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October 23, 2019
6:00 p.m.

                                        REGULAR MEETING  

              1.         ROLL CALL

Planning Commissioners: Eric Lane, Paul Tonelli, Randy Lamb, Nancy Lerner, Perry Narancic
Staff: Jen Larson, Stephanie Davis, Jake Garcia


2.         PUBLIC COMMENTS (only for items, which are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)


3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES – August 28, 2019 Planning Commission Meeting.




a)  Special Structures Permit – 53 Magnolia Drive (APN 061-122-040) – Request for a Special Structures Permit (SSP) to allow for a habitable basement to be constructed under a detached accessory building (garage) and to expand the area of the associated basement stairwell. Atherton Municipal Code Chapters 17.15, 17.32, 17.40 and 17.44.

Recommendation: Approve the Special Structures Permit.

 b)  Heritage Tree Removal Permit– 180 Hawthorne Drive (APN 061-162-030) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow the removal of one (1) Heritage Cedar tree. Atherton Municipal Code Section 8.10.


Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal .


 c)   Variance– 6 Cowell (APN 070-214-080) – Request for a Variance to allow for the construction of a detached accessory structure (a playhouse) to be located in the required front yard area. Atherton Municipal Code Chapters 17.16, 17.32, and 17.40.


Recommendation: Deny the Variance.


Discussion – Atherton Municipal Code Chapter "17.50 "Landscape Screening", Regulations Pertaining to Landscape Screening Regulations in the Front of Properties.


Recommendation: Discuss and provide direction to staff.




6.         STAFF REPORTS


7.         ADJOURN


If you challenge a Town zoning, planning, or any other decision in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this agenda, or in written correspondence delivered to the City Council at, or prior to, the public hearing. Judicial review of any Town administrative decision may be had only if a petition is filed with the court not later than the 90th day following the date upon which the decision  becomes final. Judicial review of environmental determinations may be subject to a shorter time period.


Copies of all staff reports and documents subject to disclosure that relate to each item of business referred to on the agenda are available for public inspection by 5:00 p.m. the Friday before each regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting at the Atherton Library, 2 Dinklespiel, Station Lane, and the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, Atherton, CA 94027.


In compliance with SB 343, materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection in the Town Administrative Offices, 91 Ashfield Road, during normal business hours.


Planning Commission decisions are appealable by any aggrieved person to the City Council within 10 days of the date of the decision.


Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at (650) 752-0500. Notification of 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (29 CRF 35.104 ADA Title II)