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PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The museum has been designed as a three-story building of approxi- mately 17,383 square feet of interior space to be completed in two phases. The first phase interior space consistsof a lobby, theater, museum store, special exhibitions gallery, history gallery, vault stor- age, offices and bathrooms for a total of 11,313 square feet. The first phase exterior space consists of front/entry patio, back patio, and a roof deck. The second phase interior space consists of two galleries, a restroom/ storage, and apartment for a total of 6,070 square feet with a roof deck. PROJECT LOCATION: 209 Metropole Avenue PROJECT PROPONENT: Owner:Catalina Island Museum Applicant: Hamilton Pacific LLC. Location: 209 Metropole Avenue APN: 7480-018-043 PC#2479 Zone: Commercial Pursuant to the authority and criteria contained in the California Envi- ronmental Quality Act and the Environmental Impact Report Guide- lines of the City of Avalon, the Lead Agency has analyzed the project and determined that the project will -mot have a significant impact on the enwronment. The Agency also determined that no toxic sites are included in the project. A period of Thirty (30) days from the date of publication of the notice of this Intent to Adopt will be provided to enable public review of the project specifications, the Initial Study and these docufnents prior to the final adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration by the Lead Agency. A copy of the Mitigated Negative Declaration is on file in the Planning Department, Avalon City Hall, 410 Avalon Canyon Road, Avalon, CA90704. By: Amanda Cook, Director of Planning Published: Catalina Islander Friday, February 24, 2012 Posted: City Hall Friday, February 24, 2012 Below: Lance Corporal C0dy M0rand's great- aunt Vallie, Burke embraced him during his homecoming ceremony.  SINGING WATERS CENTER REACHIH6 THE ISL,t,ND 346 CATALINA AVE Avalon welcomes home local hero LANCE CORPORAL HUMBLED AND EMBARRASSED BY RECEPTION BY DENNIS KAISER United States Marine Corps Lance Corporal Cody Morand was surprised at the reception he re- ceived last week when he returned to Avalon the place that for all intents is his hometown. With pre-press about his return in the Islander, Morand was greeted by many well-wishers, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4682, when his ferry cruised into the Mole on Sunday morning, Feb. 19. He had returned after wartime operation duty aboar& the USS Barton. No one was more proud than his mother Marissa Cicconi, who works for the city of Avalon. "He was a bit embarrassed and humbled by his welcome home to Avalon" his mother said. His re- turn was sweet, but a bit sad, as his grandmother, longtime Catalina resident Mary Cicconi, had recent- ly died before Morand could return to say his final farewell. However, there were plenty of cheers for the native sort, who in his military uniform that neatly adorned his well-exercised frame looked all the part of "the few, the proud, the Marines" His reception was described as "awesome" by his mother, who ex- pressed how military serviceto his country had helped forge her once little boy into an adult who could now command respect just for be- ing himself as a man and a marine. Catt For Entries Submit your photograph, graphic orart of Catalina. If we use it for a cover, you'[[ get a free one year subscription to the Isl.ander and recognition. SEND igh resolution digita['JPEG fi[es-3OOdpi min.-via emai[ to Must be original artwork. By submitting work, the senders agree to license publishing in the Catalina Islander newspaper. Although he spent his early childhood in Humboldt County, California and spent time living in Hawaii, Morand grew up on Cata- lina from about the age of 8. He has deep roots on the Island and lived on a boat with his family from about the time he was 15. He attended the local schools and graduated from Avalon High School in 2008. "He bouncedaround for a while, trying to find himself;'work- ing at various jobs, doing the usual , things young guys do," his mother said. "He attended Long Beach City College for a while, but I think there was not too much for him around here at the time." In 2010, Morand surprised friends and family alike when he made his decision to enlist in the us Marine Corps. He was soon off to Camp Pendleton for basic training, which he completed last year on his birthday, June 11. By that time he had met is future wife, Raquel. They were married and about three days later Morand was deployed to active duty. He has since served in regions of Europe and the Middle East including Libya. Morand has been separated from his wife since he was de- ployed. She is living with family in North Carolina. His mother said she remains m awe at how his military commitment has affected her son."It really shaped him up" she said. "He's clean-cut and although he was always polite, he is even more-so now." Morand will be leaving the Is- land today but his mother said he has enjoyed the brief glance back at where he has lived for most of his life. BIRTHDAYS Friday, February 24 Melissa Opah Rob Radde Lorenzo Parisi Chrissy Jones Tim Evans Pat Hall Jim Smith Casey Goslin Satmrday, February 25 Colin McDonald Bob Preston Sunday, February 26 Becky Hinkley Joe Iernandez Jim Hall Monday, February 27 Sue Cheek ,.,- - Erin Rinehart ,; Lisa Romo - Richard Paradisi Tuesday, February 28 Montana Rose Marina Gemilere Wednesday, February 29 Sherry Krug Thursday, March 1 Tammy Lee Justus Ramming John Leonhardi Kenny Engel ANNIVERSARIES: Sunday, February 26 Mike & Sue Smith 6 i Friday, February 24, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER