AUGUST 4, 2009


Members Present:               

Mayor Patricia Goudy           

Lynne Thomas-Roth

Glynn Marsh                    

 John Bruns


City Staff Members Present:                

John P. Applegate              

Denise Winemiller


        The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting was called to order on August 4, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. by Mrs. Thomas-Roth.

        Attendance was taken and all of the members were present at the meeting.

        1.      Mrs. Thomas-Roth asked if there were any corrections or additions to the minutes of the December 2, 2008 meeting.  There were no corrections mentioned so Mr. Marsh moved that the minutes be accepted as prepared.  Mrs. Thomas-Roth seconded the motion.  Mr. Bruns and Mayor Goudy abstained and Mrs. Thomas-Roth and Mr. Marsh voted in favor of the motion.  Mr. Bruns clarified that an abstention counted as a yes vote so there were enough affirmative votes to pass the motion on the minutes.  The minutes were accepted as prepared.

        2.      09-03    - Variance request from Joe Schlorman, Aristocrat Products and property owner William Bailey at 304 Hollycrest Drive to replace an existing patio cover that will extend into the thirty foot front yard setback.

        Mr. Applegate said that the staff has reviewed this and this application is to replace an existing cover. 

        Mr. Bruns noted that the application was signed by Mr. Schlorman from Aristocrat Products and not William Bailey, the owner of the property. 

        Mr. Marsh said that the application should be signed by the person owning the property to make the request for a variance but it has been the city’s policy in the past to accept a company, such as Aristocrat to request the variance. 

        Mr. Applegate said they could get another application and have the property owner, Mr. Bailey, sign the application.   Mr. Applegate said the application does need to be signed by the owner and they will obtain his signature.   Mr. Applegate said he had been out of the office and had not seen the completed application until that day.

        Mr. Schlorman said he has been able to sign for items like this in other communities and Mr. Applegate answered that in the City of Union, the homeowner’s name is requested on the application.

        The request is for the replacement of an existing patio cover that has been a part of the house for years but since they want to put up a new patio cover, they have to go through the required steps of obtaining a variance and permit so if a bank or loan company would call during a title search, the city could tell them that the permits and requirements have been obtained and met.  

        Mr. Marsh moved that the variance be granted with the proper corrections of the application, and the signature of the property owner.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.  The variance was granted.

        3.      Open Agenda

        Mr. Applegate said the city has applications for two new homes, one in Union Springs and one in Stoneycrest.  

        4.      Mr. Bruns moved that the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting be adjourned.  Mr. Marsh seconded the motion.  All concurred and the meeting was adjourned.