BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

 

MINUTES

 

January 9, 2007

 

 

Members Present:     Lynne Thomas-Roth    Glynn Marsh

                                  Al Butler                       Lawrence Beyer

                                  John Bruns

 

City Staff Members

Present:                      John Applegate       Denise Winemiller

                  

 

          Mrs. Thomas-Roth called the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to order on January 9, 2007.  Attendance was taken and all board of zoning appeals members were present.

 

          Mrs. Thomas-Roth mentioned former Mayor Packard’s passing and welcomed Mayor Beyer back on the Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission.

 

          1.   Mrs. Thomas-Roth asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes from the October 17, 2006 meeting.  There were no corrections so Mr. Bruns moved that the minutes be accepted as prepared.  Mrs. Thomas-Roth seconded the motion.  Mr. Beyer abstained and the other members voted for the motion.  The minutes were accepted as prepared.

 

          2.    07-01 - Request for a three foot variance in the rear yard for a sun room from Banah Development LLC for 102 Rebecca Circle.

 

          Mr. Applegate introduced Kirk Schlecty from Banah Development.

 

          The homes were planned to be identical in the development and a variance was needed to add on the sun room in the rear of the house.

 

          Mrs. Thomas-Roth moved that the variance for 102 Rebecca Circle be approved.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and the motion was passed.  A three foot variance was granted for 102 Rebecca Circle.

 

          3.       07-02 - Request for a three foot variance in the rear yard for a sun room from Banah Development LLC for 106 Rebecca Circle.

 

          Mr. Marsh said he would still prefer if there were any more variances, that the surrounding property owners would be approached about the variance.  Mr. Applegate said the surrounding area was Light-Industrial.

 

          Mrs. Thomas-Roth moved that the variance for 106 Rebecca Circle be granted.  Mr. Bruns seconded the motion.  All concurred and the three foot variance in the rear yard was granted. 

 

          4.       07-03 Request for a variance in the side yard for a property located on 100 Settler’s Trail requested by Gary Spoltman.

 

          Mr. Applegate said Mr. Green had reviewed this and he introduced Gary Spoltman, the builder.

 

          Mr. Applegate said the staff had no problems with this request and they knew that fitting a home on this corner lot would be a problem. 

          Mr. Marsh clarified that if the house would be twenty feet away from the white fence, he would have no objection.

 

          Mr. Marsh moved that the variance in the side yard be granted.  Mr. Butler seconded the motion.  All concurred and the variance for 100 Settler’s Trail was granted.

 

          5.       Open Agenda

 

          Mr. Marsh said that he remembered that the city had granted a variance to an electric company on Martindale Road.  The businessman had agreed to put up some kind of screening to hide his large bucket truck.  Mr. Marsh said that has never been done.

          Mr. Butler added that there should be limited outside storage and he was storing a generator outside.  Mr. Applegate said he was cited for that.  He added that the location was zoned as a commercial property.

          Mr. Marsh wanted the business owner on Martindale to honor his commitment to screen the bucket truck.

 

          Mr. Applegate said he would check into it and look at the minutes from that meeting.

 

          There was a discussion if the variance could be revoked and if a variance could be contingent upon meeting certain commitments.   

 

          The property is being leased by the electric company.  

          Mr. Marsh suggested that they contact the company’s owner. 

 

          They asked what the response was to the citation and Mr. Applegate said the business owner had moved some of the items.

 

          Mr. Butler said there was an Asplundh truck on Martindale Road located by Hissong’s that was leaking oil.

 

          6.       Mr. Marsh moved that the meeting be adjourned Mr. Beyer seconded the motion.  All concurred and the meeting was adjourned.