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CITY OF ST. CLOUD

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW COMMITTEE MINUTES

 

DATE OF MEETING:      March 13, 2003

 

LOCATION:                   Municipal Services Complex 1st Floor Conference Room

                                    2901 17th Street, St. Cloud

 

CALL TO ORDER:         2:00 P.M.

 

CHAIRMAN:                  Mark Luthie, Acting Chairman

 

SECRETARY:               Stella Gibson, Acting DRC Secretary

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

Rick Mauro                    Eric Holloway                Mark Luthie       Tommy Howes              

Dave Ennis                    John Groenendaal          Eric Morgan       Angelo Perri                 

Ron Trowell

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.         Approval of Consent Agenda for March 13, 2003

 

The consent agenda of March 13, 2003 was approved as submitted.  The following items were approved on that agenda:

            DRC Minutes of February 6, 2003

            Deferral of Annexation for the following locations:

                        Case #3-52.01 – Arnco Construction – 4873 Chisholm Park Trail

                        Case #3-53.01 – Kent, Ernest – 2604 Florience Drive

 

 

2.         Case #03-4.12 – National Day of Prayer 2003

                                                Special Event

                                                Veteran’s Park

 

Mrs. Bertha Chase was present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         Temporary electrical wiring shall comply with the National Electrical Code (NEC) 1999 Article 305. 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 (FBC) 2001 Section 3103.1 and Section 1019.5. 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.    

 

PUBLIC WORKS

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

LINES DIVISION

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

 

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FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

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

2.         A lane shall remain open to allow emergency vehicles access if needed. (Movable barricades are acceptable.

INFORMATION:

3.         Contact Bill Johnston 407- 891-6782 for fire equipment.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.                   Please call a day prior to event for confirmation of marked Patrol Car availability.

 

Ms. Chase noted that she would contact PD the day before the event to verify the availability.

 

PLANNING

INFORMATION:

1.                   The Planning & Zoning Department can see no issues that would require comment.  Therefore, since this event is being held inside a City Park, we defer all requirements, including insurance coverage, to the Parks & Recreation Department and the emergency services departments.

 

Ms. Chase requested that a pole be placed so that a banner could be hung.  Tommy Howes stated that the City would be able to do that.  Coordinate banner through Parks & Rec.

 

2.                   As a DRC approved event, the applicant is authorized to utilize off-site signage advertise and/or direct traffic to the event.  Signs must be free standing and cannot be attached to street signs, utility poles, trees, etc.  Signs must be places so as to prevent visual obstruction for pedestrian and vehicular traffic.  Signs may not be placed prior to April 26, 2003 and must be removed no later than May 2, 2003

3.                   The application indicates no food and/or alcohol sale and/or service.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

CONDITIONS:

1.                   How many chairs required, under the one (1) tent?

 

Ms. Chase and Mr. Howes will coordinate the number of chairs needed prior to the event.

 

2.                   The St. Cloud Parks & Recreation Department is requesting that a representative be at the site on Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 7:30 am. This will determine tent set up. Our department will be required to set up on Wednesday, due to the event’s starting time (6:30 am) on Thursday morning.

3.                   It is uncertain if the proposed location for the tent (Art & Essay Display) will fit. Another area may be required.

 

Ms. Chase stated that this was the same as it was last year, but that she would check with Scott Dennis to make sure.

 

4.                   What is the space distance required in-between the two (2) tents?

5.                   The School Bus and/or Fire Truck will not be allowed into the park. Due to heavy rains, these vehicles will leave deep ruts into the park. Inviting safety concerns and additional repair for our department.

 

Ms. Chase has no problem with parking of buses or fire trucks.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

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FINDING:

The DRC recommended approval of the Special Event with the conditions as stated.

