June 15, 2011


The ATTACHMENT A items will be heard on the following dates:


Planning Commission 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, July 5, 2011.

Board of County Commissioners 9:00 A.M., Wednesday, July 6, 2011.


HOLDOVER/RETURNED APPLICATIONS will be heard on the date in the applications header.


The Planning Commission will not have a quorum on July 5.  Items slated to be heard that night will be heard on July 7.


The PC decisions/recommendations may be appealed to the BCC within five business days of the date of the PC hearing.  Appeal form is found at:


 Clark County Appeal Form


An appeal may be made in person at the Current Planning desk or by fax (702-455-3271).  Call Current Planning (455-4314) to find out how to file an appeal.  Help in filling an appeal may be obtained from the Southwest Action Network (SWAN).  You can contact SWAN at:


702-837-0244 · 702-837-0255 (fax)
email:   swan@lvswan.org


Note: If you ctrl+click on the blue underlined text it will take you to the detailed documents to explain the agenda item.



1.  Approve the Agenda with any corrections, deletions or changes    APPROVED

2.  Approve the Minutes for the meeting held on June 1, 2011.           APPROVED




The Planning Commission will not have a quorum on July 5.  Items slated to be heard that night will be heard on July 7.


Commission District Boundaries

            After receiving citizen input through public hearings and other means over the last two weeks, the County is unveiling proposed new boundary lines for Clark County Commission districts and seeking more input at a public meeting Wednesday, July 6 at 6 p.m.

             The meeting will be held in the Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. It also will be cablecast live on Clark County Television (CCTV) Channel 4 and streamed live over the Internet at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.


            Then the public will have another opportunity to review the proposed changes and provide comment about them during an open house at the Government Center in the first-floor Rotunda July 7-8 and July 11-15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The changes also will be available online at the County website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov. Comments may be provided either at the open house or via email at redistricting@ClarkCountyNV.gov.


Clark County hosted a series of public workshops to solicit comments and suggestions for changes to commission district electoral boundaries.


Maps and some information can be found at:




The County has hired an outside consultant to develop the redistricting maps.  The current round of meetings seeks public input before the draft maps are drawn.  After the meeting on June 22, 2011, the suggested new commission districts will be drawn and presented to the public in the last week in June.  The introduction of the maps will be at the July 7, 2011 BCC meeting and discussed at subsequent meetings.


Some of the key points discussed at the June 13, 2011 redistricting meeting were:

·         The voter rights act of 1965 requires ethnicity be a primary factor redistricting.

·         A district’s population must be within 10% of the other districts, the desired outcome is close to zero difference.

·         Four districts must be reduced; three districts increased (See the County website for the numbers)

·         No commissioner will redistricted out of their district.

·         A Commissioner should not have a district which spans the county from north to south.

·         Neighborhoods should be preserved.

·         The fingers in the current district should be eliminated where possible.

·         County commissioner redistricting is a separate process from the state redistricting.






NEXT MEETING DATE:  June 29, 2011




07/07/11 PC

The Planning Commission will not have a quorum on July 5.  Items slated to be heard that night will be heard on July 7


1.      UC-1143-06 (ET-0054-11) – FINKELSTEIN, MAX, ET AL:

NO APPLICANT, HELD until June 29, 2011 Enterprise TAB meeting


USE PERMIT FIRST EXTENSION OF TIME to review exceeding the time limit for a temporary outdoor commercial event to include a temporary tent in the parking lot in conjunction with a retail use (Boot Barn) on 0.9 acres in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) (AE-65) Zone.  Generally located on the west side of Las Vegas Boulevard South, 145 feet north of Warm Springs Road within Enterprise.  SS/dm/xx


2.      VS-0197-11 – CACTUS VILLAGE, LLC:

HELD until June 29, 2011 Enterprise TAB meeting


VACATE AND ABANDON easements of interest to Clark County located between Las Vegas Boulevard South and Giles Street, and between Frias Avenue and Cactus Avenue in an H-1 (Limited Resort and Apartment) Zone in the MUD-1 Overlay District within Enterprise (description on file).  SS/dm/xx


This item has vacations that affect two major roads.  However, there was no Public Works analysis or comments on the staff agenda sheet.  This left the TAB without critical information to make a recommendation.  The TAB requested the applicant hold the item so the Public Works comments could be obtained.


07/06/11 BCC



APPROVED per Staff conditions.

ADD Current Planning Condition:

All pole lighting will be full cutoff fixtures.


DESIGN REVIEW for site and building lighting in conjunction with an approved grocery store on a portion of 2.7 acres in a C-2 (General Commercial) Zone.  Generally located on the north side of Cactus Avenue, 600 feet east of Decatur Boulevard within Enterprise.  SB/dg/ml


The plans call for partial cutoff fixtures on the light poles.  This would allow for the light source to extend below the bottom of the fixture.  The lumens report shows very little light spilling outside the property boundary.  The lumens report does not take into account how visible light source is below the fixture.  The TAB has received complaints over the years about the light source in partial cutoff fixtures being visible for long distances.  The residents on the south side of Cactus will benefit from the use of full cutoff fixtures.


4.      UC-2093-04 (ET-0051-11) – O’NEILL, KIM T., ET AL:

APPROVED per Staff conditions.

ADD Current Planning Condition:

Design Review as a public hearing for significant changes to plans


USE PERMIT THIRD EXTENSION OF TIME to commence a place of worship.


DESIGN REVIEW for a proposed monastery on 2.5 acres in an R-E (Rural Estates Residential) (RNP-I) Zone.  Generally located on the north side of Wigwam Avenue, 600 feet west of Rainbow Boulevard within Enterprise.  SS/dg/ed


It has been 7 years since all the immediate neighbors were notified about the status of this project.  Any subsequent extension of time as a public bearing would afford notification to the residential area to the south and west and provide an opportunity for nearby property owners to express any additional issues or concerns based on future changes to the area.  The staff included a condition for notification on the next extension of time.


The TAB added the condition for a public hearing if there are significant changes to plans.  Given the length of time since the Design Review, the neighborhood should be given a chance to comment on any significant changes.


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David D. Chestnut, Sr.