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Minutes 06/29/1994 . AGENDA CITY OF PORT ANGELES PLANNING COMMISSION 321 East Fifth Street Port Angeles, W A 98362 June 29, 1994 7:00 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER D. ROLL CALL ill. APPRO V AL OF MINUTES: Minutes of June 8, 1994. IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1. PORT ANGELES DRAFf SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM Public hearing of the draft Shoreline Master Program. v. . VI. " VU. Vill. COMMUNlCA TIONS FROM THE PUBLIC: ST AFF REPORTS: REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS: ADJOURNMENT All correspondence pertaining to a hearing item received by the Planning Department at least one day prior to the scheduled hearing will be provided to Commission members before the hearing. PUBLIC HEARING PROCEDURE: Spokesmen for the proponents and opponents will be given an opportunity to speak to the request. Information submitted should be factual, relevant and not merely duplication of a previous presentAtion. A reasonable time (to minutes) shall be allowed the spokesman; others shall be limited to short supporting remarks (5 minutes). Other interested parties will be allowed to comment briefly (5 minutes each) or make inquiries. The Chairman may allow additional public testimony if the issue warrants it. Brief rebuttal (5 minutes) for proponents and opponents wil1 be heard separately and consecutively with presentAtion limited to their spokesman. Rebuttal shall be limited to factual stAtements pertaining to previous testimony. Comments should be directed to the Board. not the City StAff representatives present, unless directed to do so by the Chairman. . Members; Orville Campbell, Vice Chair, Bob Winters, Cindy Souders, Bob Philpott, Linda Nutter and Tim Gennan. Planning Staff: Brad Collins, Director; John Jimerson, Associate Planner; Sue Roberds, Office Specialist, David Sawyer, Sr. Planner. . MINUTES PLANNING COMMISSION Port Angeles, Washington 98362 June 29, 1994 7:00 p.m. CALL TO ORDER Vice Chair Campbell called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. ROLL CALL Commissioners Present: Bob Philpott, Orville Campbell, Linda Nutter, Cindy Souders and Tim German Commissioners Excused: Bob Winters Staff Present: Brad Collins, Sue Roberds and John Jimerson Public Present: Louise Meyer, Pete Schroeder, Jack Glaubert, Carol Brown and Brian Jones. APPROV AL OF MINUTES . Commissioner Souders moved to approve the minutes of the June 8, 1994, Planning Commission meeting with the addition of "Ida McKeown" to those public listed as present. Commissioner Nutter seconded the motion, which passed 6 - O. PORT ANGELES DRAFT SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM: Associate Planner John Jimerson expressed disappointment that no public were present outside of those representing the City's Shoreline Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC). He noted that the hearing had been legally noticed for three consecutive weeks in the Peninsula Daily News by a legal publication and by two block ads which were placed in order to solicit public comment. A Coastal Zone Management (CZM) grant of $17,500, channelled through the Department of Ecology, provided a grant for this work. He explained the process of drafting the City's draft Shoreline Master Program (SMP). . The SCAC is still in the review process and will forward a fmal recommendation on the Program at a future meeting. Members are interested in feedback from the Planning Commission at this time on the progress to date. The composition of the SCAC is intended to provide a broad representation of interests, including representatives from the industrial, commercial and environmental communities as well as the general public and including representatives of the Lower S'Klallam Tribe and the Port of Port Angeles. The Clallam County Commissioners and Port Angeles City Council each appointed four of the ten SCAC members. The City currently uses the Urban Environment of the Clallam County Shoreline Master Program. The 1976 document was drafted by Clallam County for Cla1lam County. The PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES June 29, 1994 PAGE 2 . City adopted the Urban Environment from that plan in 1979. Mr. Jimerson provided a detailed review of the proposed SMP. Two aquatic and two upland environments are included in the new document. The SMP proposes that the Planning Commission be the final acting body for permits, with appeal to the City Council, which should reduce the application process by about three weeks' time. Also included are conditional use provisions which allows for more flexibility of uses. The draft Shoreline Master Program can serve as an implementation tool to the Comprehensive Plan and other planning that has occurred under the State's Growth Management Act. The SMP works to ensure the provision of adequate commercial and industrial land along the shoreline encouraging more intensive uses of land in the Harbor area with less intensive uses beyond the Harbor area. The draft plan promotes protection of marine bluffs, critical habitat areas, natural shorelines and water quality and wetlands, while promoting public access to the shoreline and preservation of view corridors. . The Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement prepared with regard to the draft Plan identifies the need for further refinements including the establishment of a riparian environment along Morse Creek, identification and protection of view corridors, regulations to protect water quality from residential and commercial uses and waterborne traffic, modification of the substantial development permit process to be consistent with the State's process, additional policy and regulatory guidance on what role waterborne traffic should play in the use of the shorelines. The resolution of these issues will be subject to discretionary review of the Planning Commission and City Council. The final document must be reviewed and adopted by the Department of Ecology as the