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CITY OF ST. CLOUD

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE MINUTES

REGULAR

 

 

DATE OF MEETING:      January 11, 2007                      

 

LOCATION:                   1300 9th Street - 1st Floor – DRC Conference Room; St. Cloud

 

CALL TO ORDER:         2:00 P.M.

 

CHAIRMAN:                  David Nearing, Director of Planning and Zoning

 

SECRETARY:               Pam Murray, Planning and Zoning Technician

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Ken Peck                      Ron Trowell                   Mark Luthie                   Rick Mauro

Harvey Bisson               Ted Kozak                     Jonathan Kutche            David Ennis

Jeff Higgins                    John Groenendaal          Don Lepic

 

OLD BUSINESS:

 

1.                   Case #06-110.02 – Elementary School “I” (Jeff Higgins, Planner)

South of Neptune Road and East of the Turnpike

W/S Request & Construction Plans

 

Mr. Jay Klima of Klima Weeks and Eric Houston with the School District of Osceola County were present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this request.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         No Comments on this case.

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY

CONDITIONS:

1.         Applicant shall confer with Osceola County regarding access, right of way permits and concurrency prior

to Final Site Plan approval for any development application that impacts a County Road.

MEMO ATTACHED

 

I understand that this school site lies primarily outside of St. Cloud City Limits, and is subject to review

by County Boards. I have comments which are based on a quick review of preliminary plans which were

conceptual only in some elements.

My primary concern is that this is another very large school, which has shown huge impacts to accessibility,

transportation and parking. The site is more suited to a normal sized facility primarily serving Anthem Park and

perhaps a modest zone of other nearby residential areas to the east and across Neptune. With the intended

facility, the following additional information is required for engineering staff review:

* Provide the initial school zonal boundary, and the distribution of student trips from the site. Provide

an anticipated zonal boundary for 2010 or full occupancy date, with its expected student distribution.

* From this information, provide a distribution of student access by walker / biker, auto and bus trips, and

provide a preliminary safe route to school plan. Indicate student access under the Turnpike at the canal

crossing if there is a school zone to be served by it.

* Identify the parent loop and the bus / employee loop, and indicate how these traffic flows are to be

maintained and enforced without comingling.

* Provide AM peak traffic flows at the parent loop at its intersection with (assumed) Old Canoe Creek Road,

and at the bus / employee access at (assumed) Neptune Road for the full occupancy date. Indicate primary vs.

pass-by trips. Access to Neptune will be determined for a temporary connection, and also will be incorporated

into County plans for the Neptune Road widening project.

* Indicate adequate parking and queuing for parent motorists who demand to loiter around the school rather


 

than help their children to walk home. Show compatibility with school loitering vehicular demand at similar sites.

* Provide an analysis, with queue demand, and design of entrance turning lanes per County Standards.

Identify traffic control devices needed for student ped / bike needs.

(Other transportation related issues, such as concurrency and reduction of capacity to adjacent arterials, firerescue,

effect to Anthem Park residential street ambience and pavement structure, are not addressed.)

 

Don

Donald E. Lepic, P.E.

Assistant County Engineer - Traffic

407 343-2600 - cell 407 873-1202

(dlep@osceola.org) (traffic@osceola.org)

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         What is the status of the driveway connection to Neptune Road? The driveway connection and lane

improvements at Neptune Rd. will improve traffic circulation and minimize traffic impacts to Anthem

Park.

 

CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         A Certificate of Capacity approved by City Council shall be required prior to receiving City water service.

2.         Per Resolution 2006-304R, applicant to pay $1,000 per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) prior to

approval of the Certificate of Capacity by City Council.

3.                   Remaining potable water impact fee shall be due at time of application for a meter. If the impact fee rate

increases after the balance of the originally assessed impact fee has been paid, the applicant is

responsible to pay the difference at time of application for a meter.

4.         Water tap fees shall be due and payable at the time of establishment of an account (meter permitting) at

the rate in effect at that time.

5.         The City of St. Cloud Development Review Committee is authorized to review and approve all

construction plans for this development.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

6.         Staff recommends approval of the request for extension of City water service outside the City limits,

subject to DRC conditions. The certificate of capacity, annexation, or any other approvals necessary will

not be moved forward until all issues are solved including transportation access to this site.

INFORMATION:

7.         The water reservation fees and balance are calculated at the County rate due to the subject property

not being located within the City Limits.

