Minutes: May 24th, 2023

MAY 24, 2023
Members of the Commission in attendance were Chairperson Jordan Davenport, Paul Shaw, Dr. Gregory Hart, Matt Gottron, and Alternate Bill Barnes. Also in attendance were Matt Montowski, Trustee and Todd Bickley, Zoning Inspector and Commission Secretary.

Chairperson 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 24, 2023.
Chairperson Davenport reviewed the agenda.
Agenda Item 1 – Applications
Agenda Item 2 – Approve Prior Meeting Minutes
Agenda Item 3 – Unfinished Business
Agenda Item 4 – New Business
Agenda Item 1 – Applications
Secretary Bickley indicated that no new applications have been submitted for commission review.
Agenda Item 2 – Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
The March 22, 2023 stand approved as written.
Agenda Item 3 – Unfinished Business
No unfinished business to conduct.
Agenda Item 4 New Business
Secretary Bickley reviewed a zoning issue on Plum Street in Gem Beach Subdivision. A couple of property owners have complained about an adjacent property owner storing three (3) recreational vehicles on a lot. Secretary Bickley provided an aerial showing the area and reviewed Section 7A.4. of the Supplemental Regulations which states:
a. Only one (1) automotive vehicle or recreational vehicle of any type without current license plates shall be parked or stored on any residentially zoned property other than in a completely enclosed building. Parking or storage must be in the rear yard.
Secretary Bickley noted that the three (3) recreational vehicles are licensed and that it was his understanding that the property owner owns only one (1) of the three (3) vehicles. Secretary Bickley indicated that he has had the Prosecutor’s Office review the resolution to determine if the storage of the three (3) vehicles was a violation and no violation was found.
Secretary Bickley reviewed the City of Port Clinton Zoning Ordinance which states the following:
Travel trailers when used for habitation shall only be located in approved travel trailer parks. The temporary storage of one travel trailer in the rear or side yard of the residence premises owned or leased by the owner of such travel trailer shall be permitted so long as the travel trailer is not used for human habitation or dwelling purposes during such temporary storage and all setback requirements are observed.
Discussion followed. Secretary Bickley commented that he will attempt to prepare language to address the situation and bring it to the zoning commission for review. Any proposals will be submitted to the County Prosecutor’s Office for review.
The meeting adjourned at 7:21 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Todd Bickley