Minutes: May 11th, 2022


MAY 11, 2022


William Chappelear Deanna Chappelear
Sandra Munko Ken Munko
Robert Shevchuk Ellin Shevchuk
Chuck Graskey Wood Holbrook

Chairman Bryan Baugh called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Board members in attendance included: Jack Zeigler, Sandra Erwin 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 none.

New Business

Case #155381 Craig McCoy

Secretary Sandra Erwin read the case facts. The applicant has acquired an adjacent lot to 5502 Helmsman Drive and demolished the existing home. The applicant now proposes an addition and is requesting an area variance to reduce the front yard setback from thirty-five feet (35’) to 21.5 feet and reduce the side yard setback from ten feet (10’) to 8.7 feet. The location is 5502 Helmsman Drive, also known as Lots 165 & 166 of Johnsons Landing Subdivision C. The property is zoned “R-3” Residential District.

At the request of the applicant, Brian Caldwell made a motion to table Case #155381. The motion was seconded by Flint Heidlebaugh and all board members voted to approve the motion. Chairman Baugh did not vote.

Case #155387 Robert & Ellen Shevchuk

Secretary Sandra Erwin read the case facts. The applicants are proposing a 3-season room addition and are requesting an area variance to exceed the lot coverage requirement of thirty-six percent (36%) to 44.1%. The property location is 5531 E. Eagle Drive and is also known as Lot 107 of Harbor Estates Subdivision. The property is zoned “R-3” Residential District.

No Board member had a conflict.

Robert Shevchuk was sworn in by Chairman Baugh. Mr. Schevchuk commented that the addition would be at the rear of the home, approximately thirteen feet (13’) by fourteen feet (14’) with access from the utility room. The siding would be matched with double hung windows.
Flint Heidlebaugh questioned if an entrance would be from the outside. Mr. Schevchuk indicated there would be no outside entrance and that the addition would be flush with the ground subject to meeting the floodplain requirements.

Brian Caldwell verified whether the addition is 13’ by 14’. Mr. Schevchuk indicated that he originally considered the addition to be a little bit larger, but agreed with the addition to be 13’ by 14’.

With no additional comments or questions, Chairman Baugh closed discussion from 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; agreed with the applicant by a 4 – 1 vote on item 2; and disagreed with the applicant by a 5 – 0 vote on item 6.

Flint Heidlebaugh made a motion to approve Case #155387 as submitted. The motion was seconded by Jack Zeigler. Motion passed with all Board members voting in the affirmative. Chairman Baugh did not vote.

Old Business

No old business to conduct

Other Business

Chairman Baugh recognized Bill Chappelear. Mr. Chappelear resides at 1395 N McCloy and his neighbors, Ken & Sandra Munko, reside at 1375 N. McCloy. Both have an issue with the roof addition being installed by their neighbors at 1385 N. McCloy. Mr. Chappelear argued that the addition does not meet the subdivision setback requirements. Mr. Chappelear expressed concerned with views and that he applied for an upper deck expansion of ten feet (10’) but was verbally denied by the compliance officer. Mr. Chappelear explained that the channel was not expanded to its original dimensions because of bedrock, as a result, the property owners were deeded an additional twenty-two feet (22’). However, Mr. Chappelear argues that this area should not be included with the setback determination and that the neighbors addition will be twenty-eight feet (28’) past the original setback. Mr. Chappelear requested that the property owner be required to obtain a variance, similar to a request made by the property owner on Dorothy Drive.

Mr. Bickley indicated that the township setbacks have been met and that a variance is not required.

Chairman Baugh discussed HOA’s and noted that Mr. Chappelear may want to get involved with the Harbor Park Association.

Mr. Chappelear thanked the Board for the opportunity to present his comments.

Approval of Minutes – April 13, 2022

The meeting minutes from the April 13, 2022 meeting was mailed to each member. Jack Zeigler moved to approve the April 13, 2022 meeting minutes. The motion was seconded Brian Caldwell. Motion passed.


Sandra Erwin moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded Brian Caldwell. The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Bryan Baugh, Chairman Sandra Erwin, Secretary