8.         Certificate of Capacity to be valid for a period of one (1) year.

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         The proposed water meters will not be set until all easement documents have been signed by the

School Board and accepted by the City of St. Cloud.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Fire Hydrants and Fire Protection Appliances shall have clearances of 7.5 feet front and sides and 4

foot to the rear for hydrants. (NFPA1 18.3.4.1) This includes driveways, mailboxes, trees and utilities.

2..        During construction, when combustibles are brought on to the site in such quantities as deemed

hazardous by the fire official, access roads and a suitable supply of water, acceptable to the fire

department, shall be provided and maintained. Completion of the base installation, including the

appropriate tack coating and sanding, shall be considered sufficient for vehicular access. The following

requirements must be met before water is made available to the site: (LDC 16E)

a)       A clearance letter from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (F.D.E.P.) to place a public drinking water facility into service;

b)       A fire flow test by the St. Cloud Fire Department with results verifying minimum specifications

have been met.

3.         Provide calculations for adequate fire flows to public works.

4.         Provide documentation for the party responsible for maintaining the access off Neptune Road.

5.         Provide documentation of access agreement from Neptune Road.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment as to Water/Sewer request

2.         OUC does not need constructions plans for this project. AN OUC Engineer already has plans.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         The Police Department would like to require applicant to provide an extended turn lane from both

directions to accommodate the amount of traffic that this project will bring to an already congested area.

 

OSCEOLA COUNTY PUBLIC SAFETY (911 ADDRESSING)

CONDITIONS:

1.         A temporary address has been issued for the construction trailer. Please submit construction plans to

the 911 Addressing Department for street name review and approval, if applicable, and issuance of

address for the school and vandal watch.

 

FLORIDA TURNPIKE

CONDITIONS:

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED LETTER

 

Mr. Klima noted that permanent access to Neptune Road was chosen prior to commencement of construction of the Bettalia Property as construction access for site and utilities. He also inquired if the County would consider the chosen access point.

 

Mr. Lepic indicated that the County would.

 

Mr. Nearing was concerned with the practicality of the chosen drop-off point.

 

Mr. Klima pointed out that the flow of traffic is with the two separate loops on the school site itself with signage for directing traffic.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that the current easement allows natural separation.

 

Mr. Klima noted that the East and South will have to pass the Anthem Park entrance.

 

Mr. Lepic indicated that the Macy group (Dave: & Edgewater) would be rerouted to another school in the near future.

 

Mr. Klima wanted clarification on amount of crosswalks.

 

Mr. Lepic noted that more are necessary, otherwise, Neptune Road remains a barrier to pedestrians.

 

Mr. Klima mentioned that the other kids are already going to other schools will begin to attend Elementary “I,” therefore when the project is finished, there will be an increase in traffic.

 

Mr. Nearing was concerned with what will become of the Bettalia property.

 

Mr. Groenendaal wondered whether an Encumbrance was being considered.

 

Mr. Klima noted that so far, no. They talked with County and City concerning Kissimmee Park, Neptune Road and Commerce Center, and the property owner was willing to work with them.

 

Mr. Houston clarified that with good faith meetings, the access road to Kissimmee Park (NW could better access school property) then Anthem would be better served. Construction concerns were that if the access were moved 100 ft, then other problems may ensue. DR Horton was in agreement to allow access through the Boulevard. Condemnation was never considered. Best place continues to be Commerce Center Drive.

 

Mr. Nearing suggested bringing in a proposal for consideration.

 

Mr. Ennis suggested a second access through the neighborhood as well. Also, there’s canal concerns for such intersection improvements.

 

Mr. Lepic noted that he now has traffic figures, and there is a need for providing for the turning traffic.

 

Mr. Houston inquired whether there is to be an emergency access road.

 

Mr. Nearing added that future residences need to be considered as well.

 

Mr. Klima noted that the project will incur very low traffic, i.e., 100 more busses.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that even so, with the project comes future construction for other developments, which necessitates that specific access.

 

Mr. Klima wondered whether such concerns are in the hands of County for deciding access.

 

Mr. Lepic is waiting for others to review. He’s looking at diversifying traffic usage times with majority coming from the South, and therefore Neptune makes the most sense as the parent access.

 

Mr. Nearing inquired about the mix of traffic, i.e., walkers, busses.

 

Mr. Klima noted there would not be walkers on Neptune.

 

Mr. Lepic noted that the majority would use Commerce Center as it is conducive for walking.

