Minutes: December 8th, 2021


DECEMBER 8, 2021


Lee Short
Joyce Raymond
Susan Relgin

Chairman Bryan Baugh called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Board members in attendance included: Sandra Erwin, Tim McKenna, Doug Blackburn and Alternates Brian Caldwell and 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 no questions.

New Business

Case #155325 Joyce Raymond

Sandra Erwin read the case facts. The applicant proposes the addition of an entry/sunroom and a two car attached garage. She is requesting an area variance to reduce the rear yard setback from twenty-five feet (25’) to 10.8 feet and exceed the lot coverage requirement of thirty-six percent (36%) to 38.4%. The location is 5543 E. Eagle Drive, also known as Lot 108 and the West ½ of Lot 109 of Harbor Estates Subdivision. The property is zoned “R-3”.

No board member had a conflict.

Lee Short and Joyce Raymond were sworn in by Chairman Baugh. Mr. Short indicated that the applicant obtained the property in 2004, tore down the existing house and rebuilt in 2008. Mr. Short noted that the file did not include a previous variance for the rebuild, possibly because the new home was built on the existing foundation. Ms. Raymond is proposing to build a 2-car garage, sunroom/porch which would transition from the garage to the house. Mr. Short commented that the front yard is in line with the existing homes and that the deck extension will be 10.8 feet from the rear lot line and the sunroom will be 24.7 feet from the rear lot line. Mr. Short indicated that the existing concrete may be removed and the existing deck is being enlarged. The street elevation will match the house elevation and the materials will match the existing house. Both sheds will be removed. Mr. Short stated that the garage floor will be two (2) inches above the 100 year floodplain and the final grading will take into account the drainage so as not to negatively affect the neighbor.

Susan Relgin was sworn in by Chairman Baugh. Ms. Relgin expressed concern with the drainage and the standing water and covering up more grassy area. Ms. Relgin requested that the drainage issue be properly addressed before the variance is issued. Ms. Relgin questioned the elevations.
Mr. Short commented that the rain water will drain to Eagle Drive. Mr. Short indicated that the problem is twofold – high water and rain water. To address the rain water, yard drains could be installed to direct the water to the harbor and roof water would also be directed to the harbor. Ms. Relgin indicated that she would like to resolve the drainage issue before the start of construction. Mr. Short suggested a catch basin with french drains. Mr. Short offered to meet with Ms. Relgin tomorrow morning to resolve the drainage issue. Ms. Relgin agreed to meet with Mr. Short.

Chairman Baugh closed discussion from the floor.

The Finding of Fact was reviewed by the Board. The Board agreed with the applicant by a 5 – 0 vote on all seven (7) Items.

Sandra Erwin made a motion to approve Case #155325 with the condition that the drainage issue be properly addressed prior to start of construction. The motion was seconded by Brian Caldwell. Motion passed with all Board members voting in the affirmative. Chairman Baugh did not vote.

Old Business

No old business.

Approval of Minutes – November 10, 2021

The meeting minutes from the November 10, 2021 meeting was mailed to each member. Tim McKenna moved to approve the November 10, 2021 meeting minutes. The motion was seconded Doug Blackburn. Motion passed.

Other Business

Trustee Matt Montowski informed the board that Jack Madison will be at the Trustees meeting on December 14th to discuss a bike plan. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Community Hall. Discussion followed.

Trustee Montowski indicated that the Northwest Catawba Road widening project will restart in May of 2022.


Sandra Erwin moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Tim McKenna. The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Bryan Baugh, Chairman Sandra Erwin, Secretary