August 11, 2016
1.Call to order @ 6:35- Laura Arndt
2. Approval of minutes July 14, 2016 – Ken Levin, Chuck Eckart
3. Treasurers report - Pamela Bridges
4. Zero Waste Marin – Madeline- Report from Madeline re: future plans of waste management in town.
5. Commons and Garbage overflow – Pamela Bridges & Laura Arndt
Request for leaseholders and commons to address the consistently overflowing garbage on site. Request to remove picnic tables and replace with benches. Discussion with members re: the impacts of picnic tables compared to benches in a town park atmosphere. Tables encourage visitors to stay for hours, creating traffic flow problems, trash problems, as well as impact on bathrooms. National Seashore is a picnic site, however Point Reyes Station downtown has more picnic tables than Bear Valley Visitors Center.
6. ADA Public Restrooms Update – Randall Fleming
Mesa Road Bathrooms: The Design Review Committee met with the County Public Works department at the bathroom site. The County is just beginning to consider how to have an accessible path of travel from the downtown to the bathrooms, and will need to survey existing site conditions before proceeding. We discussed scenarios with them, stressing the need to have a proper stairway from Mesa Rd to the bathrooms, as well as an ADA compliant handicapped ramp, and suggested they consider adding a separate ADA toilet on the same grade as Mesa Rd.
7. Report on AECOM Study-Randall Fleming
AECOM: Karen Gray and I met with the County Park’s project manager, and discussed our concerns with him, from the lack of data to do sound projections and the need to explore other options, such as shuttles to reduce parking and congestion, composting toilets to reduce waste water, management approaches that respond to existing community carrying capacity, mitigate tourism impacts on coastal community quality of life, and when addressing the economic benefits to the county, include true cost impacts, such as garbage collection, toilet maintenance, policing, traffic congestion and impacts to housing availability and costs. While it was a cordial and positive meeting, we did not see any commitments in changing or amending the scope of work.
8. LCP update:Randall Fleming
The Coastal Commission meeting to consider extending the Hearing date for the Marin County LCP occurred today (date of the PRSVA meeting) The draft language prepared by the Marin Planners protects existing residential housing in the mixed use residential/commercial zone. Also, the revised commercial core area boundary (not yet a final adopted map) has been re-drawn to not include any single family residences.
9. Permitting crowd events Point Reyes- Pamela Bridges Laura Arndt
Community members came to the meeting to address concerns re : interpretation of letter to editor and social media response re: permits and crowd events in Point Reyes. Recent music festival raised questions from community (a) permitting process, need to clarify from county (b) need for future collaboration of village and festival marketers going forward and (c) need to consider impact on neighbors, traffic, and local services.
10. Update Community Forum- Laura
A meeting on Sept. 22 will now be a planning meeting for representatives of our Coastal Villages.
The General Community Forum (tourisms and our community) will be rescheduled for February 2107 *
11. “Litter Bugs Me” October 1st
co–sponsored by: NPS, PRSVA, EAC, and Tomales Bay State Park. A BBQ at the Bear Valley Picnic Area. Volunteers from PRSVA needed to help with BBQ, please contact Karen Gray
12. PRSVA table at farmers market- Laura & Pamela
13. Candidates Night- Mark Switzer
October 12, sponsored by KWMR, and ????
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