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08/30/17 Agenda w/ Supporting Materials

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 Day: Wednesday
Date: August 30, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Community Center, Sierra Room
851 East William Street
Carson City, Nevada


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

B. Public Comment**

The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any topic that is relevant to, or within the authority of the Planning Commission, including any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.

C. For Possible Action: Approval of the Minutes – July 26, 2017

D. Modification of Agenda

Items on the agenda may be taken out of order; the public body may combine two or more agenda items for consideration; and the public body may remove an item from the agenda or delay discussion relating to an item on the agenda at any time.

E. 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.

F. Public Hearing Matters

F-1 For Discussion Only: Presentation by representatives of the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association on the February 2017 Nevada Planning Guide, the Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Nevada Leadership Program-University Center for Economic Development. Late Material

Staff Summary: The Nevada Planning Guide provides information for professional planners, citizen planners, and elected officials on how planning works in Nevada. This Guide includes information on Master Plans, implementation strategies (e.g. zoning and subdivision regulations), fiscal tools, and legal issues, Nevada Open Meeting Law, and ethics.

F-2 SUP-17-093* For Possible Action: To consider a request for the renewal of a Special Use Permit from Rogers Media Company, (property owners: William Kugler & C S Coffey) to continue an existing billboard sign on property zoned General Commercial (GC), located at 800 Old Clear Creek Road, APN 009-302-09. (Kathe Green)

Summary: Special Use Permits for billboards are valid for five years. To retain the sign, the applicant must request a Special Use Permit. The applicant is requesting to continue the existing billboard in the present location. No changes are proposed for the billboard.

F-3 SUP-17-107* For Possible Action: To consider a request for a Special Use Permit from Hannifan Berger Architects (property owner: 340 Betts LLC, Robert Gindt) to allow an eight foot tall fence along the northern property line, in the rear yard setback, on property zoned Single Family 12,000 (SF12), located at 340 Betts Street, APN 009-031-20. (Hope Sullivan)

Summary: Fences are allowed to be a height of six feet in the rear setback area in the Single Family 12,000 zoning district. This request is to allow an eight foot tall fence in the rear setback area. Per the provisions of 1.13 of the Development Standards, fences may exceed the requirements of the Ordinance upon approval of a Special Use Permit.

*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 Commission item: An appeal must be submitted to the Planning Division within 10 days for the Commission’s action. In order to be part of the administrative record regarding an appeal of an item on the agenda, you must present your comments at the podium or have previously sent correspondence to the Planning Division or have spoken to staff regarding an item on this agenda. For information regarding an appeal of a Commission decision, please contact Lee Plemel, Community Development Director, at 775-887-2180, via e-mail at, or via fax at 775-887-2278.

G. Staff Reports (non-action items)

G-1 - Director's report to the Commission. (Lee Plemel)
        - Future agenda items.
         - Commissioner reports/comments.


H. Public Comment**

The public is invited at this time to comment on and discuss any topic that is relevant to, or within the authority of the Planning Commission including any matter that is not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.

I. For Possible Action: Adjournment

** PUBLIC COMMENT: The Commission will provide at least two public comment periods in compliance with the minimum requirements of the Open Meeting Law prior to adjournment. In addition, it is Carson City’s aspirational goal to also provide for item-specific public comment as follows: In order for members of the public to participate in the public body’s consideration of an agenda item, the public is strongly encouraged to comment on an agenda item when called for by the Chair during the item itself. No action may be taken on a matter raised under public comment unless the item has been specifically included on the agenda as an item upon which action may be taken. Comments may be limited to three minutes per person or topic at the discretion of the Chair in order to facilitate the meeting.

For Further Information

If you would like more information about an agenda item listed above, please contact the staff member listed at the end of the particular item in which you are interested at 775-887-2180. Contact Krysten Haemel at 775-887-2180 or if you would like copies of supporting materials for an agenda item. Supporting materials for the meeting are available in the Planning Division office located at 108 E. Proctor Street, Carson City or at All written comments to the Planning Commission regarding an item must be submitted to the Planning Division by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Commission’s meeting to ensure delivery to the Commission before the meeting.

The 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.

This agenda has been posted at the following locations:
City Hall, 201 North Carson Street
Carson City Library, 900 North Roop Street
Community Center-Sierra Room, 851 East William Street
Community Development Department, 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
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