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Minutes 07/27/1994 . . ~. AGENDA CITY OF PORT ANGELES PLANNING COMMISSION 321 East Fifth Street Port Angeles, W A 98362 July 27, 1994 7:00 p.m. I. CALL TO ORDER II. ROLL CALL ID. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Minutes of June 29, and July 13, 1994. IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS: 1. PORT ANGELES DRAFT SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM Public hearing of the draft Shoreline Master Program. V. COMMUNICATIONS FROM mE PUBLIC: VI. STAFF REPORTS: VII. REPORTS OF COMMISSION MEMBERS: Vill. 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 HEARlNG 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 (10 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 jf the issue warrants it. Brief rebuttal (5 minutes) for proponents and opponents will 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 &luders, Bob Philpott, Linda Nutler and TI1II German. Planning Staff: Brad Collins, Director; John Jimerson, Associate Planner; Sue Roberds, Office Specialist, David Sawyer, Sr. Planner. . . ; . MINUTES PLANNING COMMISSION Port Angeles, Washington 98362 July 27, 1994 7:00 P.M. I. CALL TO ORDER Chair Campbell called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. II. ROLL CALL Members Present: Cindy Souders, Bob Philpott, Orville Campbell, Tim German and Bob Winters. Members Excused: Linda Nutter. Staff Present: John Jimerson, Brad Collins. Public Present: Louise Meyer, Jack Glaubert, Chris Muir, Carol Brown, Pete and Carolyn Schroeder, ])ean Reed. ID. APPROVALOFMThIDT~ Commissioner Philpott moved to approve the minutes of the June 29, 1994, meeting, with one change: delete the word "economic" from the sixth line from the bottom. Commissioner German seconded the motion, which passed unanimously (Commissioner Winters abstained). Commissioner Winters moved to approve the minutes of the July 13, 1994, meeting, with the following changes: Page 3. Finding 3: Add "a vertical distance" after the word "by"; Page 6. Finding 1: Change 150 feet to 200 feet; Page 10. Third Paragraph: Modified the sixth line as follows- ".. . maintaining a fifty footlet: minimum width. u; Page 11 - List John Jimerson as Acting Secretary . The motion was' seconded by Commissioner Philpott and passed un"animously, with Commissioner Souders abstaining. . IV. PUBLIC HEARINGS PORT ANGELES DRAFT SHORELINE MASTER PROGRAM: Continued public hearing of the draft Shoreline Master Program. John Jimerson provided a brief update on activities that have occurred since the previous public hearing. The Supplemental EIS has been issued, and comments will be accepted until August 15, 1994. The Shoreline Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) reviewed the issues to be resolved in the SEIS and the questions and issues raised at the previous public hearing. The response of the SCAC to these issues and questions are discussed in the memorandum in the Planning Commission packet. Chair Campbell opened the public hearing. . Chris Muir, 214 W. 2nd Street, presented the Planning Commission with a letter which contained a proposed regulation which would further restrict the height of buildings and structures along the shoreline. He explained the history of the proposed Oak Street convention center, and that there is the possibility that it could block views of the harbor from the homes along the bluff on Second Street. The Shoreline Management Act has language regarding heights of buildings, but the specific wording creates a loophole, which in effect will not restrict the heights of buildings. The Comprehensive Plan and the draft Shoreline Master Program suggest view corridors should be designated, but neither document does. He requested that staff be directed to designate view corridors addressing this subject. Carol Brown, 1628 West 7th Street, represented the Lower Elwha Tribe on the Shoreline Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC). She indicated the process for developing the plan has been positive, and good working relationships between different interests have resulted. She provided a list of general and specific comments that she would like addressed. Jack Glaubert, E. Sequim Bay, is also a member of the SCAC. He expressed his concern with the process. There is no mention in the document of the Inner and Outer Harbor Lines, the Public Trust doctrine has not been well defined, a detailed inventory has not been prepared, and maps showing ownership patterns have not been prepared. Pete Schroeder, 620 West Anderson Road, is also a member of the SCAC. He indicated the committee spent a significant amount of time discussing the view corridor issue. The issue is complex. For example, they discussed how the word corridor connotes a narrow line of view. The word t'viewshed" may be more appropriate. He agrees that views are an important issue. The committee has used the better part of their last two meetings addressing Mr. Glauberts' property, including going through an exercise of evaluating the matrix to see if it unduly restricts development. No undue restrictions were found, and a minor change was made to allow platting on previously platted tidelands. . Chris Muir, indicated the zoning standards for the Central Business District allows buildings to be as high as 45 feet, and with a conditional use permit, they may exceed 45 feet. . . . , There being for further testimony, Chair Campbell closed the public hearing. The Commission took a break at 8:10 p.m. and reconvened at 8:20 p.m. Brad Collins indicated he had a discussion with members of the SCAC during the break and that some of them are willing to continue their review of the issues that have been raised. Because of grant commitments, it would be appropriate to approve the recommended Shoreline Master Program now and direct the SCAC to conduct the review for a future amendment. After discussion on the issues raised during public testimony, Commissioner Winters moved to forward a recommendation of approval of the document, as presented by the SCAC, to the City Council, provided that the following issues will be remanded back to the SCAC for review within the next year: updating the shoreline inventory, conducting a view analysis/height restrictions evaluation and incorporating public trust principles into the SMP. The motion also indicated that Chapter 8 will be removed from the SMP and be approved separately. Language in Chapter 8 will indicate the SMP shall be reviewed at least every five years. The enforcement section and a new map will be further refined by staff and presented to Council through this approval process. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Souders and passed unanimously. V. COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC Chris Muir, 214 W. Second, thanked the Planning Commission for their consideration. VI. STAFF REPORTS None. VIT. REPORTS OF mE COMMISSION Chair Campbell provided copies of a summary of the recent Dolan v. the City of Tigard decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Vill. ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m. ~~' J Br d Collins, Executive Secretary 1!:~~~{}~~ PREPARED BY: John Jimerson n . . PLEASE SIGN IN CITY OF PORT ANGELES Planning Commission Attendance Roster Meeting Date: . /"\