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This meeting is compliant with the Governors Executive Order N-25-20 issued on March 4, 2020 allowing for deviation of teleconference rules required by the Brown Act. The purpose of this is to provide the safest environment for staff and the public while allowing for public participation. The meeting will be held by tele or video conferencing. The public may participate via Zoom Meeting.
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1.ROLL CALL Planning Commissioners: Eric Lane, Paul Tonelli, Randy Lamb, Nancy Lerner, Perry NarancicStaff: Stephanie B. Davis (Principal Planner), Jacob Garcia (Associate Planner), Ralph Robinson (Assistant Planner), Sally Bentz- Dalton (Town Arborist)
2. PUBLIC COMMENTS (only for items, which are not on the agenda - limit of 3 minutes per person)
3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – April 28, 2021 Planning Commission Meeting.
a. Heritage Tree Removal Permit (HTR) and Tree Protection Zone Exception (TPZ) – 55 Melanie, Atherton (APN 073-181-150) – Request for a Heritage Tree Removal Permit to allow for the removal of two (2) heritage redwood trees and a Tree Protection Zone exception associated with three (3) heritage trees to remain from a TPZ of 10 times (10x) the trees diameter to three to seven times (3x-7x) times the trees diameter. Atherton Municipal Code Chapter 8.10.
Recommendation: Approve the Heritage Tree Removal Permit and Approve Tree Protection Zone Exception with modifications.
b. Tree Protection Zone Exception (TPZ) – 133 Burns Avenue, Atherton (APN 060-231-080) – Request for a Tree Protection Zone exception associated with three (3) heritage trees to remain from a TPZ of 10 times (10x) the trees diameter to less than eight times (7.26x-7.56x) the trees diameter. Atherton Municipal Code Chapter 8.10.
Recommendation: Approve the Tree Protection Zone Exception.
c. Tree Protection Zone Exception (TPZ) – 70 Amador Avenue, Atherton (APN 059-291-100) – Request for a Tree Protection Zone exception associated with one (1) heritage tree to remain from a TPZ of 10 times (10x) the trees diameter to six (6x) times the trees diameter. Atherton Municipal Code Chapter 8.10.
d. School Master Plan – 150 Valparaiso, Atherton/Sacred Heart Schools (APN 070-390-010) – Request for review of the 2021 Annual Master Plan Update. Atherton Municipal Code Section 17.32.050.
Recommendation: Accept the report on the 2021 Annual Master Plan Update.
e. Conditional Use Permit (CUP) – 150 Valparaiso, Atherton/Sacred Heart Schools (APN 070-390-010) – Request for a Conditional Use Permit associated with the construction of one, new 4,000 square foot modular classroom building. Atherton Municipal Code Chapters 17.12 and 17.36.
Recommendation: Approve the Conditional Use Permit.
5. NEW BUSINESS
Recommendation: Find consistency with the Atherton General Plan.
6. STAFF REPORTS
7. COMMISSIONERS’ REPORTS
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