Minutes: October 12th, 2016



Don & Louise Gresbach
Bill Smith
Len Pavia

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Baugh. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Mr. Baugh welcomed those in attendance and introduced the Board members and the zoning inspector. He stated Tim McKenna would be filling in for Jack DeVore who is unable to be in attendance. He also identified Doug Blackburn and Sandy Erwin were also not in attendance. Chairman Baugh requested Jack Zeigler serve as acting secretary for the meeting. Mr. Baugh read the procedure that would be used by the Board for the meeting. There were no questions on the procedure.

Case # 008727 – Alan & Dianne Wilhelm
Mr. Zeigler presented the following information on the first case. The request is for an area variance being requested by Alan & Dianne Wilhelm for property at 5202 E. Charles Lane and also known as sub lot 7 of Ballard Subdivision in Catawba Island Township. The property is zoned “R-2” Residential. The request would allow an area variance to permit an addition on the north side of the existing accessory structure as well as an outside shower. The area variance would allow an additional 200 square feet of lean-to structure to be added onto the existing 24 foot by 30 foot garage. The existing garage was allowed through an area variance issued in 1986. A total of 750 square feet of accessory buildings are allowed under the present regulations. The existing accessory building is 720 square feet plus the shower unit. There is one piece of notarized correspondence and all notifications have been made.
Mr. Baugh asked if any Board member had a conflict of interest. There were none. Mr. Baugh asked who was present to address the Board concerning the proposal. Len Pavia introduced himself and was sworn in by Chairman Baugh.

Mr. Pavia stated he is representing the Wilhelm’s who are out of the State visiting the new grandchild in Washington. The proposal is to add a lean to type structure with a metal roof on the back of the existing garage to store jet skis and a golf cart under roof. The sides will not be enclosed.

Mr. McKenna asked about the shower. Mr. Pavia stated the purpose of the shower is for the Wilhelm’s to rinse themselves off when they return from the Lake. It is a garden hose attached to an enclosure and is not permanent. Mr. Zeigler asked about the square footage. Mr. Wehenkel stated the present structure is 720 square feet. The shower is an accessory structure, but is less than the 30 square feet that was remaining. Due to its size, a zoning permit was not required. However, the shower is included in the calculation of the square feet of accessory structure allowed on site. It was included in the variance application to eliminate questions in the future. Basically the variance is for 190 to 200 square feet of additional accessory building over the permitted square footage.

Mr. McKenna asked if the area was paved. Mr. Pavia stated that was all paved area. Don Gresbach added that he lives next door to the property and has no problem with the proposal. Mr. Baugh stated it appears to be a lot of structure on the lot, but when you look at the lot coverage, it is only about 20% lot coverage as it is a large house lot.

Mr. Baugh asked for any additional comments. There were none. Mr. Baugh closed the hearing to the public. He asked for any comments from the Board members. There were none. He requested Jack Zeigler read the Finding of Fact. The Board unanimously voted no on questions #2, #3, #4, #5, and #6. The Board unanimously voted yes on questions #1 and #7.

Chairman Baugh requested a motion on case # 008727. Tim McKenna moved to approve request #008727. Mr. Zeigler asked if the motion should include a non-enclosure statement. Mr. McKenna amended his motion to approve the area variance request with the stipulation that the lean-to structure could not be enclosed in the future. Jack Zeigler seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously. Mr. Wehenkel reminded Mr. Pavia that the zoning permit cannot be issued until November 10th.

Approval of Minutes

Jack Zeigler moved to approve the minutes of the September 7, 2016 meeting of the Board. Tim McKenna seconded the motion. The motion passed with Tim McKenna abstaining from the vote.


Tim McKenna moved to adjourn the meeting. Jack Zeigler seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 7:22 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Bryan Baugh, Chairman Jack Zeigler, Acting Secretary