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along with a donor who chooses to BY KEN KURTIS remain anonymous, have teamed FOR THE ISLANDER up to honor Jeff's memory with a- very generous Platinum donation of Dr. Jeff Sipsey was the long- $5,100. Wow. time head hyperbaric doctor for It also allows us to wonder if our Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber• $60,000 is now within our reach• Based out of County USC (as all We've still got 25 hours until we the chamber hyperbaric docs are), announce our final total so who he first got involved in 1976 and knows? Wanna help get us there?? spent close to 40 years watching out Go to the website www.chamber- for us, and was Medical Director and make your donation. for much of that time. Ironically, he Like our Chmabr, we're open 24/7. was NOT a diver himself and didn't CHAMBER CHALLENGE quite understand what the allure 2017 - $57,010 total (Updated was for us. But he was always 5/2/2017 @ 8:15PM) looking out for us and treating us New donors are marked with a when needed• Although Jeff retired bullet. not too long ago, life can be cruel, DIAMOND ($10,000 and up) and he died not too long after he Ocean Institute stopped working. But his memory PLATINUM ($5,000-9,999) lives on and tonight we're delighted • In memory of Dr. Jeff Sipsey to announce that Jeff's sister Cindy, (from his sister Cindy and an anon- ymous donor) Galileo Capri Michael Emmerman, Pat Stockhausen, and TJ GOLD ($1,000-4,999) In memory Of Kevin Binkley and Tom Binkley, (from their Cee" Ray dive buddies) Cirque du Soleil Hollywood Divers Sharky's Scuba & Swim Antelope Valley Desert Divers South Orange County Dive Club Maja Vrvilo Beach Cities Scuba John Delaney Cynthia Yonker (E. & J. Gallo match) Pacific Wilderness Andy Pilmanis SILVER ($500-999) Anonymous (to cover Chamber volunteers dinner) PLANNING COMMISSION CITY OF AVALON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Wednesday May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. NoTIcE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Avalon Planning Commission will hold a PUBLIC HEARING to consider the following items at the April meeting to be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., in the COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT 410 AVALON CANYON ROAD, AVALON CALIFORNIA. In compliance with the Americans with Disability Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact Denise Radde, City Clerk (310) 510-0220. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. (28 CFR 35. 102-35.104 ADA Title II). All public records relating to an agenda item on this agenda are available for the public inspection at the time the records are distributed to all, or a majority of all, members of the Planning Commission. Such records shall be available at City Hall located at 410 Avalon Canyon Road. 1• A Public Hearing for an application for a Coastal Development Permit, Site Plan and adopting Resolution to allow for the replacement of four cabanas to expand the Food and Beverage service for Descanso Beach Club. (The project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15302 of the State CEQA Guidelines - Replacement or Reconstruction). Owner: Santa Catalina Island Company Applicant: Same as above LocatiOn: #1 St. Catherine Way APN: 7480-001-001 PC#2626 Zone: Resort Recreation Rle Date: 4/25/2017 2• A Public Hearing for an application for a New Conditional Use Permit. Coastal Development Permit and adopting Resolution to allow the renting or leasing of a room or rooms with or without table board in a dwelling unit for periods of fewer than thirty (30) consecutive days duration (Transient RentatSec. 9-6.603 AMC) at 134 Whittley. (The project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15305 of the State CEQA Guidelines - Minor Alterations in Land Use Limitations.) Owner: Aimee Paret Applicant: Same as above Location: 134 Whittley APN: 7480-048-124 PC#2623 Zone: Low Density Residential File Date: 3/14/2017 3. A Public Hearing for an application for a Conditional Use Permit, Coastal Development Permit, Site Plan and adopting Resolution to allow for expansion of Food and Beverage Service into the lobby of the Atwater Hotel. (The project is Categorically Exempt under Section 15301(a) of the State CEOA Guidelines,- Existing Facilities.) Owner: Santa Catalina Island Company Applicant: Same as above Location: 125 Sumner APN: 7480-012-025 PC#2629 Zone: Commercial File Date: 4/28/2017 4• A Public Hearing for an application for a Conditional Use Permit and Site Plan for an Indoor Amusement and adopting Resolution at 220 Metropole, #3• The Conditional Use Permit is to create a Puzzle Room in one of the commercial spaces in the building. (The project is Categorically Exempt under the State CEQA Guidelines Section 15301/Existing Facilities.) Owner: RObert Ralne Applicant: Matthew Affolder Location: 220 Metropole, #3 APN: 017-007 PC#2627 Zone: Commercial File Date: 4/25/2017 5. A Public Hearing to consider an ordinance to amend the Avalon Municipal Code Title