Union City Planning Commission and Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting Minutes
 
Second Quarter 2006
 
May 16, 2006, Meeting Minutes
 
 

May 16, 2006

 

BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MEETING

 

Members Present:

Lynne Thomas-Roth

Glynn Marsh

Al Butler

 

City Staff Members Present:

John Applegate

Denise Winemiller

 

Mrs. Thomas-Roth called the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to order.

Attendance was taken. Mayor Packard and Mr. Hissong were absent from the meeting.

1. Mrs. Thomas-Roth asked if there were any additions or corrections from the minutes of the March 14, 2006 meeting. She said Mr. Applegate was not present at the meeting and asked that his name be removed from the minutes as attending the meeting.

Mr. Marsh moved that the minutes be accepted as prepared with that correction. Mrs. Thomas-Roth seconded the motion. All concurred and the minutes were accepted.

2. 06-05 - Request for a variance from Scott Temple, SCT Builders for 103 Hazel Hollow, asking for a variance in the rear yard requirement and the front yard set back.

Mrs. Thomas-Roth introduced Mr. Temple. Mr. Applegate said they were working with Mr. Temple with his lot on a cul-de-sac. Mr. Applegate said usually they did not grant variances in the front yard set back but in looking at the properties on that street, the house would not block the view or interfere with the alignment of the homes.

In changing that set back, the house would be twenty feet away from the rear yard property line instead of fifteen feet. Mr. Applegate asked what the square footage of the house is and Mr. Temple said it was 2,100 square feet on a basement. Mr. Applegate said it was staff's recommendation that the request for a variance be approved.

Mr. Marsh asked if the part of the house that would protrude would be the porch? It is the porch on the house that extends into the set back. Mr. Marsh asked if there were houses on the adjoining lots? Mr. Temple said there was a house across the street and a home built on either side.

Mr. Marsh moved that the variance be granted.

Mr. Butler seconded the motion. All concurred and the variance was granted.

3. There was nothing for the Open Agenda portion of the meeting.

4. Mr. Butler moved that the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting be adjourned. Mrs. Thomas-Roth seconded the motion. All concurred and the meeting was adjourned.

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

 

Members Present:

Lynne Thomas-Roth

Glynn Marsh

Al Butler

 

City Staff Members Present:

John Applegate

Denise Winemiller

 

Mrs. Thomas-Roth called the Planning Commission meeting to order.

Attendance was taken. Mayor Packard and Mr. Hissong were absent from the meeting.

1. Mrs. Thomas-Roth asked if there were any additions or corrections of the minutes from the March 14, 2006 meeting. Mrs. Thomas-Roth said that Mr. Applegate was not present at the meeting and his name needed to be removed as attending the meeting.

Mr. Marsh said at the last meeting a traffic report was to be conducted for Fiver Rivers Reserve. Mr. Marsh asked if that had been done.

Mr. Applegate said he would be commenting on that. Mr. Marsh then moved that the minutes be accepted as prepared with the correction on who was attending. Mrs. Thomas-Roth seconded the motion. All concurred and the minutes were accepted.

2. 06-06 - Application for change of zoning district requested by Jason Ritter, 11881 Frederick Pike to change zoning from Light Industrial to Residential.

Mr. Applegate said Mr. Ritter was present at the meeting. He said the property was purchased some time ago. Bea Music had owned the property earlier and Mr. Thomas Miller had intended on purchasing the property to use it along with his additional Industrial zoned property. Mr. Miller did not end up buying the property and the property is still being used for residential.

Mr. Applegate said Mr. Ritter wanted to have an accessory building built and that would not be permitted on property zoned light industrial. Mr. Applegate said the zoning needs to be changed to enable him to build a garage. Mr. Applegate said it was the staff's recommendation to approve the application for a change of zoning and to forward this on to the city council to set up a public hearing. The property does border residential property to the south and west.

Mr. Marsh asked if the open area is the projected area for the further development of Stoney Crest.

Mr. Applegate said that was correct.

Mr. Ritter had no further comments to make to the planning commission.

Mrs. Thomas-Roth moved to grant approval of the application and to forward it to the city council to set a public hearing. Mr. Marsh seconded the motion.

All concurred and the motion was passed.

Mr. Applegate told Mr. Ritter that the council would discuss setting a public hearing date at their May 22, 2006 council meeting and they would contact him with the date for the public hearing.

3. 06-07 - Preliminary and Final Plan application for the Five Rivers Reserve submitted by Dave Allen.

Mr. Applegate said the city council approved the change of zoning and they would discuss both the preliminary and final plan at tonight's meeting. Mr. Applegate said he had met with Richard Oaks, the traffic engineer and there is no problem with the traffic. Mr. Oaks talked to the city and apologized for forgetting to have the letter prepared by the meeting date. Mr. Applegate said it would be in the packets at the next meeting.

Mr. John Brumbaugh, the project engineer, said he was present to answer any questions. He said it was a very nice project and had a lot of nice amenities.

Mr. Applegate said he had received the approved review from Woolpert but due to a problem with his hard drive, he had not been able to print out the information.

Mr. Marsh asked if they were going to just develop the lots or build the houses and sell the houses.

Mr. Brumbaugh said they would build the individual homes and sell them.

Five Rivers Reserve will be a gated community.

Mr. Applegate said individual right of way was granted.

Mr. Marsh asked about access for emergency vehicles. Mr. Applegate said the fire department would have access to the keypad entry of the gate.

Mr. Marsh asked what the price would be of these homes and Mr. Brumbaugh said they would be in the $250,000.00 range.

Mr. Marsh clarified that this development has gone through the public hearing process. Mr. Applegate said that the ordinance was passed as an emergency.

Mr. Marsh asked if the buildings were the same.

Mr. Brumbaugh said they were, except that every other building was flipped and there will be different shades of brick.

They will offer two bedrooms with an option of a third bedroom.

Mr. Marsh asked what the time frame would be.

Mr. Brumbaugh said they hoped to start as soon as possible and finish the buildings by Thanksgiving or early December.

Mr. Marsh said he was concerned because other gated communities have not been as successful so he wanted to determine the progress of this development.

Mr. Marsh asked if there had been any adjoining property owners at the public hearing. Mr. Applegate said that there was one resident that was not opposed to the development but was concerned that the new property owners would object to his property. He has more of a natural area with trees and longer grass and was concerned that they might complain. Mr. Applegate said his property was still zoned Agricultural-Residential.

The homeowner was also worried about a barking dog that he owned.

Mr. Applegate said they would look at his property differently since it was zoned Agricultural-Residential and not in a subdivision with more strict requirements.

Mr. Applegate said this is a different and unique development. This area overlooks the valley and should be an asset to the community.

Mr. Marsh said he was pleased that it was a project that would be done all at once. He said unless there were any problems noted from Woolpert, he would move to approve the preliminary and final plat approval for Five Rivers Reserve.

Mr. Butler seconded the motion. All concurred and the motion was passed.

4. Mrs. Thomas-Roth had a matter for the Open Agenda.

She said at the last meeting they had not put a time frame on trees being planted behind Mr. Pittman's electrical building. She asked if they should put some stipulations on that. Mr. Applegate said that it was in the record that it would be done. The purpose of this was to shield the bucket truck.

Mr. Applegate said he would contact them and see what their plans were.

5. Mrs. Thomas-Roth moved that the planning commission meeting be adjourned. Mr. Marsh seconded the motion. All concurred and the meeting was adjourned.

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