MINUTES
ORO VALLEY DEVELOPMENT REVIEW BOARD
REGULAR SESSION
July 28, 2009
ORO VALLEY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
11000 N. LA CA√ĎADA DRIVE
 
CALL TO ORDER REGULAR SESSION AT OR AROUND 6:00 P.M.
 
Acting Chair Schoeppach called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
 
ROLL CALL
 
PRESENT:
Jill Anderson, Member
Michael Schoeppach, Member
Gene Wowk, Member
Richard Luckett, Member
Dennis Ottley, Member

EXCUSED: Tom Gribb, Chairman
Ray Shelton, Member
 
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
 
Acting Chair Schoeppach led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Acting Chair Schoeppach welcomed new Members, Ottley and Luckett.
 
CALL TO THE AUDIENCE
 
Bill Adler, resident, spoke regarding a recent decision by the Council to overturn a DRB recommendation.  Mr. Adler suggested a future agenda item that would address how recommendations should be based in the future. 
 
Acting Chair Schoeppach moved Item 5 to be heard as Item 4.
 
CONSENT AGENDA
 
A.

Review and/or approval of the June 9, 2009, DRB minutes.

 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Anderson and seconded by Member Wowk to approve the June 9, 2009, minutes as presented.
 
MOTION carried, 4-0 with Member Ottley abstained.
 
REGULAR AGENDA
 
1.

Election of a DRB Vice-Chair.

 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Wowk and seconded by Member Anderson to elect Member Schoeppach as the Vice-Chair of the Development Review Board.
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
2.

Election of a DRB representative for the Sign Sub-committee.

 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Anderson and seconded by Member Ottley to Table the election of a DRB representative for the Sign Sub-committee.
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
3.

OV3-09-03, Effective Signs representing sanofi aventis, requests approval of a Sign Criteria for their facility located at the south east corner of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Innovation Park Drive, 2090 E. Innovation Park Drive.

If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Jonathan Lew, Planning Technician, at (520) 229-4853 or jlew@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Steven French, non-resident, presented the proposal. 

Member Schoeppach questioned why the Sign Criteria states the signs would be turned off at 11:00 p.m. and not 10:00 p.m. as in the new policy.  The applicant responded that employees are still at the facility late into the night.

Jonathan Lew, OV Planning Technician, gave the staff report.  Mr. Lew said the proposed signs meet Town code and staff recommended approval with the condition in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Ottley and seconded by Member Anderson to approve OV3-09-03, Effective Signs representing sanofi aventis, with the condition in Exhibit A.
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
5.

OV13-09-11, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc., represented by Advantech, requests approval of light poles up to twenty-eight (28’) feet on the Ventana Medical Systems campus Parcel 3-EE parking area. If you have any questions about this matter, please contact Matt Michels, Senior Planner, at (520) 229-4822 or mmichels@orovalleyaz.gov.

 
Greg Forszt, resident, presented the proposal.  This is the first phase and includes 600 parking spaces.  They will be using special shields that direct the light.

Member Luckett asked what the height from the base to the luminaries would be.  The applicant responded the request is for 28 feet from base to top.

Karen Berchtold, OV Senior Planner, presented the staff report.  Staff recommended approval.

Member Luckett asked how tall the current lights are.  The Applicant responded 28 feet.
 
MOTION: A motion was made by and seconded by to
 
MOTION carried, 5-0
 
4.

Discussion item: OV7-09-05, The Oro Valley Planning and Zoning Department, requests approval of an amendment to Sections 28.3.B.1.d and 28.5.B.15.f of the Oro Valley Zoning Code Revised Chapter 28, Signs, relating to wall sign illumination standards.

 
Staff Report from P&Z July 7, 2009
 
Karen Berchtold said the P&Z Commission recommended approval of a proposed change to code regarding illumination.

Bill Adler, resident, opined there is nothing wrong with the zoning code or the general plan.  Code says signs are for identification.  An illuminated sign is provided for identification when a business is open; when a sign is lit and a business is closed, it is advertising.  This (code) was ratified by the citizens of Oro Valley; to change this without consulting the residents is irresponsible. Mr. Adler suggested a temporary exemption to the existing regulations be provided to businesses that request it.

Lyra Done, resident, opined lit signs are important for first responders.
 
6.

Board Member Comments.

 
Opened and closed without comment.
 
7.

Planning and Zoning Update.

 
Karen Berchtold updated the DRB on local signs that are changing and upcoming board and commission cases.
-In N Out Burger
-Neighborhood meetings
-Lofts at Vistoso
-Sign Code (illumination)
-No P&Z Commission Meeting in August
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
MOTION: A motion was made by Member Ottley and seconded by Member Anderson to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
 
MOTION carried, 5-0