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Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

The pledge of allegiance was led by Commissioner Ben Aguilar.

Commissioner Aguilar present x
Commissioner Bateman present x
Commissioner Brown absent -
Commissioner Ingram present x
Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber present x

Members present were Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber, Commissioners Ben Aguilar, Dawn Bateman and Patti Ingram. Staff present included Community Development Director Joe Heckel, Planning Director Tom Last, and Administrative Clerk, Sue Colbert.

Motion by: Commissioner Bateman moved to approve the agenda.
. Second by: Commissioner Ingram
Vote: 4 V 0 for approval. Commissioner Brown was absent.

Motion by: Commissioner Ingram moved to approve the action minutes from the September 21, October 14, and November 16, 2010.
. Second by: Commissioner Bateman
Vote: 3 V 0 - 1 for approval. Commissioner Aguilar abstained; Commissioner Brown was absent.

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

Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber opened and closed the public comment at 7:04 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.


8.1 Continuation of Use Permit Application (10PLN-31) for Turning Point Community Programs to increase the number of adults from six (6) to nine (9) at the residential care facility located at 214 Catherine Lane (APN 35-370-28) in the R-1 (Single Family Residence) Zoning District. Environmental Determination: Categorically Exempt.

Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber asked for item 8.1 at 7:05 p.m.

Vice Chairman Swartzendruber accepted a letter from the applicant, requesting withdrawal of the application. The Planning Commission accepted this withdrawal letter.

8.2 Overview of the Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Grass Valley Redevelopment Plan Fourth Amendment. The intent of this introduction is to summarize key issues identified in the Draft EIR; provide an opportunity to fully understand the content; and allow interested members of the public to ask questions of staff and the consultant team as they review and prepare to comment on the document. The public review period for the Draft EIR extends from January 26, 2011 to March 14, 2011.

Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber asked for item 8.2 at 7:07 p.m.

Tom Last, Planning Director presented the Redevelopment Plan Fourth Amendment Draft EIR overview, noting this first change in the Redevelopment Area boundaries since 1988. No action will be taken by the Commission at this time.

Questions of Staff/Discussion
Commissioner Ingram was curious about prior Redevelopment Plan amendments.

Vice Chairman Swartzendruber asked if there had been an EIR with any of the previous amendments.

Joe Heckel noted the three prior amendments that were primarily internal bookkeeping changes: to raise the tax increment limit; extend the life of the agency to 2016; and adopted new policies and regulations within the agency, bringing the agency to current standards. The extension of the redevelopment area has never occurred. An Environmental Impact Report was performed in 1988.

Commissioner Bateman inquired about RDA projects that the Planning Commission or City Council would act upon.

Tom Last noted the Idaho-Maryland/E. Main Street rezoning application.

Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber opened and closed the public hearing at 7:25 p.m.


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


11.1 Election of Officers for 2011 (Chairman and Vice-Chairman)
The Election of Officers was delayed to the February 23rd meeting.

11.2 Appointment of Members to Special Committees for 2011
Appointment of Primary and Alternate Members to the Development Review Committee were delayed to the February 23rd meeting.

11.3 Review of City Council Items
Community Development Director, Joe Heckel reviewed the following City Council Items:
X Economic Strategy has been adopted for the City and will be reviewed by the Planning Commission

11.4 Future Meetings, Hearings and Study Sessions
Joe Heckel noted the following:
X February 23rd meeting on the Loma Rica Ranch project to review EIR and act on the applications

No announcements were made.

Joe Heckel reviewed the following:
X Fire Station Remodel on Brighton Street
X Infrastructure Plan for the Slide Ravine Area to occur this spring
X Progress on Walgreens Pharmacy V work on the intersection is in progress.

14.0 ADJOURNMENT: Adjourn to the Special Meeting scheduled for the Loma Rica Ranch project on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.

Motion by: Commissioner Ingram motioned to adjourn the meeting.
. Second by: Commissioner Aguilar
Vote: 4 V 0 for approval. Commissioner Brown was absent.

Vice-Chairman Swartzendruber adjourned the meeting at 7:30 p.m. to the special Planning Commission meeting scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 in Council Chambers at City Hall, Grass Valley, California.

Respectfully Submitted,

Sue Colbert
Administrative Clerk to the Planning Commission

Approved this ____________ Day of ________________, 2011

Daniel Swartzendruber, Chairman

Reviewed by _____________________________________
Joe Heckel, Community Development Director

[This message has been edited by Barb (edited 04-20-2011).]

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