BOARD OF ZONING AND BUILDING APPEALS
March 4,1999 -Special Meeting
Present:Ashlin Caravana,Bob Essman,Lon Herman, Greg Sharkey, Eric Stewart
Also Present: Kathryn Wimberger,Village Planner
Visitors: Jean R. Hoyt
Minutes: Minutes for February 25 have not been approved yet. Mr. Herman,who was absent on
C February 25, asked for clarification on the minutes ofDecember 17 where the matter of"standing"
was boxed in. Ms. Wimberger explained that any citizen may speak during Citizens Comments,
3 regardless of standing. E (veryone needs to be sworn in, possibly en masse.)
Citizens comments: None
Jean R.Hoyt,117 Locust Place
This application was tabled at the last meeting, pending further research into the conditions
granted the Presbyterian Church for parking along Locust. Those spaces on the west would be for
compact cars only to make it more accessible for emergency vehicles. As a result ofMs. Hoyt's
curbcut,two spaces willtikely be lost.
Ms. Hoyt has spoken with the construction engineer,and he is ready to prepare her driveway
soon. The first 8' would be paved for an apron and the rest will be gravel.
MS. CARAVANA MOVED THAT THE APPLICATION BE APPROVED AS
SUBMITTED. MR. STEWART SECONDED,AND MOTION WAS UNANIMOUSLY
Mr. Sharkey applied the criteria to the 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. This property is land-locked,and given the approval for the addition to the
Presbyterian Church,special circumstances include but are not limited to the fact that Ms. Hoyt will
be allowed to park her vehicle off the street and leave more room for emergency vehicles. After
reviewing this with the Finding ofFact for the church,we are doing nothing to violate the Finding of
Fact. There is no option to place the driveway anywhere else,and she has no frontage on a public
street. No negative comments have been received. The driveway is planned in a location which at
some time in the future might end in a garage.
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 have received no testimony that would affect
c)That the special conditions and circumstances do not result from the actions of the
applicant. Special circumstances do not result from actions ofthe applicant. This property is unique
and small to begin with, and she has limited access to a driveway.
d)That the grant of 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.
We have received no indication that approval will confer undue privilege.
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. To the contrary,we have heard from immediate neighbor Mr. Seith who is in
favor ofthe driveway and we also have evidence that it will not adversely affect anything else. If
anything,it will improve access for emergency vehicles.
Election of officers:
MR. STEWART MOVED THAT FOR THE COMING YEAR MR. SHARKEY BE OUR
CHAIR AND MS. CARAVANA BE OUR VICE CHAIR. MR. ESSMAN SECONDED,
AND IT WAS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED.