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                                                                                    Kimberly Paulson       (Chair)            P

                                                                                    Carl Beigel                 (Vice)              (EA)

                                                                                    Pete Placencia                                    UA

                                                                                    Greg Norris                                        P

                                                                                    William Spinola                                  P         

                                                                                    Robert Paulsen          (Alt)                 P

                                                                                    Deanna Merrill          (Alt)                 (EA)

 

STAFF MEMBERS:                         David Nearing, Director of Planning and Zoning

                                                            Jack Morgeson, City Attorney

                                                            Sherry Taylor, Secretary

 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:            December 13, 2006

 

Mr. Paulsen requested a correction be made on Page 2.  His name is misspelled.  It should be Paulsen instead of Paulson. 

 

Mr. Spinola made a motion to approve the minutes as amended.

 

Mr. Paulsen made a second to the motion to approve the minutes.

 

All Ayes 4-0 to approve the minutes. 

 

The minutes were approved.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

 

Council member Jeff McCorkle presented gifts and certificates of appreciation to the Board members on behalf of City Council.

 

            1.  Request for Variances

 

(a) CASE NUMBER:            2007-02

APPLICANT:                   James A. Sabetto

OWNER:                          Paul D. Robertson

ADDRESS:                      700 Carolina Avenue

 

VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS: Applicant is requesting a variance to the requirements of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to allow a reduced side setback on the secondary street in the R-2 Zoning District.

 

Chairperson Paulson explained to the applicant that there are only 4 members present and for the variance to be approved, it would require 3 affirmative votes.  It is up to the applicant to proceed or continue until the next meeting.

 

Mr. Sabetto noted he would like to proceed.

 

Mr. Nearing presented the case.  Mr. Nearing noted there is one change to the staff report.  Mr. Sabetto is now the owner of the property.  (See staff report)  Staff is recommending a 3’ variance and is recommending approval.

 

Chairperson Paulson asked Mr. Sabetto if he had anything to add.

 

Mr. Sabetto stated his name and address (2494 Neptune Road). He stated he would keep the same design to the addition.

 

Mr. Norris asked Mr. Sabetto if he would keep the same design.

 

Mr. Sabetto noted it would be identical to the existing home, the windows, the shutters, the same color of siding, same roof line, shingles, etc.

 

Mr. Paulsen asked about the drawing that showed a water softener?

 

Mr. Sabetto noted it would be gone.  He stated he has no need for a water softener.

 

Mr. Norris asked if the design process had been started and if the building would start soon.

 

Mr. Sabetto noted if the variance was approved, he will be seeking a designer soon and he has two construction people who will give a bid.

 

Mr. Norris asked what the timeframe on the variance was.

 

Mr. Morgeson noted it was 6-months unless another timeframe was prescribed for implementation of the variance (changed per Mr. Morgeson)

 

Mr. Sabetto noted he would be moving in and intends to be starting the addition right away.

 

Mr. Morgeson noted the 6-conditions will need to be addressed in the motion.

 

Mr. Paulsen made a motion to approve the variance, and that the 6-criteria have been met along with the comment in the staff report to grant the 3’ as Staff recommended.

 

Mr. Norris seconded the motion.

 

All Ayes 4-0 to approve the motion.

 

The variance was approved.

 

 

 

 

            2.  Request for Variances

 

(a) CASE NUMBER:            2007-03

APPLICANT:                   Kim Edward Yates

OWNER:                          Kim Edward Yates

ADDRESS:                      1421 4th Street

 

VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS: Applicant is requesting a variance of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to allow a reduced rear set back in the R-1A Zoning District.

 

Mr. Nearing presented the case.  (See staff report)  Staff is recommending a 5’ variance.  It is Staff’s opinion that the 6-criteria have been met.  Staff is recommending approval. 

 

Mr. Norris asked what the rear setback is.

 

Mr. Nearing noted it is 25’.

 

Mr. Norris asked if it was for utilities or something else.

 

Mr. Nearing noted it was partly for utilities and also to create an open area of the lot, however, what is becoming very common in the City is doing more developments of Planned Unit Developments and that is where the setbacks, etc., can be negotiated.  A lot of the builders are giving a 20’ rear yard setback because it is still functional to accommodate a pool but it allows that extra flexibility.   

 

Mr. Paulsen asked if there were any type of plans of any kind.  How did the applicant come up with this dimension to encroach on the setback.

 

Mr. Nearing noted it was based on the square footage that he wants to add to the property and that basically it is the location of the window that dictates the width and depth of the addition.   The applicant is present if the Board has any questions.

 

Mr. Bill Yates stated his name and address for the record.  He lives at 421 4th Street, St. Cloud.  Mr. Yates stated he had some drawings and how the addition would be attached to the house, etc.

 

Mr. Paulsen asked Mr. Yates if he had plans.

 

Mr. Yates noted he had several copies, estimates for trusses, block, etc., and wanted to get the variance to move forward with this addition.

 

Mr. Norris asked if any of the neighbors had comments about the addition.

 

Mr. Yates noted he had spoken to two of the neighbors before he applied for the variance and they were in support of the addition.

 

Chairperson Paulson asked if there were any questions or motions.

 

Mr. Norris made a motion to approve the variance, all 6-criteria have been met.

 

Mr. Paulsen seconded the motion.

 

All Ayes 4-0 to approve the variance.

 

The variance was approved with a 5’ setback.

 

Mr. Spinola made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Mr. Paulsen seconded the motion to adjourn.

 

All ayes 4-0 to adjourn the meeting.

 

The motion adjourned at 6:53.

 

            3.  Next regularly schedule meeting is March 14, 2007.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

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