The City of Nichols Hills
Minutes of the Planning Commission Meeting
February 5, 2013
Original Agenda Filed in the Office of the Municipal Clerk at 1 PM on the 1st day of February, 2013.
Michael Bickford, Chairman Tim Cohn
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, except for Larry Savage. Mr. McCaleb arrived during discussion of agenda item 7.
3. Citizens desiring to be heard: None
Chairman Bickford stated that commission members would discuss agenda item 6 next.
5. PUBLIC HEARING: Discussion, Consideration and Possible Approval or disapproval on Case PC 2013-01 for which the owners of 6707 NW Grand Boulevard are requesting to erect a fence higher than allowed by code. This property is currently zoned E-2.
Mr. David Giasson addressed commission members on behalf of the applicant. Following the presentation of the application, Chairman Bickford opened the public hearing. Seeing that no one present expressed a desire to speak, the public hearing was closed. Following discussion by the commission members, Gilbert moved to recommend approval of this application to city council. Cohn seconded the motion.
AYES: Bickford, Gilbert, Pringle and Cohn.
6. PUBLIC HEARING: Discussion, Consideration and Possible Approval or disapproval of amendments to the Nichols Hills Code regarding building setbacks on corner lots.
Chairman Bickford advised that information from Mr. Yowell was received on Friday, February 1, 2013, and that commission members have not had enough time to review the information for discussion to take place this evening.
Gilbert moved to table item 6. Pringle seconded the motion.
AYES: Bickford, Gilbert, Pringle and Cohn
7. Discussion, Consideration and Possible action concerning antenna systems.
Chairman Bickford provided a brief update to commission members and residents as to why this item is before the commission. Mr. Elby Beal addressed members of the Planning Commission expressing concern about the suitability and locations of towers. He indicated the tower located by the country club continues to be a “sore spot” for a lot of people. He requested review of the manner in which Nichols Hills allows the permitting of cell towers in residential areas, and requested a broad review of future leases for cell antenna locations.
Attorney Kendall Parrish provided a brief summary of federal law and FCC regulations which restrict municipalities’ authority over wireless telephone tower siting applications.
Discussions followed. No action was taken.
There being no further business, Pringle moved to adjourn the meeting. McCaleb seconded the motion.
AYES: Bickford, Gilbert, McCaleb, Cohn and Pringle.
Michael Bickford, Chairman
Kristi Hort_________ David Pool
Kristi Hort, City Clerk David Poole, City Manager