CALL TO ORDER:
Chair Maloof called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM in the Council Chambers, 9611 SE 36th Street, Mercer Island, Washington.
Chair Emmett Maloof and Commissioners Steve Bryan, Susanne Foster, Bert Loosmore, and were present. Vice-Chair Kuznicki arrived at 7:43 PM. Commissioners Donald McLaughlin and Lucia Pirzio-Biroli were excused. Council Liaison Bruce Bassett was excused.
George Steirer, Principal Planner; Travis Saunders, Planner; and Keith Kerner, Parks Superintendent were present.
MEETING MINUTES APPROVAL:
The minutes of May 12, 2010 were approved by consent, as written.
AGENDA ITEM #1 - OPEN RECORD PUBLIC HEARING: Verizon Wireless Communications Facility Final Design Review
Travis Saunders, Planner, gave the staff presentation and responded to questions from the Design Commission.
John Eder, for Verizon Wireless, provided a presentation and responded to questions from the Design Commission.
Keith Kerner, Parks Superintendent responded to questions from the Design Commission.
At 8:02 PM, Chair Maloof opened the hearing to testimony. No parties provided testimony. Chair Maloof closed the hearing to testimony at 8:02 PM.
Commissioner Loosmore motioned to grant Verizon Wireless final design approval for the Wireless Communications Facility proposal as depicted by Exhibit 1, for DSR07-015, subject to the eleven (11) staff report conditions of approval, with the addition of the following condition: The applicant shall remove, both initially and through continued maintenance as suggested on Sheet L1, all blackberry bushes within a twenty feet radius of the proposed vault location.
Commissioner Bryan seconded the motion.
The Commission discussed the motion.
Commissioner Loosmore motioned to amend the added condition of approval to read: The applicant shall remove, both initially and through the suggested three year maintenance schedule as laid out on Sheet L1, all blackberry bushes within a twenty feet radius of the proposed vault location.
Commissioner Bryan seconded the amendment.
The Commission unanimously approved the amendment.
The Commission unanimously approved the motion, as amended.
Design review process for Wireless Communication Facilities discussions to occur.
Chair Maloof welcomed Commissioner Bryan to the Commission.
Chair Maloof will be absent on August 11, 2010 and August 25, 2010. Vice-Chair Kuznicki will be absent on August 25, 2010.
The next regular meeting is scheduled for August 11, 2010; however, no agenda items are anticipated.
COUNCIL LIASON REPORT:
ADJOURNMENT: 8:12 PM