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BRIER PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
January 18, 2023
Chair DeMorett called the Brier Planning Commission meeting to
order at 7:00 PM.
Present: Commissioners DeMorett, Hanson, Schneider
(left the meeting at 7:54 PM), Parsons, Rosman, Othman and Councilmember
Absent: Commissioner Campbell.
Staff: Planner Michaelis
and Mayor Kaemingk.
DeMorett opened for consideration approval of the November 16, 2022 Planning Commission minutes. Motion: Approve the November 16, 2022
Planning Commission minutes, Moved by
Commissioner Rosman, Seconded by
Commissioner Parsons. Motion Carried.
COMMITTEE REPORTS &
Kaemingk discussed recent City Council activity and introduced the two new
Commissioners, Stephany Schneider and Hisham "Sham"
PUBLIC REQUESTS &
ORAL COMMUNICATIONS: None.
Chair DeMorett opened for review the 2022 Planning
Commission Annual Report. Commissioner Othman suggested a correction of a
grammatical error. They directed Planner Michaelis to forward the report to
Chair DeMorett opened for discussion code amendments
to Chapter 17.52 Tree Preservation. Planner Michaelis reviewed the proposed
Commissioner Parsons made the following suggestions:
Line 168 change the definition to read "if the
caliper at six inches above the root ball exceeds four inches, the caliper
should be measured at twelve inches above the root ball".
Line 368 add section e. to include English Holly.
Line 421 add "between March 2nd and May
31st as recommended planting season".
Line 503 change from sixty days to ninety days.
Line 729 change to "six to eight feet in height with
no more than 50 percent being less than eight feet".
Line 747 remove "in the mutually agreed-upon time
period specified" and replace with "no more than one year from the issuance of
the certificate of occupancy.
Line 793 add section "2. Root pruning if necessary under the direction of a certified arborist". Then
adjust the numbering for lines 795, 797, 799.
Commissioner Rosman made the following suggestions:
Line 211 move the word excessive from the end of the
sentence to the beginning.
Add a definition for "excessive pruning".
Line 438 remove this line and the definition of
Line 461 add "native"
Line 508 add the work adjacent, "or adjacent
properties when owned by the same individual".
Lines 614, 617, and 620 add native.
Commissioner Hanson made the following suggestions:
Line 335 add "viable" in front of self-supporting
and end with "Viability to be determined by a certified arborist"
Line 342, 345 and 550 add "as determined by a
Line 553 add "as determined by a landscape
Line 726 replace the word diameter with caliper to
stay consistent within the Code.
Line 763 cross out "exterior five feet of the" and
add "drip line plus five feet".
Commissioner Othman suggested some grammatical
corrections and asked if "Topped" should be in the definitions.
DeMorett opened the floor for Chair and Pro-Tem nominations for 2023.
Rosman nominated Commissioner DeMorett for Chair. Motion: Appoint Commissioner DeMorett as Planning Commission Chair,
Moved by Commissioner Rosman, Seconded by Commissioner Hanson. Motion
DeMorett nominated Commissioner Rosman for Chair Pro-Tem. Motion: Appoint Commissioner Rosman as Planning Commission Chair
Pro-Tem, Moved by Commissioner
DeMorett, Seconded by Commissioner
Hanson. Motion Carried.
Chair DeMorett declared the meeting adjourned at 8:18 PM.
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