 

 

SEE DRC SIGN-OFF SHEET FOR STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS


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3.         Case #3-4.13 – Maroon & Gold Gala 2003

                                                Special Event

                                                Civic Center (17th Street)

 

There was no one present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         This event has no effect on the building department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

LINES DIVISION

INFORMATION:

1.         No Comment.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

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

2.         A lane shall remain open to allow emergency vehicles access if needed. (Movable barricades are acceptable.

3.         All seating arrangements and occupancy shall conform to The Florida Fire Prevention Code.

4.         Submit a seating lay-out for approval of the Fire Marshal.

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

POLICE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Resolution required for selling alcoholic beverages on City Property

2.         Responsible security required containing alcoholic beverages on premises

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.         The applicant is to assure that all food vendors are properly licensed and inspected pursuant to the requirements of the Department of Business and Professional Regulations, Division of Hotels and Restaurants.  Osceola County is in District 4 and their offices can be reached at (800) 375-6975.

2.         City Council approval will be required for the sale/service of alcohol.

3.         The application indicates that the event will end at 12:00 midnight.  Be advised that pursuant to Section 38-67 of City Code, noise that can be heard by adjacent residents is strictly prohibited between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.

INFORMATION:

4.                   Since this event is being held entirely on/in a Parks & Recreation facility, the Planning & Zoning Department will defer all other conditions, including insurance requirements, to the Parks & Recreation and emergency services departments.

5.                   As a DRC approved event, off-site signage may be utilized to direct traffic and/or advertise this event. Signs may not be placed prior to March 22, 2003 and must be removed no later than March 30, 2003.  All signs must be free standing and cannot be attached to street signs, utility poles, trees, etc.  Signs must be placed so as to prevent visual obstruction to pedestrian and vehicular traffic.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

CONDITIONS:

1.                   A diagram will be required, showing the proposed set up for the buildings.

2.                   The St. Cloud Parks & Recreation Department (SCPR) is requesting that a representative be at the Civic Center on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 7:30 am. This will determine set up needs.

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3.                   Our department can only supply six (6’) foot tables.

4.                   It is unclear, the location of the white fence?

5.                   What size of stage is the applicant requesting? And how many steps are required for the stage?

6.                   How many red chairs are required?

7.                   The SCPR does not supply risers.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

FINDING:         

Applicant will be responsible for set-up.  Parks & Rec. will supply tables.  Contact Rosemary Schmidt to coordinate activities through Parks & Rec.  Approved with conditions.

 

 

SEE DRC SIGN-OFF SHEETS FOR STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS


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4.         Case #2-28.05 – Dylan Plaza

                                                Kissimmee Park Road & U.S. 192

                                                Abandonment of Right-of-Way

 

Mr. Shawn Hindle was present to represent the application

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.                   This case has no effect on the building department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

INFORMATION:

1.                   No comment.

 

LINES DIVISION

INFORMATION:

1.                   This request will not cause an adverse effect with the Line Systems Divisions operations.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

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

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.                   OK to abandon the right-of-way.

 

PLANNING

RECOMMENDATIONS:

1.                   Planning recommends approval.

INFORMATION:

2.                   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.

3.                   All submitted plans must be folded at the time of submittal.  Rolled plans will not be accepted.

 

Items #2 and #3 were removed.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

INFORMATION:

1.                   This case will require approval by the City’s Engineering Department only.

 

 

FINDINGS: 

The DRC recommended approval with the conditions as stated.

 

SEE DRC SIGN-OFF SHEET FOR STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS


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5.         Case #3-49.01 – Suntrust Bank

                                                4290 13th Street

                                                Site Variance

 

Ms. Carmalynn May was present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION: This case has no effect on the building department.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT

INFORMATION:

1.                   No comment.

 

LINES DIVISION

INFORMATION:

1.         No comment.

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

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

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

CONDITIONS:

1.         There are existing underground electric lines in the areas of the tree plantings.  Call 1-800-432-4770 for locates.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Please amend the landscaping plan to more plainly indicate which tree(s) is/are subject to removal if this site variance request is granted.  (It is assumed by staff at this time that it is the two large Live Oaks along the South property line abutting 13th Street.)

