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Staff Review Committee Meeting Minutes AUGUST 18, 2005

COUNCIL CONFERENCE ROOM FULLERTON CITY HALL
THURSDAY, 9:00 A.M., AUGUST 18, 2005

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Rosen called the meeting to order at 9:12 a.m.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Mullis, Rosen, Tabatabaee, Thompson, Villagaracia
COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: Petropulos
STAFF MEMBERS PRESENT: Bunim, and Norton

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

August 4, 2005 approved as written.

INTRODUCTIONS - COMMITTEE AND STAFF MEMBERS:

ACTION ITEMS:

PRJ05-00531 - ZON05-00069. APPLICANTS: CINGULAR WIRELESS AND BECHTEL TELECOMMUNICATIONS; PROPERTY OWNER: NEMESHICO, INC. A request for approval of an unmanned wireless telecommunications facility and antenna on the roof of an existing motel in a Community Improvement District, on property located at 1415 South Euclid Street (northwest corner of Euclid Street and Baker Avenue) (C-H zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15301 of CEQA Guidelines) (RBU).

Bill Bennett representing Cingular Wireless and Bechtel Telecommunications was present.

Planning Intern Bunim said the site currently is the Fullerton Plaza Inn. The request is for a roof-top copla and a telecommunications facility. Planning noted some inconsistencies with the plans, and asked the applicant to clarify.

Mr. Bennett explained that the copla is specifically for the antennas, and the equipment would be located in one of the motel rooms. Chairman Rosen asked if there was a specific reason for locating the facility at the corner of Euclid. Mr. Bennett explained that the decision to locate at the northwest corner of Euclid was to more effectively project the signal to Euclid and the 91 Freeway. Chairman Rosen said he would prefer that it be relocated to the entrance of the lobby.

Comments include that any mechanical equipment must be screened so that it is not visible from the street, the Euclid and Baker Street driveways must be upgraded to meet American Disabilities Act requirements. Fire's comments will be included at a later time. The Committee recommended that the item be continued to allow the applicant time to revise the plans and create new SIMS.

MOTION made, SECONDED, and CARRIED unanimously to CONTINUE PRJ05-00531 - ZON05-00069 to the September 1st meeting.

PRJ05-00540 - ZON05-00072. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: YOUNG JANG. A request for installation of security fencing on property located at 1343 West Valencia Drive (north side of Valencia Drive, approximately 400 feet west of Basque Avenue) (O-P zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15301 of CEQA Guidelines) (AKU).

Young Jang, applicant and property owner was present. He stated he would like a security gate to discourage people from congregating and drinking in the alley at night. Customers are afraid to park in the lot behind the building.

Committee Member Tabatabaee said fencing off the property would create a dead end. Committee Member Thompson said one of the problem for the Fire Department is that the alley also acts as a fire access lane, and if the lane is more than 150 feet long a 60-foot turn-a-round must be provided or a hammerhead. There does not appear to be room to for a turn-a-round. Some alternative solutions were offered to alleviate the problem and at the same time keep the alley open. However, it was not clear whether adjacent tenants have access rights or whether the applicant's access rights have been blocked by an existing gate. Chairman Rosen stated that the security gate cannot be approved until more research is done on the abandonment of the alley. It is important to know whether the abandonment was conditioned to require access back and forth between the two properties, and how the existing gate was approved. He asked that the applicant provide a Title Report.

MOTION made, SECONDED, and CARRIED unanimously to CONTINUE PRJ05-00540 - ZON05-00072 to the September 1, 2005 meeting.

PRJ05-00539 - ZON05-00071. APPLICANTS: NEXTEL AND THE ALARIS GROUP; PROPERTY OWNER: CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL. A request to install a new 60-foot high monopalm wireless telecommunications facility, with associated equipment installed in the interior space of the on-site building, on property located at 4128 West Commonwealth Avenue (south side of Commonwealth Avenue between the City limits, and 155 feet west of the City limits within the City of Buena Park) (C-H zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15301 of CEQA Guidelines) (HSO).

Brian Stotelmeyer representing Nextel was present.

Senior Planning Mullis stated that this site previously had a roof-structure added to hide the antenna. The applicant is proposing a mono palm to mimic similar trees in the area. The mono pine would be located next to the building. Mr. Stotelmeyer explained that a new door would be created for access to the equipment area. There are two air conditioning units, one on the second floor and one on the roof that would be screened. The mono pine will have a textured trunk.

Senior Planner Mullis noted that if the FAA requires a red blinking light on the top of the antenna the Committee would not approve the project. Mr. Stotelmeyer said he would work with the FAA on finding an alternative.

