gambill, Commissioner
Skeet Posey, Commissioner

EXCUSED: Thomas Gribb, Commissioner
Ellen Hong, Commissioner
 
ALSO PRESENT:
Principal Planner Michael Spaeth
Chief Civil Deputy Attorney Joe Andrews
Town Council Liaison Bill Rodman

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Chair Swope led the audience and Commission 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.

There were no speaker requests.

COUNCIL LIAISON COMMENTS

Town Council Liaison Bill Rodman provided updates on recent and upcoming Town Council meetings.

REGULAR SESSION AGENDA

1.

REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 5, 2019 REGULAR SESSION MEETING MINUTES


3-5-19 Draft Minutes

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Posey and seconded by Commissioner Gambill to approve the meeting minutes as written.

MOTION carried, 5-0.
 
2.

DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING CONCEPTUAL PUBLIC ART FOR THE ORO VALLEY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, LOCATED ON THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF CALLE CONCORDIA AND CALLE BUENA VISTA, OV1602761


ATTACHMENT 1- APPLICANT’S REQUEST

ATTACHMENT 2- ART LOCATION

ATTACHMENT 3- ARTIST RESUME

ATTACHMENT 4- ART MAINTENANCE PLAN

Senior Planner Milini Simms provided a presentation that included the following:

- Purpose
- Location Map
- Design Principles and Design Standards
- Summary and Recommendation

Applicant Jeannie Hayward, Business Manager with the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene provided a presentation that included the following:

- Process
- Samples of Scott Stearman's work
- Artwork Budget
- Public Art Dimensions
- Art Location
- Design Principles
- Installation Detail
- Maintenance Plan
- Evidence of Insurance
- Inscription

She also introduced the artist, Scott Stearman, who spoke about his work and its messages.

Discussion ensued among the Commission, applicant and staff.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Posey and seconded by Commissioner Bergsma to approve the sculpture as presented.

Mr. Spaeth clarified that the Commission can only recommend approval to Town Council on this item. Mr. Andrews stated the motion should be withdrawn and a new motion with a recommendation be made. Commissioner Posey withdrew the motion.

MOTION: A motion was made by Commissioner Bergsma and seconded by Commissioner Posey to recommend approval of the conceptual public art for the Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene, based on the finding it meets the Design Principles and Design Standards of the Zoning Code.

MOTION carried, 5-0.
 
3.

PUBLIC HEARING: DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION REGARDING A ZONING CODE AMENDMENT RELATED TO SIGNS IN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY, OV1802844


ATTACHMENT 1 - PROPOSED SIGN CODE

Attachment 2 March PZC Report, Attachment and Minutes

Attachment 3 General Plan Street Map

Attachment 4 Sign Zone Map

Senior Planning Technician Patty Hayes provided a presentation that included the following:

- Zoning Code Sign Standards
- Right-of-Way Definition and Description
- Currently Allowed Signs in Right-of-Way
- 2015 United States Supreme Court Ruling
- State Laws
- Oro Valley's Interim Solution
- Other Jurisdictions
- Proposed Revisions
- Monument and Entryway Signs
- Monument Sign Location
- Monument and Entryway Signs
- Monument and Entryway Sign Lighting
- Monument and Entryway Sign Proposed Standards
- Major and Minor Arterial Roads
- Process Review
- Study Session
- General Plan
- Summary

Discussion ensued between the Commission and staff.

Chair Swope opened the public hearing.

Ben Buehler-Garcia, representing Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA) spoke in support of the amendment.

Oro Valley resident Dave Perry, President and CEO of the Oro Valley Chamber of Commerce, spoke in support of the amendment.

Chair Swope closed the public hearing.

Further discussion ensued between the Commission and staff.

MOTION: A motion was made by Vice Chair Basken and seconded by Commissioner Gambill to recommend approval of the draft code amendment for signs in the right-of-way, subject to the following condition: remove proposed Section 28.8.1.G related to sign holders.

MOTION carried, 4-1 with Chair Swope opposed.
 
Chair Swope stated he did not agree with the proposed condition.

PLANNING UPDATE (INFORMATIONAL ONLY)

Mr. Spaeth spoke about the tentative items on next month's Commission meeting. He also stated a site tour for one of the items will be scheduled prior to the meeting date.

FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS

MOTION: A motion was made by Chair Swope and seconded by Commissioner Bergsma for staff to initiate a code amendment for the protection of saguaros during development.

MOTION carried, 5-0.
 
ADJOURNMENT

Chair Swope adjourned the meeting at 7:11 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 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting of Oro Valley, Arizona held on the 2nd day of April, 2019. I further certify that the meeting was duly called and held and that a quorum was present.