P&Z Meeting Minutes – 10/05/2017

 

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PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION
MINUTES FOR October 5, 2017

In Attendance:

Commissioners  Staff 
Jim Thornhill, Chairman Devin Brown, Director
Oscar Miranda, Vice-Chairman Shanna Pearce, Executive Assistant
Dan Muth Zenica Hall, Administrative Assistant
Kay Hauser (Absent)
Carey Dobson (Absent)
Bobby Fite (Absent)
John Freeman
Brad Peterson (Absent)
Terry Smith
Michael Bragiel

Work Session

Call to Order 1:00 p.m.

Item #1     Discussion of the Circulation Element of the 2004 Comprehensive Plan to determine any changes or updates that need to be made.

Devin discussed the roads proposed in the 2004 plan and reviewed the contents and map.
Jim Thornhill and commissioners talked about NACOG and the programs they offer to help with new projects.
Commissioners discussed new roads that would provide better access to parts of Apache County.
Commission agreed that the 2004 Circulation Element still applied and should be used with a couple possible additions.

Item #2    Discussion about amending the Zoning and Building application fees, and developing a fee waiver policy.

Devin discussed amending planning and zoning fees and went over the current fees.
Commission discussed application fees, Conditional Use Permit fee, and who is responsible for
paying the fees. Commissioners agreed that, in general, the applicant should cover the costs of processing an application.

Adjourned 12:55 p.m.

Commission Meeting

Item #1    Call to Order

Chairman Jim Thornhill called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.

Item #2    Roll Call/Determination of a Quorum.

Chairman Jim Thornhill stated a quorum was present. Six (6) commissioners present.

Item #3    Re-Approval of the August 3, 2017 minutes previously approved September 14, 2017 with suggested changes.

No discussion.

Chairman Jim Thornhill opened for a motion.
Commissioner Oscar Miranda moved to approve.
Commissioner John Freeman seconded the motion.
Vote, unanimous

Item #4    Approval of the minutes from the September 14, 2017 meeting.

No discussion.

Chairman Jim Thornhill opened for a motion.
Commissioner John Freeman moved to approve the.
Commissioner Oscar Miranda seconded the motion.
Vote, unanimous

Item #5    PUBLIC HEARING, consideration and possible recommendation for approval of a Subdivision Abandonment application by James Wayne Crosswhite, LLC to abandon the EC Bar Ranch Estates by reverting to acreage all lots within the subdivision to create one (1) 206.5-acre parcel and abandoning dedicated road easements 2631, 2632, 2363, 2364, 2365, 2366 and 2367 which provide ingress/egress to lots within the subdivision, and extinguishing associated easements. Planned future use is for preservation of wildlife habitat as well as increasing the water quality and volume along Nutrioso Creek. No lots have been sold in this subdivision. Property is located in Nutrioso, AZ A.P.N. 106-66-001 through 106-66-063.

Devin Brown recommends approval of this item.

David Brown talked to the commission about the subdivision and the water rights.

Ferrin Crosby talked about the roadway abandonment.

Commission discussed easements with Mr. Crosby.

Chairman Jim Thornhill opened for a motion.
Commissioner Dan Muth moved to approve.
Commissioner John Freeman seconded the motion.
Vote, unanimous

Item #6    PUBLIC HEARING, consideration and possible recommendation for approval of a Conditional Use Permit (C.U.P.) allowing Verizon Wireless to place a 125’ rusticated monopole wireless communications tower within a 30’ x 30’ compound on a 120-acre parcel near highway 180/191. Property is located on private land south of Springerville, AZ on Picnic Creek road. A.P.N. 104-26-003C.

Mr. Brown Talked about the location of the pole and that there were no objections from the
neighbors. Recommended approval.

Reg Destree, representative for Verizon, explained the location of the site and to provide as
much coverage as possible in that area.

Commissioner Oscar Miranda discussed access to the site.

Commissioner John Freeman questioned the prior approved C.U.P’s on other sites that have not
been started or finished yet and time limit.

Commissioner Michael Bragiel questioned adding a projected project date.

Chairman Jim Thornhill opened for a motion.
Commissioner Oscar Miranda moved to approve.
Commissioner John Freeman seconded the motion.
Vote, unanimous

Item #7    Call to the Public

None in attendance.

Item #8    Report from Staff to the Commission

Item #9     Adjourn

Chairman Jim Thornhill opened for a motion.
Commissioner Dan Muth Motion to adjourn.
Commissioner John Freeman Seconded the motion.

Adjourned 1:55p.m.