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CALL TO ORDER:                          6:30 P.M.

 

LOCATION:                                      ST. CLOUD COUNCIL CHAMBERS

                                                            1300 NINTH STREET, 3RD FLOOR

 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

 

ROLL CALL:                                    Kimberly Paulson       (Chair)

                                                            Carl Beigel                 (Vice)

                                                            Pete Placencia                                    (EA)

                                                            Greg Norris                                        (EA)

                                                            William Spinola                                  (EA)               

                                                            Robert Paulsen          (Alt)

                                                            Deanna Merrill          (Alt)

 

STAFF MEMBERS:                         David Nearing, Director of Planning and Zoning

                                                            Jack Morgeson, City Attorney

                                                            Michelle Orton, Secretary for this meeting

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:            October 11, 2006

 

Chairperson Paulson noted on Page 5, the spelling of Robert Paulsen’s last name. 

 

Mr. Beigel made a motion to approve the minutes of October 11, 2006.

 

Mr. Robert Paulsen seconded the motion to approve the minutes.

 

The minutes were approved 4-0.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

            1.  Request for Variances

 

(a) CASE NUMBER:            2007-01

APPLICANT:                   Charles Ratliff

OWNER:                          Charles Ratliff

AGENT:                           Les Murdock

ADDRESS:                      1717 Jersey Avenue

 

VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS:  Applicant is requesting a variance to the requirements of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to allow a reduced minimum site area in the MH-A Zoning District.

 

Mr. David Nearing presented the case.  See attached Staff Report.  Mr. Nearing noted that Staff recommends approval.

 

Mr. Nearing discussed the Land Development Code and took a look at the Mobile Home zoning. 

 

Mr. Morgeson thanked the Board for being patient with him for arriving late (arrived @ 7:04)  Mr. Morgeson told the Board that they might want to advise the applicant that a full board is a 5-member board with the concurring votes of 3-members of the board necessary to approve the request.  There are 4-members present and that is a quorum.  Typically, if there is less than a full board, the applicant has a choice of moving forward or deferring until the next meeting so there may be a larger board.

 

Chairperson Kim Paulson asked Mr. Les Murdock to come forward.   Ms. Paulson informed Mr. Murdock that there is a quorum but not a full board.  Ms. Paulson asked Mr. Murdock if he would like to proceed or defer until the next meeting.

 

Mr. Murdock noted he understood and the applicant was out of town but would like to move forward.

 

Chairperson Paulson noted that Mr. Murdock was the Agent for Mr. Charles Ratliff and asked if anyone had any questions.

 

Chairperson Paulson asked if the lot had already been split.

 

Mr. Murdock noted the lot had already been split.  There are two property identification numbers for the two parcels, one that the applicant’s home is located on and the vacant lot.

 

Chairperson Paulson noted the variance request is for 2,500 square feet.

 

Mr. Morgeson noted a reminder for the board is when making or considering making any motion that the board expresses that the 6-factors have been considered in voting in favor of or against the application.

 

Chairperson Paulson asked if there were any questions.

 

Mr. Beigel made a motion that 2007-01 be approved.  All 6-criteria having been met.

 

Mr. Robert Paulson seconded the motion to approve the variance.

 

All Ayes 4-0 to approve the variance.

 

The motion was approved 4-0.

 

There is an approved variance for 2007-01 to allow a reduced minimum setback to 5,000 square feet.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

Ms. Merrill made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Mr. Paulsen seconded the motion to adjourn.

 

The meeting adjourned @ 7:09 P.M.

 

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee/Board, with respect to any matter considered at such hearing/meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and that, for this purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, and which record is not provided by the City of St. Cloud. (FS 286.0105)

 

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Secretary/Clerk of the Committee/Board (listed below), prior to the meeting. (FS 296.26)

 

Sherry Taylor, Secretary                        City of St. Cloud

Board of Adjustment                             1300 Ninth Street

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