BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
April 23, 1998
Present: Ashlin Caravana, Bob Essman, Lon Herman, Greg Sharkey,
Also Present: Reza Reyazi, Village Planner
Visitors: Dave and Becky Schnaidt, Sam and Heidi Schnaidt, Robin
Bartlett, Rochelle Steinberg, Jan and Jake Thiele, Julie Zarbaugh
Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson:
MR. SHARKEY MOVED TO CONTINUE MR. HERMAN' S TERM AS CHAIRPERSON;
MS. CARAVANA SECONDED. Mr. Herman accepted the
nomination under the condition that it be for one year only.
NOMINATION WAS APPROVED WITH ONE ABSTENTION.
MR. HERMAN MOVED TO NOMINATE MR. SHARKEY AS VICE CHAIRPERSON.
MS. CARAVANA SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY
APPROVED WITH ONE ABSTENTION.
Minutes: March 26:
MR. ESSMAN MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PRESENTED; MR.
STEWART SECONDED, AND MINUTES WERE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Citizens Comments: Robin Bartlett expressed parking- of lot concerns home-owners around the old Granville Middle School and
Rochelle Steinberg handed out packets of information. The concerns
were: (1) to minimize intrusion onto neighboring property, 2) to reorient the parking spaces, (3) to gain a variance to reduce the 26 parking spaces required because there are only four offices in the building, (4) to site the parking lot as to not extend beyond the second lot, (5) limit parking to school employ- ees, and (6) to have no diagonal parking on Granger.
Mr. Reyazi responded by- saying the application needs to go bBZeBfoAr.e GPC, and if variances are necessary it will come before Plans have to be reviewed by the Village Engineer.
Julie Zarbaugh, 313 Spellman Street
Mrs. Zarbaugh is applying for a conditional use permit to allow her to have an office for a pet-sitting business. The sseigrnv.ice will be at the pet-owners' homes, and there will be no objectioMnrs. . Reyazi has talked to neighbors and no one offers
MS. CARAVANA MOVED TO APPROVE APPLICATION AS CONDITIONAL USE WITH CONDITION THAT NO SERVICES TAKE PLACE AT THE RESIDENCE. MR. SHARKEY SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
David and Becky Schnaidt, 139 West Elm Street
Mr. Schnaidt stated that they wish to add a three-story,
2280 sq. ft. addition on the south side of the house, 8' 8" from
property line. They want to remove the one-car garage, coming 20'
to the south. Sincet*-is:M-E555ary to have 20' for two cars, it
will require a variance. The neighbors are concerned about
exactly where the lot line is, and a survey was done.
The other concern is about the height of the structure. Mr.
Schnaidt said the roofline will be 2' lower than the existing
roofline, since it is on a hill, and will not tie into the house.
It will tie in at the fascia board and go to a peak on four sides.
The garage will have an 8' height, even with the basement
and will have a 3' fall rather than the 3' rise as now. It will
have a 16' door with 2' on either side.
In response to the question of what have the applicants
attempted to do to stay within the code, and Mr. Schnaidt said
there is insufficient room to fit this plan within the ordi- nances. Mrs. Schnaidt said they considered the room size they
needed for the bedroom and the stairs and for the two sport vehicles requiring a garage. Ms. Caravana reminded the group that this will be a very high structure and the neighbors will
have to look out on clapboards. The taller a building is, the farther back it should be sited. The new structure is set back
4' Mr. Schnaidt said the first plans were even bigger. 2hsidu1.%1 ILe
(neighbor on the south) said he didn' t want to blienetr.oublesome but he wanted to be positive about the boundary The Thieles will be firm about restricting the Schnaidts to the 10' setback on Mulberry. Mr. Reyazi said the GPC will determine what the setback should be on the corner lot; Mr. Thiele says this is the side, not the front.
Mr. Reyazi asked who owns the ROW, for if the ROW belongs to someone else, then applicants could be looking at establishing setback from the ROW. A ROW is not part of an applicant' s property, and Mr. Reyazi would measure from the edge of the ROW. Mr. Schnaidt said it is owned by him but it' s a ROW for the neighbors to the east so they can get a lawn tractor down there. The retaining wall will go down.
Mr. Herman summarized the concerns:
1. Width of door
2. Height of structure
3. Sideyard setback. Neighbor wants to stick to 10' 4. ROW issue
5. Appearance of the large structure
BZBA members were willing to have a special meeting on site
on Thursday, depending on what GPC determines on Monday.
MS. CARAVANA MOVED TO TABLE APPLICATION UNTIL NEXT
THURSDAY' S ON-SITE MEETING UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED. MR.
STEWART SECONDED, AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.
Adjournment: 8: 25 p. m.
Next Meeting: Special meeting, April 30.
Regular meeting May 28, 1998, 7: 00 p. m.
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