MINUTES OF THE CATAWBA ISLAND BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
January 9, 2013
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Chairman Bryan Baugh called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. Board members in attendance were Bryan Baugh, Tom Anslow, Doug Blackburn, Sandra Erwin, and Jack DeVore. Alternates for the Board, Jack Zeigler and Shelly Stively, were also in attendance. The zoning inspector, Walter Wehenkel, and Township Trustee, Matt Montowski were present. Due to the fact that there were no cases before the Board, Mr. Baugh dispensed with the reading of the meeting procedure.
Chairman Baugh asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2012 meeting.
Jack Devore moved to approve the minutes as mailed. Tom Anslow seconded the motion. The motion was passed.
Chairman Baugh stated the reorganization of the Board was required. The position of Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary needed to be filled. He asked for nominations. Doug Blackburn
moved to elect Bryan Baugh as Chairman. Jack DeVore seconded the motion. The motion was passed. Mr. Baugh thanked the Board for their vote of confidence.
Sandra Erwin moved to elect Jack DeVore as Vice Chairman. Doug Blackburn seconded the motion. The motion was passed.
Tom Anslow moved to elect Sandra Erwin as Secretary. Jack DeVore seconded the motion. The motion was passed. Bryan Baugh thanked the Board members for their commitment and their efforts.
Mr. Wehenkel stated he had emailed to the Board members the written responses to the questions that were asked at the training session. The consensus was that the training was very worthwhile.
Mr. Wehenkel stated the Trustees have had preliminary discussions concerning the creation of a zoning map that would be prepared and placed on the township's website. Matt Montowski
indicated it would be much like the City of Port Clinton's zoning map. It would assist the citizens of the township, Board members, as well as the real estate agents and appraisers. Mr.
Montowski suggested the Board members go to www.portc1inton.com and look at the City's zoning map and submit any comments they might have to Walter Wehenkel.
Mr. Wehenkel provided the Board members with a copy of the annual report on zoning permits and fees. A general discussion followed with the Board members enlightened by the
information. Tom Anslow noted the Zoning Commission activity was pretty low last year. Matt Montowski stated that was a trend seen throughout the County.
Doug Blackburn wondered if the meeting time could be changed. The longer meetings can create difficulties with his working situation. Various times were discussed with the issue of
travel time by applicants considered. The Board decided to meet at 7:00 p.m. starting in February.
A general discussion followed concerning various topics.
Sandra Erwin moved to adjourn the meeting. Doug Blackburn seconded the motion. The motion passed and the meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.