Granville Community Calendar

BZBA Minutes 8/26/1999

BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS

AUGUST 26,1999

Minutes

Members Present: Ashlin Caravana,Bob Essman,Lon Herman, Eric Stewart

Members Absent:Greg Sharkey

Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger,Village Planner

Visitors: Walter Krause,Sara Lee

Minutes of July 22,1999: MR. ESSMAN MOVED TO APPROVE MINUTES AS PROVIDED. MS.

CARAVANA SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

MIL those who wished to speak during the evening were sworn in by the Vice-Chair}

Citizens'Comments: none

New Business:

Sara Lee, 124 South Cherry Street -Setback and Lot coverage Variances

The applicant wishes to build an addition to her home,which would require side and rear

variances and a variance for lot coverage 5( 4%in lieu of50%S)h.e had previously received approval

in 1997)to build a different design and garage,but she lacked the finances at the time and is now

shifting the orientation of the plan to enter through the dining room rather than the entry. The proposed

addition would not be closer to the neighboring properties and will not be visible from Cherry Street. It,

would sit farther from the rear lot line than the garage does and would be the same distance from the

south lot line as the house. The original application was for 151.67 sq. ft,and this one is for 154.87 sq. ft.

The A.C. would be behind the new addition.

Ms. Lee said the plan would not impact the neighbors' view nor impair vision of Broadway. The

back yard is almost useless and might better be utilized for enhancing the house. She stated the plan

would add value to the house and add privacy. She would like to have a bedroom on the first floor.

Ms. Caravana said that although it's rare that a person requests three variances, in this case (1)

there was a former approval; 2( )the smallness of the lot makes construction nearly impossible without

variances. Additionally, the back yard cannot be used for a garden due to the damp moss-like conditions.

The yard is so small that she has been told by real estate agents that it is not considered an asset;3 ()there

is not room downstairs for another bedroom;4 ()the entire neighborhood is tight. The neighbors are

agreeable to the plan, and Ms. Caravana recommended that the applicant's window not face directly into

the neighbor's. In this case,although green space is at a premium,Ms. Lee is asking for a reasonable

request.

Mr. Essman said it would be hard to deny the application because it is so similar to what was

approved earlier. Also, the new plan is even more preferable in its orientation.

MR HERMAN MOVED TO APPROVE THE VARIANCE APPLICATION AS SUBMITTED. MR.

ESSMAN SECONDED, AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Mr.Herman applied the criteria for variance:

A: That special circumstances or conditions exist which are peculiar to the land or structure(s)involved

and which are not applicable to other lands or structures in the same zoning district. We have a very tight

and unusual small area to work with, and one of the peculiarities is that an application had already been approved for 99 per cent of the area.

Granville BZBA Minutes,August 26,1999

B: That a literal interpretation of the provisions of this Zoning Ordinance would deprive the applicants of

rights commonly enjoyed by other properties in the same zoning district under the provisions of this

Ordinance. We know of numerous instances of additions going beyond 50 per cent. She is not increasing

the square footage above what had already been approved previously. Having a bedroom on the first floor

is something others in the area have.

C: That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the applicant. In square

footage and footprint,the plan is not appreciably over what was previously approved.

D. Granting the variance will not confer on the applicant any undue privilege that is denied by this

Ordinance to other lands or structures in the same zoning district.

Other additions exist which encroach into the setbacks.

E. That the granting of the variance will in no other manner adversely affect the health, safety and

general welfare of the persons residing or working within the vicinity of the proposed variance. The

Board has heard to evidence that the health, safety or general welfare would be affected.

Finding of Fact for Decision for Bank First National on July 22:

MR.ESSMAN MOVED TO APPROVE THE DECISION FOR CONDITIONAL USE FOR THE DRIVETHROUGH

AND ATM REACHED AT OUR LAST MEETING. MS. CARAVANA SECONDED,AND

IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Finding of Fact for Tonight: MR.HERMAN MOVED TO ADOPT THE FINDINGS OF THE BOARD

THIS EVENING AS FORMAL FINDING OF FACT. MR. STEWART SECONDED, AND MOTION

WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.

Adjournment: 7:30 p.m.

Next Meeting: September 23

Employee Payroll / Compensation

The Village has thirty-six (36) full-time employees, 16 regular part-time employees and seaonal employees. Village Personnel Policy

Go to My Pay Stub and login.