January 22, 2020 Minutes

The Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) of the City of Titusville, Florida met in regular session in the Council Chamber of City Hall, located at 555 South Washington Avenue on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

 

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Chairman Williams called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Present were Vice Chairman Severs, Secretary Richardson, Member Speidel, Member Bobbitt, Member Taylor, and Alternate Member Idtensohn. Member Hare was absent. Also in attendance were Planning Manager Brad Parrish, Senior Planner Gabriel Quintas, Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell, and Recording Secretary Laurie Dargie.

 

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Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell swore in Susan Idtensohn as the new Alternate Member to the Planning and Zoning Commission.

 

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Vice Chairman Severs motioned to approve the minutes from the December 4, 2019 regular meeting.  Member Bobbitt seconded. There was a unanimous voice vote. 

 

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Quasi-Judicial Confirmation Procedures

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Consent Agenda Items

 

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Old Business

None

 

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New Business

 

Vision Zero Presentation (Video start time 00:08:35)

Kim Smith, Education and Safety Coordinator with the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) came and gave a presentation on Vision Zero.

 

Vice Chairman Severs asked if Ms. Smith can provide information on Titusville’s areas that have the highest concerns. 

 

Vice Chairman Severs brought up his concerns with the crosswalk in the downtown area. 

 

Member Taylor brought up her concerns with increasing traffic congestion.

 

Member Taylor would like to know the breakdown for the causes of the accidents.

 

Secretary Richardson would like to have the breakdown by municipalities. 

Stan Johnston of 860 Poinsettia Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak regarding this item. Mr. Johnston shared his concerns regarding the bike lanes being too small and sea level rise impacting the Garden Street and US Highway 1 intersection.

 

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Vice Chairman Severs asked if the Commission would consider hearing item 9C before item 9B due to several citizens in the public being present.  The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed to hear item 9C first.

 

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CUP# 7-2019 – Let’s Roll Space Coast (Video start time 00:39:08)

Mr. Quintas gave an overview of this item.

 

Brantley Bostick of 2605 Columbia Blvd. Titusville, Florida came to speak in favor of this item.

 

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Secretary Richardson made a motion to approve CUP# 7-2019 with the Staff recommended conditions. Member Bobbitt seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Member Bobbitt                     Yes

Member Speidel                      Yes

Member Taylor                       Yes

Member Idtensohn                 Yes

Secretary Richardson              Yes

Vice Chairman Severs                        Yes

Chairman Williams                 Yes      

            

Motion Passed.

 

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Wetland Surveys - Ordinance (Video start time 00:44:33)

Mr. Quintas gave an overview of this item.

 

Member Bobbitt said that the Titusville Environmental Commission appreciated having the opportunity to review this ordinance. Member Bobbitt said that the Titusville Environmental Commission had raised concerns with regards to losing jurisdiction over wetlands. 

 

Stan Johnston of 860 Poinsettia Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak neither for nor against this item. 

 

Vice Chairman Severs suggested that the same wetland survey submittal requirements be included in the procedure technical manual for Rezonings, Planned Development, and Conditional Use permit applications. 

   

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Vice Chairman Severs made a motion to approve the Wetland Survey ordinance with the recommendation that City Council consider amending the technical manual so as to include the same wetland survey submittal requirements in Rezonings, Planned Development, and Conditional Use permit applications.  Secretary Richardson seconded.

 

Roll call was as follows:

 

Secretary Richardson              Yes

Member Idtensohn                 Yes

Member Speidel                      Yes

Member Bobbitt                     Yes

Vice Chairman Severs                        Yes

Member Taylor                       Yes

Chairman Williams                 Yes      

            

Motion Passed.

 

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Reports (Video start time 01:03:05)

 

Draft 2040 Comprehensive Plan 

Mr. Parrish said Staff is still working on the draft for the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. As soon as it is ready it will be given to the Planning and Zoning Commission members to review.

 

Secretary Richardson asked if the comments that were received from the Commission members have been incorporated into the Comprehensive Plan. Mr. Parrish said Staff is still working on including those comments.

 

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City Council Summary of Actions – December 10, 2019

 

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City Council Summary of Actions – January 14, 2020

 

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Petitions and Requests from Public Present

 

Stan Johnston of 860 Poinsettia Avenue Titusville, Florida came to speak. Mr. Johnston gave the Planning and Zoning Commission members a handout of a map. Mr. Johnston spoke about the handout. 

 

Member Bobbitt asked Mr. Parrish about the jurisdiction of the canals that Mr. Johnston was questioning. Mr. Parrish said he would have to defer to the Public Works Director but could provide any information that the City of Titusville has if needed.

 

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Secretary Richardson asked why the Cumberland Farms project was approved at the corner of SR 405 and Highway 50 when the WaWa was not allowed. Mr. Parrish said he would have to find the history on the approval. 

 

Member Speidel asked if the pervious pavement ordinance was approved by City Council. Mr. Quintas said yes.

 

Member Speidel asked what happened to the CVS pervious pavement issue at the corner of Barna Avenue and Highway 50. Mr. Parrish said it is a Code Enforcement issue at this time.

 

Chairman Williams announced to the Planning and Zoning Commission his desire to not be reappointed to the Planning and Zoning Commission.  Chairman Williams said he is very thankful to have be able and allowed to serve on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the past 18 years. He has enjoyed serving the community in this capacity and looks forward to future ways to serve the community. 

 

The Planning and Zoning Commission members thanked Chairman Williams for his many years of service and voiced that he will be missed.

 

Adjournment 7:23 p.m.