Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The City of Nichols Hills

Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting

August 2, 2011

 

Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at  11 a.m. on the  29th day of July, 2011.

 

 

Michael Bickford, Chairman                                         Tim Cohn

Barbara Gilbert                                                             Jeff James 

John McCaleb                                                              Larry Savage

David Poole, City Manager                                           John Michael Williams, City Attorney

                                                                                    Kristi Hort, City Clerk, Fin Director

 

 

1.    Call to Order.

 

Chairman Bickford called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

2.    Roll Call.

 

Acknowledgment was made by Chairman Bickford that he along with Commission members Cohn, Gilbert and McCaleb were present. James and Savage were absent.

 

3.    Citizens desiring to be heard:

 

        None

 

4.    Minutes  June 7, 2011

 

APPROVED:  MOTION to approve the minutes was moved by McCaleb, seconded by Cohn.  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert and Cohn. NAYES:  None

 

 

5.    PUBLIC HEARING:  Consider and approve or disapprove the application seeking a special permit application, submitted by T-Mobile Central LLC (T-Mobile) for the tower located at 6706 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma.  T-Mobile currently has 6 antennas mounted on a steel monopole tower on City property.  This monopole is also mounted with a tornado siren.  T-Mobile seeks a special use permit to upgrade the wireless communication service from 2G to 3G technology.  The changes will also improve the appearance of the tower.

 

The public hearing was opened at 5:32 p.m.  Commissioner Gilbert recused herself from this agenda item.  Chairman Bickford advised there would not be a quorum to vote on this item.  Following discussion of continuing this item until September 6, 2011, the attorney for T-Mobile opted to wait until September to present their request.

 

APPROVED:  MOTION to continue agenda item 5 until September 6, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. was moved by McCaleb, seconded by Cohn.  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert and Cohn. NAYES:  None

 

6.    Work Session:  Work session regarding corner lots, with possible action as desired by the Planning Commission.

 

City Attorney John Michael Williams provided a background paper to aide commission discussion during this work session.  City Attorney, City Manager and Public Works director meet with Mack Kilpatrick the week prior to discuss corner lots.  Following Mr. Williams presentation, Mr. Kilpatrick addressed the commission regarding corner lots.

 

Following lengthy discussion among staff, city attorney, residents and members of the planning commission, Chairman Bickford stated he desire to hear the thoughts of the two absence Planning Commission members.

 

APPROVED:  MOTION to schedule a work session at the September 6, 2011 Planning Commission meeting was moved by Gilbert, seconded by Cohn.  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert and Cohn. NAYES:  None

 

 

 

7.    Adjournment

 

APPROVED:  MOTION to approve the minutes was moved by McCaleb, seconded by Cohn.  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert and Cohn. NAYES:  None

 

Michael Bickford

Michael Bickford, Chairman

 

 

 

Kristi Hort                                                              David Poole

Kristi Hort, City Clerk                                            David Poole, City Manager

 

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