Planning Commission Meeting: August 15, 2019

Aug 15 2019

7:00 pm Fairfax Women’s Club

Fairfax Women's Club - 46 Park Road, Fairfax 94930





The Chair shall maintain order at the meetings in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order and the Commission has the responsibility to be a model of respectful behavior in order to encourage community participation and citizen input at Commission meetings.  The Commission and the audience are expected to refrain from using profane language and/or ridiculing the character or motive of Commission members, staff, or members of the public and to maintain the standards of tolerance and civility.


Anyone wishing to address the Commission on matters not on the agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the Commission, may do so now. Please state the matter on which you wish to speak. Matters not appearing on the Commission’s agenda will not receive action at this meeting but may be referred to staff for a future meeting. Presentations will be limited to three minutes, or as otherwise established by the Commission Chair. Persons are not required to give their name or address, but it is helpful for speakers to state their name for the record and whether or not they are a Fairfax Resident in order that the Secretary may identify them.


There are no items scheduled for the consent calendar.


  1. 80 Crest Road; Application # 19-10

Request for a Conditional Use Permit for unpermitted improvements to a single-family residence including a sitting room, and a Height Variance for a fourth unconditioned story that includes storage, wine cellar and ½ bath with miscellaneous electrical improvements; Assessor’s Parcel No. 002-152-32; Residential Single-family RS-6 Zone; Verle and Marene Sorgen, applicants/owners; CEQA categorically exempt, § 15301(e)(2)(A). (Planner Neal). Staff recommends continuance to the October 14, 2019 meeting.

  1. 102 Marinda Drive; Application # 19-13

Request for an exception to the Sign Ordinance regulations for the re-use of an existing free-standing sign to erect a 24 square-foot sign depicting the Ross Valley Charter School name, logo and grades served; Assessor’s Parcel No. 001-183-18; Planned Development PDD Zone; Ross Valley Charter, applicant; St Rita’s Church, Owner; CEQA categorically exempt, 15301(g). (Planner Neal)


  1. Discussion/Consideration of possible amendments to the Zoning Ordinance to include requirements of the Hill Area Residential Development Ordinance in the Planned Development PDD Zone District regulations; CEQA exempt, §§ 15060(c)(2) and 15061(b)(3).


  1. Minutes from the July 18, 2019 Commission meeting.




Conduct:  All interested persons are invited to attend and participate in public hearings.  In order to give all interested persons an opportunity to be heard and to ensure the presentation of all points of view, members of the audience should: (1) Limit presentation to three minutes; (2) Always address the Chair; (3) State view and concerns succinctly; and (4) Submit any new documents to the Planning Staff, first, to be entered into the record.

Staff reports:  Staff reports and associated materials will be available for public review at the front counter in Town Hall, at the Fairfax Library and on the Town website at the Saturday before the meeting.

Court Challenges: If you challenge the matter(s) described above in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this Notice, or in written correspondence delivered at, or prior to the above referenced public hearing [Govt. Code section 65009(b)].

Accommodation:  If you need accommodation to attend or participate in this meeting due to a disability, please contact the Town Clerk at (415) 453-1584 a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting.

If an item is continued, it is the responsibility of interested parties to note the new meeting date.  Notices will not be sent out for items continued to a specific hearing date.

Materials related to an item on this Agenda submitted to the Planning Commission after distribution of the agenda packet are available for public inspection on the public counter at Town Hall in a folder next to the agenda packet.  Such documents are also available on the Town’s website at “” subject to the staff’s ability to post the documents before the meeting.

August 1, 2019
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