2.                   Please provide further written explanation demonstrating how this request meets the Site Variance requirements of Section 4.3.1.A.3 if the Land Development Code, namely: "That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the applicant."  The location of the Sun Trust free standing sign is the result of an action by Sun Trust.

3.                   Please provide financial data regarding the total annual cost to trim the subject tree(s) which has prompted this request.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

4.                   Staff recommends denial of the request based upon the information available at this time.

 

PARKS & RECREATION

INFORMATION:

1.                   On December 16, 2002 the St. Cloud Parks & Recreation Department it was requested by SunTrust Bank, to meet with the City Arborist referencing five (5) existing Oak trees, located within the buffer along Highway 192.

On December 19, 2002 the City Arborist met with Janell Ward and Carmalynn May, representing Sun Trust Bank.  The concern was the continued maintenance and visual hindrance that the Oaks caused, for their signage.

The Land Development Code vs. their existing site was discussed. Photos and an evaluation of the trees were documented.

            The City Arborist recommended moving through the process of a variance.

RECOMMENDATION:

2.                   The St. Cloud Parks & Recreation Department recommends approval of the variance with conditions.

    1. This site has always kept a neat and orderly appearance for the City of St. Cloud.

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    1. This site holds and maintains some of the largest specimen Oaks.

 

FINDING:   

Eric Morgan stated that all items requested by the Planning Department must be provided.  Mr. Luthie stated that the landscape plan should be revised to show the location of new trees.  The DRC recommended approval with conditions by Planning.   Applicant is to coordinate with Ms. Duffy on-site.  Twelve copies of the new plan and justification are to be submitted to Planning. 

 

 

SEE DRC SIGN-OFF SHEET FOR STAFF RECOMMENDATION


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6.         Case #3-47.01 – Constantine Plumbing

                                                NW end of Commerce Court

                                                Site Plan

 

Mr. Roxy Howes and Patrick Constantine were present to represent the application.

 

BUILDING DEPARTMENT

INFORMATION:

1.         No comments at this time.

 

PUBLIC WORKS

CONDITIONS:

1.         The landscaping plan calls for trees to be planted in the conveyance swale behind both Phase I and Phase II buildings.  Please revise the locations so that the trees will not affect the storm water conveyance.

           

2.         A SFWMD Permit Modification will be required.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

3.         It appears from the plan that individual water meters to each unit will not be part of the intended design.  The property owner needs to be aware that individual billing for each tenant will not be possible under the present design scenario. 

 

CONCURRENCY MANAGEMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.                   A Certificate of Capacity approved by City Council shall be required prior to receiving a Notice to Proceed.

2.                   A Sewer Capacity Reservation Fee in the amount of $730.80, equal to 10% of the estimated sewer impact fee, shall be paid prior to receiving a Notice to Proceed.  This amount will be credited against final impact fees, which will be calculated at the time of building permit submittal based upon construction plans.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

3.                   Staff recommends approval with conditions as given herein.

INFORMATION:

4.                   The estimated sewer impact fee is based upon the ratio of $600 per 1,000 gross square feet of Industrial building area, and per the ratio of $1,000 per 1,000 gross square feet of Professional building area Resolution 98-27R.  As it applies to this project: 

7,752 gross square feet of warehouse X $600.00÷ 1,000 gross square feet = $4,650.00 estimated sewer impact fee.

2,658 gross square feet of office X $1,000.00 ÷ 1,000 gross square feet = $2,658.00 estimated sewer impact fee

10% of this total amount ($7,308) is the Sewer Capacity Reservation Fee.

5.                   The impact fees are scheduled to increase soon. The impact fees will be determined at the rate in effect at the time of building plan approval.

