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CALL TO ORDER: 6:30 P.M.
LOCATION: ST. CLOUD
NINTH STREET, 3RD FLOOR
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
ROLL CALL: Kimberly
Paulson (Chair) (P)
Beigel (Vice) (EA)
Paulsen (Alt) (P)
STAFF MEMBERS: David
Nearing, Senior Planner
Morgeson, City Attorney
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: July 11, 2007 (will be in next packet)
Mr. Paulsen (alternate) will be voting as a regular member.
1. Election of Officers
Mr. Morgeson noted what is procedurally done is the Board
would nominate an acting chairperson for the coming year, and one or more
nominations and they would be voted on in the order in which they are
seconded. You would call for a nomination for a Chairperson.
Mr. Paulsen nominated Kimberly Paulson.
Mr. Placentia seconded the motion.
Chairperson Paulson asked if there were other nominations.
No other nominations.
Chairperson Paulson asked who was in favor.
All Ayes 5-0.
B. Vice Chairperson
Mr. Paulsen nominated Pete Placencia.
Mr. Spinola seconded the motion.
All Ayes 5-0.
2. Request for Variances
(a) CASE NUMBER: 2007-14
APPLICANT: Eddie Diaz
VARIANCE PETITION DETAILS: Applicant is appealing a staff determination
regarding the requirements of the Land Development Code, Table III-4 to reduce
the lot size.
Mr. Nearing presented the case. (See staff report)
Mr. Nearing noted the 6 criteria have been met and staff
Mr. Diaz introduced himself to the Board. He stated he
lives at 921 Columbia Avenue and own the property at 424 Tennessee Avenue. He
noted that everything Mr. Nearing stated was correct. He noted that he did not
know what constituted a duplex is two utilities. According to the County and
the state appraisers, it has to be appraised as a duplex. He noted he could not
sell the house because of that. The home is nice and the neighborhood has not
been changed at all.
Mr. Norris asked if the home is being used as a duplex. Are
two families living there?
Mr. Diaz noted it was. He stated when he originally bought
the home, he had his company on one side and he lived on the other side and
that is when he applied for a variance.
Mr. Norris noted that the situation is that it is a
Mr. Diaz noted it was stated to be a legal non-conforming
Mr. Nearing noted Mr. Diaz is under code enforcement action
and this will cause that action to be removed.
Mr. Morgeson asked Mr. Nearing if the variance is granted,
code enforcement will be eliminated in regard to the property conforming to the
Chairperson Paulson asked if it was always used as a duplex.
Mr. Nearing noted the whole history is not known, the
records do not go back that far, however, one record did indicate that it was a
single family detached home.
Mr. Diaz noted when he purchased it, it was a single family
home but it looked like it was a single family home with an in-laws quarters
and when it was purchased. When he bought it, he thought it was perfect
because he had his office on one side and home on the other. It wasn’t
really a duplex until the appraiser told him.
Mr. Paulsen made a motion to approve the variance. All
6-criteria have been met.
All Ayes 5-0 to approve the variance.
Mr. Norris made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
Mr. Spinola seconded the motion to adjourn the meeting.
All Ayes 5-0 to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned at 6:44 p.m.
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