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PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
March 25, 2015
6:00 p.m.
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
94 ASHFIELD ROAD
ATHERTON, CALIFORNIA
REGULAR MEETING

1. ROLL CALL

Planning Commissioners: Lively, Lane, Widmer, Tonelli, Grindley
Staff: Jen Larson, Lisa Costa Sanders, Stephanie Davis

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

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – February 25, 2015

PUBLIC HEARINGS

4.
 Ordinance – Consideration of an Ordinance to Amend Atherton Municipal Code Chapter 17.56 regulating Special Events.

Recommendation: Recommend the City Council Adopt the Ordinance

5.
 Special Structures Permit- 48 Fairview Avenue (APN 070-152-032) – Request for a Special Structures Permit for an accessory structure (swimming pool) to be located within the required front yard area. Atherton Municipal Code Chapters 17.15 and 17.40.

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

6.
 Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 86 Alejandra Avenue (APN 070-250-080) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to appeal the decision of the Town Arborist who previously denied the application. Municipal Code Sections 8.10.

Recommendation: Deny the Heritage Tree Removal Permit.

7.
Variance – 81 Fair Oaks Lane (060-313-060) - Request for a Variance to the required side setback for a ground floor addition to the main residence. Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.16, 17.33 and 17.54.

Recommendation: Approve the Variance.

8. NEW BUSINESS

Discuss Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.44 relating to basements
Recommendation: Provide direction to staff.


9. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS

10. STAFF REPORTS

11. ADJOURN

The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2015 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)



Dated & Posted 03/20/2015