6.                   A public safety fees will implemented starting April 1, 2003

7.                   A copy of current impact fees and rates are available from the Planning & Zoning Department.

8.                   A Certificate of Capacity is valid for 1 year after the approval date by City Council, within which period construction must commence and be ongoing and continuous.  Otherwise, the Certificate of Capacity expires and water and sewer service is denied until such time as another Certificate of Capacity is obtained.

 

LINES DIVISION

CONDITIONS:

1.         The sanitary sewer lateral proposed to the phase 1 building on lot no. 8 will need to be relocated around the retention pond, to avoid going through it.

 

Mr. Luthie stated that when construction starts, depth of laterals will have to be determined, so that adequate cover is obtained.

 

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FIRE DEPARTMENT

CONDITIONS:

1.         Fire hydrants in commercial, industrial, and high-density residential areas shall be spaced no greater than three hundred fifty (350) feet apart and shall be connected to mains no less than eight (8) inches in diameter.  In addition, hydrants shall be located so that the radius of one hundred seventy five (175) feet

from the hydrant shall strike a portion of the structure, as well as strike the same radius of the next hydrant on the property. The required distance between all hydrants shall be 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. No individual hydrant shall be designed to deliver more than 1000 GPM of required fire flow.  (L.D.C. 7.9.2.b.1)

2.         This project includes an approximately 5600-sq. ft. building. The estimated fire flow for this building is 1000-1500 GPM.  In accordance with 7.9.2.2 of the Land Development Code, water distribution systems and/or main extensions shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the fire protection requirements of the Insurance Services Office, as stated in their publication “Guide for Determination of Required Fire Flows”.  Proof of adequate fire flow must be submitted to the public works department for verification prior to site plan approval by the fire rescue department.

Mr. Luthie stated that applicant is not required to install an additional hydrant.

 

INFORMATION:

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

 

OUC (ELECTRIC UTILITY)

INFORMATION:

1.         There may be costs to provide electric service to this project, please contact Bill Ellwood.

2.         OUC can provide parking lot lights for this project.  Please contact Bill Ellwood.

3.         Please send all site and electric information to OUC Development Services.

            OUC Development Services        (407)236-9652

            Bill Ellwood                               (407) 236-9628 (fax)

            500 South Orange Avenue          email: developmentservices@ouc.com

            P.O. Box 3193

            Orlando, Florida  32802

4.         Once all information is obtained by Development Services, an Engineer will be assigned to the job.

 

PLANNING

CONDITIONS:

1.                   Provide Surrounding Zoning and Future Land Use Designation, also existing land use.

A.                  If the property to the east of phase 1 is still RS-2  Setbacks and landscape buffer will need revised.

2.                   Correct the zoning in note 5 to I-2A

3.                   Provide a note for the projected trip generation.

4.                   Move the handicapped space down to the east end of the building in Phase 1 so the walkway aisles coincide.

5.                   Does the parking loading area violate the City Code for ten spaces without a landscape island?

6.                   These two lots are tied as the parking and landscaping are not contained. Therefore the parcels shall be unified under one parcel id number.

7.                   The dumpster location must be approved by Solid Waste and is to be enclosed with a Masonry material.

8.                   Provide a timeline for phase 2.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

9.         This project cannot move forward until the surrounding zoning is provided

INFORMATION:

10.        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.

11.               All submitted plans must be folded at the time of submittal.  Rolled plans will not be accepted.

 

SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT

CONDITIONS:

1.         A South Florida Water Management District permit is required for this project.

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FINDING:

Remove comment about wheel stops (Parks & Rec.).  Dave Nearing to determine parking and green space issues.  West property line – comply with code, build masonry wall (can get variance for wood fence), or apply for variance.  Shift Building 2 back 5’.  No trees in bottom retention pond.  Applicant to submit revised site plans for sign-off.  Approval with conditions.

 

 

SEE DRC SIGN-OFF SHEET FOR STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

ADJOURNMENT:           The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 P.M.