Minutes-Public Hearing for Variance September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013 at 6:30PM.

Public Hearing

The Board of Aldermen held a Public Hearing on a variance request by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Coe on Tuesday night September 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM.  Those present included Mayor Greg Richmond, Alderpersons Calvin Wilson, Alice Kezar, Keith Kohley and Bill Hess. Also present were City Supervisor David Brodie, Chief Curt Drake, Tax Collector Dawn Bunch, Emergency Management Director Denis Kolb and City Clerk Paula Brodie. Guests included Roger Coe, Carol Coe, Leroy Coe, Michael Coe, Crystal Vaughan, Bud Richmond, J.R. Fisher, Steve Wimpey and Marshal Long

The Mayor called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

The Mayor stated that the meeting is being held to hear the public’s comments regarding a variance requested by Mr. and Mrs. Roger Coe to be allowed to place an accessory building closer to their property line than the 5’ required by the City’s Zoning Code.

Citizens input.

The Mayor noted that there were several people present who had already discussed their opinions with the Board. He asked if they had any other comments and was there anyone else who had comments. He acknowledged the following Citizens:

J.R. Fisher asked if the Board should not be addressing the problem regarding the 30% coverage. The Mayor stated that the Coe’s, had asked for a variance on setting an accessory building closer to their property line than the 5’feet required by existing City code. He stated that the purpose for this public hearing was to discuss their request.

Marshal Long stated that on behalf of the Fire Department he would like to state that the Fire Board was against the Boards approval of the variance and he asked the Board to follow their existing codes.

J.R. Fisher stated that he wanted it noted that as a property owner whose property adjoins the Coe’s he was against the Board’s approving the variance request.

Marshall Long stated that he had asked the Coe’s to move their existing buildings that are on the Fire Departments property. He said the Coe’s said they had no intention of moving them. Marshall stated that the Fire Department would have to look into what they could do legally to get them to move the buildings. He said that the Fire Department could not get through the existing easement with the buildings in the way.

Mr. Coe said that the item that Marshall Long mentioned has nothing to do with his variance request.

Marshal Long stated that it did effect their easement, and the Mayor reminded them that the Board was here to discuss the variance request only. Marshal apologized to the Board.

Ald. Hess stated that that he did not think there was anything wrong with placing the building closer than the 5’. He stated that there were buildings all over town that were closer than the 5’ requirement.

Mr. Fisher asked if that meant if someone wanted to bring a single wide into the city limits the Board should ignore the code that does not allow single-wide’s.

The Mayor stated again that the Board was holding the public hearing to discuss Mr. Coe’s request not whether or not people can bring single wide trailers into the city limits.

The Mayor asked if there were any more comments. There was none.

Ald. Kohley moved to adjourn the public hearing at 6:37 PM. Ald. Wilson seconded.  Ald. Hess, Kohley, Wilson and Kezar voted aye with 0 nays.