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- Planning & Zoning Meeting May 19, 2021 Special
Planning & Zoning Meeting May 19, 2021 Special
CITY OF TITUSVILLE
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION/LOCAL PLANNING AGENCY
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING
May 19, 2021
City Hall in Council Chambers
555 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida 32796
In order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to comply with all local, state, and federal laws and guidelines regarding social distancing rules, designated seating shall be provided for the public at Planning and Zoning Commission and other City Boards meetings. Individual speakers shall, when directed to do so, be given the opportunity to speak on agenda items during the meetings in accordance with City of Titusville policies and Resolution No. 36-2020. No tripods, easels, props, or other demonstrative aids shall be brought into public meetings of Planning and Zoning Commission and City Boards. Speakers are permitted to have a sign with them during their designated speaking time provided that the sign is held by the speaker and is to be removed at the conclusion of their speaking time. Speakers who appear in person will be subject to screening for symptoms of COVID-19 and any persons exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter City Hall or public meetings of Planning and Zoning Commission and City Boards. As an additional method for public participation, the public may submit written comments, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by regular mail to Planning and Zoning Commission's attention at City Hall, 555 South Washington Avenue, Titusville, FL 32796. Written comments must be received by noon (12:00 p.m.) prior to the start of the meeting and include the senders name, address and the subject line must specify the agenda item being addressed. All comments will be disseminated to the Planning and Zoning Commission members and made a part of the public record prior to any action being taken.
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1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
4. BUSINESS WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THE SPECIAL OR CALLED MEETING
A. Tree Protection Ordinance
Review the tree protection ordinance and TEC recommendation and provide a recommendation to City Council.
The Tree Protection Ordinance has been advertised to be considered by the City Council on July 27, 2021 beginning at 6:30 PM.
5. PETITIONS AND REQUESTS FROM PUBLIC PRESENT
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City desires to accommodate persons with disabilities. Accordingly, any physically handicapped person, pursuant to Chapter 286.26 Florida Statutes, should at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, submit a written request to the chairperson of the meeting that the physically handicapped person desires to attend.
The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in special session in the Council Chamber of City Hall, located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
Chairman Severs called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Present were Vice Chairman Speidel, Secretary Richardson, Member Porter, Member Grant, Member Rice, Alternate Member Childs and Alternate Member Riley. Also in attendance were Senior Planner Eddy Galindo, Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell, and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.
Chairman Severs said that Alternate Member Childs will continue to serve as the voting member on this item since it was continued from the previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that he was serving as the voting member on.
Chairman Severs said that the Planning and Zoning Commission members requested specific information to be provided by Staff at the previous meeting and this information was provided.
Chairman Severs provided a handout to the Planning and Zoning Commission members and Staff with information from Tallahassee that he researched.
Member Rice provided a handout with his thoughts and recommendations regarding the tree ordinance.
Chairman Severs asked if the Planning and Zoning Commission would like to address the items that were left unresolved at the previous Planning and Zoning Commission meeting such as canopy, critical root zone, and area of alteration.
The consensus of the Planning and Zoning Commission members was to start where they left off which was start in Section 4 of the staff version of the tree ordinance.
Discussion took place regarding why small, medium, and large trees are being reference and used in the language instead of specimen, significant and heritage trees. There was also discussion regarding the distance requirements.
Mary Sphar of 825 Clifton Cove Court Cocoa, Florida came to answer questions.
Member Rice made a motion to recommend the changes that he made on his handout for Section 30-33. Member Childs seconded.
Roll call was as follows:
Secretary Richardson No
Member Porter No
Member Childs Yes
Member Grant No
Member Rice Yes
Vice Chairman Speidel No
Chairman Severs No
Motion fails with a 2 yes, 4 no vote.
Discussion took place in regards to needing to have another special meeting dedicated only to discuss the tree ordinance. It was decided to have the June 16, 2021 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting dedicated to the tree ordinance discussion.
Petitions and Requests from Public Present
Bruce Moia of 150 W. Eau Gallie Blvd Melbourne, Florida came to speak in regards to this item.
Toni Shifalo of 715 Tropic Street Titusville, Florida came to speak in regards to this item.
Kathleen Perez of 3025 S. Washington Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak in regards to this item.