Minutes: May 22nd, 2019

MAY 22, 2019
Rick Smetzer

Chairman Jordan Davenport called the meeting of the Catawba Island Township Zoning Commission to order at 7:00 p.m. For the record, he identified the date as May 22, 2019.
He introduced himself, as well as the other Commission members, that included, Paul Shaw, Vice Chairman, Ron Wiseman, Lewis Mindlin and Alternate Dr. Gregory Hart. Also introduced were Todd Bickley, Catawba Island Township Zoning Inspector and Board Secretary.
Chairman Davenport welcomed those in attendance. He stated the Zoning Commission appreciated their interest. He advised those in attendance that debates/talking amongst themselves would not be permitted. He asked that those in attendance sign the register. He requested that any person wishing to speak be recognized by the chairperson and identify themselves by name and address for the record. He asked that all cell phones be turned off. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Chairman Davenport suggested the following agenda for the meeting.
1) Approval of meeting minutes from April 24, 2019
2) Unfinished business – Text Amendments
3) Any new business.
Chairman Davenport asked if there were any additions or changes to the proposed agenda. There were none. Paul Shaw made a motion to approve the proposed agenda for the meeting. Dr. Gregory Hart seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously.
Agenda Item 1 – Approval of the April 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes
The April 24, 2019 Meeting Minutes were mailed to the Board members. No corrections were made and the minutes stand approved as written.
Agenda Item 2 – Unfinished Business – Text Amendments
Todd Bickley distributed proposed text amendments for accessory buildings. Mr. Bickley noted the proposed changes for the “A” Residential Low Density District and the “R-4” District. In the “A” District, the side and rear yard setbacks for an accessory building would change from ten feet (10’) to five feet (5’). In the “R-4” District, the cumulative maximum square feet for accessory buildings would be 750 square feet. Currently, size limitation is not addressed for an accessory building to a single-family dwelling in the “R-4” District. Other minor changes were proposed for accessory buildings in the remaining zoning districts.
Mr. Bickley distributed photos of on premise commercial signs situated on N.E. and N.W. Catawba Roads. Sign height was discussed by the Commission, which agreed that signs should be limited in height. Sign lighting was also discussed along with parking lot lighting.
The Board agreed to meet next month to continue the discussion on signs.
Agenda Item 3 – New Business
No new business was conducted.
Next Meeting
The next scheduled meeting of the Catawba Island Zoning Commission is 7:00 p.m., June 26, 2019.
With no other business to conduct, Chairman Davenport adjourned the meeting at 7:59 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Todd Bickley