MINUTES
PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU
Johan Dybdahl, Chairman
REGULAR MEETING
June 26, 2001

Chair Dybdahl called the regular meeting of the City and Borough Planning Commission to order at 7:00 p.m., in the Assembly Chambers of the Municipal Building.

I. ROLL CALL

Commissioners present: Roger Allington; Mike Bavard; Dan Bruce; Johan Dybdahl; Maria Gladisziewski; Marshal Kendziorek, Mark Pusich, Merrill Sanford; Jody Vick

Commissioners absent: None

A quorum was present.

Staff present: Cheryl Easterwood, CDD Director; Oscar Graham, CDD Planning Supervisor; Teri Camery, CDD Planner

 

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES - None

III. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS - None

IV. RECONSIDERATION OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS - None

V. CONSENT AGENDA

Mr. Dybdahl announced that there were two items on the Consent Agenda and he inquired if there was any member from the public who wished to testify. No one wished to comment, and there were no questions from commissioners.

Motion - by Mr. Bavard to approve the Consent Agenda that included CSP1999-00005 and CSP2000-00015 as listed below. There being no objection, it was so ordered.

CSP2001-00007

State Project review of Mendenhall Loop Road at Goat Hill Road, State Project No.: 68156/HH-0966(20).

Location: MENDENHALL LOOP ROAD
Applicant: STATE OF ALASKA DOT/PF

 

CSP2001-00008

State Project Review at Egan Drive retaining wall attenuators.

State project No.: 68168/HHE-093-2(40).

Location: EGAN DRIVE
Applicant: STATE OF ALASKA DOT/PF

 

USE2001-00020

An allowable Use permit for a new 32,200 square foot medical clinic.

Location: 00000 SALMON CREEK LANE
Applicant: JENSEN YORBA LOTT

 

USE2001-00021

A Conditional Use permit for a 650 square foot one-story addition that will project 5 feet into the 25 foot rear setback adjacent to the Tongass National Forest Mendenhall Campground.

Location: 01067 ARCTIC CIRCLE
Applicant: DOUGLAS BADILLA

 

VAR2001-00015

Reduction of parking from 150 to 99.

Location: 00000 SALMON CREEK LANE
Applicant: JENSEN YORBA LOTT

IX. BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT - None
 

X. OTHER BUSINESS - None
 

XI. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Ms. Easterwood reminded the Planning Commission of the upcoming Committee of the Whole meeting to be held on Tuesday, January 16, 2001, at the request of Assemblyman John MacKinnon. 6:00 p.m. was established as the starting time. The history, role and limitations of the Planning Commission would be the topic for discussion.

Ms. Easterwood announced that the Community Development budget allowed for one commissioner to attend the American Planning Association's convention in New Orleans on March 10 - 14, 2001. Ms. Easterwood noted that Mr. Dybdahl was first in line to attend. There would also be an opportunity for training for an American Planning Association event in Anchorage February 16th; however, no money for travel was budgeted.

Ms. Easterwood updated the Planning Commission on the status of appeals currently in the process. The Mallick appeal should be before the Assembly in late February, while the asphalt plant appeal begins Thursday, January 11th with the pre-hearing conference.

XII. REPORT OF REGULAR AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

Mr. Sanford reported that the Lands Committee had met and discussed the possibility of purchasing excess lands nearby Faith Lutheran Church to be used for ball fields or library site and open spaces. There are also plans to salvage firewood from the H&H site above Fred Meyer. The Lands Division has divided the area up into six sections and then the firewood salvage rights will let to individuals who are expected to sell.

Mr. Bruce reported that the Public Works Committee met to reclassify the CIP list. Upcoming on the Agenda for the Planning Commission will be the South Franklin Street/Marine Way improvements. Many CIP projects will get underway shortly.

XIII. PLANNING COMMISSION QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS

XIV. ADJOURNMENT

Motion: by Mr. Kendziorek to adjourn the meeting with a standing ovation.

Without objection, members of the Planning Commission along with staff and the public rose to their feet in applause to pay tribute to the Community Development Director.

Chair Dybdahl adjourned the meeting at 7:45 p.m.