 

Ms. Rose Kish noted that although the number will probably be limited to not more than 700 students, they will be a younger crowd for the older students tend to ride.

 

Mr. Nearing re-inquired about in which group the expected increase would occur, and would like to have the numbers researched on whether walking is a factor.

 

Mr. Klima expects that 50% will ride the bus.

 

Mr. Houston noted that the standard is a 2-mile walk radius. Although in Salmon Circle, the students will still be bussed. Majority are coming from south—question is how many will take the bus?

 

Mr. Nearing noted that after first day, with all the construction they will have dealt with, they won’t drive again.

 

Mr. Houston mentioned that everyone concerned has the same goal—consensus on what type of road it should be, and that February is the ideal road install date. DR Horton commits to their road being completed. Now the question is what needs to be put in place.

 

Mr. Lepic noted that more analysis is necessary.

 

Mr. Klima would like to move forward while the road concerns are being worked out.

 

Mr. Nearing would prefer to leave the approval at no more than Certificate of Capacity. The application will go on Council as an action item due to discrepancies with County.

 

Mr. Klima mentioned that they may be able to work it if they knew the deadline for going to Council.

 

Mr. Higgins indicated possibly February 8.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that until code is to County’s satisfaction, the City won’t go forward in order to avoid confusion on enforcement. Certificate will move forward regardless.

 

Mr. Klima brought up Impact fees and concurrent management--DOT doesn’t want to build wall.

 

Mr. Nearing pointed out that insulation is preferred over building a wall. DOT policy is they don’t build walls.

 

Mr. Houston noted that the increase of road noise will not impact badly enough for necessitating a wall.

 

Mr. Nearing suggested emailing a resolution and attending the Council meeting for future discussions on that topic.

 

FINDINGS: DRC recommended approval with conditions.

 

NEW BUSINESS:                     

 

2.                     Case #07-1.08 – Gospel Sing 2007 (Michelle Orton, Development Coordinator)

Veteran’s Park

Special Event

 

Ms. Olivia Roland was present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Temporary electrical wiring shall comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC) 2005 Article 525.

Note: Temporary wiring shall be ground-fault protected. Multi-conductor cord shall originate in an

approved power outlet or panelboard and be of the type identified in Table 400.4 for hard usage or extra

hard usage. Receptacles shall be the grounding type.

Lamps shall be protected from accidental contact or breakage. Electrical cords shall be protected from

damage and shall be placed so as to prevent trip hazards.

When receptacles are installed on flexible cords/cables and exposed to weather or in wet locations, they

shall be in a weatherproof enclosure.

2.         If tents over 300 sq. ft. are used they shall comply with the Florida Building Code 2004 (FBC) Section

3103.1 and Chapter 10, Means of Egress. Certification of flame resistance shall be filed with the

building department prior to a permit being issued.

3.         Tent exits, aisles, seating, etc. shall conform to assembly occupancy. All exits shall be kept free of

obstructions while tent is occupied by the public.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         No Comments on this case.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         Please describe how the parking along the streets adjacent to Veteran’s Park will be managed.

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         All fire protection equipment; building exits and other safety features shall remain accessible.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.         The applicant is to verify that all food vendors are properly licensed and inspected.

 

INFORMATION:

2.         As a DRC approved Special Event, the applicant is authorized to utilize off-site signage to advertised

and/or direct traffic for the event. Please be advised that all signage must be placed so as to prevent

visual obstruction to both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, must be free standing and may be utilized

beginning one week prior to the event. All signage must be removed the day following the final day of

the event.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

CONDITIONS:

1.         You must fill out a form at the Parks and Recreation Department prior to any approval of using City

Facilities for events or functions.

INFORMATION:

1.         All facilities and/or equipment are reserved on a “first come, first serve” basis. Please contact the Parks

& Recreation Dept. at (407) 957-7243 as soon as possible to reserve what will be needed for your event

and availability. Equipment rental and set-up fees may be applicable to your event. Contact Tommy

Howes at the Parks and Recreation Dept. at (407) 957-7246 to coordinate cost of applicable rental and

set-up fees. A complete Facility Reservation Form must be provided at the DRC Review Conference

prior to final approval of application.

2.         On the map it indicates that you want us to set up (2) 20’x40’ tents and (200) metal chairs no problem. I

will need someone at the site by 7:30am on Friday February 2nd to make sure we set up the tents and

chairs exactly where you want them.

