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APRIL 20, 2015 GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
APRIL 20, 2015

1. 7:00 meeting called to order.

2. Pledge of allegiance.

3. The Grayling Charter Township Board of Trustees at their March 18, 2015 meeting accepted the resignation of James Robson from the Zoning Board of Appeals effective March 31, 2015 and appointed Lacey Stephan to fulfill his term effective April 1, 2015.

4. Roll call:
Present – Cox, French, Lacey Stephan and J. Zalobsky.
Absent - Kraycs
Also present –Dale Rohde and Supervisor Harland as recording secretary.

5. Motion by Cox support by J. Zalobsy to approve minutes from January 19, 2015. Three, ayes. One absent. One abstain (not present) Motion carried.

6. 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.

7. Basic Conditions: Motion by L. Stephan support by Cox that basic condition have been met. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried. Special Conditions: Motion by J. Zalobsky support by Cox that 23.04C special condition has been met. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.

8. Chair reads case:
Case # 15-02 Request for variance
Petitioner: Dale Rohde
Address : 2911 Margrethe Blvd Local Address: 2887 Margrethe Blvd Grayling, MI 49738
Property ID # 040-42-015-16-020-00
Location: T26N, R4W SEC 15
Zoning: C-1 Commercial
Lot size: .42 acres
Request: Requesting a 47.5’ variance to build a privacy fence and a 32’ X 60’ accessory storage structure.
Non-conformances: Legal non-conforming commercial building. (too close to road)
Zoning justification: Ordinance 2010-02, Section 23.04 C.

Recording secretary Harland read 3 letters opposed (copies on file). Numerous phone calls opposed.
Petition Dale Rohde presented and read 2 letters in favor (copies on file).

Discussion regarding request.

Motion by Cox support by L. Stephan to deny request as presented. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.
Roll call vote: French – Aye
Cox – Aye
J. Zalobsky – Aye
L. Stephan – Aye
Kraycs – Absent

Motion by J. Zalobsky support by Cox to allow fence from SW corner of original building parallel to south lot line. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.
Roll call vote: French – Aye
Cox – Aye
J. Zalobsky – Aye
L. Stephan – Aye
Kraycs – Absent

9. Motion by J. Zalobsky support by Cox to adjourn. Four ayes, one absent. Motion carried.

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