Board of Zoning Appeals
Town Hall, August 8, 2006, 7:00 p.m.
Members present were Chair Bob Haines, Joe Curtsinger, Larry Gardner and Charles Lawson. Member Pat Aldred was absent. Staff present was Recorder Cindy Lancaster. Applicant Nancy Pentecost, Travis Rhodes and Mike Arnold of Pulte Homes were in attendance and no other citizens.
Chair Haines opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Commissioner Curtsinger made a motion to approve the minutes from May 9, 2006, Commissioner Lawson seconded and this passed unanimously.
Chair Haines noted that there were no citizen’s comments and then asked if the applicants would like to address the commission.
Ms. Nancy Pentecost noted that the request is to grant a variance for the garage setback to be extended. She stated that the concrete vendor boxed and poured the concrete slab as left-handed instead of right-handed as platted. This caused the garage to go over the 25’ setback by 1 foot and 9 inches at the left corner.
Mr. Travis Rhodes noted that Pulte had employed a new survey company. This company performed the surveys after pouring the concrete. This problem has been corrected and the surveys are now being performed prior to the pouring of concrete.
Commissioner Gardner stated that he had gone by the residence and it appeared to him that the sidelines are good and personally he did not see anything wrong with this request. He noted that mistakes would happen.
Commissioner Curtsinger stated that he felt this is a warning sign for Pulte Homes.
Chair Haines stated that legally he could not approve this request. He further stated that he was concerned with the driveway and parking condition.
Mr. Arnold stated that most all are aligned to have two-car parking and there is still ample room to park the cars.
Ms. Pentecost reiterated that the process has been changed to correct this from happening again.
Commissioner Gardner made a motion to approve the variance under Section 9.2.4 D with a warning accompanying this motion that this will not be tolerated in the future. Commissioner Lawson seconded this motion.
Commissioner Curtsinger stated that he agreed with Chairman Haines in regards to the driveway issue and asked if there was going to be a sidewalk. Mr. Arnold, with Pulte Homes, stated that there is a sidewalk, although, per the plat, it ends prior to this particular lot.
The call for the vote was then moved with the variance passing by majority. Commissioners Curtsinger, Gardner and Lawson for, Chair Haines against.
The meeting adjourned at 7:15.