Minutes: January 11th, 2017


JANUARY 11, 2017


Richard H. Smetzer
Matt Montowski

Chairman Bryan Baugh called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Board members in attendance included: Sandy Erwin, Jack Zeigler, Doug Blackburn, and Tim McKenna. Mr. Baugh also welcomed new Board Alternates Diane Belden and Flint Heidlebaugh. Mr. Baugh dispensed of the reading of the meeting format.

Reorganizational Meeting

Tim McKenna moved that the 2017 Board Officers be as follows:

Brian Baugh Chairperson
Jack Zeigler Vice-Chairperson
Sandra Erwin Secretary

Doug Blackburn seconded the motion. Motion passed.

The Board agreed that the monthly meeting will remain the second Wednesday of the month starting at 7:00 P.M.

Matt Montowski, Catawba Island Trustee, addressed the Board and presented the following:

• Introduced both Diane Belden and Flint Heidlebaugh as new Alternates appointed by the Trustees. A short bio of both individuals was provided by Mr. Montowski.
• The Common Pleas Court upheld the BZA decision on the Roll case.
• Text amendments are to be considered by the Trustees at its January 24th meeting. Both the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission and the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission recommended approval.
• Jack DeVore resigned his position on the Board and Mr. Montowski read the Trustees thank you letter.
• Thanked the Board for their discernment, which is the ability to judge well.

Old Business

Case #008739 – Don McVey and Renee Griffin

Mr. Baugh informed the Board that he had a phone conversation with Mr. McVey and recommended to him that he or a representative should be in attendance when the Board considers his variance application. According to Mr. Baugh, Mr. McVey did not understand why he needs to be at the meeting. Mr. Baugh also indicated that Mr. McVey is working to obtain approval from Harbor Park Association, however, the association members are out of town. Mr. Baugh suggested that the case be continued to the next Board meeting.

Mr. Bickley presented to the Board a letter from Jim Vacha, Harbor Park Compliance Committee Chairperson, indicating that Mr. McVey’s original approval was withdrawn. Mr. Bickley also presented to the Board a revised house layout that has been submitted to the Harbor Park Compliance Committee by Mr. McVey. Jim Vacha indicated that U.S. Mail was being used to review the drawing, which is being reviewed by the committee members. Thus, it was not possible for McVey to obtain approval prior to the BZA’s meeting. Mr. Bickley noted that with the revised house layout plan, a rear yard setback to six feet is required and lot coverage variance would not be required.

Jack Zeigler made a motion to continue Case #008739 to the February 8, 2017 meeting. Sandy Erwin seconded the motion. Motion passed.

Approval of Minutes – December 13, 2016 & December 14, 2016

The meeting minutes from the December 13th and December 14th meetings were mailed to each member. Mr. Baugh asked if there were any questions. Mr. Zeigler noted in the December 13th minutes, Cat Green should be Pat Green. Tim McKenna moved to approve both the December 13, 2016 & December 14, 2016 minutes with the noted correction to the December 13th meeting. Jack Zeigler seconded the motion. The motion passed.

New Business

Ms. Erwin questioned a development by Mon Ami. Mr. Bickley indicated that a planned unit development application, located near and adjacent to Mon Ami, may be submitted next month for review by the Zoning Commission at its February 22nd meeting.


Sandra Erwin moved to adjourn the meeting. Jack Ziegler seconded the motion. The meeting was adjourned at 7:25 p.m.


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Bryan Baugh, Chairman Sandra Erwin, Secretary