MOTION made, SECONDED, and CARRIED unanimously to APPROVE PRJ05-00539 - ZON05-00071 subject to the following conditions. (Resolution No. 425)
  1. Upgrade existing driveway on Commonwealth Avenue based on the cost of the project to meet City standards for American Disability Act compliance.

  2. Height clearance must be approved by the FAA prior to issuance of Building Permits.

  3. Add the California Fire Code 2001 Edition to your table of applicable Code table as the Fullerton Fire Department has adopted the 2001 California fire Code.

  4. Building identification shall meet the requirements of Fullerton Fire Department Standard #7.

  5. Provide approved Knox key box for room/fenced area enclosing equipment to meet requirements of Fullerton Fire Department Standard #24.

  6. Show the location, type and method of mounting for all portable fire extinguishers. 2A-10BC portable fire extinguishers within 75 feet of travel.

  7. A separate plan review and permit is required from the Fire Department if a generator is installed on site. Contact Inspector Steve Long (714) 738-3160.

  8. A Hazardous Material Disclosure must be completed for battery operated generator.

  9. That the conditions of approval be met for Wireless Telecommunication Facilities as specified below.
Place the following notes on submitted plans:


  1. Public Safety - NEXTEL WIRELESS recognizes that the frequencies used by the cellular facility located at (4128 W. Commonwealth Avenue), Fullerton are extremely close to the frequencies used by the City of Fullerton for Public Safety. This proximity will require extraordinary "comprehensive advanced planning and frequency coordination" engineering measures to prevent interference, especially in the choice of frequencies and radio ancillary hardware. This is encouraged in the "Best Practices Guide" published by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc. (APCO), and as endorsed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Prior to the issuance of any permits to install the facility, (NEXTEL WIRELESS) shall meet in good faith to coordinate the use of frequencies and equipment with the Communications Division of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department to minimize, to the greatest extent possible, any interference with the Public Safety 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS). Similar consideration shall be given to any other existing or proposed wireless communications facility that may be located on the subject property.

  2. 800 MHz Radio Frequency - At all times, NEXTEL WIRELESS shall not prevent the City of Fullerton from having adequate spectrum capacity on City's 800 MHz radio frequency.

  3. Post-Installation Test - Before activating its facility, NEXTEL WIRELESS will submit to a post-installation test to confirm that "advanced planning and frequency coordination" of the facility does was successful in not interfering with the City of Fullerton Public Safety radio equipment. This test will be conducted by the Communications Division of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department or a Division-approved contractor at the expense of (NEXTEL WIRELESS). This post installation testing process shall be repeated for every proposed frequency addition and/or change to confirm the intent of the "frequency planning" process has been met.

  4. 24-Hour Phone Number - NEXTEL WIRELESS shall provide a 24-hour phone number to which interference problems may be reported. This condition will also apply to all existing facilities in the City of Fullerton.

  5. Single Point of Contact - NEXTEL WIRELESS will provide a "single point of contact" in its Engineering and Maintenance Departments to insure continuity on all interference issues. The name, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of that person shall be provided to City's designated representative upon activation of the facility.

  6. Lessees or Other Users - NEXTEL WIRELESS shall insure that lessee or other user(s) shall comply with the terms and conditions of this permit, and shall be responsible for the failure of any lessee or other users under the control of to comply.
There is a 10-day appeal period where any action by this committee can be appealed to the Planning Commission and ultimately to the City Council.

PRJ05-00547 - ZON05-00073. APPLICANT AND PROPERTY OWNER: MARTHA DE LA CRUZ. A request for a 20% reduction in the rear yard setback from 15 feet to 12 feet to facilitate the construction of a 364-square-foot room addition, on property located at 1224 W. Ash Avenue (south side of Ash Avenue between 226 feet and 286 feet west of Lee Avenue (R-1-6 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15303 of CEQA Guidelines) (RBU).

Aaron De la Cruz was present representing his mother Martha De La Cruz.

Planning Intern Bunim showed an aerial photo of the area. The photo shows a patio cover. The applicant is not sure whether he would keep the patio cover or remove it. Most of the back yard is screened to adjacent neighbors. One neighbor called for clarification on what was to be done. He was not opposed to the addition.

The Committee had no issues with the project.

MOTION made, SECONDED, and CARRIED unanimously to APPROVE PRJ05-00547 - ZON05-00073 subject to the following conditions. (Resolution No. 426)


  1. That all exterior material, color and roof material used to construct the proposed addition shall match the existing house.

