• By Albert Depew

10-26-11 Agenda with Supporting Materials

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2011, AT 5:00 P.M.



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.        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.


C.        For Possible Action:  Approval of the Minutes

        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.

         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.  Then 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-11-059*  For Possible Action:  To consider a request from Yesco Sign Co. (property owner: Herman Bauer) for a five-year review of a previously approved Special Use Permit for an existing billboard on property zoned General Commercial (GC), located at 4440 Highway 50 East, APN 008-281-11.  (Kathe Green)


Summary:  Special Use Permits for billboards are valid for five years and then must be renewed.  The applicant is requesting to continue the existing billboard in the present location.  No changes are proposed to the billboard.


H-2  ZCA-11-051  For Possible Action:  To make a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors regarding an ordinance amending the Carson City Municipal Code Title 18 Appendix – Development Standards, Division 4, Signs, Section 4.8, Requirements for Billboards and Off-Premises Signs, by adding a new Subsection 4.8.7, Off-Premises Signs on City Bus Shelters, to allow advertising on passenger bus shelters subject to specific criteria.  (Jennifer Pruitt)


Summary: The proposed amendment will provide for advertising displays that are approximately four feet in width and six feet in height, and attached to existing or future transit shelters that are already positioned in the public right-of-way as an amenity to transit customers. This amendment will allow Carson City RTC the ability to sell advertising on passenger shelters for the purposes of generating income that will partially off-set the operating subsidy being contributed by Carson City to support the Jump Around Carson transit system. Currently signage on any structure within the public right-of-way is prohibited.



* 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.         Public Comments


Members of the public who wish to address the Commission may approach the podium at this time to speak on any matter not specifically included on the agenda as an action item.  Comments are limited to three minutes per person or topic.  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.


K.        For Possible Action:  For adjournment


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 October 19, 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/agendas