Minutes: January 12th, 2022


JANUARY 12, 2022


No attendees.

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, Jack Zeigler and Alternate Brian Caldwell. Todd Bickley, Zoning Inspector and Matt Montowski, Trustee was also in attendance.

Chairman Baugh dispensed of reading the BZA’s meeting procedure.

New Business

Case #155332 Roy & Liz Leahy

Sandra Erwin read the case facts. The applicants propose to replace the existing shed with a new 10’ x 16’ shed. They are requesting an area variance to reduce the setback from the house from five feet (5’) to three feet (3’) and to place the shed five feet (5’) off the edge of the road pavement. The location is 1458 N. Little Avenue, also known as Lot 25 of Harbor Park Marinas 2 Subdivision. The property is zoned “R-4”.

No board member had a conflict.

Todd Bickley informed the Board that the applicant was in Florida and unable to attend the meeting; however, he would be available by phone. With several questions and concerns, the applicant was contacted by phone.

Roy Leahy was sworn in by Chairman Baugh. Chairman Baugh questioned if the shed could be turned. Mr. Leahy indicated that would not work since a parking space would be eliminated.

Tim McKenna questioned the shed’s construction material. Mr. Leahy indicated that it would be a wood shed, similar to those you see at JDM. The shed will be constructed on site and the base would be graded with gravel. Mr. Leahy noted that the current shed is 8’ x 12’ and the new shed would be 10’ x 16’ which resulted in doubling the width.

Doug Blackburn questioned the items to be stored. Mr. Leahy indicated lawn equipment, bicycles and recycling bags.

Jack Zeigler questioned if sixteen feet (16’) is a necessity. Mr. Leahy noted that sixteen feet (16’) is preferred because of the need for storage space. The house is small and the increase is only ninety-six (96) square feet.

Mr. Ziegler expressed a fire concern. Chairman Baugh noted that the Board has a concern with fire and the closeness of the shed to the house. Mr. Blackburn commented that fire retardant wall board could be placed on the sheds inside. Mr. Leahy indicated that he would be able to do that and he noted that he intends to run electric to the shed. He also indicated that he is looking at acquiring a storage condominium. Mr. Leahy commented that he may be taking out the row of shrubbery back to the house to open the area up a little bit.

With no further comments and questions, 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 Items 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7; and disagreed with the applicant by a 4 – 1 vote on Item 6.

Tim McKenna made a motion to approve Case #155332 with the condition that the shed be fire proofed according to the building code. The motion was seconded by Sandra Erwin. Motion passed with all Board members voting in the affirmative. Chairman Baugh did not vote. The Board noted that all sides and ceiling be fire proofed.

Old Business

No old business.

Approval of Minutes – December 8, 2021

The meeting minutes from the December 8, 2021 meeting was mailed to each member. Doug Blackburn moved to approve the December 8, 2021 meeting minutes. The motion was seconded Tim McKenna. Motion passed. Jack Zeigler abstained from voting.

Reogranization – 2022

Doug Blackburn made a motion that the following 2022 slate of officers be approved:

Bryan Baugh President
Jack Zeigler Vice-President
Sandra Erwin Secretary

The motion was seconded by Tim McKenna. Motion passed.

Other Business

Mr. Bickley handed out to the Board members the 2022 meeting scheduled and the 2021 zoning report. Mr. Bickley commented that the total fees collected were $21,965.99, which was approximately $600 more than the previous year. Single family housing starts increased from forty-eight (48) in 2020 to fifty-six (56) in 2021.


Sandra Erwin moved to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Tim McKenna. The meeting was adjourned at 6:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

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Bryan Baugh, Chairman Sandra Erwin, Secretary