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CITY OF EL MIRAGE
& ZONING COMMISSION
OCTOBER 17, 2007
I. CALL TO ORDER
The Chair David Shapera called the
meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
II. ROLL CALL
Present were Chair David Shapera,
Vice Chair Trent Kubasiak, and Commission members Keith Turley and Hugh
Flisyn. Community Development Director George Flores, Senior Planner Mark Smith, and City Attorney Rick Flaaen represented staff.
The Chair noted the resignation of
Dr. Barvitz and publicly acknowledged his service.
III. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF
AUGUST 15, 2007
The Chair asked for corrections to
include a stipulation on El Mirage Marketplace that noise levels from fans be
kept on site plus a question under the summary about why the Surprise hydrants
are perpendicular to those in El Mirage along Dysart Road. Trent Kubasiak moved
for approval of the minutes of September 5, 2007, as amended. The motion was
seconded by David Shapera and passed 3 to 0 with Keith Turley abstaining since
he was not present.
IV. WITHDRAWALS AND
V. NEW BUSINESS
PZ07-0402: Request for site plan approval for Phoenix Paver 2 in I-3 with 65db
overlay at 12101 W. Olive Av. [¼ mi. E. of El Mirage Rd.]
Bart Klopping said he was leasing 3.5 acres from Rinker for a brick
manufacturing facility. The site would be bermed and landscaped and 8’ lower
than the street which reduced visibility, and the proposed use is compatible
with Rinker’s equipment. David Shapera asked if they would have retail sales
on site. The owner said they would.
asked about proposed signs. Klopping said they had no sign on the wall at the Phoenix site. This kind of business did not need signs, but he did propose a freestanding
sign 3’ off the ground. Shapera asked about street lights. Architect Bob
Winton said the engineer was designing those now.
Turley said he liked everything about the project, and he thought it a nice
addition to the area. Hugh Flisyn asked how many trucks were expected. The
owner said the Traffic Impact Assessment was correct and a deceleration lane
would be required. Flisyn questioned why they could only have right in and
right out when the drive across the street was not restricted. Senior Planner
Mark Smith pointed out that the drive across Olive was actually 121st Avenue, a dedicated street. Flisyn thought it was not much traffic and
questioned limiting it. The Chair agreed and said from now on they needed to
know why. It was too confusing for laymen. Hugh Flisyn said the project was a
Kubasiak asked about dust control which will be to County standards. David
Shapera said the silo was visible and asked if it was lighted. The owner said
if needed but it would be kept downward. Shapera thought since it was in El
Mirage they should recognize it as the El Mirage plant on the silo.
Kubasiak made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan subject to
1. The project shall be built
according to the plans submitted for approval unless modified to meet City
codes, policies, or stipulations added below.
2. Fully engineered plans and
reports, as required by the City Engineer, Building Official, Senior Planner,
and/or Fire Chief, must be submitted and approved prior to the issuance of any
building or off-site permits. Development of the site and required
infrastructure improvements shall be in conformance with all applicable City
codes and policies unless variance is approved by the City Council as the Board
3. Streetlights per Engineering
& on-site lighting per IBC are required.
4. The site shall be dust-proofed
per Maricopa Co. Air Quality Standards.
5. Retail sales of the products
shall be permitted directly from the site.
6. A sign referring to the El
Mirage Plant is permitted on the silo subject to Sec. 21-6-10.
Hugh Flisyn seconded the motion
recommending approval which then passed unanimously.
PZ07-0705: Request for site plan approval for Maverick Masonry in I-2 with 65db
overlay at 12313 W. Alice Av. [W. of El Mirage Rd.]
Hunse of Architectural Team 3 was representing Mr. and Mrs. Gary Tieman and
their son Jason. He said they were developing 3 acres on Alice Av. west of El
Mirage. They are one of the largest manufacturers in Arizona and are
relocating from Glendale. There will be a corporate office and shop building
for vehicle maintenance plus a yard for storage of vehicles and materials.
Both buildings will be masonry with reds accents and complex dark green
roofing. They will be dedicating and improving the road and improving the
front parking with pavers and the rest will be behind gates. They will place
hydrants per Fire. Buildings will be energy efficient.
Shapera asked if Alice Av. will be paved. Mark Smith stated that El Mirage
Investors will be dedicating and paving Alice from the corner and Maverick
Masonry will continue that to the west. Shapera asked about a directional sign
at the corner. Smith said off-site signs were not permitted, but the city
could install a kiosk sign. Shapera said he hoped it would be done soon.
Flisyn and Trent Kubasiak had no questions. Keith Turley said he loved the
looks of the building. Shapera noted that all the buildings down the road came
out nice. Bill Hunse said they would not let them down. Trent Kubasiak said
there were two sets of comments from the Engineer. Smith said the one dated
later was for the site plan and would be the one that applied.
Flisyn made a motion to recommend approval of the site plan subject to
1. The project
shall be built according to the plans submitted for approval unless modified to
meet City codes, policies, or stipulations added below.
engineered plans and reports, as required by the City Engineer, Building
Senior Planner, and/or Fire Chief,
must be submitted and approved prior to the issuance of any building or
off-site permits. Development of the site and required infrastructure
improvements shall be in conformance with all applicable City codes and
policies unless variance is approved by the City Council as the Board of
3. Streetlights per
Engineering & on-site lighting per IBC are required.
Off-site improvements shall be constructed in compliance with memo from the
City Engineer dated 7/11/07 unless amended by City Engineer.
Kubasiak seconded the motion to recommend approval and the vote was 4 to 0 in
VI. CALL TO THE PUBLIC ON
NON-AGENDA ITEMS [NONE]
VII. STAFF REPORT ON PAST AND
Mark Smith referred the commission
members to the latest list of projects. David Shapera asked why Wal-Mart had
chain link fencing. George Flores said it allowed visibility along the railway
and discouraged tagging on subdivision walls in Rancho El Mirage. Commission
members asked about the Seventh Day Adventists appeal, AMPM, and AutoZone. Smith
said the church wants to build in 75db and AMPM is preparing plans. George
Flores said the AutoZone request is awaiting response from Park West regarding
SUMMARY OF CURRENT EVENTS BY COMMISSION MEMBERS [NONE]
IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION [NONE]
There being no other business, Keith
Turley moved for adjournment, seconded by Hugh Flisyn, and the motion passed
unanimously. The meeting adjourned at about 6:45 p.m.
_________________________ APPROVED: ______
Mark L. Smith, Senior Planner David Shapera, Comm. Chair