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GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME TO TODAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING OF PLANNING

[1. CALL TO ORDER]

COMMISSION CALLED CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

AND CAN WE START WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE? OF ALLEGIANCE] THANK YOU, ROLL CALL COMMISSIONERS.

COMMISSIONER ACHESON.

HERE. COMMISSIONER MOBLEY.

HERE. COMMISSIONER ERRECA.

HERE. AND CHAIRMAN SPYCHER.

HERE. WE HAVE A FULL QUORUM FOR TODAY.

THANK YOU. AND NOW I WOULD ASK FOR SOMEBODY FOR APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

[4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ALL IN FAVOR.

AYE. CHAIR VOTES AYE.

ALL OPPOSED NAY.

MOTION PASSES. NOW IT IS TIME FOR CITIZEN COMMUNICATION.

SO ANYONE FROM THE PUBLIC WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME AND SPEAK ON ANY ITEM THAT IS NOT ON TODAY'S AGENDA IS WELCOME TO COME FORWARD AND DO SO AT THIS TIME.

SEEING NONE. WE'RE GOING TO CLOSE PUBLIC COMMUNICATION OR CITIZEN'S COMMUNICATION EXCUSE ME, AND OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR MINOR SUBDIVISION APPLICATION NUMBER MS 20-023.

[6.I. MINOR SUBDIVISION APPLICATION No. MS20-023]

THIS IS MINOR SUBDIVISION NUMBER MS 20-023 FOR BIVENS & COMPANY, LLC.

THE APPLICANT IS REQUESTING TO DIVIDE A FOUR POINT EIGHT SIX ACRE PARCEL INTO TWO PARCELS, PARCEL ONE EQUALS TWO POINT FOUR FOUR ACRES AND PARCEL TWO IS EQUAL TO TWO POINT FORTY TWO ACRES.

HERE IS THE VICINITY OF THE PROJECT SITE.

THE PROJECT SITE IS DESIGNATED LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL IN THE GENERAL PLAN AND ZONED R1.

THE SITE IS MOSTLY SURROUNDED BY PARCELS DESIGNATED RESIDENTIAL, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE PARCEL BORDERING ON THE WEST ALONG BLOSS AVENUE, WHICH IS DESIGNATED BUSINESS PARK.

PARCELS TO THE SOUTH AND EAST HAVE NOT BEEN DEVELOPED.

HERE WE SEE AN AERIAL OF THE PROJECT SITE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED.

THE PARCEL IS LOCATED BETWEEN 1ST AVENUE AND BLOSS AVENUE.

THIS IS THE TENTATIVE MAP WITH THE PROPOSED PARCELS HIGHLIGHTED PARCEL TWO CONTAINS ONE EXISTING HOME WITH A WELL AND SEPTIC SYSTEM, THE IS FORTY TWO FEET FROM CENTER LINE AND THE WELL IS WITHIN THIS EASEMENT.

PRIOR TO RECORDING THE MAP, THE WELL WILL NEED TO BE DESTROYED AND AN ALTERNATE WATER SOURCE WILL BE REQUIRED.

THIS IS AN IMAGE OF THE PROJECT SITE TAKEN FROM BLOSS ROAD, LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING THE SINGLE FAMILY EXISTING FAMILY RESIDENCE.

HERE WE HAVE ANOTHER IMAGE OF THE PROJECT SITE TAKEN FROM FIRST STREET LOOKING SOUTH.

THE PROJECT SITE IS CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE GENERAL PLAN, LAND USE, ELEMENT GOALS AND POLICIES. THE PROJECT IS ALSO CONSISTENT WITH APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THE MERCED COUNTY ZONING CODE AND AS WELL AS THE SUBDIVISION MAP ACT AND TITLE 17.

THE PROJECT CAN BE FOUND EXEMPT FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE FIVE THREE ONE FIVE MINOR LAND DIVISION OF THE CEQA GUIDELINES.

THE ANALYSIS THAT HELPED MAKE THE DETERMINATION CAN BE FOUND IN THE SECRET SECTION OF THE STAFF REPORT. NOTICE OF THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS MAILED TO THE PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN 300 FEET OF THE PROJECT SITE ON JANUARY 29TH 2021 AND PUBLISHED IN THE MERCED SUNSTAR ON THE SAME DAY, NO COMMENTS WERE RECEIVED.

OK, MY STAFF HAS TWO RECOMMENDATIONS, FIRST, TO DETERMINE THE PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM CEQA UNDER SECTION ONE FIVE THREE ONE FIVE.

AND SECOND IS TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE MINOR SUBDIVISION, MS 20-23.

THIS CONCLUDES STAFF'S PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU. DOES ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE A QUESTION FOR STAFF.

JUST ONE.

THERE'S A ROAD ON EITHER SIDE, RIGHT? I THINK THAT YOU SAID THAT. AND SO THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY ACCESS BETWEEN ACROSS ONE TO GET TO THE OTHER ONE.

YEAH, OK. RIGHT. THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? SEEING NONE, WE WILL NOW CLOSE OR OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

ANY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC LIKE TO COME FORWARD AND ASK A QUESTION ON THIS AGENDA ITEM NOW

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WOULD BE THE TIME TO DO SO.

SEEING NONE, WE'LL CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING AND BRING IT BACK TO COMMISSIONERS.

WHAT'S THE WILL OF THE COMMISSION ON THIS ITEM? I'LL MAKE A MOTION ON THE CEQA. I MOVE THE PLANNING COMMISSION DETERMINE THE PROJECT IS EXEMPT FROM ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PURSUANT TO SECTION 15 THREE ONE FIVE MINOR LAND DIVISIONS OF THE CEQA GUIDELINES.

WE HAVE A MOTION. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? WE HAVE A SECOND. WE'LL TAKE A VOTE.

ALL IN FAVOR. AYE.

CHAIR VOTES AYE. OPPOSED.

NONE. MOTION PASSES NOW FOR THE PROJECT DETERMINATION.

I'D MOVE THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVE MINOR SUBDIVISION NUMBER MS20-23 BASED ON THE FINDINGS IDENTIFIED IN THE STAFF REPORT AND SUBJECT TO THE RECOMMENDED CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL. THANK YOU.

I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

VOTE AYE.

ALL IN FAVOR. I AM SORRY AYE.

CHAIR VOTES AYE.

OPPOSED NO NO'S.

SO YES, MOTION PASSES OR NOT THE MOTION THAT PROJECT DETERMINATION PASSES.

MOVING ON. COMMISSIONER, ACTION ITEMS. NOTHING ADDITIONAL AT THIS TIME, SIR.

THANK YOU, DIRECTOR'S REPORT, JUST VERY, VERY BRIEFLY.

[8. DIRECTOR'S REPORT]

WE'D LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WELCOME A NEW MEMBER OF OUR TEAM, MR. MICHAEL WITH WITH MR. GRANT, WHO CONTINUES TO DO A VERY NICE JOB FOR OUR ORGANIZATION AND IN SUPPORT OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION.

SO JUST WANTED TO, AGAIN, WELCOME MICHAEL AND WISH HIM VERY WELL IN HIS NEW CAREER HERE AT MERCED COUNTY. WELL, THANK YOU AND WELCOME MICHAEL.

COMMISSIONER'S COMMENTS.

[9. COMMISSIONER'S COMMENT]

SEEING NONE. WHAT'S THAT? GO COWBOYS. OK, SEEING THAT WE WILL ADJOURN.

THANK YOU.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.