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CALL TO ORDER: 6:30 P.M.
CLOUD DRC Conference Room/
NINTH STREET, 1st FLOOR
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Kimberly
Paulson (Chair) EA
Placencia (Vice) Acting Chairman
Paulsen (Alt) P
Krotts (Alt) Excused from this meeting
STAFF MEMBERS: John
Groenendaal, Director of Planning & Zoning
Morgeson, City Attorney
Taylor, Administrative Assistant
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: March 12 , 2008
Mr. Spinola made a motion to
approve the minutes of March 12, 2008 as written.
Mr. Paulsen seconded the motion.
The minutes were approved 5-0
with all members voting “Aye”.
1. Request for
PETITION DETAILS: Applicant is requesting a variance to the
requirements of the Land Development Code, Section 3.10.A.4 (Table III-4) to
allow an encroachment of 4 feet into front setback area resulting in a setback
of 21 feet where a setback of 25 feet is required.
Mr. Krotts informed the Board
that he has a conflict of interest on this case. He stated that he works with
Mr. Link, who is the Architect on this case.
Mr. Morgeson informed Mr. Krotts
that he would have to fill out Form 8B, a Memorandum of Voting Conflict and
give the completed form to Ms. Taylor.
Mr. Krotts acknowledged that he would
complete the form and give it to Ms. Taylor and excused himself from the
Mr. Groenendaal presented the
case. He explained that this variance request is to reduce the front setback
from 25’ to 21’. He outlined conditions to be considered for an approval.
Mr. Robert Austin, the applicant,
stated his name and address for the record. He explained that this would be
a wrap-a-round porch and not be a living space.
Mr. Beigel asked if this was an
Mr. Austin noted the porch was
there, they wanted to give it a more of a southern look, and will give it a
little more style.
Mr. Beigel noted it was quite an
Mr. Austin noted they thought the
porch would enhance the house.
Mr. Morgeson reminded the Board
about the Land Development Code and the 6-criteria under Section 3.4.2. (d) 1A
and all 6-criteria have to be considered independently and find that all are
answered affirmative to support the motion to approve the variance. He added,
conditions if any, that are deemed appropriate shall be part of the motion the
Board shall consider in support of whatever motion is made.
Mr. Paulsen asked if the posts
will be sitting on the ground.
Mr. Austin noted it would have
poured columns and has the Florida cracker look.
Mr. Bassett asked if the fence
would be moved and if it met the Code.
Mr. Groenendaal noted fences have
Ms. Austin noted the reason for
the fence is for the pool and the safety of the kids.
Mr. Beigel made a motion that
2008-05 be approved with the conditions in the Staff Report dated May 30, 2008 and that all 6-criteria have been met. The conditions are as follows:
1. Variance is
limited to the wrap around porch as presented 2.
The porch space may not be converted into living space.
architectural style and roof design of the proposed porch additions
shall match the existing porch design and style.
Mr. Spinola seconded the motion.
The variance was approved 5-0
with all members voting “Aye”.
The meeting adjourned at 6:45 P.M.
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