3.         Make sure that you clean up the park.

4.         The labor cost to set up and take down tents and chairs will be $600.00 to in kind services.

 

RISK MANAGEMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Vendor must provide acceptable Certificates of Insurance via ACORD form or sign waiver documents,

no later than 10 days prior to the event. If the vendor does not carry Florida Worker’s Compensation

insurance, an Exemption certificate must be attached to submitted insurance certificates.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

2.         For additional information contact Risk Management at 407.957.7205 or go to 1300 Ninth Street (Bldg B

Floor 3.)

3.         Information should be e mailed or faxed to cspanglo@stcloud.org or 407.957.7205 Fax:407-957-8416.

 

Ms. Roland mentioned she would be installing 2 to 4 sign boards for designated parking areas; has permits for 2 banners and will be setting up 200 chairs. She inquired about requesting tables and cable covers for walking safely. Also, the times for set-up are: 7:00, and 5:00 for the big tents.

 

Mr. Nearing noted to make sure to remove the signs after the event.

 

FINDINGS: DRC recommended approval with conditions.

 

3.                     Case #04-93.04 – Deer Creek West (John Groenendaal, Senior Planner)

West of Bristol Cove & East of Florida Turnpike

Subdivision Construction Plans; 28.16 acres; 91 lots

 

Mr. Jeremy Kibbler was present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on these construction plans.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

These conditions will supersede the conditions form Case # 04-93.03.

1.         Effective immediately, all residential and commercial developments approved (issuance of a “Notice to

Proceed” shall constitute approval) after December 1, 2005 shall be assessed a “CyberSpot Capital

Expansion” charge due and payable prior to issuance of a “Notice to Proceed” for the development.

This fee shall be assessed as follows:

Per Residential Unit: $118.46

Per square foot of Commercial property: $0.0068

Please reference Resolution #2005-418R, Ordinance #2005-168, and Section 6.1.10.1 of the

Land Development Code.

2.         Poles that provide a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio

manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the developer’s

expense, for mounting of the radios.

3.         In instances of decorative light poles, matching decorative poles, providing a minimum mounting

height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched

power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

4.         Please note that this is a combined effort with OUC and the City of St. Cloud for the acquisition and

placement of the poles that needs to be addressed by the developer during the street lighting design

phase.

5.         A layout of the electric system showing transformer locations and street lighting needs too be supplied

to the IT department as soon as possible for determining the number of poles required and location of

the poles.

6.         Based on the plans submitted, 91 lots, the fees will be $10,779.86.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         Please eliminate the 1’-6” wide Miami curb detail on sheet 4 of 21. The City minimum standard must be

2’-0”.

2.         We recommend the Flood Zone A area within the proposed subdivision be filled and a LOMR be

processed. The Osceola County Gator Bay study will be utilized for the purpose of determining the 100

year flood elevation.

3.         Please utilize the latest City of St. Cloud standard detail sheet for sheet 17 of 21. It can be obtained

from the City website.

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         Provide a water hydraulic analysis report.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         During construction, when combustibles are brought on to the site in such quantities as deemed

hazardous by the fire official, access roads and a suitable supply of water, acceptable to the fire

department, shall be provided and maintained. Completion of the base installation, including the

appropriate tack coating and sanding, shall be considered sufficient for vehicular access. The following

requirements must be met before water is made available to the site: (LDC 16E)

A. A clearance letter from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (F.D.E.P.) to place

a public drinking water facility into service;

B. A fire flow test by the St. Cloud Fire Department with results verifying minimum specifications

have been met.

2.         Fire Hydrants and Fire Protection Appliances shall have clearances of 7.5 feet front and sides and 4

foot to the rear for hydrants. (NFPA1 18.3.4.1) This includes driveways, mailboxes, trees and utilities.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.         ROW is vacated but survey still shows it, why? Also the survey is not sealed, we need at least one.

2.         Lot 66 does not appear wide enough, in PSP it was larger

3.         The cul-de-sac easement shall be handled in plat documents. Will it even be needed with Bristol Cove

constructing the connecting roadway?

4.         Is the pond smaller? The pond appears to be, and now there is a Tract “E” that is 10 foot that is not on

the PSP. This is a good thing but I do want to be sure how it was created.

INFORMATION:

1.         Revised plans must be submitted within sixty (60) days of this review. Revised plans submitted after the

allotted time frame will require a new application including payment of additional fees. Please be

advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         Recommend approval.

