Tuesday, May 01, 2012


The City of Nichols Hills

Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting

May 1, 2012


Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 1:30 PM on the 16th day of April, 2012.



Michael Bickford, Chairman                                        Tim Cohn

Barbara Gilbert                                                            Lynn Pringle         

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.


2.      Roll Call.


Acknowledgment was made by Chairman Bickford that all commission members were present. 


3.      Citizens desiring to be heard:




4.      Minutes –  April 3, 2012



APPROVED:  MOTION was moved by McCaleb, seconded by Pringle.  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert, McCaleb, Cohn and Pringle. NAYES:  None Abstain:  Savage


5.      PUBLIC HEARING: 1601NW 63rd Street PUD Application - Discussion, Consideration and Possible Approval on the application of Glenbrook Park in Nichols Hills, LLC to rezone 1601 NW 63rd Street, Nichols Hills, Oklahoma from the “E-1” Estate District to “PUD” Planned Unit Development District.



Among the topics discussed regarding the PUD application; damage to adjoining properties, compliance with ordinances, location of port-a-potties and parking of construction vehicles, need for a hydrologist and drainage issues, watering of site during development, actual cost associated with construction,  maintenance of the detention pond, accessibility to the green space and sidewalks, outbuildings and side yard setbacks.


Developers advised:


They will replace sod damaged by construction to adjoining properties owners, the developed site will be lower than adjoined property owners, specifically the property owner to the North East.  Since the PUD application is an ordinance, compliance with ordinances will be adhered to. 


During construction of the infrastructure (grading, sewer, water and paving) all construction vehicles will be parked within the construction site.  A graveled  construction entrance will be located off of 63rd street onto the construction site, with construction fences on the east and west sides.  Port-a-potties will be located discreetly while maintaining regular inspections.  Relocation will be required occasionally as construction progresses.  


As mentioned on numerous occasions the historic runoff of water cannot and will not be altered by this development.  Water from the north will be accepted with no additional water runoff to the east or west.  The detained water will go into the pipe system over to 63rd street then west and south into Oklahoma City drainage system.


Nichols Hills ordinances require the “watering down” of construction sites to reducing the circulation of the dust and dirt.  Developers discussed the purchase price of the property and anticipate these lots to sell for approximately $300,000 each.


City Manager Poole reported his contact with hydrologist resulted in a recommendation to hire a civil engineer; additionally refusing to accept the consulting job.



Motion moved by McCaleb to recommend to the Nichols Hills City council that this PUD application be approved as modified this evening ( PUD CHANGE Lots 7, 14 rear set back 20’; 10’ east side yard setback; PUD Change:  Greenbelt will be open to public use subject to reasonable rules and regulations;  and seconded by Savage.  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert, McCaleb, Savage, Cohn and Pringle. NAYES:  None



Planning Commission members moved to the back of council chambers in the event council requested questions or clarification of their recommendation.  During which time, Mr. McCaleb and Mr. Pringle left for prior engagements.



6.      Adjournment


APPROVED: MOTION was moved by Gilbert, seconded by Savage .  AYES: Bickford, Gilbert, Savage 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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