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Planning Commission Minutes December 28, 2005
APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY CINGULAR WIRELESS ON BEHALF OF INTERNATIONAL SMELTING COMPANY, PROPERTY OWNER, FOR A USE
PERMIT IN AN R-E RANCH TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER
ESTATES DISTRICT TO ALLOW (MONOPALM) AND A MODIFICATION
THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER
OF ELAINE STREET AND WITTIG AVENUE. THE ASSESSOR’S NUMBER IS 124-22-101-009. (CONTINUED NOVEMBER 22, 2005)
The application was presented by Mary Aldava, Planner on behalf of Staff who indicated Staff was recommending denial of UN-122-05 as the proposed cell tower site was surrounded on the north, east, west, and south by residential parcels and Staff believed allowing a monopalm and equipment shelter at this location would dictate future development of the surrounding areas. Staff felt it would be more appropriate to locate on one of the parcels zoned C-3, General Service Commercial to the west of the site, the parcel zoned PSP, the public school site located to the south of Dorrell Lane or the parcels at the northwest corner of Dorrell and Commerce Street which were rezoned to commercial and granted a use permit for a mini-warehouse facility. Any of the parcels close to the proposed site would appear to be more appropriate for a telecommunication tower.
John Wright of Cingular Wireless, 3763 Howard Hughes Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89109 appeared on behalf of the applicant stating they were dispatched by Cingular Wireless to locate a suitable facility that would cover Clark County 215 in the north part of North Las Vegas and were given a map with a circle on it and told to find something in that area. Letters were sent to everyone in the area and two responses were received. They chose the location furthest to the north, as they needed to shoot up and down 215 and were able to come to an agreement with the landowner for the subject parcel and submitted an affidavit and request for the set-back waiver to the residential. He stated his engineers would not let him locate on the properties further to the south because they were too far south of the projected coverage area and it was necessary to stay as close to 215 as possible and asked for the Commission’s approval. He added the applicant would be providing paved access from the proposed facility to Elaine Street down to Dorrell Lane and to the corner where the commercial property was.
Chairman Jay Aston opened the Public Hearing. The following participant came forward:
Stephanie Allen of Kummer, Kaempfer, Bonner & Renshaw, 3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, 7th Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89109 appeared on behalf of a property owner to the south of the proposed site, Storage West, stating, for the record, that the property owner