THE LAS CRUCES EXTRA-TERRITORIAL ZONING AUTHORITY SCHEDULES MEETING AGENDA ON JULY 23

THE LAS CRUCES EXTRA-TERRITORIAL ZONING AUTHORITY SCHEDULES MEETING AGENDA ON JULY 23

Meeting Date: 
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - 5:00pm
Meeting Place: 
Agenda: 

The Las Cruces Extra-Territorial Zoning Authority will consider the following agenda at a public hearing to be held Wednesday July 23, 2008 at 5:00 P.M., in County Commission Chambers at the Doña Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ROLL CALL

3. ANNOUNCEMENTS

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 21, 2008 and June 25, 2008

5. CHANGES TO THE AGENDA

CONSENT
REVIEW / DISCUSSION / ACTION

6. CASE # Z07-003/DOÑA ANA COUNTY: Doña Ana County is adjusting the Extra-Territorial Zoning Boundary due to the March 2006 Sierra Norte annexation by the City of Las Cruces. The subject properties will go from County Performance District zoning to ETZ zoning. They are located on 8,100 acres north of the City of Las Cruces from the Holman and Flatland Road area westward across Jornada Rd to north of Del Rey Blvd within Township 21South, Range 1 East and 2 East. The Extra-Territorial Zoning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 19, 2008, recommended approval, with a 6-0-0 vote.

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7. CASE # Z07-011/DOÑA ANA COUNTY: Doña Ana County is adjusting the Extra-Territorial Zoning Boundary due to a May 2007 annexation by the City of Las Cruces. The area will go from County Performance District zoning to ETZ zoning. The properties are located on approximately 7,243-acres east of the City of Las Cruces comprising the eastern portion of the Talavera Area from Soledad Canyon Rd south along both sides of Ladera Canyon Rd, and westward to Lost Padre Mine Rd, within Township 23 South, Range 3 East. The Extra-Territorial Zoning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 19, 2008, recommended approval, with a 6-0-0 vote.

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8. CASE # Z08-002/FLORES: The applicant, Jim Flores, is requesting a Zone Change on a 1.74-acre parcel from EI1C to EI1. The current zoning was established at some point between March 1989 and June 1990 with conditions that can no longer be determined. The subject parcel is located south of the City of Las Cruces bordering South Main St. at 110 Blue Sky Lane, within Section 4, Township 24 South, Range 2 East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-009-139-081-302. The Extra-Territorial Zoning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on May 22, 2008, recommended approval, with a 4-0-1 vote. The Authority postponed this case from the June 25, 2008 meeting due to the absence of two members.

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9. CASE # Z08-004/TAFOYA: The applicant, Larry Tafoya, is requesting a Zone Change on a 0.9-acre parcel and a 3.03-acre parcel from ER4M (Residential, ½-acre minimum new lot size, site built single-family homes and mobile homes) and ER5 (Residential, 1/3-acre minimum new lot size, site built single family homes) respectively, to EI1 (Industrial, to provide a wide variety of light industrial uses). The applicant is also seeking a lot line adjustment, to realign the property boundaries to create a 2.95-acre lot zoned EI1 for the continued operation of the long term existing business (Fluorescent Sign Company) and a 0.98-acre parcel retaining its original ER4M zoning. The subject parcels are located north of the City of Las Cruces are addressed at 5215 Elks Dr., within Sections 23 and 24, Township 22 South, Range 1 East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-005-130-003-163 and # 4-005-130-513-180.

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10. CASE #Z08-005/HECK The applicant, Mark Heck, Gary Werner of Smith Engineering agent, is requesting a Zone Change on a 0.6-acre parcel from EC1 (Neighborhood Commercial, 5-acre maximum new lot size, limited retail and service establishments) to ER6 (Residential, 5000 sq. ft. minimum new lot size, single-family site-built homes) for the purpose of adding it to the Saddle Mountain Subdivision which already has 22 residential lots zoned ER6. The applicant had been approved for EC1 on December 19, 2007 to build a professional and business office in the EC1 Zoning, as allowed by the ETZ Ordinance Article III, Section 3.1.J.3.a.34, but roadway dedication requirements during the subdivision process resulted in a lot too small for such a project. Applicant now seeks to have the parcel match the ER6 zoning of the rest of the subdivision so that a site-built home may be built there. The subject parcel borders the City of Las Cruces just east of Jornada Road and north of Calle Bella within Section 15, Township 22 South, Range 2 East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-010-129-264-356. The Extra-Territorial Zoning Commission, at its regularly scheduled meeting on June 19, 2008, recommended approval, with a 6-0-0 vote.

