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PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA
FEBRUARY 24, 2016
6:00 p.m.
TOWN COUNCIL CHAMBERS
94 ASHFIELD ROAD
ATHERTON, CALIFORNIA


 REGULAR MEETING

1. ROLL CALL

Planning Commissioners: Lane, Widmer, Tonelli, Sockolov, Lamb
Staff:
Jen Larson, Lisa Costa Sanders, Haleigh King, Sally Bentz

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

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES December 2, 2015

4. REGULAR AGENDA 
 
5. PUBLIC HEARINGS

a. Special Structures Permit – 25 Isabella (APN 070-250-250).  Request for a Special Structures Permit to allow for an increase to the standard maximum building height for the main residence.  Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.15 and 17.32. Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.  

b.   Heritage Tree Removal Permit- 130 Britton (APN 070-213-020) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to remove one heritage tree. Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.
Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit.

c.   Special Structure Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 142 Britton Avenue (APN 070-213-030) – Request for a Special Structure Permit to locate a pool in the side yard setback and request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of two heritage trees.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.40 and 8.10.
Recommendation: Approve the Special structure Permit and Heritage Tree Removal Permit.

d.
   Special Structure Permit– 89 Tallwood Court (APN 070-040-190) – Request for a Special Structure Permit for retaining walls. Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15 and 17.46.
Recommendation: Continue this item to the March 23, 2016 meeting.

e.
   Special Structure Permits – 55 Camino por los Arboles (APN 070-310-040) – Request for a Special Structure Permit to allow a pool up to the front yard setback and a Special Structure Permit to allow a basement under a detached accessory building.  Atherton Municipal Code Sections 17.15, 17.40 and 17.44.
Recommendation: Continue this item to the March 23, 2016 meeting.

6. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS 

7. STAFF REPORTS

8. ADJOURN 

The next regular Planning Commission meeting is scheduled for March 23, 2016 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)