MINUTES
ORO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
REGULAR SESSION
December 9, 2008
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION AT OR AROUND 6:00 P.M.
 
Chairman Gribb called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
 
PRESENT:
Tom Gribb, Chairman
Jill Anderson, Member
John Buette, Member
Michael Schoeppach, Member
Ray Shelton, Member

EXCUSED: Mary Caswell, Vice-Chair
Mike Zinkin, Member
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
Chairman Gribb led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
CALL TO THE AUDIENCE
 
Opened and closed with no comment.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Buette and seconded by Member Schoeppach to approve the Consent Agenda.
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
A.

Review and/or approval of the November 18, 2008, DRB minutes.

 
Draft Minutes
 
B.

OV13-08-25, James Hann, representing Bob and Phyllis Miller requests architectural approval of a custom home to be built on Lot #397 within the Stone Canyon 11A Subdivision. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Michael Spaeth, Planner, at (520) 229-4813 or mspaeth@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.

OV3-04-03B, Fluoresco Lighting and Signs, representing property owners CTW-FTP LLC, requests approval to amend the sign criteria for Placita De Oro Plaza, located at the Southwest corner of Tangerine Road and First Avenue, Parcel # 224-02-170A. The amendment is to increase the number of tenant panels on the freestanding signs from three (3) to five (5).  If you have any questions regarding this submittal, please contact Jonathan Lew, Planning Technician at (520) 229-4853 or at jlew@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Staff Report
 
Mark Jones, non-resident, representing Flouresco Signs, presented the proposal. Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, presented the staff report. Mr. Lew reviewed the current and proposed signage and stated staff recommended approval with no conditions.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Schoeppach and seconded by Member Shelton to approve OV3-04-03B, Fluoresco Lighting and Signs, requests approval to amend the sign criteria for Placita De Oro Plaza. 
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
2.

Discussion and possible recommendation to Town Council of proposed change to board and commission appointments.

 
Staff Report
 
Chairman Gribb stated the proposal would allow each Council Member to make political appointments to each board and commission.
 
Town Councilman Kunisch affirmed the proposal and stated he was looking for feedback.  Mr. Kunisch stated the term of the appointees would expire when the Council Members term expired.

Member Schoeppach stated his discomfort with the proposal.

Member Anderson stated she could not support the proposed change without answers as to why the change is being requested.

Member Shelton stated what is happening is a group wants to change the process but they are not interested in telling us why.

Member Schoeppach stated if this process gets political, it will disempower citizens from wanting to participate in its government because the chances of being able to be active would require you to know or be known by a Council Member.  It will not open voices, it will close voices and it would be a real loss to the citizens of this town.

Member Buette, Anderson and Shelton agreed with Member Schoeppach.

The Members agree to draft a document to be presented at the Council Meeting in January. Member Schoeppach will draft the document and additional discussion will take place at the next DRB meeting on January 13, 2009.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Buette and seconded by Member Shelton to select Member Schoeppach to draft and present a document to the Council at their meeting on January 21st. 
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
3.

Board Member Comments.

 
Member Schoeppach commented the workshop in Phoenix for Boards and Commissions was done well and was informative.  

Chairman Gribb gave an update on Member Caswell and stated she would most likely tender her resignation for personal reasons.  Chairman Gribb, in accordance with DRB bylaws, appointed Member Buette to chair the next DRB meeting.
 
4.

Planning and Zoning Update.

 
Karen Berchtold gave an update of upcoming items to Council.
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Buette and seconded by Member Anderson to adjourn at 6:50 p.m.