DATE: March 23, 2001

TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Cheryl Easterwood, Director
Community Development Department

SUBJECT: Information Needed to Complete Totem Creek Inc.’s Conditional Use Permit Application

FILE NO: USE1997-00074


Enclosed is a summary of the information that Community Development Department staff have identified as necessary to complete the above referenced Conditional Use Permit Application. With the exception of the map and site plan requirements listed on page one the materials are excerpted from the recommended conditions included in the March 9, 2001 Staff Report.







At the start of a large project a base map should be generated and submitted as part of the complete packet of information. The base map includes all physical features of the site which will have an impact on the design and construction of the project and upon which the project will have an impact. The base map should be at an appropriate scale and features clearly depicted graphically, or labeled so that a reviewer would have a good understanding of the existing site, its attributes and its limitations. The features depicted will naturally depend on the particulars of the site. In this instance, a good base map would minimally include the following features.

We believe depiction of intermittent streams would be helpful in fully describing the site. The intermittent streams are important to understanding hydrology, water quality impacts and how drainage will be handled.



The design of the project should be developed to reflect the information on the base map. Important features should be avoided or protected as appropriate. Or, the impacts should be acknowledged and determined as acceptable. As with the base map, the site plan for TCI golf course should be at an appropriate scale and features clearly depicted graphically, or labeled so that a reviewer can clearly evaluate the proposed design. The features needed depend on the particulars of the site. In this instance, a good site map would include the following features.

It may be necessary to create an overlay effect so that the golf course features, including the road, golf cart paths and bridges can be viewed in context of the physical features depicted on the base map.



In order to complete application for the conditional use permit the applicant should submit an integrated pest management plan (IPM). The plan should be site specific in nature and address at a minimum the following elements:

The IPM should consider and respond to sensitive areas identified within the course boundaries including streams and wetlands by designating no chemical/pesticide application zones as appropriate including a 200-foot no application zone around Peterson Creek tributaries.

The plan should clearly identify fertilizers and chemicals which may be proposed for use along with their toxicity class relative to target and non-target species, mobility, solubility and persistence relative to the species and environments within and adjacent to the course boundaries including Peterson Creek.

The plan should include specific provisions for the storage and handling of pesticides, safety procedures, and contingency plan(s) in the event of a spill.

The plan should be prepared by a qualified individual or firm experienced in IPM/ITM principles applied in aquatic environments.



An analysis of windthrow and the proposed buffers should be prepared by a professional forester or other qualified professional with demonstrated expertise in the management of riparian buffers and shall be provided to the Planning Commission. The analysis shall take into account:

Based on the analysis, the course and buffers shall be adjusted, as necessary, to minimize, to the extent practicable, the effects of wind on stream buffers, wetland areas and landmark tree stands. The adjustments should be reflected on the site map. Protective design features, such as feathering, should be located outside the 100-foot stream buffers and outside other features they are intended to protect.



The applicant should submit a detailed Wildlife and Habitat Management study which meets the objectives of the October 12, 2000 Icy Straits Environmental Services study plan, and which substantially conforms with the direction of the TCI preliminary plan dated October 24, 2000. The study shall also:

Adjustments to the course design shall be made and reflected on a map as necessary to avoid sensitive habitats mapped in the field and to provide for wildlife corridors and core habitat areas. It is recognized that some sensitive areas may be unavoidably impacted.

The detailed Wildlife and Habitat Management Plan shall include the following provisions to ensure the planned habitat maintenance and protection measures are followed: