CITY OF LEON VALLEY

NOTICE OF MEETING

Planning & Zoning Commission

6:30 PM – May 26, 2020

Leon Valley City Council Chambers

6400 El Verde Road, Leon Valley, TX 78238

 

                           

MEETING Minutes

6:30 PM CALL TO ORDER AND ROLL CALL,

Attendee Name

Organization

Title

Status

Arrived

David Smith

City of Leon Valley

Chair

Remote

 

Edward Alonzo

City of Leon Valley

Vice Chair

Remote

 

Catherine Rowse

City of Leon Valley

2nd Vice Chair

Remote

 

Michael Marin

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 2

Remote

 

Larry Proffitt

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 4

Remote

 

Sherry Pfau

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 6

Remote

 

Richard Blackmore

City of Leon Valley

Commissioner 7

Present

 

Laura Tobin Cardenas

City of Leon Valley

1st Alternate

Excused

 

Drew Power

City of Leon Valley

2nd Alternate

Excused

 

Monica Alcocer

City of Leon Valley

Council Liaison

Excused

 

Will Bradshaw

City of Leon Valley

Council Liaison

Excused

 

 

Also, in attendance: Planning & Zoning Director Brandon Melland, Planning & Zoning Technician Christina Garcia, Associate Planner Erick Del Angel.

 

2              CITIZENS TO BE HEARD

3              APPROVAL OF ZONING COMMISSION MINUTES:

Planning & Zoning Commission - Regular Meeting - Mar 10, 2020 6:30 PM

A motion was made by Commissioner 7 Blackmore and seconded by Commissioner 4 Proffitt to approve the minutes as presented.

RESULT:              ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Richard Blackmore, Commissioner 7

SECONDER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

AYES:              David Smith, Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin, Larry Proffitt, Sherry Pfau, Richard Blackmore

EXCUSED:              Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

4              NEW BUSINESS

Discuss and Take Action on the Election of a Chair, Vice Chair, and Second Vice Chair of the Planning and Zoning Commission

A motion was made by Commissioner 4 Proffitt and seconded by Commissioner 7 Blackmore to re-elect the current Chairs.

RESULT:              APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Larry Proffitt, Commissioner 4

SECONDER:              Richard Blackmore, Commissioner 7

AYES:              David Smith, Edward Alonzo, Catherine Rowse, Michael Marin, Larry Proffitt, Sherry Pfau, Richard Blackmore

EXCUSED:              Laura Tobin Cardenas, Drew Power

Receive an Update Regarding the Future Development of Approximately 3 Acres Generally Located at 6758 Poss Road.

Director Melland updated the Commissioners and stated that the developers wished to purse an alternative approach to the Planned Development District (PDD) process that includes more perspective regulations in lieu of detailed construction drawings. Director Melland stated that he does not have any concerns with this approach and that it is common to develop PDD’s in this manner.

 

Vice Chair Alonzo liked the idea of going in different direction so that the proposal could parallel the new comprehensive plan.

 

Commissioner 4 Larry Proffitt requested clarification regarding which route the developer wanted to take.

 

Chair Smith requested Council Liaisons Monica Alcocer and William Bradshaw be involved in the discussion.

Discuss and Provide Direction to Staff Regarding Policy for Addressing Recent Inquiries and Requests for Mobile Food Vendors (Food Trucks).

Due to increased inquiries regarding food trucks and as the Permitted Use Table does not address food trucks, the Planning and Zoning Department is requesting feedback. Director Melland advised that food trucks do not follow B2 Zoning Standards.

 

2nd Vice Chair Catherine Rowse inquired as to how neighboring cities regulate food trucks ?

 

Commissioner 6 Sherry Pfau requested clarification regarding the amount of food trucks that would be allowed within the City Limits. 

 

Commissioner 7 Richard Blackmore inquired as to how the City would monitor food trucks and ensure they maintained health standards and if they would be given a time frame.

 

Commissioner 4 Larry Proffitt expressed concerns regarding the potential negative effect food trucks could have on brick and mortar businesses, cleanliness concerns, and how sales tax would be collected.

 

Chair Smith stated that he would like to see a hybrid approach and advised that staff should do further research regarding the idea.

Discussion Regarding the Pending RFP for Planning Services to Update the City’s Current Comprehensive Master Plan.

Commissioner 4 Larry Proffitt believed the RFP for Planning Services was comprehensive and well done. 2nd Vice Chair Rowse echoed Commissioner Proffitt’s sentiments and wanted to move forward with the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Chair Smith brought up concerns regarding the cost of the Comprehensive Plan.  

5              ANNOUNCEMENTS BY COMMISSIONERS AND CITY STAFF

6              ADJOURNMENT

 

Chair David Smith announced that the meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

 

These minutes approved by the Leon Valley Zoning Commission on the 9th of June, 2020.

 

APPROVED

 

 

_______________________

DAVID SMITH

CHAIR

 

ATTEST:_________ _____________________

                 CHRISTINA GARCIA

        PLANNING TECHNICIAN