The City of Opelika Zoning Board Meeting Minutes

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The City of Opelika Zoning Board of Adjustments held its regular monthly meeting on April 13, 2010 in the Public Works Conference Room located at the Public Works Facility, 700 Fox Trail. Certified letters were mailed out to all adjacent property owners for related issues. MEMBERS PRESENT: Anne Grady, Shirley Flora, George Dyar, John Frederick, Wilbert Payne MEMBERS ABSENT: Arturo Menefee STAFF PRESENT: Martin Ogren, Assistant Planning Director CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Dyar called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Chairman Dyar stated that if there were no additions or corrections to the minutes for the month of January 12, 2010 he would like to entertain a motion to accept the minutes as written. Mr. Payne made a motion to accept the January 12, 2010 minutes as written Mr. Payne seconded the motion. Ayes: Payne, Frederick, Dyar, Flora, Grady Nays: None Abstention: None The motion to accept the minutes as written passed. A. VARIANCES 1. Reggie Smith, 1104 Chandler Avenue, Accessory building to exceed the maximum 40% allowed Mr. Reggie Smith stated that thrifty buildings delayed in ordering the size of the building I needed. I had the slab prepared. Since that time I moved to Oak Bowery. At the time the only people that could sell the building in the size that I needed where from Georgia. Since that time we have more selections of building dealers that now sell that building that I need. The slab is an eye sore and a safety hazard. I do not want to be an eye sore to the neighborhood with my cars projects. At the time I had the slab built the 40% ordinance was not existing. Mr. Ogren reported the applicant is requesting a variance from the maximum square feet allowed for an accessory ... ... middle of paper ... ...nd adjacent property owner met on site to discuss plans for the deck. The adjacent property owner has no objections to the deck. Actually the deck will increase property values in the neighborhood. A certified letter was sent to all adjacent property owners. The applicant’s property is located in the Northside Historical District. The Historical Commission granted approval concerning architecture and building materials. Recommendation Planning staff recommends approval for a 12 foot rear yard setback variance. Mr. Payne motioned to grant the 12 foot variance with staff recommendations. Ms. Grady seconded the motion. Ms. Grady asked if the deck was already built. Mr. Gittinger the deck is about half built. Ayes: Payne, Frederick, Dyar, Flora, Grady Nays: None Abstention: None The motion to grant the variance with staff recommendation passed.

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