Monterey County Planning Commission



Wednesday, November 13, 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:  August 14, 2013






1.         9:00 AM - Steuck Gordon John/Sandra Lee TRS – PLN130209

            Project Planner:  Valerie Negrete.  Environmental Status:  Negative Declaration.  Project Description:            Lot Line Adjustment between two legal lots of record of approximately 4.6 acres (portion of Assessor's Parcel Number 103‑061‑015‑000 ‑ northerly Parcel [Certificate of Compliance Document No. 2004079692]) and 4.3 acres (portion of Assessor's Parcel Number 103‑061‑015‑000 ‑ southerly parcel [Certificate of Compliance Document No. 2004079684]), resulting in two newly configured lots of 4.6 acres (westerly parcel to be identified as Parcel A) and 4.3 acres (easterly parcel to be identified as Parcel B), respectively.  The property is located at 570 Aguajito Road, Carmel (Assessor's Parcel Number 103‑061‑015‑000), Greater Monterey Peninsula Area Plan.  Recommended Action:  Adopt Negative Declaration and Approve Project



2.         9:00 AM - Verizon Wireless (Carmel Valley Road Right-of-Way) (County Of Monterey) - PLN130040

            Project Planner:  Daniel Lister.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:  Administrative Permit and Design Approval to allow the addition of three (3) panel antennas to be mounted on an existing 61 foot high utility pole located along Carmel Valley Road. The addition includes a 72 square foot area for associated equipment cabinets that will be screened by vegetation. The existing utility pole is located at a turnout on the Carmel Valley Road right‑of‑way, near the intersection Eddy Road and Carmel Valley Road, Carmel Valley Master Plan.  Recommended Action:  Approve Project


3.         9:00 AMThe Barnyard Shopping Center (CA Dept of Parks & Recreation) - PLN120442

            Project Planner:  Luis Osorio.  Environmental Status:  Categorical Exemption.  Project Description:  Combined Development Permit including: 1) General Development Plan to allow the addition of an approximately 2.6‑acre portion of property owned by the California State Department of Parks (Assessor's Parcel Number 015‑011‑005‑000) to the 3.5‑acre site of the Barnyard Shopping Center (Assessor's Parcel Number 015‑012‑061‑000); 2) Variance to allow signage for the Barnyard Shopping Center to exceed the maximum of 35 square feet allowed by the Zoning Ordinance; and 3) Design Approval for a new Signage Plan for the Barnyard Shopping Center including the construction of a 35 square foot monument sign fronting on State Highway One along a designated Scenic Highway Corridor. The properties are located generally on the southeastern corner of the Carmel Valley Road/Highway One intersection, (Assessor's Parcel Numbers 015‑011‑005‑000 & 015‑012‑061‑000), Carmel Valley Road Area, Carmel Valley Master Plan.  Recommended Action:  Partial Approval/Partial Denial of Project


4.         10:00 AM - County Of Monterey Resource Management Agency – Planning - REF130068 - TITLE 21: Minor Amendments - Minor and Trivial Amendment Process

            Project Planner:  Martin Carver/Jacqueline Onciano.  Environmental Status:  Statutory Exemption.  Project Description:  CONTINUED FROM OCTOBER 9, 2013.  Public hearing to consider an ordinance to amend Title 21 (non-coastal zoning ordinance) of the Monterey County Code to add sections 21.70.130 (Amendment to Administrative Permits), 21.74.120 (Amendments to Use Permits), and 21.76.120 (Amendments to Combined Development Permits) to provide procedures for amendments to previously approved land use permits. The new sections would allow for administrative approval by the Director of Planning of “Minor or Trivial Amendments” to previously approved permits under specified circumstances.  Recommended Action:  Continue hearing to December 11, 2013.


5.         10:00 AM - County Of Monterey (Right-to-Farm) - REF130040

            Project Planner:  Nadia Amador.  Environmental Status:  Statutory Exemption.  Project Description:  Hold a Public Workshop to consider and provide direction to staff on a proposed "Right‑to‑Farm" ordinance amending Chapter 16.40 (Protection of Agricultural Activities) of the Monterey County Code, in order to increase the protection of agricultural activities from nuisance claims.  The proposed amendments include but are not limited to adding a Disclosure" section and updating the make‑up of the "Agricultural Grievance Committee."  Recommended Action:  Continue Workshop to December 11, 2013








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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