ABSTRACT: Random Reportings on the City’s Workshop on the proposed Fire Protection Services Contract with the City of Monterey, the Status of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Rigoulette, LLC (Villas de Carmelo) Project and the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s Grant to the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden Volunteer Group are presented.
• Workshop: City’s Fire Protection Services Contract with the City of Monterey
Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Place: City Hall/Chambers
East side of Monte Verde Street between Ocean and Seventh Avenues
Note: Prior to the release of the actual agenda and staff report for the Workshop, it is expected that City of Monterey Assistant City Manager Fred Cohn and/or Fire Chief Sam L. Mazza will make a presentation. Q & A will follow. No action will be taken by the City Council at this Workshop.
(Sources: Molly Laughlin, Deputy City Clerk, Carmel-by-the-Sea; City of Monterey Assistant City Manager Fred Cohn)
• Status of the Draft Environmental Impact Report for Rigoulette, LLC (Villas de Carmelo) Project (DEIR)
The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Rigoulette, LLC (Villas de Carmelo) Project is expected to be completed by Denise Duffy & Associates and transmitted to County of Monterey Resource Management Agency - Planning Department by the end of March 2009, according to Brice Ternet of Denise Duffy & Associates. Soon thereafter, the County will load the DEIR onto the County’s web site under “Recent Environmental Documents.” A Table with the Project Title (click to view), File Number, Type of Document, Public Review Begins and Public Review Ends will be displayed with a link to the DEIR document.
Project Title: RIGOULETTE LLC (Villas de Carmelo Project)
File No.: PLN070497
Location: HWY 1 & VALLEY WAY CARMEL
Application Date: 12/26/2007
COMBINED DEVELOPMENT PERMIT TO INCLUDE AN LOCAL COASTAL PLAN AMENDMENT TO CHANGE LAND USE DESIGNATION FROM MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL TO HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL AND A REZONING FROM MDR/2 TO HDR/12.5 IN THE COASTAL ZONE; A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT AND STANDARD SUBDIVISION TO CONVERT A 10,350 SQUARE FOOT CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL INTO NINE CONDOMINIUM UNITS AND CREATE 37 ADDITIONAL CONDOMINIUM UNITS; COMMON SPACE WILL INCLUDE UNDERGROUND PARKING, RECREATION ROOM, STORAGE AND GYM; A COASTAL ADMINISTRATIVE PERMIT TO DEMOLISH ONE EXISTING STRUCTURE AND CONSTRUCT 12 BUILDINGS FOR A TOTAL OF 46 CONDOMINIUM UNITS; A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT TO ALLOW DEVELOPMENT ON SLOPES OF 30% OR GREATER; A COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT TO ALLOW THE REMOVAL OF 97 TREES (21 COAST LIVE OAK AND 76 MONTEREY PINES); AND DESIGN APPROVAL. THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED BETWEEN HIGHWAY ONE AND VALLEY WAY, CARMEL (ASSESSOR'S PARCEL NUMBERS 009-061-002-000, 009-061-003-000 AND 009-061-005-000), COASTAL ZONE.
• Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Grant to the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden Volunteer Group
A grant of $13,500 from the Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District (MPRPD) was awarded to the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden Volunteer Group on December 3, 2007 for the installation of a drip irrigation system and a new potting shed at the Lester Rowntree Native Plant Garden. As of this date, $3,719.54 has been reimbursed for these projects. The grant expires November 20, 2010, unless an extension is requested, according to Shuran J. Britton, PHR, Administrative Services Coordinator/Board Clerk, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District.
The Volunteer Group is working with high school students in the Regional Occupation Program to accomplish four phases. The first phase, now completed, consisted of drip irrigation installation and planting of nearly 100 plants in the upper section of the Garden. The second phase is now in progress. The construction of the new potting shed has yet to be approved by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea; it is anticipated that an application will be submitted to the City for Planning Commission consideration in April 2009, according to Volunteer Group Member Greg D’Ambrosio.