Catawba Island Zoning Commission Minutes
January 28, 2015
Paul Shaw called the meeting of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission to order. He identified for the record that the date was January 28, 2015 and the time was 7:32 PM. He introduced himself and the other Commission members in attendance. They included Jordan Davenport, Stephen Lonneman, and Curt Baxter. He also introduced Walter Wehenkel, Zoning Inspector & Zoning Commission Secretary. He requested those in attendance join him by standing and saying the Pledge of Allegiance.
Mr. Shaw suggested the following agenda for the meeting:
1) The organizational meeting electing a Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Secretary for 2015.
2) The reading and approval of our last meeting minutes from December 3, 2014 meeting.
3) Any old business
4) Any new business
Mr. Shaw asked if there were any additions or changes to the proposed agenda. Hearing none, he requested a motion to approve the proposed agenda for the meeting. Jordan Davenport so moved. Steve Lonneman seconded the motion. The motion was passed.
Mr. Shaw requested nominations for Chairman of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission for 2015. Jordan Davenport nominated Paul Shaw. Curt Baxter seconded the motion. The motion was passed.
Mr. Shaw asked for nominations for Vice Chairman of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission for 2015. Steve Lonneman nominated Jordan Davenport. Curt Baxter seconded the motion. The motion was passed.
Mr. Shaw asked for nominations for Secretary of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission for 2015. Jordan Davenport nominated Walter Wehenkel. Paul Shaw seconded the motion. The motion was passed.
Approval of December 3, 2014 Minutes
Mr. Shaw indicated the minutes were mailed to the Commission members and requested a motion for their approval as mailed. Steve Lonneman moved to approve the minutes as mailed. Jordan Davenport seconded the motion. The motion was passed with Curt Baxter abstaining from the vote.
Mr. Wehenkel reported that the Tomi Johnson rezoning request was approved by the Trustees to the “C-3” zoning district as recommended by the Zoning Commission. The rezoning went into effect last Friday. Mrs. Johnson will need to seek a use variance to rent the one-family dwelling on a weekly basis. She has not yet filed that application with the Appeals Board.
Mr. Shaw reported that Tim McKenna, who had served as an alternate on the Zoning Commission, was appointed as an alternate to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Mr. Shaw asked Mr. Wehenkel if the Trustees were going to appoint a new alternate. Mr. Wehenkel stated he was not aware of the Trustee’s plans for replacing the Zoning Commission alternate. He suggested that if a Zoning Commission member knew of a good candidate, that they contact the Trustees with their name.
Mr. Wehenkel presented the rezoning request he had received that will be discussed at the February 25, 2015 meeting. Jordan Davenport, who previously served on the Board of Zoning Appeals, stated he believed the Appeals Board had granted a variance for this property in the past. Mr. Wehenkel noted it could have been a setback issue based upon the dimensions of the lot and the “A” zoning district setbacks. He would have that information available at the public hearing. Steve Lonneman indicated he might not be able to be in attendance on the 25th as he may need to be in Columbus on that date. He will confirm his schedule and notify Mr. Wehenkel.
Mr. Shaw requested a motion to adjourn. Jordan Davenport moved to adjourn. His motion was seconded by Curt Baxter and passed. The meeting was adjourned at 7:50 p.m.