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ACALL TO ORDER:                                    6:30 P.M.

 

LOCATION:                                      ST. CLOUD COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                            1300 NINTH STREET, 3RD FLOOR

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL:                                     Kimberly Paulson       (P)

                                                            Carl Beigel                 (P)

                                                            Pete Placencia                        (P)

                                                            Greg Norris                (P)

                                                            William Spinola           (P)

                                                            Robert Paulsen           (P)

 

STAFF MEMBERS:                          David Nearing, Director of Planning and Zoning

                                                            Jack Morgeson, City Attorney

                                                            Michelle Orton, Planning and Zoning Technician

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES: May 10, 2006 (correction of July 12, 2006)

 

Mr. Norris made a motion to approve the minutes of May 10, 2006 (correction of July 12, 2006)

 

Mr. Placencia seconded the motion.

 

All Ayes 5-0 to approve the minutes.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

1.   Election of Officers

            A. Chairperson

 

            Ms. Paulson opened the floor to accept nominations for Chairperson.

 

            Mr. Placencia nominated Ms. Kimberly Paulson as the Chairperson.

 

            Mr. Paulsen seconded the motion.

 

All Ayes 5-0 to make Kimberly Paulson Chairperson.                 

           

                        B. Vice Chairperson

 

            Mr. Placencia then moved to nominate Mr. Carl Beigel as Vice-Chairperson.

 

            Mr. Norris seconded the motion.

 

            All Ayes 5-0 to make Carl Beigel Vice Chairperson.

           

2.   Requests for Variances

 

(a) CASE NUMBER: 2006-10

APPLICANT:                   Lori Powers

OWNER:                          Lori Powers               

ADDRESS:                       701 Columbia Avenue

 

VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS:  The Applicant is requesting a variance to the requirements of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to allow a reduced minimum lot width and reduced lot area in the R-2 Zoning District.

 

All parties were sworn in at this time.

 

Mr. Nearing presented the case (see attached).  Staff recommends approval.  All criteria have been met.

 

Mr. Placencia wanted to know what type of home Ms. Powers was going to build.

 

Ms. Powers indicated that it would probably be a 3-2.

 

Mr. Placencia questioned if this is what other homes in the area were.

 

Ms. Powers noted that she hasn’t looked into it but believes they are about the same at 3-2.

 

Mr. Placencia wanted to know how many homes were going to be built.

 

Ms. Powers noted that she would have one built for herself but then probably sell the other lot because she could not build another home.

 

Mr. Placencia questioned if there were any problems with water collecting in that area.

 

Ms. Powers noted that she has been to the property on many occasions and that her parents live near there and none of them have not noticed a problem.

 

Mr. Placencia wanted to know if the street has been redone.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that it has not.

 

Ms. Powers indicated that there is a mobile home park across the street.

 

Mr. Norris wanted to know what happened to the home.

 

Ms. Powers noted that it caught fire during one of the hurricanes.

 

Mr. Paulsen asked when Ms. Powers acquired the property.

 

Ms. Powers noted that it was March of 2005.

 

Mr. Paulsen wanted to know if the fire was done before or after the damage.

 

Ms. Powers noted that it was done before they purchased the property.  The property was purchased after the demolition was done and only the slab was on the property.

 

Mr. Beigel asked Mr. Nearing if he could check with the other parcels and if they were going to be the same size.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that the property to the rear is already 50 feet wide with single family homes on them.

 

Mr. Norris made a motion to approve the variance.  All 6-criteria have been met and to approve with the condition to obtain a demolition permit and remove the existing slab within 45 days.

 

Mr. Beigel seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed 5-0.

 

(b) CASE NUMBER: 2006-11

APPLICANT:                   Timothy J. Quinlan

OWNER:                          Timothy J. Quinlan

ADDRESS:                       824 Missouri Avenue

 

VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS:  The Applicant is requesting a variance to the requirements of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to allow a reduced minimum lot width in the R-2 Zoning District.

 

            Mr. Nearing present the case (see attached).  Staff recommends approval.  All criteria have been             met.

 

            Mr. Quinlan indicated that he would like to build a single family home on the vacant lot.

 

            Mr. Placencia wanted to know who lived in the existing structure.

 

            Mr. Quinlan noted that no one is living there now and that they will be fixing that home.

 

            Mr. Norris asked if Mr. Quinlan would be living there or if he was just going to build and sell.

 

            Mr. Quinlan indicated that they would be building a single family residence and selling it.

 

            Mr. Beigel indicated that there is currently a house on this piece of property.

