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Planning Commission Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting

Location:  Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue*

September 18, 2017 – 7:00 P.M.

(No new items will be taken up after 11 p.m.)

 

PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBERS

Chair: Susan Wernick Vice Chair: Curtis Havel

 Dan Dawson, Justin Derby, Jay Strauss, Peter Tiernan

 

AGENDA

 

CALL TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE / ROLL CALL

APPROVAL OF FINAL AGENDA: 

The Commission may consider agenda items out of the order in which they are listed.

Notice is also given that materials that are submitted to members of the Planning Commission after the agenda packet has been distributed are available for public inspection in the Community Development Department, located at 922 Machin Ave, during normal business hours.  Such materials shall also be made available on the City of Novato website at www.novato.org, when practical and provided that City staff is able to post those documents prior to the meeting.  Also, when non-confidential written materials are distributed to members of the Planning Commission during a public meeting by staff or a member of the Planning Commission, a copy of the materials shall be made available to members of the public at that meeting.

PUBLIC COMMENT: 

All members of the public wishing to address the Commission are requested to submit a speaker card in advance to the Meeting Recorder. This is also the appropriate time to speak on a Consent Calendar item.  The Commission requests that anyone wishing to speak on an agenda item be recognized at the time the item is heard.  There is a three-minute time limit per speaker.

CONSENT CALENDAR:

All matters listed on the Consent Calendar are considered to be routine and will be acted on without discussion by a single action of the Commission.  However, a Commission member may remove an item(s) from the Consent Calendar for Commission discussion and action.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Interested persons may speak on any of the below-noted CONTINUED or NEW ITEMS up to three minutes per individual; 20 minutes for applicant; 10 minutes per recognized group.  Speakers are limited to on opportunity per item, so please be thorough and to the point.  Prior to speaking please submit a speaker card to the Meeting Recorder.

CONTINUED ITEMS:   

NEW ITEMS:  

1.          URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY (BB)

Added 9/15/17: Updated Staff Report

Consider a general plan text amendment to extend the existing Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) policies of the 1996 General Plan to cover a three-day gap in effectiveness between expiration of the current UGB and voter consideration of extending the UGB on November 7, 2017.

2.         POINTE MARIN CC&R AMENDMENTS (SM)

P2016-003; PLANNING RESEARCH

POINTE MARIN HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION

Consider specific amendments to the codes, covenants, and restrictions (CC&Rs) governing the Pointe Marin Development, including authorizing the City Attorney to review and consent to future amendment requests.

3.         WOODSIDE OFFICE CENTER SIGNS

CEQA CATEGORICALLY EXEMPT; SECTION 15311

P2016-088;  AMEND DOWNTOWN NOVATO SPECIFIC PLAN

PRECISE DEVELOPMENT PLAN AMENDMENT

7250 REDWOOD BOULEVARD; APN 153-390-01

Consider adopting a resolution recommending the City Council approve changes to the Downtown Novato Specific Plan to allow freestanding signs on properties zoned Planned District (PD) in the Specific Plan area and amending the Woodside Office Center Precise Development Plan to permit two freestanding signs to be placed at the Office Center.

GENERAL BUSINESS

4.              ELECTION OF PLANNING COMMISSION CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

UPCOMING AGENDAS AND QUORUMS:   (STAFF)

ADJOURNMENT:

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Information on the above application(s) is/are available at the City of Novato Community Development Department, 922 Machin Ave, Novato.  All inquiries should be directed to the project Planner (415) 899-8989, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Development Department (mailing address:  922 Machin Ave, Novato, CA  94945).  It is recommended that an appointment be made with the staff member, prior to visiting the City offices.  Please note the City of Novato offices are closed every other Friday.

To appeal a final decision of the Planning Commission, a written letter of appeal and the required appeal fee must be filed with the Community Development Department within 10 calendar days of the decision. The appeal letter must specifically state the basis for the appeal.  Additional information on the appeal process can be found in Division 19.54 of the Novato Municipal Code.

If anyone wishes to challenge a project in court, they may be limited to raising only those issues they or anyone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda or in written correspondence delivered at the public hearing or to the City offices prior to the public hearing.

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AFFIDAVIT OF POSTING

I, Terri Brown certify that on September 12, 2017, I caused to be posted the agenda for the September 18, 2017, meeting of the Planning Commission of the City of Novato, California, on the City of Novato Community Services Board in the Police Department and on the city’s website at www.novato.org.

s/Terri Brown



*PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL PAGE(S) OF AGENDA FOR MORE INFORMATION.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Community Development Department at 899-8989.    Notification at least 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable accommodation to help ensure accessibility to this meeting.

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