 

Mr. Kibbler noted that most comments to be addressed were with IT, but he would also like to meet with Civil Engineering due to concerns with Lines approval. He was also concerned whether the Ordinance had been recorded.

 

Mr. Groenendaal will look for the recorded copies.

 

Mr. Kibbler noted that he have the Ordinance recorded at plat approval, and will add easement requirements.

 

Applicant and Staff discussed Cul-de-sac.

 

 

FINDING: DRC recommended approval with conditions.

 

4.                     Case #05-36.07 – Gramercy Farms (John Groenendaal, Senior Planner)

3050 Old Hickory Tree Road

PUD Amendment; 298.5 acres; 978 lots

 

Mr. Rob Hare was present to represent the application.

 

Mr. Hare inquired whether there was an engineering review approval.

 

Mr. Nearing indicated that approval is through the construction plans.

 

Mr. Mauro noted that the Construction plan is fine.

 

Mr. Hare inquired about condition #2: Should the applicant write it in?

 

Mr. Groenendaal noted that PUD amends have to be advertised.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that guidelines with picture re the PSP would be advisable.

 

Mr. Hare noted that the applicant will reference overall maintenance.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that applicant should also look into documentation to be signed concerning the signage.

 

Mr. Hare noted that the water mill will be deleted from plans entirely, and will present renderings.

 

Mr. Groenendaal indicated he would suggest more in order to convince who he needs to convince

 

Mr. Groenendaal indicated that the reason for the water mill concern is that it is out of scale—too dominant.

 

Mr. Hare would like to know what would be needed to make it acceptable.

 

Mr. Groenendaal noted that the applicant should consider what it’ll look like coming into the community.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this PUD amendment.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         No Comments on this case.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.

 

CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         The additional lot will require a certificate of capacity. You can wait until it appears on a construction

drawing to apply.

INFORMATION:

1.         Please be advised that the Certificate of Capacity will not be moved forward to City Council for approval

until such time as the applicant notifies the Planner that it is needed. Your planner will place the item on

the next available City Council agenda.

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         Any part of the entry archway base will not be permitted over the water main.

2.         Provide a revised Final Master Plan showing all utility relocations & modifications.

3.         Submit revised Construction Plan drawings with profiles.

4.         Provide three gate valves at the Tee connections on the water and reclaimed water mains by lot

numbers 290A & 351.

5.         Change the additional manhole shown to manhole no. 83-6A, rather than no. 83-142.

6.         Extend the water main and reclaimed water main to connect to the stub-outs located by lot no. 394 and

provide a Tee w/ a stub-out to the west for future connection.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Access on Packard shall be for public use.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.         The interconnectivity between Gramercy Farms, Old Hickory, Southern Pines is encouraged

2.         The sign arch will require several sections of the LDC to be waived; the PUD guidelines would be the

appropriate place and methodology to start considering this being possible.

The PUD guidelines should supersede the following LDC sections:

3.19.11. H. Subdivision and development entranceway signs. These signs may not

exceed six (6) feet in height from finished grade except when the sign is an integral part of

landscaping and then the height can be no greater than eleven (11) feet from finished grade

with no visual obstruction to motorists. Visual obstructions shall be defined in Section 3.20.1 B.

Visibility at Intersections. They must not exceed two (2) in number at each entrance, and may

be erected at each entrance for identification purposes reflecting only the name of the

subdivision. Such signs, however, shall be erected only after compliance with zoning ordinance

regulations and approval of plans and site locations by the City Manager or his designee. (Ord.

99-19; 4-22-99) (Ord. 2000-27, 08/09/00)

3.19.6. E. No sign shall be placed on any public right-of-way, tree, pole, public

improvement, public utility structure, any unapproved supporting structure or any place where

the City Manager or his designee determines to be a danger to the health, safety, and welfare of

the citizens.

3.         The sign arch shall be permitted through an agreement made between the CDD and the City. The

agreement will absolve the City of the maintenance of the arch, and shall require the arch be maintained

or removed.

4.         The windmill is out of scale, 50 feet is too much. A windmill half that size with plantings in the round

about would be more appropriate.

5.         If you do wish to proceed to Council with the 50 foot windmill, please provide artist renderings from

different perspectives. Mainly the effect it will have on lot 1.

