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Planning Commission Minutes
Feb. 27, 2017
6:30 p.m., DSB Auditorium

Commissioners present:  Michael Wilson, Gail Holmes, John Drentlaw, Brian Pasko, Thomas Peterson, Mark Fitz, John Gray.

Commissioners absent:  Michael Wagner

Staff present:  Mike McCallister, Martha Fritzie, Gary Hewitt.

  1. Commission Chair Drentlaw called the meeting to order at 6:35 p.m. 
  2. Martha Fritzie discussed the proposed UGB expansion by the City of Sandy as detailed in the power point materials.  She explained which Statewide Planning Goals apply to this proposal.  Clackamas County adopted population forecasts, which the City is using.  The City completed an urbanization study and urban growth analysis that looked at land inside and outside of the current UGB.  They also considered efficiency measures and rezoned some of the properties within the City.  The City has conducted public outreach and held workshops to explain to residents what the expansion entails.  All of the lands that they are proposing to bring into the UGB are within the city’s urban reserve area. 

    This proposal was adopted by the Sandy City Council on February 6th.  Even though the City has completed their process, the County must also adopt this proposal into the Comprehensive Plan.  Martha explained the Statewide Planning Goals and County Comprehensive Plan policies and how they apply to this proposal.  This proposal is consistent with Goal 9 and Goal 10.  Martha provided further detail on Goal 14, which contains Urbanization requirements and concluded that the proposal is consistent the Goal 14 and all the applicable goals and policies in the county’s Comprehensive Plan

    Kelly O’Neill from the City of Sandy discussed household sizes and population projections. The 2015 Urbanization Study demonstrated the City’s land needs, which is why they are bringing this proposal to the Planning Commission.   They are projecting a growth of approximately 7,000 new residents, which will grow in existing and new lands within the City.  Mr. O’Neill discussed the four Goal 14 factors and the property ranking factors and explained how the City mapped and ranked sewer and water service availability as well as lot sizes and other consideration required under state law.

    Chair Drentlaw asked if there was any other testimony.  There was none.  The public testimony portion of the hearing was closed.

    Commissioner Pasko commented that the City of Sandy really has their act together and has a lot of things going for it.  He moved to recommend approval of ZDO-261 as presented by staff. Commissioner Gray seconded the motion.  Ayes=6, Nays=0.  Motion passes.

  3. Chair Drentlaw opened the hearing for ZDO-262, which is a proposal to update the natural resource zones in the County Zoning and Development Ordinance.  Gary Hewitt discussed changes in State law regarding primary processing of forest products and replacement dwelling criteria.  Making the proposed amendments will bring the County Ordinance into line with what was passed at the State level.

    Under Section 401, significant changes would be to implement a new application process for certain replacement dwellings, that agri-tourism events must provide a benefit to a commercial farm, that split-zoned lots along a UGB can be divided to less than 80 acres, rearranges the language for farmworker dwellings to match each other, clarifies primary processing of forest products, and adds new language about what is prohibited in a land division in EFU zones.

    Section 406 amendments would implement almost mirror changes as those proposed for Section 401, only they would apply to TBR zones.

    Proposed amendments to Section 407 (AG/F) would clarify that a firearms training facility already existed on a certain date or is allowed by rule.  The firearms facility requirements would also apply to Section 401 and Section 406.

    Commissioner Fitz is concerned that there is not enough DEQ involvement when a composting facility is not adhering to standards. 

    Chair Drentlaw asked if there was any additional testimony.  There was none.  The public testimony portion of the hearing was closed.

    Commissioner Wilson asked to have a motion for each of the ZDO sections that were on the table. 

    Commissioner Pasko moved to recommend approval of Section 401 as presented by staff.  Commissioner Wilson seconded. Ayes=6, Nays=0.  Motion passes.

    Commissioner Pasko moved to recommend approval of Section 406 as presented by staff.  Commissioner Wilson seconded. Ayes=6, Nays=0.  Motion passes.

    Commissioner Pasko moved to recommend approval of Section 407 as presented by staff.  Commissioner Wilson seconded. Ayes=6, Nays=0.  Motion passes.

  4. Commissioner Peterson moved to approve the minutes from the February 6th meeting as presented.  Commissioner Gray seconded.  Ayes=5, Nays=0, Abstain=1 (Pasko).  Motion passes.
  5. There are currently no meetings scheduled for March.  Darcy will update the Commission when the next meeting is scheduled.

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