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121498 OTLRB MinutesMINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE OLD TOWN TEMECULA LOCAL REVIEW BOARD DECEMBER 14, 1998 CALL TO ORDER The Old Town Temecula Local Review Board convened in a regular meeting at 9:00 A.M., on Monday, December 14, 1998, in the Temecula Community Center, 28816 Pujol Street, Temecula, California. ROLLCALL Present: Board Members Allen, Blair, and Chairman Harker Absent: Board Members Mighell, and Nielsen Also Present: Senior Planner Fagan, Development Processing Coordinator Noland, and Minute Clerk Hansen PUBLIC COMMENTS No comments. BOARD BUSINESS Swear in New Board Member At this time, Deputy City Clerk Ballreich duly swore in the newly appointed Board Member Walt Allen. 2. Approval of the Minutes - October 12, 1998, and November 9, 1998 Due to the absences of Board Members Migheil and Nielsen, approval of the October 12, and November 9, 1998, minutes was continued to the January 11, 1999, Old Town Local Review Board meeting. 3. Old Business. With regard to the Streetscape Project, Development Processing Coordinator Noland noted that the project is on schedule, clarifying, for Board Member Harker, that the pillars at the entrance of Old Town have been installed and the metal work will be completed in two to four weeks; and reported the success of the Old Town tree lighting and the Dickens' weekend program. With regard to the streetscape connecting with the existing buildings, specifically at the corner of Main Street at the Welty Hotel, for Board Member Allen, Senior Planner Fagan noted that the construction is not completed and that staff will further investigate the area, relaying Mr. Allen's concerns and recommendation that a granite block retaining wall be installed. Board Member Harker commended the visual aesthetic pleasing affects of the lights. Board Member Blair noted that the public announcement system very effectively facilitated the sound of music in Old Town. With regard to Chairman Harker's suggestion, Senior Planner Fagan concurred with taking a walk through Old Town to visually appraise the improvements at the January 11, 1999 meeting, and recommended bringing Chief Building Official Elmo. 4. New Business By way of photographs, Development Processing Coordinator Noland presented the improvements at the Chocolate Florist (Serendipity). It was the consensus of the Board that the improvements were consistent with the approval, and that the construction was a benificial improvement. 5. Consultation No comments, 6, Board Discussion For Chairman Harker, Senior Planner Fagan advised that staff would further pursue appointing an alternate board member, and advised that members give notification when they are unable to attend in order to facilitate maintaining a quorum at the meetings. 7. Staff Approvals With regard to Chairman Harker's concern relative to signage, specifically regarding the Musician's Workshop, Senior Planner Fagan noted that Code Enforcement will de~ay action until the completion of the construction; and advised that staff will give an update after the construction completion. Development Processing Coordinator Noland reviewed future potential tenants and improvements for the uses in Old Town. Chairman Harker recommended maintaining the wood on the market, during improvements, since the wood was obtained from the Old Barn at the Rail Ranch. With regard to parking, for Chairman Harker and Board Member Allen, Senior Planner Fagan clarified that there is currently sufficient on-street parking, noting that the goal is to maintain parking off-street or in the rear of the buildings in order to maintain the visual aesthetic interest of Old Town; and noted that the in-loop parking is unresolved, and that staff is investigating potentia~ lots on the periphery for additional parking. ADJOURNMENT At 9:29 A.M. Chairman Harker formally adjourned this meeting to Tuesday, January 11, 1999., at 9:00 A.M., in the Temecula Community Center, 28816 Pujol Street, Temecula. Chairman Harker Senior Planner Fagan