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OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE FORT PIERCE CITY PLANNING BOARD HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2020, IN FORT PIERCE CITY HALL, COMMISSION CHAMBERS, 100 NORTH US HIGHWAY 1, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA.
 
             
1. CALL TO ORDER
             
2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
             
3. ROLL CALL

Chairman Creyaufmiller welcomed new Planning Board member, Marsha Baker.
Present: Marcia Baker; Bob Burdge; Gloria Johnson-Scott; Michael Broderick; Solomon Lee; Patricia Diaz; Frank Creyaufmiller, Chairman
Staff Present: Jennifer Hofmeister, Planning Director
Tanya Earley, Assistant City Attorney
Vennis Gilmore, Planner
Brandon Creagan, Planner
Alicia Rosenthal, Executive Assistant
             
4. CONSIDERATION OF ABSENCES

All Planning Board members were in attendance.
             
5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
             
a. Minutes from the August 11, 2020 meeting
  Motion was made by Michael Broderick, and seconded by Bob Burdge to approve the minutes from the August 11, 2020 meeting.
 
AYE: Bob Burdge, Gloria Johnson-Scott, Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
             
6. NEW BUSINESS
             
a. Conditional Use - Barsotti Dwelling Rental - 1040 Windward Drive, Unit 3402

Mr. Gilmore gave an overview of the application.

Mr. Broderick asked if the updated recommendations to the dwelling rental conditions, that will heard at the September 14, 2020 Conference Agenda, should be included.

Ms. Hofmeister stated it may be premature and best to hold off until the City Commission approves the modifications to the conditions.

Ms. Baker suggested adding a condition that business liability insurance is required.

Board discussion ensued on the benefits of adding liability insurance as a condition to dwelling rentals.

Ms. Hofmeister suggested adding the condition to the updated recommendations  being presented at the Conference Agenda.

Ms. Johnson Scott noted that adding an additional fee may limit some people from renting out their property which in turn could hurt the city.

No one spoke for or against the application.
  Motion was made by Bob Burdge, and seconded by Marcia Baker to recommend approval with the following six (6) conditions:
  1. The property manager for the dwelling rental shall be available at all times to resolve complaints or violations of city code. Said manager shall reside in St. Lucie County and shall be registered with the City of Fort Pierce.
  2. Guide booklets (available from Code Enforcement) shall be provided to renters regarding local rules and public service resources, to minimize conflicts.
  3. The applicant shall file for and obtain St. Lucie County and City of Fort Pierce Business Tax Licenses within thirty (30) days of issuance of a license from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
  4. There shall be a limitation of no more than no two (2) vehicles per unit.
  5. The City of Fort Pierce Business Tax License number shall be included on all advertising.
  6.  Third-party liability insurance is required.
 
AYE: Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Bob Burdge, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
NAY: Gloria Johnson-Scott
Passed
             
b. Conditional Use - Ballantyne Dwelling Rental - 715 S. Ocean Drive, Unit B

Ms. Hofmeister gave an overview of the application and answered questions from the Board on guest parking spaces and the number of Conditional Use approvals for the building.  Ms. Hofmeister stated since the application triggers the state requirement for a change of use and fire sprinklers, she does not foresee any more rentals at the building due to being cost prohibitive.

No one spoke for or against the application.
  Motion was made by Bob Burdge, and seconded by Michael Broderick to recommend approval with the following six (6) conditions:
  1. The property manager for the vacation rental shall be available at all times to resolve complaints or violations of city code. Said manager shall reside in St. Lucie County and shall be registered with the City of Fort Pierce.
  2. Guide booklets (available from Code Enforcement) shall be provided to renters regarding local rules and public service resources, to minimize conflicts.
  3. The applicant shall file for and obtain St. Lucie County and City of Fort Pierce Business Tax Licenses within thirty (30) days of issuance of a license from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
  4. There shall be a limitation of no more than no two (2) vehicles per unit.
  5. The City of Fort Pierce Business Tax License number shall be included on all advertising.
  6. Third-party liability insurance is required.
 
