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MARCH 20, 2017 GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

GRAYLING CHARTER TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
MEETING AND PUBLIC HEARING
MARCH 20, 2017

1. 7:00 meeting called to order.

2. Pledge of allegiance.

3. Roll call:
Present Cox, French, J. Zalobsky, L. Stephan and K. Olson.
Also present Sharon & Tom Hall, Terry Sancartier, Sherry M. Hanson, Hank Feldhauser, Bill Weaver, Gail Ney & Rick Harland as recording secretary.

4. Motion by Olson support by J. Zalobsky to approve minutes from February 20, 2017. All ayes. Motion carried.

5. Chair explains the formation, powers and duties of the zoning board of appeals and the public procedure to be followed. All 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. Basic Conditions: Motion by J. Zalobsky support by K. Olson that all basic conditions have been met. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Conditions: Motion by K. Olson support by J. Zalobsky that at least one of the special conditions has been met 2B. All ayes. Motion carried.

Administrative Standards: Motion by J. Zalobsky support by Cox administrative standards have been met. All ayes. Motion carried.

Chair reads case:
Case # 17-02 Request for variance
Petitioner: Henry Feldhauser
Address : 1281 Edgewater
Grayling, MI 49738
Local Address: Same
Property ID # 040-40-005-10-020-04
Location: Sec. 5, T26N, R2W
Zoning: NRD Natural River District
Lot size: 2.02 acres + or
Request: Requesting a front variance of 70 from the river and a rear variance of 24 (no closer than the existing front and rear setbacks) to replace the existing cabin with a new home
Non-conformances: Existing Legal-nonconformances. Front and rear setbacks.
Zoning Justification: Ordinance 2010-02, Sec, 16.05 B,17.01, 17.02

Petitioner Hank Feldhauser explained details of request.

Gail Ney (neighbor) in favor of project.

Discussion by board.

Motion by Cox support by L. Stephan to approve as presented. (work sheets on file)
Roll call vote:
K. Olson Aye
French - -Aye
J. Zalobsky Aye
Cox Aye
L.Stephan Aye Motion carried.

7. Case #17-03 Request for variance
Petitioner: Lauri Jerome
11593 Hartland Rd
Fenton, MI 48430
Local Address: 2956 Portage Ave.
Grayling, MI 49738
Property ID# 040-45-300-01-009-00
Location: Sec 15, T26N, R2W
Zoning: R-2 General Residential
Lot Size: 100X124X155X96 +or-
Request: Requesting a rear variance of approximately 24 for an addition that will be no closer to the road than the existing house.
Non-conformances: Existing legal non-conformances. House is approximately16 from road.
Zoning Justification: Ordinance 2010-02, Section 7.06, 17.01

Board member K. Olson is niece to petitioner Board saw no conflict.

Tom Hall protested.

Motion by L. Stephan support by Cox to recuse K. Olson.
Roll call:
French Aye
J. Zalobsky Aye
Cox Aye
L. Stephan Aye Motion carried.

Basic Conditions: Motion by J. Zalobsky support by L. Stephan that all basic conditions have been met. All ayes. Motion carried.

Special Conditions: Motion by L. Stephan support by J. Zalobsky that at least one of the special conditions has been met 23.02B. All ayes. Motion carried.

Administrative Standards: Motion by J. Zalobsky support by L. Stephan administrative standards have been met. All ayes. Motion carried.

Bill Weaver (builder, representative) reviewed case in detail.

Secretary Harland read 2 letters not in favor, will spoil view. (on file)
Sherry Hanson in favor of addition.
Terry Sancartier not in favor will block view.

Discussion by board in detail explained there are no right to a view in Ordinance or Michigan State Law.

Motion by J. Zalobsky support by L. Stephan to approve request as stated for a 16 X 14 addition. (work sheets on file)
Roll Call:
French Aye
J. Zalobsky Aye
Cox Aye
L. Stephan Aye
K. Olson Recused (no vote)
Motion carried.

8. Motion by L. Stephan support by Cox to adjourn. All ayes. Motion carried. Meeting ends 8:39 p.m. 

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