June 7, 2000 Minutes

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 7, 2000

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Mr. Michael M. O'Hara, Chairman.

Ms. Ginna L. Sanders, First Vice-Chairman.

Mr. Daniel Schwebke, Second Vice-Chairman.

Ms. Paula J. Dardin, Member.

Mr. Preciliano J. Martin, Member.

Mr. Robert J. Jaramillo, Ex-Officio Member.

MEMBERS ABSENT:

None.

STAFF PRESENT:

Mr. Dean Hunt, Engineer.

Ms. Fern Eckenberg, Recording Secretary.

OTHERS PRESENT:

Mr. Tom Fosseen; and other unidentified persons.

 

1. CALL TO ORDER. Chairman O’Hara called the regularly scheduled June 7, 2000, meeting to order at approximately 1:30 p.m. Chairman O’Hara noted that a total of one (1) item were to be considered. Recommendations to the City Commission are to be made by the Planning and Zoning Commission for approval or denial of the requests. The City Commission will consider this request at its meeting of June 27, 2000, to render final decision.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA. Commissioner Schwebke made a motion "TO APPROVE THE AGENDA, AS WRITTEN". Seconded by Commissioner Sanders. All voted "AYE", passing the motion by a vote of 5-0-0.

3. MINUTES OF APRIL 5TH AND MAY 3RD REGULAR MEETINGS, AND APRIL 30TH AND JUNE 4TH INSPECTION TOURS, 2000. Commissioner Schwebke made a motion "TO APPROVE THE MINUTES, AS AMENDED". Seconded by Commissioner Sanders. All voted "AYE", approving the motion by a vote of 5-0-0.

4. SUBDIVISIONS.

A. CASE: S-00-0668(A). PETITIONER: Dan K. Howard and Helen Howard, owners, by George P. Light, R.L.S., agent. REQUEST: Approval of the preliminary and final plat of SOUTHERN CROSS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2, for eleven (11) lots; with variances on the construction and installation of alleys, on the installation of utilities (water and sewer), on the construction of streets to City standards (curb, gutter, sidewalk, and paving), and on the dedication of public land, and from Section 22-01-0140(b)(1) relating to drainage plans; with public access, private wells, and septic tank systems; located outside the City of Alamogordo, but within its planning and platting jurisdiction. TOTAL AREA: ± 22.715 acres. LOCATION: South of Danley Ranch Road in La Luz, New Mexico. CURRENT LEGAL: A tract of land in the Southwest quarter of the Northeast quarter of Section 31, T15S, R10E, NMPM, described by metes and bounds as follows: Beginning at the Southwest corner of said Northeast quarter and going North 00 degrees 06 minutes 18 seconds East along the West line of said Southwest quarter of the Northeast quarter a distance of 1053.17 feet to the Centerline of Danley Ranch Road; thence North 68 degrees 09 minutes 11 seconds East along the Centerline of Danley Ranch Road a distance of 10.89 feet; thence continuing along said Centerline following the arc of a curve to the right having a central angle of 20 degrees 58 minutes 52 seconds, a radius of 220.00 feet, an arc distance of 80.56 feet, the chord of which bears North 78 degrees 38 minutes 37 seconds East a distance of 80.11 feet; thence continuing along said Centerline North 89 degrees 08 minutes 03 seconds East a distance of 597.97 feet; thence South 00 degrees 06 minutes 18 seconds West a distance of 295.85 feet; thence North 89 degrees 39 minutes 10 seconds East a distance of 320.00 feet; thence South 00 degrees 15 minutes 20 seconds East a distance of 782.00 feet to the Southline of said Northeast quarter; thence South 89 degrees 39 minutes 10 seconds West along said Southline a distance of 1011.43 feet to the place of beginning and containing 22.715 acres, more or less. CURRENT ZONE: No zoning, outside the City.

Mr. Hunt stated that Dan K. Howard and Helen Howard own 22.715 acres in Section 31, T15S, R10E, NMPM. Development of the property into eleven (11) lots, each at least 1.05 acres, is proposed. The property has no zoning since it is located outside the City of Alamogordo. Upon approval of the final plat by the City Commission, the subdivider shall file and record the original thereof with the County Clerk and recorder of Otero County, State of New Mexico, and likewise deliver a copy thereof to the County Assessor within thirty (30) days after approval. A variance to the requirement for alleys has been requested by the applicant. As the subdivision is located outside the City of Alamogordo and will be developed to Otero County standards, approval of this variance is supported by staff. A variance to the requirement for public land dedication has been requested by the developer. As the subdivision is located outside the City, it is not appropriate to require public land to be dedicated to the City. Approval of the variance is supported by staff. A variance to utility and street improvements has been requested. Private wells, individual septic tank systems, and gravel streets are proposed for the subdivision. A variance from the requirements of the City's development standards has been requested. The level of improvements for the subdivision will comply with the County's standards for a "type three" subdivision. Approval of the variance is supported by staff. A variance to the requirement for design for developed flows has been requested. SOUTHERN CROSS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2, was considered and approved by the County Planning Commission on May 15, 2000. Approval of the final plat of SOUTHERN CROSS SUBDIVISION, PHASE 2, with the requested variances (on alleys, on public land dedication, on the construction of utilities and streets to City standards and the requirement for a drainage design) is supported by staff.

Mr. Fosseen was available to answer questions on behalf of the subdivision case. Commissioner Schwebke asked Mr. Hunt about the date of May 15, 2000, for County Commission approval. Mr. Hunt stated that the May 15, 2000, date was the date provided by the surveyor and that it was the date of approval on the plat. Commissioner Schwebke stated that he had gone out to look at the property and that he believed it was good land and had no signs of flooding. Commissioner Martin asked if there was a road that runs north and south. Mr. Fosseen stated that there was and that the road would be named Old Spanish Trail and its probably going to after the plat has final approval. Commissioner Martin asked about a road out there named Moon or something. Mr. Fosseen stated that Moondale was about 600 feet or less to the east of this property.

Commissioner Schwebke made a motion "TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF CASE S-00-0068(A) WITH THE REQUESTED VARIANCES." Seconded by Commission Sanders. All voted "AYE", passing the motion by a vote of 5-0-0.

5. REPORTS.

A. Engineer for City Planner.

  1. July Agenda - Mr. Hunt stated that there were two (2) cases, both annexation requests from property owners.
  2. Other.

B. CHAIRMAN - None.

C. COMMISSION - Commissioner Schwebke asked about receiving copies of the summary subdivision memos. Mr. Hunt explained that the copies were to keep the Planning and Zoning Commission informed of cases processed administratively. Commissioner Schwebke said he wanted the Commission to review some of those requests. Mr. Hunt explained that these subdivision cases by State law were not required to be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Commission or the City Commission.

8. PERSONS TO BE HEARD - None.

9. ADJOURNMENT - There being no further business to come before the Commission, Commissioner Sanders made a motion "TO ADJOURN". Seconded by Commissioner Dardin. All voted "AYE", passing the motion by a vote of 5-0-0. The meeting adjourned at approximately 2:00 p.m.

 

Approved: ____________________

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Ginna L. Sanders, First Vice-Chairman

 

ATTEST:

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Fern Eckenberg, Recording Secretary

Approved at the Planning & Zoning Commission Regular Meeting of July 5, 2000.