6.         No comments were made on the water mill as It is my understanding it is being removed.

INFORMATION:

1.         Revised plans must be submitted within sixty (60) days of this review. Revised plans submitted after the

allotted time frame will require a new application including payment of additional fees. Please be

advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONDITIONS:

1.         A South Florida Water Management District permit/modification is required.

 

FINDING: DRC recommended approval with conditions.

 

5.                     Case #06-55.02 – Bentlee Park Villas (Jeff Higgins, Planner)

South of 17th & west of Eastern Avenue

Annexation/PUD Amendment; 4.18 acres; 29 lots

 

Mr. Chris Drake was present to represent the application.

 

Mr. Drake noted that the Public Works: will be in next package, and ROW needs clarification.

 

Mr. Luthie noted that ROW standards are not met. This needs to be done at time of development, so in future the ROW changes will not impact the neighborhood unduly.

 

Mr. Drake noted that the applicant prefers the iron fence to a wall as well as vegetation.

 

Mr. Higgins noted that PUD should show more green space than R2, i.e., type, age, calculations of open spaces.

 

Mr. Nearing concurred and noted the need to show aesthetics as well as the functional, and to think about convincing people when asking for the change.

 

Mr. Higgins would also like plans to show DRC. He indicated that the annexation should go forward, but will require a continuance for the PUD.

 

Mr. Groenendaal suggested getting more information from Engineering. Also, to play up the recreation center.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that: as soon as the new materials are received, the applicant will be put on DRC.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this annexation/PUD amendment.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         With the implementation of the Cyber Spot wireless system thru out the City of St. Cloud, “Cyber Spot

Capital Expansion” charges will apply prior to development of said property.

This fee shall be assessed as follows:

Per Residential Unit: $118.46

Per square foot of Commercial property: $0.0068

Please reference Resolution #2005-418R, Ordinance #2005-168, and Section 6.1.10.1

of the Land Development Code.

2.         Please note that all cases do not necessarily require poles, but in the cases that do require poles, the

following guidelines will apply.

1. Poles that provide a minimum mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the

Radio manufacture and a continuous, non-switched power source, will be required, at the

developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

2. In instances of decorative light poles, matching decorative poles, providing a minimum

mounting height of 25 feet, as recommended by the Radio manufacture and a continuous, nonswitched

power source, will be required, at the developer’s expense, for mounting of the radios.

3. Please note that this is a combined effort with OUC and the City of St. Cloud for the

acquisition and placement of the poles that needs to be addressed by the developer during the street

lighting design phase.

4. A layout of the electric system showing transformer locations and street lighting needs too

be supplied to the IT department as soon as possible for determining the number of poles required and

location of the poles.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         The proposed access to public R/W is along Eastern Avenue. This road is under jurisdiction of Osceola

County and therefore will require approval and processing through the Osceola County Engineering

Department.

2.         We recommend a R/W dedication be provided to bring the half section of the road to a minimum of 25’.

3.         The proposed typical roadway section will need to meet all requirements of the City of St. Cloud LDC.

4.         The Bentlee Park HOA declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions states throughout the text

that the water management jurisdiction is with SJRWMD. Please revise the document since we are in

the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

5.         Where does the applicant plan to discharge the stormwater from the proposed pond site?

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         Please provide an area with a min. 15’ utility easement for the looping of a water main through the

proposed project to 17th St.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Upon annexation, this site will receive fire protection from the St. Cloud Fire Rescue Department. In

order for the site to receive the ISO rating inherent with the rest of the City, a hydrant must be located

within 1000 feet of any existing structures, measured along the road right-of-way and shall not be

measured across private property not designated and used as a road right-of-way. Furthermore, any

future development will require standards set forth according to the City of St. Cloud’s Land

Development Code.

INFORMATION:

1.         Further conditions and recommendations will be addressed during the construction process.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

Must include:

1.         A vicinity map showing the location of the proposed planned unit development, relationship to

surrounding streets and thoroughfares, existing zoning on the site and surrounding areas, existing land

use on the site and surrounding areas within five hundred (500) feet;

2.         A boundary survey and legal description of the property;

3.         A topographic survey including flood-prone delineations; the most recent USGS Topographical Survey

and USGS Flood Prone Mapping may be utilized;

4.         soils survey, which may be based on the most recent Osceola County Soils Survey, drawn to the

same scale as the preliminary land use plan, clearly identifying all soil types especially those areas

which are apparently not suitable for buildings or major structures due to soils limitations;

5.         A proposed utility service concept plan, including existing electric gas utilities on and around the

perimeter, sanitary sewers, storm drainage, potable water supply, and water supplies for fire protection,

including a definitive statement regarding the disposal of sewage effluent and storm water drainage;

6.         Landscape buffer widths are 25 feet adjacent to Medium Density Residential Land Use to the North,

West & Industrial Land Use to the East and 30 feet adjacent to Low Density Land Use to the South.

