Minutes: February 28th, 2024

FEBRUARY 28, 2024
Larry Valentine Laura Mahlich
Carol Kubit Tom Kubit
Bill Chappelear Shannon Pilay

Members of the Commission in attendance were Chairperson Jordan Davenport, Paul Shaw, Dr. Gregory Hart, 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 February 28, 2024.
Chairperson Davenport reviewed the agenda.
Agenda Item 1 – Consider applications to the commission
Agenda Item 2 – Approve prior meeting minutes
Agenda Item 3 – Unfinished Business
Agenda Item 4 – New Business
Agenda Item 1 – Applications
Chairman Davenport commented that review of the Island Pines Residential Development PUD Application – Case #158842 will be continued.
No Board member had a conflict.
Chairman Davenport noted that the Board has received a letter dated February 19, 2024 from Daniel Konschak, PE with DGL Consulting Engineers. The letter was read by Paul Shaw which stated that the applicant has decided to table the application. The Board discussed the request to table.
Chairman Davenport closed discussion from the floor.
Paul Shaw made a motion to table Case #158842 for ninety (90) days or until the May 22, 2024 Zoning Commission regularly scheduled meeting. The motion was seconded by Dr. Gregory Hart. All Commission members voted in the affirmative. Chairman Davenport did not vote.
Agenda Item 2 – Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes
The January 3, 2024 Meeting Minutes stand approved as written and emailed.
Agenda Item 3 – Unfinished Business
No unfinished business to conduct.
Agenda Item 4 New Business
Secretary Bickley informed the Commission of a single-wide manufactured home installation in Harbor Park Marina with an addition to meet the twenty-three (23) foot dwelling requirement. Secretary Bickley submitted a proposed text amendment that for manufactured homes, the minimum length of twenty-three feet (23’) shall extend the entire length of the manufactured home. Permanent foundations for manufactured homes means permanent masonry, concrete, or a footing or foundation approved by the Division of Industrial Compliance of the Department of Commerce pursuant to Chapter 4781 of the Ohio Revised Code, to which a manufactured home may be affixed.
Laura Mahlich commented that she would like to have the double wide look like a home with a footer foundation with blocks and not allow skirting around the home. Discussion followed. Secretary Bickley noted that a regulation would apply throughout the township and not just in Harbor Park. Secretary Bickley commented that the Division of Industrial Compliance reviews and approves manufactured home foundations and that he will check with the Assistant County Prosecutor to determine if the township can require a specific type of foundation for manufactured homes that conflicts with the State requirement.
Secretary Bickley explained the text amendment process.
The Commission will continue its review at the next Zoning Commission meeting, which is scheduled for March 27, 2024.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,

Todd Bickley