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Landmarks Commission Meeting

September 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM

The Landmarks Commission designates historic landmarks, reviews development proposals involving historic properties, and administers an historic resources preservation program.

The Landmarks Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of each month (and as needed)”

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The Landmarks Commission designates historic landmarks, reviews development proposals involving historic properties, and administers an historic resources preservation program.

The Landmarks Commission meets the 1st Tuesday of each month (and as needed)

Roll Call

Patricia Cullinan, First District
Stephanie McAllister, Second District
Bryan Much, Third District
Debra Watts, Fourth District
Vacant, Fifth District

Staff Members

Eric Gage, Planner III
Derik Michaelson, Staff 
John Leong, Staff 
Ivan Jimenez, County Counsel
Arielle Wright, Secretary

Disability Accommodation

If you have a disability which requires an accommodation or an alternative format to assist you in observing and commenting on this meeting, please call (707) 565-6105 or email Landmarkscommission@sonoma-county.org by 12:00 pm Wednesday, (Date before the hearing) to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Materials

Available digitally through the link in the Agenda. You can also email Landmarkscommission@sonoma-county.org or the project planner to request materials.

Meeting Documentation

Agenda

3:00 PM Call to order and Roll Call.
Changes to Agenda
Correspondence
Commissioner Announcements/Disclosures
Public Comments for Non-Agenda Items

Landmarks Commission Regular Calendar

View documents digitally for all items listed

Additional Public Comments Received

Item Number: 1
Time:3:00 PM
File Number: DRH21-0006
Applicant: Lowell Sheldon
Staff: Derik Michaelson
Env Doc:

Not applicable

Proposal:

Request for Design Review with Hearing to the Landmarks Commission to allow for exterior alterations to the Freestone Hotel located within a Historic District combining zone.  No new buildings at the site are proposed.

Location:

306 Bohemian Highway, Sebastopol              

APN:

073-120-022

District: Fifth
Zoning:

CR (Commercial Rural District), HD (Historic District), SR (Scenic Resources) and VOH (Valley Oak Habitat).

Action:

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:
Commissioner McAllister
Commissioner Much
Commissioner Watts
Commissioner Cullinan

Ayes:                     
Noes:                     
Absent:                 
Abstain:             

Item Number: 2
Time:3:30 PM
File Number: Freestone Flat Road Bridge
Applicant: Dept. Transportation and Public Works 
Staff: John Leong, DTPW
Env Doc:

Negative Declaration

Proposal:

Sonoma County Department of Transportation & Public Works (DTPW) proposes to replace the existing Freestone Flat Road Bridge over Salmon Creek, in the southwest portion of the County. The existing bridge would be replaced with a two-lane, cast-in-place prestressed concrete box-girder bridge supported on cast-in drilled hole piles at the abutments. The new bridge would be located parallel to and southeast of the exiting bridge-which would remain in service until the new bridge is complete, then disassembled and removed from the site.

Location:

Freestone Flat Road          

APN:

Near 073-100-016, -088 & -065

District: Fifth
Zoning:

RRD (Resources and Rural Development), B6 40 Acre Density, HD (Historic District), SR (Scenic Resource) and RC 200/25 (Riparian Corridor 200 ft/25 ft set back).

Action:

Appeal Deadline:
Resolution No:

Vote:
Commissioner McAllister
Commissioner Much
Commissioner Watts
Commissioner Cullinan

Ayes:                     
Noes:                     
Absent:                 
Abstain:

Other Business

1.                Reports – Commissioners
2.                Report – Staff
3.                Process Improvements
4.                Approval of Minutes: August 3, 2021
5.                HRC request for joint update to “Researching the History of your Sonoma County Building” pamphlet.
6.                Mark West Family Burying Ground Historic Site discussion.  (Carol Eber)

Procedures

LC hearings begin at 3:00 PM and are recorded. Agenda items begin on or after the time stated on the agenda. County staff will give a presentation on the project followed by commissioner questions. A public hearing is then opened and the applicant gives a 10-minute project presentation followed by public comments. The time limit for public comments is at the Chair’s discretion and is typically 3 minutes per speaker. Please state your name for the record when you are called upon. Questions raised by the public may be answered after all public comments are given. The Commission may request staff or the applicant to answer questions, and the applicant is given the opportunity to respond to any public comments. The public hearing is then closed and no further public comments are received. The commissioners discuss the project and make a decision by motion and roll call vote 

Public Appearances for Non-Agenda Items

Shortly after the hearing begins, the LC invites public participation regarding the affairs of the County. Any person desiring to speak on any matter which is not scheduled on this agenda may do so. Comments may be limited to three minutes, or as imposed at the discretion of the Chair. Under State Law, matters presented during public appearances cannot be discussed or acted upon by the LC commissioners.

Public Comment

Prior to the Meeting

Email Public Comment: Submit an emailed public comment to the Design Review Committee please email LandmarksCommission@sonoma-county.org. Please provide your name, the agenda number(s) on which you wish to speak, and your comment. These comments will be emailed to all committee members and staff.

Written Public Comments: Submit letters prior to the hearing by mail addressed to: Permit Sonoma, 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 and include the project number. Please note, due to the office closure under the Sonoma County Shelter in Place order, Permit Sonoma receives mail once a week leading to longer than usual processing times for mailed in items

During the Meeting

Public Comment Using Zoom: Members of the public who join the Zoom meeting, either through the Zoom app or by calling in, may give a public comment when the Chair opens the public hearing for your item of interest. Please take the time to locate the raise hand feature in the app, press the Alt & Y keys together on your keyboard, or press *9 to raise and lower your hand when calling in. Your name, or phone number if you call in, will be announced when it’s your turn to speak (1 public comment is allowed per person).

Email Public Comment: Please email LandmarksCommission@sonoma-county.org to submit public comment. Provide your name, the project number, and your comment.  Please note, it is advised to mail or email public comments in advance of the hearing date to give the commissioners and staff time to review. Emailed comments received during the hearing are distributed to the commissioners and staff, but are not read out loud into the record. All public comments received prior to, during, and after the hearing are saved to the project file.

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