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OLD BUSINESS
REVIEW / DISCUSSION / ACTION

11. CASE # V08-003/SOWARDS The applicants, Tommy and Barbara Sowards, are requesting a Variance of eighteen feet (18’) from the rear yard setback of twenty feet (20’) for a two foot (2’) rear yard setback to accommodate a protective screening enclosure. The 0.37-acre parcel is zoned ER7 (Residential, 5,000 sq. ft. minimum new lot, single family, duplex or apartments allowed), is located west of the City of Las Cruces, and is described as Lot 5, Block 3 of the Via Emma Subdivision in the Picacho Hills area. The subject property is addressed at 6755 Cordova Rd., is located within Section 8, Township 23 South, Range 1 East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-002-134-195-453. The Authority postponed this case from the June 25, 2008 meeting due to the absence of two members.

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12. CASE # A08-001/Amendments to the ETZ Zoning Ordinance. The ETA will consider the Authorization to Publish the Title and General Summary in order to amend the Las Cruces Extra-Territorial Zoning Ordinance (No. 88-02, as amended) at their meeting of July 23, 2008.

a. Title: Article VIII, “Keeping of Animals”.

General Summary: This amendment proposes that the keeping of large animals on parcels of one-acre or greater in the ER3/4 and ER4 Zoning Districts shall not require a Special Use Permit.

b. Title: Article II, “Administration of the Zoning Code”, Section 2.4.I: “Interpretations of District Boundaries”.
General Summary: This Amendment proposes that the entire area of any parcel that is intersected by the Extra-Territorial Zoning boundary line shall be considered wholly within the ETZ.

c. Title: Article II, “Administration of the Zoning Code”, Section 2.2.C, ”Building Permits and Plans”

General Summary: This amendment proposes that no dwelling unit in the County shall receive a Certificate of Occupancy (C.O.) until all the requirements of the building code are met, and any violations of said Code are resolved.

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NEW BUSINESS
REVIEW / DISCUSSION / ACTION

13. CASE # V08-004/GRIMES: The applicants, Michael & Bonnie Grimes, are requesting a Variance of twenty-one feet (21’) from the rear yard setback of twenty twenty-five feet (25’) resulting in a four foot (4’) rear yard setback and a Variance of eleven feet (11’) from the side yard setback of fifteen feet (15’) resulting in a four foot (4’) side yard setback to construct a 20’ X 20’ (400 sq. ft.) shop. The 0.39-acre parcel is zoned ER2 (Residential, 2-acre minimum new lot, single family site built homes), is located north of the City of Las Cruces, and is described as part of Tract 3 F on the Bureau of Reclamation Map, Number 5. The subject property is addressed at 5205 Valle Bonita, and is located within Section 23, Township 22 South, Range 1 East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-005-130-110-368.

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14. CASE #V08-005/ODOM: The applicant, Greg Odom, is requesting a Variance of eight feet (8’) from the required twenty-five foot (25’) rear yard setback resulting in a seventeen foot (17’) setback and a variance of eight feet (8’) from the required fifteen foot (15’) side yard setback resulting in a seven foot (7’) setback to construct a 22’ X 28” (616 sq. ft.) workshop near the rear of the subject property. The 0.33 acre parcel is zoned ER2 (Residential, 2-acre minimum new lot size, single-family site built homes), is located north of the City of Las Cruces, and is addressed at 1200 Villita Loop. It is described as Lot 11, Block 1 of the Country Walk Estates Subdivision within Section 35, Township 22 South, Range 1East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-005-132-083-107.

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15. CASE #V08-007/EVETTS-BLACK: The applicant, Ann Evetts-Black, is requesting a Variance to the 2-acre minimum lot size within the ER2 (Residential, 2-acre new lot minimum, single-family, site-built homes) Zoning District to continue to allow 3 horses on a legal non-conforming 0.75-acre lot. The subject property is located north of the City of Las Cruces, and is described as USRS Tract 5-2B, Replat #1, Lot TR1. It is addressed at 215 Doña Ana School Rd, and is located within Section 23, Township 22 South, Range 1 East, and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-005-130-105-250.

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16. CASE # EAP08-002/RITCHEY: The applicant, Samuel Ritchey, is appealing condition one of the ETZ Commission decision to approve CASE #SU08-005/RITCHEY, for a Special Use Permit to construct a new chapel in the ER4M Zoning District. The subject parcel is 3.0-acres in size, is located north of the City of Las Cruces, within Sections 23 and 26, Township 22 South, Range 2 East, is addressed at 140 W. Taylor Rd. and can be further identified by Map Code # 4-005-131-345-028. The Extra-Territorial Zoning Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on April 17, 2008, recommended, with a 6-0-0 vote, conditional approval of Case # SU08-005/RITCHEY.

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17. PUBLIC INPUT

18. STAFF INPUT

19. AUTHORITY INPUT

20. ADJOURNMENT

Doña Ana County will ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities and will, upon request, provide auxiliary communication aids and services to afford those individuals equal opportunity for participation in DAC sponsored meetings, events or activities. Any request should be made to the ADA Coordinator, in writing, or by phone, at least 48 hours prior to the event where that accommodation is needed. If you have any questions regarding examples of reasonable accommodations, please contact Mary Amos Pierce, ADA Coordinator at 647-7316 (voice) or 525-5951 (TTY) 845 N. Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, NM 88007.