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1.0 CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Fouyer called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

2.0 PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The pledge of allegiance was lead by Patti Ingram.
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3.0 ROLL CALL
Commissioner Harrison absent x
Commissioner Ingram present x
Commissioner Johnson resigned x
Commissioner Swartzendruber present x
Chairman Fouyer present x

Members present were Chairman Jason Fouyer; Commissioners Patti Ingram and Daniel Swartzendruber. Staff present included Community Development Director Joe Heckel, Planning Director Tom Last, Associate Planner Dan Chance, Planning Technician Barb Carman, and Senior Civil Engineer Trisha Tillotson.

4.0 APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Motion by: Commissioner Ingram moved to approve the agenda.
Second by: Commissioner Swartzendruber
Vote: 3 ˇV 0 for approval (Commissioner Harrison arrived late).

5.0 APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion by: Commissioner Swartzendruber moved to approve the minutes of the October 21 and November 18, 2008 meetings.
Second by: Commissioner Ingram
Vote: 3 ˇV 0 for approval (Commissioner Harrison arrived late).

Commissioner Harrison arrived at 7:05 p.m.

6.0 PUBLIC COMMENT - There is a time limitation of five minutes per person.

Chairman Foyer opened the public comment at 7:06 p.m.

Howard Levine provided an update on the mural and the Fourth of July Parade, which is in Grass Valley this year.

Chairman Foyer closed the public comment at 7:07 p.m.


7.0 CONSENT ITEMS - (roll call vote) All matters listed under the consent calendar are to be considered routine by the Planning Commission and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless, before Planning Commission votes on the motion to adopt, members of the Commission, staff or the public request specific items be removed from the consent calendar for separate action.

There were no consent items.

7.1 Letter of resignation from Chairman Rey Johnson
7.2 Appointment of temporary Vice Chairman

Motion by: Commissioner Swartzendruber moved to appoint Commissioner Ingram as temporary Vice Chairman.
Second by: Commissioner Harrison
Vote: 3 ˇV 0 for approval

Chairman Fouyer recused himself from Item. 8.1

8.0 PUBLIC MEETINGS / HEARINGS

8.1 Tentative Map Application (09PLN-12) for Kevin Minto to create four (4) commercial condominium units in an existing building located at 111 and 113 Mill Street (APN 08-346-13) in the TC-H (Town Core-Historic) Zoning District.

Commissioner Ingram asked for item 8.1 at 7:10 p.m.

Barb Carman, Planning Technician presented the Tentative Map application.

Applicant Kevin Minto discussed the history of the building.

Commissioner Ingram opened the public hearing at 7:18 p.m.

Howard Levine, local resident and representative for the Grass Valley Downtown Association spoke in support of the project.

Commissioner Ingram closed the public hearing at 7:20 p.m.

Motion by: Commissioner Swartzendruber motioned to approve the project.
Second by: Commissioner Harrison
Vote: 3 ˇV 0 for approval (Chairman Fouyer was recused).

9.0 NON PUBLIC HEARING ITEMS

9.1 Review and recommendation on the Cityˇ¦s ˇ§Downtown Streetscape Standards Manualˇ¨. The intent of the Downtown Streetscape Standards Manual is to create a thematic standard for streetscape furniture that will serve to create a stronger and more consistent historic theme unique to the downtown business district. The Manual includes street furniture/ elements such as traffic signals, lighting, City signs, benches, bike racks, bus shelters, trash enclosures, drinking fountains and landscape improvements.

Chairman Fouyer asked for item 9.1 at 7:23 p.m.

Dan Chance, Associate Planner reviewed the Cityˇ¦s ˇ§Downtown Streetscape Standards Manualˇ¨.

Commissioner Ingram noted the importance of vehicular traffic to easily view the signage; use legible fonts.

Commissioner Swartzendruber asked about font sizes as well.

Howard Levine supports the proposal and would like to see the green color currently in use continue.

Motion by: Commissioner Harrison recommended referral to City Council for approval of the Downtown Streetscape Standards Manual; including signage in units, appropriately sized and legible fonts; and colors for contrast.
Second by: Commissioner Ingram
Vote: 4 ˇV 0 for approval

10.0 ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT CALENDAR FOR DISCUSSION OR SEPARATE ACTION
There were no items removed for discussion or separate action.

11.0 OTHER BUSINESS
11.1 Review of City Council Items
Joe Heckel reviewed these items:
„X Consideration of the Planning Commission recommendation to adopt the Draft Housing Element and forward to the State Department of Housing and Community Development
„X First reading of the Zoning Text Amendments and introduction of the ordinance amending the Development Code.

11.2 Future Meetings, Hearings and Study Sessions
Joe Heckel noted the following:
„X Widening of E. Main Street in front of Mariaˇ¦s Restaurant

12.0 BRIEF ANNOUNCEMENTS / REPORTS BY COMMISSION MEMBERS
Commissioner Harrison noted Lance Armstrongˇ¦s participation in the Nevada City bicycle race in the upcoming weekend and CEC funds available.


13.0 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR REPORT
Joe Heckel reported the following:
„X Historical Preservation Ordinance
„X Resignation of Commissioner Johnson
„X City Budget struggles
„X City website update
„X SouthHill EIR
„X Loma Rica Ranch information request from Commissioner Harrison

14.0 ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to Regular Meeting of Tuesday, July 21, 2009.

Chairman Fouyer adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m. to the regular Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 in the Council Chambers at City Hall, Grass Valley, California.

Motion by: Commissioner Swartzendruber moved to adjourn the meeting to July 21, 2009.
Second by: Commissioner Ingram
Vote: 4 ˇV 0 for approval.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sue Colbert
Administrative Clerk to the Planning Commission

Approved this ____________ Day of ________________, 2009


_____________________________
Jason Fouyer, Chairman


Reviewed by _________________________________________
Joe Heckel, Community Development Director

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