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2 - Minutes, 5/19/05CITY OF BOULDER PLANNING BOARD ACTION MINUTES May 19, 2005 Council Chambers Room, Municipal Building 1777 Broadwav ~ The follo~~•in, are the action mmutes of the May 19, 2005, city of Boulder Plannin~_ Board meetmg. A permanent set of these minutes and a tape recording (mamtained for a period of se~~en years) is retained in Central Records (telephone: 30_ -441-304_ l. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Macon Cowles, Chair Simon Mole, Vice Chair John Spitzer Elise Jones Claire Levy Phil Shull Adrian Sopher STAFF PRESENT: Ruth McHeyser, Long Range Planning Manager Beverly Johnson, Long Range Planner David Gehr, Assistant City Attomey CALL TO ORDER Chair, M. Cowles declared a quorum at 6 p.m. and the following business was conducted. 2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES The Planning Board deferred approval for the April 21, 2005 minutes to incorporate the Board comments. On a motion by J. Spitzer, seconded by C. Levy, the Planning Board approved the Apri126, 2005 minutes. Vote 7-0 On a motion by J. Spitzer, seconded by C. Levy, the Planning Board approved the May 5, 2005 minutes. Vote 7-0 3. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION Time 6:10 p.m. Dan Powers, Boulder Chamber of Commerce, 2440 Pearl St. 4. DISCUSSION OF DISPOSITIONS, PLANNING BOARD CALL-UPS The Board requested that the disposition for 4667 Broadway be revised to reflect two stories. The corrected disposition should then be forwarded to Council. 5. ACTION ITEMS Time 620 p.m. S:~PLAN~PB-ITEMSUvlinutes\519.05 min approv.doc A. Public hearing and consideration of a recommendation to Crtv Counc~l on an ordinance amending Title 9, B.R.C. 1981, adopting a ne~~ city ~~ etlands map and wetlands functional evaluations to replace the existing city wetlands map and functional evaluations; and chanees to the weUands protection ordinance to exempt certain residentiai activities from permit requirements. Case Manager: Be~~erly Johnso^ Staff recommends that Planning Board recommend to City Council adoption of the ordinances in attachments A and B. Public Participation: Paul Zogg, 1221 Pearl St. Grant Gumee, 4888 Peail E. Circle ste: 108 Tom Blumenthal. 351 W. Arapahoe Ln. Dick Blumenhein, 824 Juniper Cra~g Bundy, 745 Jonquil Pl. Barb Kostanick, 355 W. Arapahoe Ln. Ed Heath, 465 Arapahoe #A Alan Olson, 497 Arapahoe Geor;e Peters, 379 W. Arapahoe Ln. MOTION: No motions were made regarding this item. BOARD DIRECTION: ' The board requested that staff consider further changes to the Wetlands Protection Ordinance to address issues with the ordinance and staff was directed to return to the Board at a later date. General comments from the board induded the fol lowing: Some board members felt that the $500.00 fee is too high for some perm~ts. Several board members expressed an interest in changing the ordinance to make it clear that interior remodeling is an exempt activity under §9-12-5(c) B.R.C. 1981 Some type of "right to rebuild" in cases of natural acts (e.g. fire) should be added to the exemptions. The board expressed that it would like to expand the things that would be exempt from a wetland permit. Some things mentioned by the board include basic uses of residential back yards, like raised garden beds, gazebos, sheds, and fences. General support was given to the existing 50 and 25 foot buffer widths. However, several board members expressed potential support for a process that would allow property owners to vary the buffer width on an individual property. S:~PLAN~PB-ITEMS~Minutes\5.19.05 min approv.doc Some board members did not think that active-passive recreation should be considered as one of the factors that would create a si~nificant wetland. 6. DISCUSSION ITEM Time 8:05 p.m. A. Presentation and discussion ofthe Sustainabilit} Indicators Proiect. Case Manager: Beverly Johnson 7. MATTERS FROM THE PLANNING BOARD, PLANNING DIRECTOR, AND CITY ATTORNEY Time 9:10 p.m. Update on the Wildlife Management Plan Case Manager: Beverly Johnson 8. DEBRIEF/AGENDA CHECK 9. ADJOURNMENT The Plannin~ Board adjourned the meeting at 9:25 p:m. APPROVED BY Board Chair DATE S:~PLAN~PB-ITEMSUvIinutes\5.19.05 min approv.doc 3