TO City Council DATE May 15, 2009 FROM Janet by feltonhuggins

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									                        MISSOULA OFFICE OF PLANNING & GRANTS
MISSOULA
                                      435 Ryman
  COUNTY                       MISSOULA MT 59802-4292

                                   PHONE: (406) 258-4657



MEMO
TO:                 City Council

DATE:               May 15, 2009

FROM:               Janet Rhoades, Planner II, Office of Planning and Grants

RE:                 River Road Lots Subdivision
                    Amendments to Motions and Conditions


At their regularly scheduled meeting of May 13, 2009, the Plat, Annexation, & Zoning
Committee voted to amend the requirement for 6’-wide sidewalks and 10’-wide boulevards to
allow the sidewalk to meander to avoid impacting existing mature trees, as approved by City
Engineering. Staff is providing the following amended motions and conditions to
accommodate this change.

MOTIONS FOR CITY COUNCIL

1. THAT the variance request from Article 3-2(15), which requires installation of 6’-
   wide concrete sidewalks with 10’-wide landscaped boulevards along the River Road
   frontage of the subdivision, be denied conditionally approved, to require a 6’-wide
   concrete sidewalk and a 10’-wide landscaped boulevard, except where the sidewalk
   would conflict with existing, healthy, mature trees, in which case the sidewalk may
   meander to avoid impacting these trees if approved by City Engineering and City
   Parks & Recreation, based on the findings of fact and subject to the recommended
   conditions of approval in the staff report.

2. THAT the variance request from Article 3-3(1)(C)(3), which requires Lots 2 and 3 to
   abut on and have access to a public or private street or road, be approved, based
   on the findings of fact and subject to the recommended conditions of approval in the
   staff report.

3. THAT the River Road Lots Subdivision be approved, based on the findings of
   fact and subject to the recommended conditions of approval in the staff report as
   amended by PAZ (per the memo dated May 15, 2009).
CONDITIONS OF SUBDIVISION APPROVAL

Roads and Driveways
1. Plans for and installation of curb/gutter and paving River Road adjacent to this subdivision
   to a minimum 18’ width from back-of-curb to centerline of right-of-way shall be reviewed
   and approved by the City Engineer prior to final plat approval. Subdivision Regulations
   Article 3-2(3) and 3-2(14)
2. Plans for and installation of the private driveway serving Lots 2 and 3 to a minimum 12’
   paved width within a minimum 20’-wide private access and public utility easement, and an
   Emergency Vehicle Turn-Around at the terminus of the driveway shall be reviewed and
   approved by City Engineering and the City Fire Department prior to final plat approval.
   Subdivision Regulations Articles 3-2(1)(J) & 3-2(16)(A); City Engineering recommendation
3. The driveway serving Lot 1 shall be paved, subject to review and approval by City
   Engineering prior to final plat approval. Subdivision Regulations Article 3-2(16)(A)
4. A 1’ No-Access Strip shall be designated on the plat along the Private Access Easement /
   Public Utility Easement, limiting access from the easement to serving only Lots 2 and 3,
   subject to review and approval by OPG prior to final plat approval. Subdivision Regulations
   Articles 3-2(1)(F) & 3-2(1)(J); City Engineering recommendation
5. Plans for and installation of “No Parking” signs along the private access easement and the
   Emergency Vehicle Turn-Around serving Lots 2 and 3 shall be reviewed and approved by
   City Engineering prior to final plat approval. Subdivision Regulations Article 3-2(1)(F) and
   City Engineering recommendation

Pedestrian Facilities
6. Plans for and installation of a 6’-wide concrete sidewalk with a 10’-wide landscaped
   boulevard along River Road adjacent to the subdivision, with allowance for sidewalk
   meandering to avoid existing mature trees, within sufficient additional easement for the
   boulevard sidewalk and sidewalk maintenance, shall be reviewed and approved by City
   Engineering and City Parks & Recreation prior to final plat approval. Subdivision
   Regulations Article 3-2(1)(C) & 3-2(15); City Engineering, OPG Transportation, and City-
   County Health Department recommendation

Fire
7. All residences within this subdivision shall post address signs visible from River Road in
    all light conditions. Plans for visible address signage shall be reviewed and approved by
    Missoula City Fire and included in the Development Covenants, subject to review and
    approval by OPG prior to final plat approval. This section of the covenants shall not be
    deleted or amended without governing body approval. Subdivision Regulations Article 3-
    2(2)(G) and City Fire recommendation

Floodplain
8. Language shall be included in the Covenants prior to final plat approval and a note shall
   be placed on the final plat that states the following: “The lowest floor elevation, including
   basements, mechanical equipment, and ductwork shall be a minimum of 2’ above base
   flood elevation. Pre-construction elevation certificates shall be required at the time of
   Zoning Compliance Permit submittal documenting the lowest floor and utility elevations,
   with post-construction elevation certificates submitted upon building completion.” City of
   Missoula Subdivision Regulations Article 3-1(1)(B) and Floodplain Administrator
   recommendation.
Weeds
9. A Revegetation Plan shall be approved by the Missoula County Weed District prior to final
    plat approval. Subdivision Regulations Article 3-1(1)(f)) and Missoula County Weed
    District recommendation
10. The subdivider shall replace Article I, Section 1 of the Development Covenants with the
    following, subject to review and approval by OPG prior to final plat approval:
         “Weed Control. Lot owners shall maintain the property in compliance with the
        Montana County Weed Control Act and the Missoula County Noxious Weed
        Management Plan. Contact the Missoula County Weed District for more information
        on weed control.”
        Subdivision Regulations Article 3-1(1)(f) and Missoula County Weed District
        recommendation
11. The subdivider shall replace Article I, Section 2 of the Development Covenants with the
    following, subject to review and approval by OPG prior to final plat approval:
         “Revegetation of Disturbed Sites. Lot owners shall revegetate any ground
        disturbance with beneficial species at the first opportunity after the disturbance occurs.
        Owners are encouraged to contact the Missoula County Weed District for more
        information on methods of revegetation. Subdivision Regulations Article 3-1(1)(f) and
        Missoula County Weed District recommendation

Development Covenants
12. The subdivider shall amend the Development Covenants, Article II, Section 2 Amendment
    to include Revegetation of Disturbed Sites as a section of the Covenants that may not be
    deleted or amended without Governing Body approval, subject to review and approval by
    OPG prior to final plat approval.
13. The subdivider shall replace Article I, Section 10 (h) Barbeque Grills of the Development
    Covenants with the following updated language, subject to review and approval by OPG
    prior to final plat approval:
        “Barbecue grills should be stored indoors. Permanent outdoor barbecues grills
        discouraged. Keep all portions of the barbecues clean. Food spills and smells on and
        near the grill can attract bears and other wildlife. (Due to the potential hazard of fire
        and explosion, propane cylinders for gas-fueled grills should be disconnected and kept
        outdoors. Under no circumstances should propane cylinders be stored indoors.)”
    Subdivision Regulations Article 3.1(9) & 3.1(10); FWP and City Fire recommendation

								
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