Nine, Chapter Seven, Article 7 - Signs. (This project is Categorically Exempt under State CEOA Guidelines Section 15378 because it does not constitute a project within the meaning defined by CEQA. Members from the Public who would like to address the Planning Commission may appear at the public hearing during the consideration of this item and state their opinion• Written comments may also be submitted to the Planning Department, attention Amanda Cook, Planning Director, PO Box 707, Avalon, CA 90704 prior to the Planning Commission's consideration of the item. Anyone may appeal any decision made by the Commission to the City Council. To appeal, you must file a written appeal, and include an appeal fee of $908.00 with the City Clerk within fifteen (15) calendar days of such action. Any person challenging actions of the Planning Commission may be limited to issues he or someone else raises in writing prior to or orally at the hearing. All actions on Local Coastal Development permits seaward of the appealable area boundary (within 300 ft. of established mean high tide line) may be appealed by any aggrieved person to the Coastal Commission. By: Amanda Cook Planning Director Posted: City Hall Friday, May 5, 2017 Catalina Islander Friday, May 5, 2017 ID#P5-17 In memory of Max (anonymous) Jim Krasne Norman Deatherage a von Klein California Diving News, Ocean Adventures Dive Co. Ron and Angi Burkard Phillips 66/76 (Burkardmatch) Cynthia Yonker E. & J. Gallo match (matching Yonker) Ethan Bush - The Walt Disney Co. (matching Bush) Jeanne Sleeper Rex Uber Susy Horowitz James Whipple In memory of Dr. Lee Somers (from Karl Huggins) Don Lake BRONZE ($100-499) Sonal & Sudeep Patel In memory of Adam Arnold Anderson (from the cee Ray) • Nancy Fisher In memory of Lee (Jadine Moy) The Sea Divers Robert and Judith Fisher Frank Aicher Scott Barnes Jonathan Bachman Jerome Kasper • Roger Carlson In memory of Max von Klein (from Scuba Haus) Billy Chambers Joe Takahashi Skip Abelson James Ruddick Tony Mischel Claudia Harden Dive News Network Cheryl Tinney In memory of Jeff Larson (Kevin Augarten) Jean-Yves Couleaud Michael Madden Kevin Glenn Arnold Munoz and Lisa M. Anya-Munoz Gregory Honore Dale and Kim Sheckler Reef Seekers Dive Co. Jean Cassidy Carl Felien Louis Weisberg Marilyn Lawrence In memory of Tim Baskin (from Allison Vitsky and Andy Sallmon) Pfizer Inc. (matching Vitsky) Jens Rubschlager Scot Parker • - Laguna Sea Dwellers Ric Aceves Kevin Augarten Mark Stabb In memory of Leon Slavin (from Brad Jacks.) Bob and Laura Mosqueda Stuart Berryhill Raymond Kefi Douglas Dive Club In memory of Tom Binkley (from Rex Uber) Diane Witmer Barnacle Busters LGBTQ Dive • Club • Roy Houston Larry Thompson Annette Lohman In memory of Daniel Wright, Da Boy (from Robin Wright) In memory of Tom Binkley (from Susy Horowitz) In memory of Bob Hagedorn (from Susy Horowitz) Gary Sanders Roeland Papen Debbie Huh Rebekah Halpern Laurie Kasper Mike Faust Stephen Benavides Cindy Shaw and Patrick Smith Margaret Donat Dana Rodda JJ Gibbons Markus Self Michael Wynd Other (less than $100) • Diana Rainforth Di Krall Dan and Betty Orr Brock Dewey Debbie Ruhin Jim Whyte Ken Kurtis:-Chairman. Chamber Day~Eve 2017 and the entire Chamber Day 2017 Committeewww.chamberday. org--310/652-4990. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON" An EDISON Ih,TERNATIOh~AL˘ Company Stage I Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing Update - March 2017 California's severe drought resulted in a reduced water supply in Catalina's Middle Ranch Reservoir. Fortunately, winter storms have provided some welcome relier. Based on water levels in the reservoir. Southern California Edison (SCE) received authorization from the California Public Utilities Commission to deactivate Stage 3 Mandatory Water Conservation and Rationing, which is triggered when the reservoir falls below 200 acre feet. and return to Stage 1 Mandatory Conservation. Stage 1 was activated on March 7 2017. Customers are no longer subject to daily allotments, but Stage 1 does have restrictions on the use of water fit for drinking. Island residents, who already had some of the best water use practices in the state, have been effective in reducing our water use. Please continue to use water wisely during Stage I Mandatory Conservation. March 75o00 Water Supply Status and Stage 1 Results • As of April 20, 2017 the Middle Ranch Reservoir water level was 634 acre feet. • In March, 2017, water use declined 46 percent even with a 40 percent increase in visitors to the island; 14 acre feet of water was used compared to 26 acre feet in March, 2013. For More Information • Commercial and residential customers can cell 1..800-367-8851. For dedicated Catalina island customer support cell Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • To report potential water use violations, cell t-800-367-8851. • Visit SCE's web page for Catalina Island customers at• • For water conservation tips, visit Save Our Water's website at CNS-3005875# 6 Friday, April 28, 2017 THE CATALINA ISLANDER _