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					                          CITY OF NORTH MYRTLE BEACH
                         PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
                               1018 Second Avenue South
                                Tuesday, October 7, 2008

                                    MINUTES


Present:                    Fred Coyne, Chairman
                            H.G. Worley, Jr.
                            Jim Hulen
                            Frank Vallone
                            John Galvin
Absent                      Kerry Stanko
                            Russ Courtney

Director of P & Z           Jim Wood
Planners                    Dan Hatley


1. CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Coyne called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

2. ROLL CALL: The secretary called the roll and declared a quorum present.

3. COMMUNICATIONS: Mr. Hatley reminded the Commissioners of the Thursday training
session.

4. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES:
Mr. Vallone questioned the approval of three parcels in MSPUD08-03. Mr. Hatley stated that
parcel B&C . Mr. Coyne stated that the Planning Commission approved the site plans for the
PUD. Parcel B&C were approved as generalized location for a building pad.
The minutes of the September 15, 2008 were approved.
Motion made by Mr. Galvin to approve and seconded by Mr. Hulen. Motion passed 5-0.

5. OLD BUSINESS: None

6. NEW BUSINESS:

A. REZONE Z-08-06: Applicant MPH Properties has submitted a petition for rezoning Lot
7A, 7B and Lot 8 in the Windy Hill section, located on 33rd Ave. South between Dune Street
and Palm Street. The applicant is petitioning to change the zoning from R-1 (Single-Family
Residential Low Density) to R-2A (Mid-Rise Multi-Family Residential).

STAFF REPORT: Mr. Hatley presented the report for the staff.

COMMISSION QUESTIONS: Mr. Hulen asked if the property is going to be consolidated.
Mr. Hatley stated that he did not know.


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Mr. Galvin stated that he would like to hear from the applicant

Mr. Tim Fird stated that he is representing MPH Properties. These lots have derelict buildings.
They want to help the neighborhood by cleaning up the property. It is their intent to improve the
neighborhood. They plan to put up 8 town houses.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Mr. Charles Powell stated that he owns ½ of one of these lots and he objects because the owners
do not have a deed.

Mr. Doug Crenshaw stated that his property backs up to these lots and he feels that this is not
appropriate for the neighborhood.

Edith Stroud is opposed. She wants the area to remain R-1.

Shawn Watkins stated that she objects. She sees no need for multi family in this single family
area. There is a safety concern because of parking and the narrow street.

Ann Hammond stated that she objects and wants the area to remain single family. There are old
trees that would have to be removed.

Mr. Noury, City Attorney stated that the submitted documents do show ownership of the
property. The Planning Commission can consider this request.

Mr. Fird stated that they do not want to hurt the neighborhood.

COMMISSION COMMENT AND DECISION:
Mr. Vallone stated that looking at the current zoning, this area does need correction. The
property is in bad shape but he does not think this should be rezoned at this time.

Mr. Hulen stated that he has looked at the property and there are condemnation notices on some
of the property. He is concerned that the City has not proceeded with this issue.

Mr. Galvin stated that 8 town houses would be better than what is there now.

Mr. Coyne stated that a rezoning exists for a public purpose not for private. This is not consistent
with surrounding uses.

Mr. Worley stated that this rezoning is not consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and he
cannot support this.

There were no further comments and Chairman Coyne called for a motion.

Mr. Hulen made the motion to deny the application. Mr. Vallone seconded the motion. The
motion to deny passed 5-0.




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B. REZONE Z-08-07: Applicant The Oceans HOA, Inc. has submitted a petition for
rezoning Lot 1, 2 and 5 in the Cherry Grove section, located on North Ocean Blvd. and 25th
Ave North. The applicant is petitioning to change the zoning from R-4 (Resort Residential)
to NC (Neighborhood Commercial).

Mr. Worley removed himself from discussion and voting due to a possible conflict of interest.

STAFF REPORT: Mr. Hatley presented the report for the staff. He pointed out that the uses in
R-4 do not include a real Estate office. This property was established as an accessory use to the
condominium unit.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Mr. Ray Brewer representing the HOA for Ocean Towers stated that they would like to rent this
property to a real Estate company.

Mr. Russell Burgess stated that this building was used for pre construction sales and rentals. This
is really down zoning. It would not cause a problem to let this remain as a rental company office

Jean Parker, resident 206, 26th Ave. North, stated that she is concerned that another use that
would no enhance the neighborhood could happen if the use was changed.

Mr. Bill Rice, 216 25th Ave. North, stated that he is concerned that the change in zoning could
create a traffic problem for the residents of the area.

Mr. Charles Hassell, 26th Avenue North, stated that he feels that this is clear case of spot zoning
and should not be allowed.

There were no further comments and Mr. Coyne closed comment.

COMMISSION COMMENT:
Mr. Vallone stated that this area needs to be reviewed in the comprehensive Plan review.

Director Wood stated that this issue is use and it may not need to go to a rezoning but can be
handled with a text amendment.

Mr. Hulen stated that he feels that this change to NC in a neighborhood would put the
neighborhood at risk.

Mr. Coyne called for a motion.

Mr. Vallone made the motion to deny the rezoning request. Mr. Galvin seconded the motion. The
motion to deny passed 4-0.


C.PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION PLAT SUP-08-03, Formerly Villa d’Este, Tuscan
Sands: Kylor Johnson, authorized agent for the property owner, has requested preliminary
subdivision plat approval for Tuscan Sands subdivision, Barefoot Resort, a 108-lot, zero-lot
line, single-family residential development formerly known as Villa d’Este. The property is
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located south of Barefoot Resort Bridge Road in the Barefoot Resort Planned Unit
Development.

This item was withdrawn at the advice of the City Attorney due to a legal matter.


7. ADJOURNMENT: There was no further business and Mr. Coyne called for a motion to adjourn. The
motion was made by Mr. Vallone and seconded by Mr. Hulen. The meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m.

NOTE: BE ADVISED THAT THESE MINUTES REPRESENT A SUMMARY OF THE PLANNING
COMMISSION MEETING AND ARE NOT INTENDED TO REPRESENT A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE
MEETING. THE TAPE (S) OF THE MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST, TO BE HEARD IN
THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE PLANNING DEPARTMENT. AN AGENDA OF THIS
MEETING HAS BEEN EITHER MAILED OR MADE AVAILABLE TO PERSONS, ORGANIZATIONS AND
LOCAL NEWS MEDIA AS PER THEIR REQUEST. THE AGENDA GIVES THE DATE, TIME, AND PLACE
OF THE MEETING AS WELL AS THE ORDER OF BUSINESS. THIS DISCLOSURE IS IN COMPLIANCE
WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA CODE OF LAWS OF 1976, SECTION 30-4-80(E).

Respectfully submitted,


Merideth Smith, City Clerk




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