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BRIER PLANNING COMMISSION MINUTES
June 21, 2023
Chair DeMorett called the Brier Planning Commission meeting to
order at 7:03 PM.
Present: Commissioners DeMorett, Campbell, Hanson,
Othman, Parsons and Schneider.
Absent: Commissioner Rosman.
Staff: Planner Michaelis
DeMorett opened for consideration approval of the May 17, 2023
Planning Commission minutes. Motion: Approve the May 17, 2023 Planning
Commission minutes, Moved by
Commissioner Schneider, Seconded by Commissioner Parsons. Motion
COMMITTEE REPORTS: None.
PUBLIC REQUESTS &
ORAL COMMUNICATIONS: None.
Chair DeMorett opened the Public Hearing at 7:05 PM,
for Preliminary Plat Approval for Izabella's Ridge No. SUB22-01. The proposal
is a subdivision of three existing parcels totaling 5.87 acres, into twelve
single family residential lots and a stormwater detention tract. Planner
Michaelis gave an overview of the plat details.
The applicant, Andrew Lofstedt
gave a detailed review of the project.
Ann Gigli of
Lake Forest Park, advised that fence at the south end of the property
is not really there and asked who are the property owners.
Wyzgowski of Brier, said the signage for the plat
was not placed on the correct property and advised this plat is being built
over a ravine and will destroy a wildlife corridor. He feels that tract 999 and
lot 12 will create water related problems.
Margaret Cassady of Brier, she
supports increased density but there is a bald eagle nest near this property,
if they are building within 660 feet of the nest you are required to get a
permit. And would like as many significant trees retained as possible.
of Brier, feels that the city is not following the tree code as it is intended,
more viable trees should be required. He would like the City Council to make
stronger environmental protections.
Sargent of Lake Forest Park, is shocked that they only heard about this project
in the last two weeks. She is concerned about the driveway access lot 9 has
into Lake Forest Park and construction vehicles accessing the site through Lake
Forest Park. She would like to see the driveway access from lot 9 into Lake
Forest Park removed.
Russell of Brier, is concerned that the public presence tonight will
not make any impact on tonight's recommendation.
of Lake Forest Park, is concerned about the old growth trees being
removed and what type of trees they are being replaced with. Wants to see the
access lot 9 has into Lake Forest Park removed.
Donna LeFevre of
Lake Forest Park, would like to know who is responsible for
maintaining any fence built at the south end of the property.
Jerry Berg of
Lake Forest Park, is disappointed that a representative from Lake
Forest Park was not at this meeting. He would like in writing from the applicant that the driveway access from lot 9 into
Lake Forest Park be removed.
Vonhoffmann of Lake Forest Park, said it was in the 80's that the driveway from lot
9 into Lake Forest Park was installed. She is also concerned for
the deer in the area.
Matt Smith of Brier, he is concerned for the deer
and where they will live. He also questioned that the
lot sizes meet the 12,500 square feet minimum.
of Brier, asked how much money will this development bring in for the City of
There was Commissioner discussion.
Commissioner Parsons asked where three trees are
located on the property and is it possible to retain them. He is concerned
about the tree plan accuracy.
Commissioner Othman asked how does
the applicant plan to stop access from lot 9 into Lake Forest Park.
The Public Hearing closed at 8:33 PM.
Planner Michaelis read Commissioner Rosman comments,
to add neighborhood connector to Horizon View Park.
Motion: To recommend
approval to City Council the Resolution for Preliminary Plat Approval for
Izabella's Ridge No. SUB22-01 as outlined by City staff with the following
Upon recording of final
plat, remove the vehicle access from lot 9 heading into Lake Forest Park and
install a six-foot-high solid wood fence.
All construction vehicles must enter and exit from
by Commissioner Schneider, Seconded by Commissioner Hanson. Motion
Chair DeMorett declared the meeting adjourned at 8:40 PM
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