City of Brier, Washington


April 18, 2018
7:00 PM

Chairman Marley called the Brier Planning Commission meeting to order at 7:03 PM.


Present: Commissioner Marley, Commissioner Weston, Commissioner DeMorret, Commissioner Hanson, Councilmember Gallagher.

Absent: Commissioner Scott, Commissioner Rosman, Commissioner Jonart.

Staff: Planner Flathman, Mayor Colinas.


Chairman Marley opened for consideration approval of the January 17, 2018 Planning Commission minutes. Motion: Approve the January 17, 2018 Planning Commission minutes. Moved by Commissioner DeMorret, Seconded by Commissioner Weston. Motion Carried.


Councilmember Gallagher discussed recent City Council activity.



Chairman Marley opened the Public Hearing for preliminary approval of Vine 13 Subdivision No. SUB18-01 located at 2588 Vine Road, to build 13 single family homes on 4.95 acres, at 7:07 PM.

City Planner Flathman gave a detailed overview of the proposed project with a recommendation for approval.

Maher Joudi the applicants engineer, wanted to thank the City Staff for all their work, he believes this project meets all the City requirements.

Jack and Sue Randell of Brier, asked if the Commissioners received their letter addressing their concerns and questions? The letter was not in their packet.

The Commission took a two minute recess to review the Randell’s letter at 7:19 PM.

The Public Hearing was resumed at 7:21 PM.

Jack and Sue Randall of Brier,  asked how will wildlife be handled once development starts, how will water drainage problems be handled, what trees are going to be removed, how long will this project take?

Daniel Farmer of Brier, has concerns for lots 6, 7, and 8 and how the stormwater will be maintained, where will the water go and will there be fencing?

Craig Eakright of Brier, wanted to know what are the hours for construction, how long will the project take, has concerns for stormwater runoff, worried about increased traffic on Vine Rd.

Deborah Beers of Brier, would like to echo everyone's comments and concerns, she would like to see as many trees kept on site as possible.

Maher Joud the applicants engineer addressed some of the concerns.

City Planner Flathman addressed the remaining concerns.

Commissioner Weston suggested that a Geotech look at the migration of the water flow. She also asked if a Fire Marshall has looked at the turning radius of the cul-de-sac?

Commissioner Hanson asked how tall the wall will be for lots 6, 7, 8 and how will the water be collected? Was an arborist report prepared?

Commissioner DeMorrett asked what type of trees will be planted?

The Public Hearing was closed at 8:05 PM.

City Planner Flathman advised the Commissioners the draft resolution in section 7 number 23 to strike the words, "and shall have oil and water separators".

Motion: Recommend approval to City Council for Vine 13 Subdivision No. 18-01 with the recommended conditions listed by City Staff and the following conditions from the Planning Commission:

  1. Provide a geotechnical report that addresses the subsurface flow pattern to not increase or impact the lots by trapping runoff on the lots. Recommendations for subsurface drainage addressing both the lots and potential impacts to neighboring lots shall be discussed in the report.
  2. Recommend the fire truck turning radius be reviewed
  3. Update the Resolution, section 7 number 23 to strike the words, "and shall have oil and water separators".

Moved by Commissioner Weston, Seconded by Commissioner DeMorret. Motion Carried.


Motion: Adjourn. Moved by Commissioner Hanson, Seconded by Commissioner DeMorret. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:11 PM.

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