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NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE
CARSON CITY PLANNING COMMISSION
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2011, AT 5:00 P.M.
COMMUNITY CENTER, SIERRA ROOM, 851 EAST WILLIAM STREET
CARSON CITY, NEVADA

Items scheduled at a specific time cannot be heard earlier than at the scheduled

time per the Nevada Open Meeting Law Requirements. A dinner recess may be

taken. If a dinner recess is taken, any unfinished business will be heard after the

meeting is resumed.

A. Roll Call, Determination of a Quorum and Pledge of Allegiance

B. Commission Action - Approval of Minutes

C. Modification of Agenda

This is the tentative schedule for the meeting. The Planning Commission reserves the right to take items in a different order to accomplish business in the most efficient manner.

D. Public Comments

Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium at this time to speak on matters relevant to or within the authority of the Planning Commission. Comments are limited to three minutes per person or topic. If your item requires extended discussion, please request the Chairman to calendar the matter for a future Planning Commission agenda. In order for members of the public to participate in the Commission’s consideration of a public hearing item on this agenda, the Commission strongly encourages members of the public to comment on the agenda item when the particular item is being discussed by the Commission. No action may be taken on a matter raised under this public comment portion of the agenda until the matter itself has been specifically included on an agenda as an item upon which action may be taken.

E. Staff Public Service Announcements

Announcements of a general nature for the Commission and for public information regarding planning, zoning and land use. Not intended for detailed discussion or for items already on the agenda.

F. Disclosures

Any member of the Commission may wish to explain any contact with an applicant or the public regarding an item on the agenda or business of the Commission.

G. Consent Agenda

All matters listed under the consent agenda are considered routine and may be acted upon by the Planning Commission with one action and without an extensive hearing. Any member of the Commission or any citizen may request that an item be taken from the consent agenda, discussed and acted upon separately during this meeting. The Chairman or Vice Chairman retains discretion in deciding whether or not an item will be removed from the consent agenda.


H. Public Hearing Matters

The following items are scheduled for a public hearing. The Chairman will read the Agenda listing into the public record. Staff will present a summary of the staff report and recommendations, including any updated information that was received after the date when staff reports were distributed. The Commission will follow with questions of staff. At that time, the Chairman will open the hearing to public testimony. Normally, the applicant and/or their representative are permitted to speak first, followed by Commission questions. This will be followed by the Chairman requesting comments from the public at large. If you wish to speak on a particular item, please limit your comments to three (3) minutes and be as brief and concise as possible so that all who wish to speak may do so. Do not repeat the position of others who express the same views as you. The Chairman has the right to establish time limits for comments and to allow for rebuttal. In order to be part of the administrative record regarding an appeal of an item, you must present your comments at the podium or have previously sent correspondence to the Planning Division or spoken to staff regarding an item on this agenda.

H-1 SUP-11-021* Action to consider a Special Use Permit request from Allyson Wong (property owner: Peter Tomaino) to allow a residential dwelling (multi-family apartment) on property zoned Retail Commercial (RC), located at 1206 N. Roop Street, APN 002-142-17. (Kathe Green)

Summary: A Special Use Permit is required for residential uses in the RC zoning district. The applicant is proposing a four-unit apartment building.

H-2(A) SUP-11-022* Action to consider a Special Use Permit request from the Carson City School District (property owner: Carson City School District and Carson City Parks and Recreation) to allow the construction of new classroom additions at Empire Elementary School in Public (P) zoning, located at 1260 Monte Rosa Drive and 1407 La Loma Drive, APN’s 010-436-01 and 008-342-31. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: The School District is proposing to construct new classroom additions to the existing Empire Elementary School as part of the 2010 School Bond initiative, replacing the current portable classrooms. All uses and development standards relating to setbacks and height in the Public zoning district require approval of a Special Use Permit.

H-2(B) VAR-11-023* Action to consider a Variance request from the Carson City School District (property owner: Carson City School District and Carson City Parks and Recreation) to allow the lower number of parking spaces in conjunction with new classroom additions at Empire Elementary School in Public (P) zoning, located at 1260 Monte Rosa Drive and 1407 La Loma Drive, APN’s 010-436-01 and 008-342-31. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: The School district is proposing to construct new classroom additions to the existing Empire Elementary School as part of the 2010 School Bond initiative, replacing the current portable classrooms. Additional parking is proposed, but the number of spaces would be less the number required under current Municipal Code guidelines.

H-3 ZCA-11-019 Action to make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding a Zoning Code Amendment, an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 18, Zoning, Chapter 18.06, Historic District, Section 18.06.025, Qualifications of Membership, to change the current HRC qualifications for membership. (Jennifer Pruitt)

Summary: The Historic Resources Commission is comprised of seven members, but the seventh seat has not been filled for the last two years. This proposal is to change the membership requirement to state that at least one member but not more than two serve from each of the five currently established qualification for membership categories.

* Agenda items with an asterisk (*) indicate that final action will be taken unless appealed or otherwise announced. The Planning Commission’s “ACTION” may include either approval, approval with conditions, denial, continuance, or tabling of an item


Appeal of a Planning Commission Item: An appeal must be submitted to the Planning Division within 10 days for the Planning Commissions’ action. For information regarding an appeal of a Planning Commission decision, please contact the Planning Director at 775-887-2180, via e-mail at lplemel@carson.org, or via fax at 775-887-2278.


I. Staff Reports (non-action items)

I-1 - Director's report to the Planning Commission. (Lee Plemel)

- Future agenda items.

- Commissioner reports/comments

J. Action to adjourn the Planning Commission

For further information

If you would like more information about the agenda item listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item you are interested in at 775-887-2180. The Planning Commission is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who wish to attend the meeting and need assistance. If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Planning Division in writing at 108 E. Proctor St., Carson City, Nevada 89701, or call 775-887-2180, as soon as possible. All written comments that the public wishes to give to the Planning Commission must be submitted to the Planning Division by 4:00 p.m on the day prior to the Commissions meeting.


This agenda has been posted at the following locations before 5:00 PM on April 20, 2011.
City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Community Center-Sierra Room, 851 East William Street
Planning Division/ Building Division/Permit Center, 108 E. Proctor Street
Dept. of Public Works, Corporate Yard Facility, 3505 Butti Way
This agenda is also available on the Carson City Website at www.carson.org

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