  2. All premise identification shall meet the requirements of FFD Standard #7. Method of address shall be approved by Engineering and Fire Department.
There is a 10-day appeal period where any action by this committee can be appealed to the Planning Commission and ultimately to the City Council.

PRJ05-00444 - ZON05-00053. APPLICANTS: CINDY LEINART AND VERIZON WIRELESS; PROPERTY OWNER: STEPHEN HARGRAVE. A request for approval of two light-standard-mounted monopoles and related equipment in an existing shopping center located at 1000 East Bastanchury Road (southwest corner of Bastanchury Road and Brea Boulevard) (C-1 zone) (Categorically exempt under Section 15301 of CEQA Guidelines) (Continued from July 7, 2005). (RB)

Cindy Leinart, applicant was present.

Planning Intern Bunim stated that the issues from the last meeting were the design of the poles on the sidewalk; and not meeting setback requirements. The Committee discussed the revised plan. Chairman Rosen stated that the mature trees help screen the building and should they come out that they be relocated.

MOTION made, SECONDED, and CARRIED unanimously to APPROVE PRJ05-00444 - ZON05-00053 subject to the following conditions. (Resolution No. 427) (RB)


  1. Protect in place existing trees or relocate as approved by Landscape Plan.

  2. Submit landscape plan showing existing trees on the property, identify species and diameter in area. The landscape plan shall be subject to the review and approval of the Director of Development Services.

  3. Show on plans above ground fire service location with 2-2" meters to prove that new light standard and conduit are not encroaching into water easement.

  4. Add the California Fire Code 2001 Edition to your table of applicable Code Table as the Fullerton Fire Department has adopted the 2001 California Fire Code.

  5. Building identification shall meet the requirements of Fullerton Fire Department Standard #7.

  6. Provide approved Knox key box for room/fenced area enclosing equipment to meet requirements of Fullerton Fire Department Standard #24.

  7. Show the location, type and method of mounting for all portable fire extinguishers. 2A-10BC portable fire extinguishers within 75 feet of travel.

  8. A separate plan review and permit is required from the Fire Department if a generator is installed on site. Contact Inspector Steve Long (714) 738-3160.

  9. A Hazardous Material Disclosure must be completed for battery operated generator.

  10. That the conditions of approval be met for Wireless Telecommunication Facilities as specified below.
Place the following notes on submitted plans:


  1. Public Safety - VERIZON WIRELESS recognizes that the frequencies used by the cellular facility located at (1000 East Bastanchury), Fullerton are extremely close to the frequencies used by the City of Fullerton for Public Safety. This proximity will require extraordinary "comprehensive advanced planning and frequency coordination" engineering measures to prevent interference, especially in the choice of frequencies and radio ancillary hardware. This is encouraged in the "Best Practices Guide" published by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials-International, Inc. (APCO), and as endorsed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Prior to the issuance of any permits to install the facility, (VERIZON WIRELESS) shall meet in good faith to coordinate the use of frequencies and equipment with the Communications Division of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department to minimize, to the greatest extent possible, any interference with the Public Safety 800 MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System (CCCS). Similar consideration shall be given to any other existing or proposed wireless communications facility that may be located on the subject property.

  2. 800 MHz Radio Frequency - At all times, VERIZON WIRELESS shall not prevent the City of Fullerton from having adequate spectrum capacity on City's 800 MHz radio frequency.

  3. Post-Installation Test - Before activating its facility, VERIZON WIRELESS will submit to a post-installation test to confirm that "advanced planning and frequency coordination" of the facility does was successful in not interfering with the City of Fullerton Public Safety radio equipment. This test will be conducted by the Communications Division of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner's Department or a Division-approved contractor at the expense of (VERIZON WIRELESS). This post installation testing process shall be repeated for every proposed frequency addition and/or change to confirm the intent of the "frequency planning" process has been met.

  4. 24-Hour Phone Number - VERIZON WIRELESS shall provide a 24-hour phone number to which interference problems may be reported. This condition will also apply to all existing facilities in the City of Fullerton.

  5. Single Point of Contact - VERIZON WIRELESS will provide a "single point of contact" in its Engineering and Maintenance Departments to insure continuity on all interference issues. The name, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of that person shall be provided to City's designated representative upon activation of the facility.

  6. Lessees or Other Users - VERIZON WIRELESS shall insure that lessee or other user(s) shall comply with the terms and conditions of this permit, and shall be responsible for the failure of any lessee or other users under the control of to comply.

ADJOURNED AT 10:30 A.M. AS STAFF SITE PLAN REVIEW COMMITTEE:

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