Minutes: February 11th, 2009

Catawba Island Township Board of Zoning Appeals

February 11, 2009

The regular meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Zoning Appeals was called to order by Chairman Dale VanLerberghe at 7:30 in the conference room. Present were Sandy Erwin, Tom Anslow, Jack Devore, Dale VanLerberghe, Bryan Baugh, and Pat Cerny. The meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the introduction of the Board members and a brief overview of the meeting proceedings.

Tom Anslow made a motion to approve the minutes from the January 14, 2009 meeting seconded by Bryan Baugh. Jack, yes; Bryan, yes; Tom, yes; Sandy, yes; and Dale, yes.

Pat Cerny brought to the attention of the Board an issue where zoning approval was granted to Rob Moore of Cove West Properties December 13, 2000 for an accessory building for his personal use. According to the minutes from December 13, 2000, the first request on November 8, 2000 for a 2,048 sq. ft. accessory building 26-28 ft., in height in lieu of the allowable 950 sq. ft. and 20 ft. in height allowed in the “A” District, was denied. Rob Moore appeared before the Board again in December with his attorney, Mr. Loeffler, present. After much deliberation it was stated there would be mounding to conceal the structure and that the structure would be only used for Mr. Moore and his family’s personal use and if the parcel would ever be developed in the future the structure would be removed.

Pat Cerny stated the township has been made aware C.L. Fox, of Fox Excavating, is storing his construction equipment in the building. Pat Cerny said she sent Rob Moore and his attorney a letter regarding this issue. She received a response from the attorney stating he was no longer representing Rob Moore and a letter from Rob Moore himself agreeing he had given permission to C.L. Fox to store his equipment in the building. Pat Cerny also stated she had spoken to
Rob Moore on the telephone concerning the issue and he made her aware that in addition to giving C.L. Fox permission to store his equipment in the building Mr. Moore also sells dirt off the property and C.L. Fox delivers the dirt. Rob Moore stated that C.L. Fox runs his business
out of Fremont.

The Board agreed C.L. Fox should not be storing his equipment in Rob Moore’s accessory building unless he is actually working daily for Mr. Moore on his property. Pat Cerny brought the zoning issue to the attention of the trustees at their regular meeting on February 10.

Dale VanLerberghe made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Tom Anslow seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned.