BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
APRIL 3, 2006
Board Members Present: Nicholas Reynolds, Chairman
Dale Riggenbach, Vice Chairman
Dennis Haas, Secretary
Alternate Board Member: Floyd Fernandez
Trustee(s) Present: Mike Lynch
Zoning Inspector: Keith Lasure
Engle of 8088 N. Nickelplate is requesting a variance for an accessory building
to be 2,400 sq. ft. instead of the allowed 1,280 sq. ft. per Section 602.4 of
· William R. Lewis of 8231 Georgetown Street is requesting a variance to build an accessory building within 2’ from the property line instead of the required distance of 8’.
Chairman Nicholas Reynolds opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M. and introduced the Board of Zoning Appeals, Alternate Board member Floyd Fernandez, Zoning Inspector Keith Lasure, Township Secretary Sharon Shaub, and Trustee Mike Lynch. Mr. Reynolds swore in everyone in attendance by asking them to swear that the information they were about to present, either in oral or written form, was true and accurate to the best of their knowledge. The people responded by stating, “I do”.
Tim Engle of 8088 Nickelplate
stepped to the podium and stated he is requesting a variance for a 32 x 48
pole building located at 8077
Looking at plans provided by Mr. Engle, Mr. Riggenbach asked if there would be a living area. Mr. Engle said he didn’t know why it was listed that way. It will strictly be a garage.
Mr. Haas asked if the house is under construction and the lot size. Mr. Engle said the house is under roof and the lot size is 2.1 acres.
Mr. Aslanides asked if the garage would be open on the inside. Mr. Engle said yes and said it will be insulated, dry walled and heated but will be used strictly as storage for cars and tractors. Mr. Engle said he would also be working on his tractors and cars.
A question came up about setbacks and Mr. Lasure assured everyone all setbacks have been met.
Mr. Aslanides asked if the
driveway would be an extension of the regular driveway and Mr. Engle said there
would only be one entrance, which will be off
Mr. Reynolds asked if there was any correspondence. Mr. Lasure said he received one phone call, which was basically an informational call.
With no one to speak either for or against this request for a variance and no further discussion, Mr. Reynolds asked for a motion for a ballot vote.
Mr. Haas motioned for a ballot vote, seconded by Phyllis McKean. All voted yes. Motion carried. Voting went as follows: Dale Riggenbach, Yes; Dennis Haas, Yes; Pan Aslanides, Yes; Phyllis McKean, Yes and Nicholas Reynolds, Yes
Chairman Reynolds stated the request for the variance was APPROVED and instructed Mr. Engle to make arrangements with Mr. Lasure to pick up his permit.
William R. Lewis of 8231 Georgetown Street stepped to the podium and stated he is requesting a variance to build a new out building and remove the existing out buildings. Due to the location of his septic system and his filter beds, these buildings are within 2’ of the property line.
Mr. Lewis said if he could put the building anywhere else other than where his septic system is located, he would. This will be a pole construction and he said they would have to drill down in and if they drill too far from the filter bed, then he would run into problems. This building will be located on the NW corner of the property. The old buildings will be torn down and removed from the premises.
Mr. Haas asked about the drawing. Mr. Lewis said the drawing came from the Health Department when they came to check the filter beds.
Mr. Aslanides asked how big the building would be. Mr. Lewis said approximately 24 x 32 – no bigger – and might even go 24 square. Discussion followed as to exactly where the new building would sit.
Mr. Reynolds asked how old the existing two structures are and Mr. Lewis said they are close to 10 years old.
Mr. Haas commented that the problem building so close to the property line is if you put up a ladder, it would be on the neighbor’s property. Mr. Lewis said he talked to his neighbor and there’s no problem. Discussion followed.
Mr. Lasure said normally he wouldn’t support the 2’, but in this case, tearing the old buildings down, Mr. Williams would have pretty much the same square footage as before and feels the property will look better.
Mr. Reynolds asked if there was any correspondence. Mr. Lasure said he received one phone call wanting to know what side of the property the building would be built.
Mr. Reynolds asked if there was anyone present who wanted to speak for this variance.
Mr. Jeff Burner of
There was no one else to speak in favor of this variance and no one to speak against this variance.
With no further discussion, Mr. Reynolds asked for a motion for a ballot vote.
Mr. Haas motioned for a ballot vote, seconded by Phyllis McKean. Voting went as follows: Phyllis McKean, yes; Nick Reynolds, yes; Dennis Haas, yes; Pan Aslanides, yes and Dale Riggenbach, yes.
Chairman Reynolds stated the request for the variance was APPROVED and instructed Mr. Williams to make arrangements with Mr. Lasure to pick up his permit.
Nicholas Reynolds, Chairman
Dennis Haas, Secretary
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes Folder: ZBA – 2006, April 3rd Minutes.doc