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PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
March 22, 2017
6:00 p.m.
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
94 ASHFIELD ROAD
ATHERTON, CALIFORNIA


 REGULAR MEETING

1. ROLL CALL

Planning Commissioners: Lane, Tonelli, Sockolov, Lamb, Lerner 
Staff:
Jen Larson, Lisa Costa Sanders, Stephanie Davis, Sally Bentz, Dori Ganetsos

2. PUBLIC COMMENTS
(only for items, which are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES –  February 22, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting

4. NEW BUSINESS

a.   Continued from the February 22, 2017 Planning Commission meeting.  
School Master Plan Update – 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Menlo School – Request for review of 2016 Annual Master Plan Update.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.32.050. 

Recommendation: Accept the report on the 2016 Annual Master Plan Update.

5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a.
   Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 1 Toyon Road (APN 061-220-080) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of two trees.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.
Recommendation: Approve the Tree Removal Permit for one tree and Deny the Tree Removal Permit  for the second tree.

b. Special Structures Permit – 73 Parkwood Drive (061-260-040) – Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow for a swimming pool in the front yard setback area.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.32 and 17.40.

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

c.
 Special Structures Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Certificate – 67 Redwood Drive (060-312-100) – Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow for a swimming pool in the front yard setback area and a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of 1 tree.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 8.10, 17.15, 17.32 and 17.40.

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Certificate. 

d.
   Amendments to the Special Structures Permit, R1-A, and R1-B Ordinances – Consider text amendments to Chapter 17.15 “Special Structures Permit”, Chapter 17.32, “Residential District R-1A”, and Chapter 17.33 “Residential District R1- B”  of the Town’s Municipal Code regarding procedure pertaining to requests for an increased vertical sidewall height for main residences.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.18, 17.32, and 17.33.

Recommendation: Recommend City Council approval of amendments to Chapter 17.15 “Special Structures Permit”,Chapter 17.32, “Residential District R-1A”, and Chapter 17.33 “Residential District R1-B” of the Town’s Municipal Code. 

6. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS 

7. STAFF REPORTS

8. ADJOURN 


The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for April 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm.

If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.

Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting at the Atherton Library, 2 Dinklespiel, Station Lane, and the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.

In compliance with SB 343, materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, during normal business hours.

Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision.

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)