 

Mr. Quinlan noted that was correct.  The house was built around 1920 and that there is an entry from 9th street.

           

Mr. Paulsen indicated there were several trees on that piece of property; he wanted to know if those will be removed.

 

Mr. Quinlan noted that he would like to keep the trees and try to build around them.

 

Mr. Spinola asked when Mr. Quinlan acquired the property.

 

Mr. Quinlan indicated that he purchased the property in February of this year.

 

Ms. Paulson wanted to know if they would keep the same type of home.

 

Mr. Quinlan noted that they would.

 

Mr. Norris asked if they would be using both as investments.

 

Mr. Quinlan indicated that they would.

 

Mr. Placencia made a motion to approve the variance.  All 6-criteria have been met

 

Mr. Norris seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed 5-0.

 

(c)  CASE NUMBER:            2006-12

APPLICANT:                   Jason & April King

OWNER:                          Jason & April King

ADDRESS:                       425 James Place

 

VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS:  The Applicant is requesting a variance to the requirements of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to allow a reduced rear setback in the R-3 Zoning District

 

            Mr. Nearing presented the case (see attached).  Staff recommends approval.  All criteria have     been met.

 

            Mr. Beigel asked if this was an existing house and if this was an aluminum structure.

 

Mr. King noted that this was just a basic room.  He indicated that his father came over and was going to help him install an aluminum addition and felt the cost wasn’t much of a difference to just add on.  He came down to pull a permit but the time would take longer than his father would be in town so he didn’t pull one.

 

Mr. Placencia asked if this was for the second son Ms. King was expecting.

 

Ms. King noted that it was for both the new baby and that they have another son.

 

Mr. Norris asked if a new slab had been laid.

 

Mr. King noted that there was an existing slab but he added to it in order to prevent his wife and children from tripping as they came into the other room.

 

Mr. Placencia asked if there were any homes behind them.

 

Mr. King noted that there was not.

 

Mr. Beigel wanted to know who put the fence up.

 

Mr. King indicated the fence was already there when they purchased the home.

 

Ms. Paulson asked when the home was purchased.

 

Mr. King noted that it was March of 2002.

 

Mr. Norris asked where the measurements for the addition were taken from.

 

Mr. King indicated that he measured from the fence.

 

Mr. Norris wanted to know if Mr. King had a survey done.

 

Mr. King noted that he did not read it correctly and thought the fence was in the correct location.

 

Mr. Norris asked who was going to finish the addition.

 

Mr. King indicated that he would.

 

Mr. Norris addressed Mr. Nearing and asked if the foundation was put in to code.

 

Mr. Nearing indicated that an inspection would need to be done.

 

Mr. King noted that everything was done to code.

 

Mr. Norris asked what was done so far.

 

Mr. King indicated that he has in the footers, walls, roof, door and windows framed.

 

Mr. Norris asked if anything has been put up.

 

Ms. Paulson asked if permits have been pulled now.

 

Mr. Nearing indicated that everything was on hold at this time.

 

Mr. Norris questioned what the fees would be.

 

Mr. Nearing noted that they would have a double permit fee.

 

Mr. King indicated that he didn’t do this just to get away with something from the City.  He noted that in the last minute he and his father decided to put on the addition instead of just a screen room.

 

Mr. Norris questioned how the error was found.

 

Mr. King noted that a gentleman came out from building and noticed the error from the survey.

 

Mr. Beigel wanted to know if they grant this variance what reassurance will they have that it will be to code.

 

Mr. Nearing indicated that the Building Department will have to do an inspection to make sure everything is up to code.  If there are problems and it needs to be brought up to code they will be informed at that time and any problems will need to be fixed.  They will then go to electrical and check that to code.  This project is now fully under the inspection of the City.

 

Mr. Spinola made a motion to approve the variance.  All 6-criteria have been met.

 

Mr. Placencia seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed 5-0

 

Mr. Norris wanted to know if they were going to look over any of the Board’s organization           tonight.

 

Mr. Nearing indicated with the three cases tonight that they will do it next month.  After the meeting they will adjourn and go into a workshop so that they can look at addressing bylaws. 

 

Mr. Spinola made a motion for the meeting to be adjourned.

 

Mr. Placencia seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed 5-0

 

ADJOURNMENT:   Meeting was adjourned at 7:05pm

 

 

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Sherry Taylor, Secretary                        City of St. Cloud

Board of Adjustment                             1300 Ninth Street

(407) 957-7203                                      St. Cloud, FL  34769