BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
February 6, 2006
Board Members Present: Dennis Haas, Chairman
Nicholas Reynolds, Vice Chairman
Alternate Board Member: Floyd Fernandez
Trustee(s) Present: Todd D. Bosley
Zoning Inspector: Keith Lasure
Kathleen Saeger Requesting a Conditional Zoning Certificate for a home occupation to do custom embroidery and monogramming
Toby Bosley Requesting two (2) variances on
Chairman Dennis Haas 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 Todd Bosley. Mr. Haas 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.
Kathleen Saeger of 4991 California Ave. NE, Louisville, stepped to the podium and stated she purchased a custom embroidery machine to do fundraisers for schools, do orders from her web site and craft shows. She said a store in town, All Through the Home, would be carrying some of her items.
Phyllis McKean asked Ms. Saeger if there would be traffic in/out of her home. Ms. Saeger said maybe occasionally but 98% of the business would be her delivering to places. Mrs. McKean also asked if she was planning on putting a sign out or doing any type of advertising. Ms. Saeger said she might advertise in the Louisville Herald and possibly put up a sign. Zoning Inspector, Keith Lasure, said she is allowed a 2 x 2 sign.
Trustee Todd Bosley said he has known Kathleen for some time and is in favor of the home business.
With no correspondence received at the township office and no one else to speak either for or against the request for a home occupation, Mr. Haas asked for a ballot vote.
Nicholas Reynolds motioned for a ballot vote, seconded by Phyllis McKean. All voted yes. Motion carried. Voting went as follows: Nicholas Reynolds, Yes; Pan Aslanides, Yes; Dale Riggenbach, Yes; Phyllis McKean, Yes and Dennis Haas, Yes
Chairman Haas stated the request for a Conditional Zoning Certificate for a home business was APPROVED and instructed Ms. Saeger to make arrangements with Mr. Lasure to pick up her permit.
Toby Bosley of 6240 Apple
Street NE, Louisville, stepped to the podium and stated the property he is
requesting variances for is the property next to his residence located on the
south side of
Dennis Haas asked the Board if they had any questions. Mr. Haas asked if the lot width at the road is 721/2 as well. Mr. Bosley said yes the lot is 145 x 208. Mr. Haas then asked about front yard depth. Mr. Bosley said the house would sit between 40 to 50 off the road and said he also has plenty of room in the rear yard. Mr. Haas asked how wide the house would be from the side of the house to the lot line. Mr. Bosley said 11.25.
Dennis Haas said the minimums would be met with plenty of room to spare and said ultimately it comes down to the lot width at the building line a shortage of 39 on each side of the house.
Nicholas Reynolds asked if the houses would be spec homes, and Mr. Bosley said he would build them and then sell them.
Dale Riggenbach asked who the builder would be. Mr. Bosley stated either Ken Schalmo or Homes by Ashley. The homes will be single story with three (3) bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms.
There was no one in the audience to speak either for or against the variances. Keith Lasure said there was one response this person stating he requested permission to build on split lots and said the zoning inspector turned him down. Mr. Lasure said this was not a correct statement - that had this resident requested it he would have been offered the same courtesy
that Mr. Bosley was offered. Mr. Lasure said this person never contacted him about this nor applied for a variance.
With no further discussion, Mr. Haas asked for a ballot vote.
Phyllis McKean motioned for a ballot vote, seconded by Pan Aslanides. All voted Yes. Motion carried. Voting went as follows: Phyllis McKean, Yes; Nicholas Reynolds, Yes; Dale Riggenbach, Yes; Dennis Haas, Yes and Pan Aslanides, Yes.
Nicholas Reynolds, Chairman
Dennis Haas, Secretary
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes Folder: 2006, February 6th ZBA Minutes.doc