Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Monterey County Government Center – Board of Supervisors Chambers

168 W. Alisal Street

Salinas, CA 93901

9:00 a.m.


Chair:  Jose Mendez                Vice-Chair:  Luther Hert                     Secretary:  Mike Novo


                        Paul C. Getzelman                                Cosme Padilla

                        Jay Brown                                            Aurelio Salazar, Jr

                        Amy Roberts                                        Jose Mendez

                        Luther Hert                                           Martha Diehl

                        Don Rochester                                     Keith Vandevere




A.        ROLL CALL






D.        APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  June 26, 2013






1.         9:00AM - Bella Designs LLC - PLN130042

            Project Planner:  Steve Mason.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Coastal Development Permit and Design Approval to allow interior remodel, repairs and rehabilitation, seismic upgrade, window rebuild/replacements, re‑roofing, a 60 square foot second story addition and a 42 square foot deck addition to a County historically‑designated (Mills Act) 1,662 square foot caretaker's unit.  The property is located at 165 Spindrift Road, Carmel (Assessor's Parcel Number 241‑251‑011‑000), Carmel Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


2.         9:00AM - Gores Sam TR - PLN130031

            Project Planner:  Joe Sidor.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  Amendment to modify the architectural design of a previously approved Combined Development Permit (PC93112) which consisted of: 1) a Coastal Development Permit to allow a 3,300 square foot single family dwelling with a 1,280 square foot attached garage, well, septic system, grading (1,600 cubic yards), a 15,000 gallon water tank, and satellite dish; and 2) a Coastal Development Permit for an 850 square foot Caretaker's quarters with a 586 square foot attached garage.  As amended, the Combined Development Permit shall consist of: 1) a Coastal Development Permit to allow the construction of a 4,877 square foot two‑story single family dwelling with a 592 square foot attached garage, driveway and motorcourt, pool, 602 square feet of deck area, well, and grading (approximately 3,120 cubic yards of cut and 2,060 cubic yards of fill); and 2) a Coastal Development Permit to allow the construction of an 850 square foot Caretaker's Unit, with a 522 square foot attached garage, 364 square feet of deck area, septic system and driveway.  The property is located at 47062 Clear Ridge Road, Big Sur (Assessor's Parcel Number 419‑271‑005‑000), Big Sur Coast Land Use Plan, Coastal Zone.  Recommended Action:  Continue project to July 31, 2013 Planning Commission


3.         9:00AM - Schopp Martin J/Deborah - PLN090177

            Project Planner:  David Mack.  Environmental Status:  Previously adopted Negative Declaration.  Project Description:  Consider an Extension Request to a previously approved Use Permit (PC94043 and PLN990503) for a sales lot for used cars. The applicant is requesting that an extension be granted in perpetuity.  The property is located at 10021 Reese Circle, Salinas (Assessors' Parcel Number 125‑022‑023‑000), North County Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Consider Negative Declaration and Approve Project


4.         9:00AM - The Roman Catholic Bishop Of Monterey California (St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Spreckels) - PLN120477

            Project Planner:  Valerie Negrete.  Environmental Status:  Exempt.  Project Description:  CONTINUED FROM JUNE 26, 2013.  Combined Development Permit consisting of:  1) Use Permit to allow existing buildings on two parcels zoned Light Commercial and High Density Residential to be used for church related activities, 2) Use Permit to allow modifications to a 6,447 square foot two‑story commercial building within the Historic District.  Modifications include a 421 square foot single story addition, a new staircase with canopy and a new entry canopy on the south building elevation, and installation of two first floor windows on the north building elevation.  Colors to be "Sand Dollar" (beige) siding and "Sands of Time" (dark beige) trim with weatherwood roof shingles (medium brown); 3) a Lot Line Adjustment to merge Assessor's Parcel Number 177‑034‑011‑000 and Assessor's Parcel Number 177‑034‑012‑000; and 4) Design Approval.  The property is located at 15 Railroad Avenue, Spreckels (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 177‑034‑011‑000 and 177‑034‑012‑000), Greater Salinas Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


5.         10:00AM - County Of Monterey - REF130054 (Title 21 - Inland Zoning Ordinance Minor Amendments)

            Project Planner:  Martin Carver.  Project Description:  Hold a workshop and provide input on minor amendments to Title 21, including the following four topics: 1) Introduction to the General Plan Amendment Process; 2) Sign Ordinance Clean‑Up, (Chapter 21.60 – Regulations for Signs); 3) Introduction of a Minor and Trivial Amendment process in the Inland Area; and 4) Amendment to Section 21.70.060 A.5 of Chapter 21.70 ‑ Administrative Permits.  Recommended Action:  Conduct a workshop and provide direction to staff.



            LUAC Appointment – Del Monte Forest LUAC – Rick Verbanec






The Recommended Action indicates the staff recommendation at the time the agenda was prepared.  That recommendation does not limit the Planning Commission’s alternative actions on any matter before it.


BREAKS will be taken approximately at 10:15 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.


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