Gillette - Zoning Code Development - Montrose, CO, USA

Melody Gillette

Montrose, CO, USA


Zoning Code Development

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


land use and environmental planning

Work History

Independent Tutor

Self employed

September 2012 - June 2014

Tutored private students, grades 4-5 and grade 10, in home in math, English, and History. Assisted in online coursework in credit recovery program in Montrose, CO.

Self Employed

From March 2010

Tutor - K


November 2010 - May 2012

Provided services in Montrose and Delta School systems for K-6 students. Provided pre-testing, monthly updates, weekly tutoring services and final post-testing for math and English skills.


U.S. Census Bureau

August 2010 - September 2010

8/2010-9/2010. Enumerator for 2010 Census, for Olathe, Montose and Gunnison tracts. Conducted site visits, confirming site information and interfacing with residents, and prepared materials for federal submittals.


Naidorf Design Consultants

May 2009 - June 2009

Assisted principal in updating 2010-2011 Woodbury University Master Plan update for Regent review.

Senior Planner

County of Monterey

August 2008 - May 2009

Reviewed federal, state and county provisions for endangered and protected bird and bat species in association with drafting of wind turbine generator standards. Drafted Initial Study, Mitigation
Monitoring Plan and Habitat Monitoring Plan for 18 acre subdivision, addressing transportation, water
quality and sensitive habitat issues. Oversaw and participated in ongoing EIR documentation and internal review of a 334 acre residential and public open space project. Researched and drafted land use and energy ordinances. Provided zoning, property information and permit requirements to public.
Prepared entitlement materials for residential, commercial and industrial projects and presented them to
Planning Board for decision making.

Associate Planner

Civic Solutions, Inc

September 2005 - June 2008

Received two commendations for client service. Researched and drafted 24 chapters of a Municipal
Zoning Code update for the City of Aliso Viejo (pop. 48,549). Provided planning, historic preservation, and design review services for cities of Lawndale (pop. 33,006), Pomona (pop. 50,119), Whittier (pop.
85,943), and Orange and Riverside counties. Prepared IS/MND oversight and hearing materials for 9 mile
dedicated pipeline for delivery of contaminated water from Whittier Brownfield site. Prepared IS/MND
materials for: six telecommunications systems upgrades and stealth system installations within the City of Whittier (pop. 85,943); residential and commercial projects within the City of Malibu (pop. 12,736),
subject to CCC requirements.

Project Officer

Earth Tech

May 2004 - September 2005

Colton, CA Environmental Professional 5/2004-9/2005
Conducted damage assessments and prepared FEMA documents for 50 flood recovery projects in New
York (Sullivan County - pop. 76,900) and California (Riverside County - pop.2.24 million) as FEMA
Project Officer (Public Assistance) subcontractor. Developed damage assessment for relocation and construction for Rubidoux (pop. 34,280) public sewage pipeline and pumping stations, at an estimated
cost of $2,000,000. Prepared reports and ISMND materials associated with plan for bridge replacement
adjacent to endangered species wetland areas in Orange County (pop. 3.056 million). Participated in
QC/QA services for Air Force base closures, including hazardous materials cleanup sites, and installation
upgrades. Conducted review of 2005 revisions to CEQA standards and drafted compliance manual for
United States Postal Service offices in California.

Zoning Manager


October 2003 - March 2004

Conducted project review, and developed and managed 33 telecommunications co-location, stealth
installation and upgrades within Los Angeles County. Participated in public hearings for approval of telecommunications projects.

Associate Planner

Willdan Engineering

September 2000 - July 2003

Reviewed road widening of a four-mile stretch of a municipal roadway and prepared IS/MND, including
mitigation of onsite endangered species, for the City of Rancho Mirage (pop. 17,218). Prepared and presented revised Noise Element IS/MND (project approved) to City of Burbank Planning Commission;
prepared Phase I EIR for 60 acre mixed use development; Park Project, City of Anaheim; participated in
CDBG survey and data update for eligible sites, City of Anaheim.

Contract Planner

MG Enterprises

April 2000 - November 2000

Researched and developed Public Service EIR sections for 60-acre mixed use project, developed Initial
Study for 20-acre remediation and reuse of petroleum industrial site as industrial park in Brea (client -
Helix); and conducted materials control and inventory services for health product and health care firms.

Contract Planner

Hogle - Ireland

October 1999 - March 2000

Conducted plan check and prepared site reviews for projects developed within Specific Plan areas of the
City of Chino (pop. 77,983). Reviewed project and prepared IS/MNDs for cellular antenna installations and co-locations.


L.A. County Department of Airports Master Plan

September 1997 - October 1999

Developed EIR sections for L.A. County Department of Airports Master Plan for LAX. Reviewed projects and wrote Initial Studies for Hughes Media Center commercial structures, and improvement of
Brentwood Private School. Categorized and provided comments for public responses to 17-volume
Master Plan EIR for Universal City improvements Master Plan.

Environmental Compliance Manager

Thrifty Oil Company

July 1995 - September 1997

Supervised three in-house staff and three field testers, providing environmental compliance documents to local planning and fire departments for over 100 gas stations located throughout California.
Maintained database and paper files for all stations and interfaced with health and safety operations, and developed reports for executive use. Conducted interviews for field contractors and interfaced with CFO and CEO of company, as well as Director of Construction.

Contract Planner

MG Enterprises

June 1994 - July 1995

Provided Health and Safety record keeping and compliance services for medical instrument company and international health product firm. Provided database updates and weekly reports on materials
shipping using GoldMine database system.

South Coast Air Quality Management District Air Quality Specialist

September 1991 - June 1994

Reviewed regulatory requirements and participated in preparation of Air District Rules to facilitate
reduction of CO, PM10, and other air emissions from operations such as spray painting, construction and aerospace cleaning processes within the South Coast Air Basin. Interface with industries and engineers
responsible for developing rules. Prepared staff reports and conducted review of large subdivision
projects to provide conditions to reduce air emissions.

Qualifications & Certifications

Hazardous Materials Handling

West L.A. City College

Landscape Architecture


Liberal Arts

University of Colorado

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