City is managing shorelines of the state within the City's boundaries, therefore, once accepted, the document will become a state document as well. Planning Director Collins introduced the SCAC members that were present and mentioned those absent, who, along with the MAKERS consulting firm of Seattle, assisted in the preparation of the document presented for discussion. The primary difference in the draft SMP is that it is written specifically for the City of Port Angeles, both in terms of the physical environments and human activities and commercial and residential uses ocurring in our busy shoreline area. The policies were reviewed with a keen sense of what is occurring in Port Angeles. Vice Chair Campbell opened the public hearing. There being no public comment, Vice Chair Campbell closed the public hearing but encouraged an open discussion with the SCAC members present in the hope of interaction for the Commission's enlightenment. A detailed chapter by chapter review of the document began with staff answering various questions of the Commissioners and with members of the SCAC participating freely in the discussion. . The Commission commended the work of the SCAC and staff. A break was called for at 9: 15 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 9:25 p.m. SCAC member Jack Glaubert stated that he expected that he would be able to provide input into the plan in a more representative way. After spending many weeks of serving PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES June 29, 1994 PAGE 3 . on the SCAC he does not support the document. A number of points in the document need to be revised from a community level. The main document was presented to the SCAC for review, but was not actually developed by the citizen group. He opined that the manner in which the document is written is very poor. Mr. Collins briefed those present on the process of development of regulations that must be coordinated with state and federal regulations. Mr. Jimerson added that the consultant had met with staff on the personalization of the document to the City of Port Angeles. Following further discussion, he noted that the current document represents the general consensus of the SCAC. However, there was not consensus on all issues. Mr. Glaubert stated that he does not support the current proposal as it is too cumbersome. Committee members had little to no input in the current document. It was given to Committee members in a draft form. He doesn't want to see the plan, in'its present form, going any further. The document needs to be revised by the citizens of Port Angeles. He doesn't support the process. Maps need to be clear and concise. Pete Schroeder, Committee member, responded that each Committee member had his/her own area of expertise and special interest. He thought that Mr. Glaubert's concerns had been addressed at least to some satisfaction. There is always a need for give and take in committee 'situations. . Brian Jones, Committee member, noted that he had some frustration with the level at which the Committee members began review of the draft Plan; however, due to the time frames involved and the fact that the SCAC was dealing with regulations that are already in place, once the Committee members really began working with the process, the methodology worked satisfactorily. Mr. Glaubert responded to Vice Chair Campbell that in his opinion, language in the document is redundant with other State and local regulations. It is a confusing document. Commissioner Souders expressed her disappointment that the public does not appear to be interested in or aware of this process, not being in attendance in the audience. She asked staff to step up the notification process in an effort to bring this process to the public's attention. A mailing containing information on the public hearing process was suggested to property owners within two hundred feet of the shoreline area. Mr. Collins pointed out that the SCAC is made up of the major users of the shoreline, i.e., the Port and the mills; however, it is desirable to have as much input as possible from the public. . Vice Chair Campbell expressed understanding with Mr. Glaubert's concern that the draft document is more lengthy and detailed than it may ultimately need to be at this point; however, it is a good place to start and the decision makers have the ability to revise the document as it is used and perhaps found to be too detailed. . . . PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES June 29, 1994 PAGE 4 Committee Member Pete Schroeder drew attention to the Executive Summary of the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) which allows for the Plan to be revised. Following further interaction with Committee members, Vice Chair Campbell reopened the public hearing. Commissioner Souders moved to continue the public hearing to July 27,1994,7 p.m., City Council Chambers. Commissioner Gennan seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Vice Chair Campbell again thanked the Committee members for their dedication to this effort. . Commissioner Nutter moved to extend the meeting beyond 10 p.m. Commissioner German seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. V. COMMUNICA TIONS FROM THE PUBLIC: None. VI. STAFF REPORTS: Mr. Collins reported that the City Council had approved the Comprehensive Plan at its June 28, 1994, meeting. School concurrency issues were refined prior to that adoption. The long range planning agenda items were discussed. VII. REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS: Commissioner Nutter suggested a byline be added to the City Report publication. Vill. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 10:45 p.m. ,~{J?2~LL Orville Campbell, Vice &air ~~~ Brad Collins, Secretary PREPARED BY: Sue Roberds . PLEASE SIGN IN CITY OF PORT ANGELES Planning Commission Attendance Roster . Meeting Date: ~ 0# A1 11 d9/999 Y / / .. . 17 : : . . .. NAME: : .. ~p~~: .. . .. .. .:..':: ~~hvJJPA :lbJ9 r'[;:"ii.kIJIJ llYM Q . JIA-~ di~. - /605 * I 51 ..5r J?.tJ ~ .~. \