AYE: Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Bob Burdge, Gloria Johnson-Scott, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
             
c. Conditional Use - Danaluk Dwelling Rental - 715 S. Ocean Drive, Unit L

Ms. Hofmeister gave an overview of the application and answered questions from the Board. Ms Hofmeister explained the 2-story duplex is a separate building located on the parcel and the building does not trigger the states 25% requirements because it is only two units.

No one spoke for or against the application.
  Motion was made by Bob Burdge, and seconded by Patricia Diaz to approve with the following six (6) conditions:
  1. The property manager for the vacation rental shall be available at all times to resolve complaints or violations of city code. Said manager shall reside in St. Lucie County and shall be registered with the City of Fort Pierce.
  2. Guide booklets (available from Code Enforcement) shall be provided to renters regarding local rules and public service resources, to minimize conflicts.
  3. The applicant shall file for and obtain St. Lucie County and City of Fort Pierce Business Tax Licenses within thirty (30) days of issuance of a license from the Florida Department of Business & Professional Regulation.
  4. There shall be a limitation of no more than no two (2) vehicles per unit.
  5. The City of Fort Pierce Business Tax License number shall be included on all advertising.
  6. Third-party liability insurance is required.
 
AYE: Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Bob Burdge, Gloria Johnson-Scott, Michael Broderick, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
             
d. Annexation - Jetson - 504 Tumblin Kling Road

Mr. Creagan gave an overview of the application and answered questions from the Board on the residential area. Mr. Creagan explained that the property is zoned commercial in St. Lucie County and the city is not allowed to down zone the property. 

Mr. Burdge noted that a barrier would be required between the commercial development and residential property.

Ms. Hofmeister stated the Planning department will put the elements in the review process for Jetson's expansion and the site plan will come before the Planning Board.
  Motion was made by Bob Burdge, and seconded by Michael Broderick to recommend approval of the proposed annexation Future Land Use designation of GC and the Zoning designation of C-3.
 
AYE: Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Bob Burdge, Gloria Johnson-Scott, Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
             
7. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

Mr. Broderick nominated the current Chair, Mr. Creyaufmiler, for Chairman.

Mr. Burdge nominated Mr. Broderick as Chair but Mr. Broderick stated he would be more effective in the Vice-Chair position and Mr. Creyaufmiller would be better suited as Chairman.
  Motion was made by Michael Broderick, and seconded by Patricia Diaz to elect Mr. Creyaufmiller as Chairman.
 
AYE: Marcia Baker, Bob Burdge, Gloria Johnson-Scott, Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
  Motion was made by Patricia Diaz, and seconded by Marcia Baker to elect Mr. Broderick as Vice-Chair.
 
AYE: Bob Burdge, Gloria Johnson-Scott, Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
             
8. COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC

Any person who wishes to comment on any subject may be heard at this time. Please limit your comments to three (3) minutes or less, as directed by the Chair, as this section of the Agenda is limited to thirty minutes. The Planning Board will not be able to take any official actions under Comments from the Public. Speakers will address the Board and the Public with respect. Inappropriate language will not be tolerated.

There were no comments from the public.
             
9. DIRECTOR'S REPORT

Ms. Hofmeister reminded the Board that Mr. Broderick will be presenting the proposed dwelling rental conditions to the City Commission at the Conference Agenda on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:00 AM.
             
10. BOARD COMMENTS

Ms. Baker suggested the dwelling rental insurance condition be limited to third-party liability insurance, so the owner is spending the least amount of money on insurance to protect the general public and adjoining neighbors.

Chairman Creyaufmiller reminded the Board of the upcoming CeeCee Ross Lyles 9/11 Virtual Memorial Ceremony.
  Motion was made by Michael Broderick, and seconded by Bob Burdge to add the condition that third-party liability insurance be required on all dwelling rentals.
 
AYE: Gloria Johnson-Scott, Michael Broderick, Solomon Lee, Patricia Diaz, Marcia Baker, Bob Burdge, Chairman Frank Creyaufmiller
Passed
             
11. ADJOURNMENT

    

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