Minutes: August 8th, 2018


AUGUST 8, 2018


Darrin Rapali
William Lower
Rick Smetzer

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, Tim McKenna, and Alternate Flint Heidlebaugh. Todd Bickley, Zoning Inspector and Matt Montowski, Trustee was also in attendance. Chairman Baugh read through the meeting process. He asked if there were any questions concerning the procedure to be used. There were none.

Alternate Flint Heidlebaugh replaced absent member Doug Blackburn.

New Business

Case #068175 – William I. Lower

Secretary Sandra Erwin read the facts of the case. The applicant is proposing the construction of an accessory building (garage) and is requesting a variance to exceed the maximum size requirement of 950 square feet to 1248 square feet and to exceed the maximum height requirement of 15 feet to 17.4 feet. The property is zoned “R-1” Residential District and is located at 2064 NW Catawba Road. All fees have been paid.

No board member had a conflict.

William I. Lower was sworn in by Chairman Baugh. Mr. Lower indicated that he would like to build a garage to store two (2) boats and have a work area. The house does not have a basement so a work area would be located in the garage. Mr. Baugh questioned the existing garage. Mr. Lower indicated that the existing garage is attached to the house. Mr. Baugh agreed and Mr. Lower indicated that the proposed garage would be approximately ten feet (10’) from the house. Mr. Baugh questioned the garage orientation on the property. Mr. Lower presented the Board with drawings showing the garage location on the lot. Mr. Baugh questioned if Mr. Lower considered having the garage attached to the house. Mr. Lower indicated that the zoning inspector stated that could not be done. Todd Bickley, zoning inspector, responded that the house is a nonconforming structure and a nonconforming structure could only be increased by twenty percent (20%).

Mr. Baugh questioned if the structure would be a metal building. Mr. Lower indicated that is correct, that both roof and siding would be metal.

Tim McKenna questioned gutters. Mr. Lower indicated that the structure will have gutters. Mr. McKenna questioned the color. Mr. Lower was not sure, but noted that light grey was being considered.

There being no additional questions, discussion was closed to the floor.

The Board reviewed the Finding of Fact. The Board agreed with the applicant by a 5 – 0 vote on Items 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7; disagreed with the applicant on Item 5 by a 5 – 0 vote and disagreed with the applicant by a 3 – 2 vote on Item 6.

Tim McKenna made a motion to approve Case # 068175. The motion was seconded by Flint Heidlebaugh. Motion passed.

Other Business

Darrin Rapali, representing the Dollar General Store property, requested that the fence application be placed on the September 12, 2018 Agenda. Chairman Baugh noted that the application would be submitted to Todd Bickley, Zoning Inspector and if properly completed, would be placed on the Agenda.

Mr. Bickley reported that he has placed a Stop Work Order on the Dollar General Store construction. Mr. Bickley noted that the previous zoning inspector, Walter Wehenkel, approved the application, but the zoning certificate would be issued once three conditions are met: removal of the house, which has been met; verification of the storm sewer line, which was completed by the County Engineer today; and approval of the fence, screening or planting strip by the Board of Zoning Appeals.

Mr. Bickley also reported that Jeff Jadwisiak has appealed the Board’s approval of the use variance for Miller Boat Line.

Chairman Baugh requested a work session with the County Prosecutor. Mr. Bickley will try to arrange a meeting.

Approval of Minutes – July 11, 2018

The meeting minutes from the July 11, 2018 meeting was mailed to each member. Tim McKenna moved to approve the July 11, 2018 meeting minutes. Sandy Erwin seconded the motion. Motion passed.


Tim McKenna moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Flint Heidlebaugh. The meeting was adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Bryan Baugh, Chairman Sandra Erwin, Secretary