7.         Calculate minimum open space and how much it will increase with PUD zoning.

8.         A masonry wall six feet in height must screen the northern property boundary from 17th Street.

9.         Landscaping adjacent public rights-of-way require one tree planted every twenty-five linear feet.

10.        A continuous hedge screen at least eighteen inches in height upon planting must buffer the perimeter

boundary.

11.        Landscaping should go well above the minimum requirements.

12.        Additional right-of-way for Eastern Avenue should be dedicated to the public. Please consult with

Osceola County regarding the right-of-way needs.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

13.        Approval of annexation of the western portion of the property.

14.        Continue PUD zoning request for more information to be submitted.

INFORMATION:

15.        A substantial benefit to the City must be achieved in order to support PUD zoning. A generous

contribution to the parks and recreation department for their needed improvements is a consideration.

16.        Revised plans must be submitted within sixty (60) days of this review. Revised plans submitted after the

allotted time frame will require a new application including payment of additional fees. Please be

advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

17.        Applicant shall confer with Osceola County regarding access, right-of-way permits and concurrency

prior to Final Site Plan approval for any development application that impacts a County Road.

18.        Please be advised that no model homes or centers will be permitted prior to recording of the final plat.

Any such structures shall also require approval of a “Mini Site Plan”.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONDITIONS:

1.         A South Florida Water Management District permit/modification is required.

 

FINDING: DRC recommended approval of the annexation with conditions, but the PUD to be continued.

 

5.                     Case #07-37.01 – Miriam De Jesus (Ted Kozak, Planner)

2908 Jebidiah Loop

Abandonment of Easement

 

Ms. Miriam De Jesus, owner, was present to represent the application.

 

Ms. De Jesus noted that she is not used to HOAs, and has had problems with them in the past concerning her dogs. Now she is required to have a permit for property improvements. She complied, but still got a letter from the HOA saying they hadn’t been informed. Then they told her that her improvement was encroaching. She is not blaming, should have better read their notice to her. The regulations changed by amendment, and that was the problem. She is still waiting on the HOA for final determination.

 

Mr. Luthie says he’s not concerned with HOA requirements, but is concerned with whether she is building on her property or not, that is, easement and obstruction.

 

Ms. De Jesus explained what she believed to be her property and responsibility (6 inches).

 

Mr. Nearing suggested getting documentation from HOA for agreement of fence installation/easement.

 

Mr. Luthie concurred noting that an agreement is necessary before going ahead. Also, whether the area is going to be developed—he is concerned with compatibility.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that the shared property line will probably be Townhomes, and a wall is required for that density. Also, it needs to be accessible ergo the easement problems with Ms. De Jesus’s proposed fence.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments on this abandonment.

 

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         No Comments on this case.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         The 20’ unobstructed access easement is for the benefit of providing access for maintenance of the

berm, wall and landscape easement which is dedicated to the HOA. We will need input from the HOA

as to whether this abandonment request should be processed.

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         No comments.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         Approval of this case will not cause an adverse affect on fire rescue department operations.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.         Clarify and expand the justification of the request for abandonment, detailing the purpose of the existing

easement.

2.         Indicate on the survey which easement is proposed to be abandoned.

3.         Submit to Planning staff written approval of the abandonment by the neighborhood Homeowner’s

Association (HOA).

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.         APPROVAL, subject to conditions.

INFORMATION:

1.         Revised plans must be submitted within sixty (60) days of this review. Revised plans submitted after the

allotted time frame will require a new application including payment of additional fees. Please be

advised that the number of plans required for submittal has increased to 15 sets.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

INFORMATION:

1.         Will require review by the City Engineering Department only.

 

FINDING: DRC recommended approval.


 

Consent Agenda

 

1.                     Deferral of Annexation

 

Case #07-200.13 – Cobra Construction – 450 Orange Avenue

Case #07-200.14 – Szasz, James and Amber – 1382 East Lakeshore Boulevard

 

FINDING: Approved.

 

Meeting Adjourned: 3:12