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JANUARY 19, 2015 GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
JANUARY 19, 2015

1. 7:00 meeting called to order.

2. Pledge of allegiance.

3. Roll call:
Present – Robson, Cox, French, and J. Zalobsky.
Absent - Kraycs
Also present –Steve and Kay Cornell, Dave Schreiber (builder) Guy Roth (neighbor) and Supervisor Harland as recording secretary.

4. Motion by Cox support by Robson to approve minutes from July 24, 2014. Four, ayes. One absent. Motion carried.

5. Chair explains the formation, powers and duties of the zoning board of appeals and the public procedure to be followed. Four members were present. Chair explains that a majority of three votes is needed to take action. Variances are granted to the property, not to the owner. Chair reads 125.3606 MCL concerning appeals. An appeal under this section shall be filed within 30 days after the zoning board of appeals certifies its decision in writing or approves the minutes of its decision. Appeals of zoning decisions are made in circuit court.

6. Chair reads case:
Case # 15-01 Request for variance
Petitioner: Stephen Cornell & Kay Avery-Cornell
Address : 1550 Ole Dam Rd
Grayling, MI 49738
Local Address: 4660 Gierke Rd
Grayling, MI 49738
Property ID # 040-41-008-08-100-00
Location: T26N, R3W SEC 8
Zoning: NRD Natural River District
Lot size: 1.077 acres approximately 46,909 sq. ft.
Request:
A. Requesting to remove existing home that is is 1271 sq. ft. that is 15 ft from the Au Sable River.
B. Requesting 165 ft. variance 35 ft. from the Au Sable River to rebuild a new home 56 X 30 = 1680 sq. ft. with attached garage 24 X 28 = 672 sq.ft. new foundation footprint would be 2352 sq. ft.
Non-conformances: Legal non-conforming, current home is 15 ft. from the AuSable River.
Zoning justification: Ordinance 2010-02, Section 23.04 C.

Motion by Robson support by J. Zalobsky that all basic conditions have been met. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.

Motion by Robson support by Cox that 23.04C 2b special condition has been met. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.

Motion by J. Zalobsky support by Cox Administrative Standards have been met. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.

Case presented by Steve & Kay Cornell supporting information from builder Dave Schreiber.

Comments on case by neighbor Guy Roth welcoming the new home and clean- up of messy property. Pointed out the property lies in the NRD district and went over some of the details of set- backs, foliage etc.

Discussion by board, petitioner and guest.

Motion by Robson support by J. Zalobsky to allow variance as requested Roll call vote:
Robson – Aye
Cox – Aye
French – Aye
J. Zalobsky –Aye
Kraycs - Absent
Motion carried.
Reasons: 16.02 C, 23.04 1D, 16.05 B and 16.05.D.3 (work sheets on file)

7. Motion by Cox support by J. Zalobsky to adjourn. All ayes, one absent. Motion carried.

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