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May 23, 2018
6:00 p.m.


1.     ROLL CALL

        Planning Commissioners: Lane, Tonelli, Sockolov, Lamb, Lerner
        Staff: Jen Larson, Lisa Costa Sanders, Stephanie Davis, Sally Bentz-Dalton, Nestor Delgado

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

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES April 25, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting

4.         CONSENT ITEMS

(Consent Calendar items are routine in nature and are generally considered in one motion and adopted by a single vote of the Planning Commission.  If discussion regarding a Consent Calendar item is desired, the member(s) of the Planning Commission, public, and/or staff wishing to pull the item should so indicate at the time the Chair calls for consideration of the Consent Calendar.)    

a)   General Plan Consistency Determination for the Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Years 2018/2020

Recommendation: Find the Capital Improvement Program consistent with the General Plan.


a)   Special Structures Permit– 76 Ridgeview Drive (APN 070-330-050) – Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow a garage basement under an accessory building.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.44.

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

b)  School Master Plan Update – 50 Valparaiso Avenue, Menlo School (APN 070-360-080)– Request for review of 2017 Annual Master Plan Update.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.32.050. 

Recommendation: Accept the report on the 2017 Annual Master Plan Update.

c)   Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 220 Park Lane (APN 070-330-050) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of two heritage cedar trees.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.

Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Certificate.

d)  Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 142 Almendral (APN 059-292-130) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of one heritage incense cedar tree.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.

Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Certificate.

e)   Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 68 Euclid Avenue (APN 070-021-040) – Request for adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration and a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow for removal of eight heritage redwood trees.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 8.10 and 15.32.100.

Recommendation: Adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit.


7.         STAFF REPORTS

8.         ADJOURN

The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for June 27, 2018 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)