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					                                               MINUTES OF BOARD OF ZONING
                                               APPEALS MEETING HELD ON
                                               TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2007 IN THE
                                               CURTIS H. ERICKSON CONFERENCE
                                               ROOM, GALESBURG CITY HALL AT
                                               4:00 P.M.

The Board of Zoning Appeals meeting was held on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at 4:00
p.m. in the Curtis H. Erickson Conference Room of Galesburg City Hall.

Members present were Arlie Adams, Steve Fawer, Thomas Holt, Jack Lee, Pete Mosley,
Dominic Michael, and Sally Swanson, 7. Absent, 0.
Also present was Rich Slagel (Building Inspector) and Steve Gugliotta (Associate
Planner).

       Chairman declared a quorum present.

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Chairman Mosley.

The first item on the agenda was a consideration of the minutes of the January 16, 2007
meeting.

Member Michael moved to approve the minutes, seconded by Member Fawer.
     Minutes were approved by voice vote.

Next on the agenda was item ZA-07-201, for a Variance request of Section 23-97(e) of
Chapter 23 – Directory Signs, maximum sign area shall be no more than 300 square feet
per side, petitioner is requesting a variance to allow 450 square feet per side. Petitioner is
also requesting a variance of Section 23-8, variance of the 2009 non-conforming sign
deadline. Both variance requests are applicable to two proposed Directory Signs, located
at Seminary Square Shopping Center.
The petitioner, Michael Patterson with Horne Properties, was present.

Findings:

The Board first stated that they will vote on the two variances with one vote. Member
Fawer then asked to hear from the petitioner. Michael Patterson started off by explaining
that the development is going in three phases.
        Phase 1
           205,000 square foot for Wal-Mart
           163,000 square foot for Menards
           36,000 square foot for Retail
        Phase 2
           70,000 square foot for a new Retail Tenant
           +80,000 square foot for other Retail
        Phase 3
           + 300,000 possible square foot for Retail Space
Mr. Patterson stated that the Horne development is looking at an approximate 854,000
square footage of businesses, therefore Horne Properties feels that they need these signs
to be a larger size of 450 square feet to accommodate such a large development. Member
Holt stated that he looks at the proposal as a well written request and also agrees that the
signs need to be larger because of the amount of land that they will be advertising. After
further discussion, the board decided to vote on the variance requests.


Member Holt made a motion to approve both variances, seconded by Member Lee.


       Roll Call #1
       Ayes:        Members Swanson, Holt, Lee, Mosley, and Michael, 5.
       Nays:        Member Adams, 1.
       Abstentions: Member Fawer, 1.
       Chairman declared motion approved.


Next on the agenda was item ZA-07-202, for a Variance request of Section 23-90 (e)(2)
of Chapter 23 – to have an illuminated sign between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00
a.m., due to the fact the sign is within 500 feet of a residential zone. Variance of Section
23-90(e)(4) of Chapter 23 – for an off premise sign to have a ground distance height
lower than the allowed 10 feet. Variance of Section 23-8 – of the 2009 non-conforming
sign deadline. Variance of Section 23-125 – for the setback of an off-premise sign to be
less than the allowed 15 feet from the property line directly to the north towards East
Main Street, located at 131 South Soangetaha Road.
The petitioner, David Simpson, was present. Also present in representation of Nees
Harley Davidson were Michael Nees and Phil Nees.

Findings:

The Board again stated that they will vote for all the asked variances for item ZA-07-202
with one vote. The Board also decided that items ZA-07-202 and ZA-07-203 were
related therefore, they should both be discussed together.

Barry Barash of Prairie Inn stated that Nees Harley Davidson and Prairie Inn both agree
that it is a good idea for Nees to place a sign on Prairie Inn’s Highway identification sign
located next to Interstate 74. In return, Prairie Inn will leave their existing sign at Nees
Harley Davidson’s property. Jerry McCaw, employee of Prairie Inn, stated that Prairie
Inn is going to update the looks of the sign by maintenance and new landscaping to make
the sign more aesthetically pleasing to better blend with Nees Harley Davidson’s new
building. David Simpson, Attorney for Nees Motorsports, also stated that he agrees with
Mr. Barash’s statements and Nees Motorsports is also in favor of the agreement. After
all information was reviewed, the Board decided to vote on the items.


Member Dominic made a motion to approve the variances for item ZA-07-202, seconded
by Member Swanson.
       Roll Call #2
       Ayes:        Members Swanson, Holt, Lee, Fawer, and Michael, 5.
       Nays:        Members Mosley and Adams, 2.
       Abstentions: None.
       Chairman declared motion approved.

Next on the agenda was item ZA-07-203, for a Variance Section 23-90(e)(2) – to have an
illuminated sign between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., due to the fact that the
sign is within 500 feet of a residential zone. Variance of Section 23-90(e)(4) – for an off
premises sign to exceed the allowable 25 feet in height. Variance of Section 23-90(c)(4)
– for an off premise sign to be within the allowed 150 feet of a residential zone. Variance
of Section 23-8 – of the 2009 non-conforming sign deadline. Variance of Section 23-125
for the setback of an off-premise sign to be less than the allowed 15 feet from the
property line directly to the west towards Interstate 74, located at 300 South Soangetaha
Road.

The petitioner, Barry Barash with Prairie Inn, was present. Also present was Jerry
McCaw, an employee of Prairie Inn.

Findings:

The Board stated that they will vote on all variances for item ZA-07-203 with one vote.
All information in regards to item ZA-07-203 was also discussed with item ZA-07-202.

Member Swanson made a motion to approve the variances for item ZA-07-203, seconded
by Member Michael.

       Roll Call #3
       Ayes:        Members Swanson, Holt, Lee, Mosley, Fawer, and Michael, 6.
       Nays:        Member Adams, 1.
       Abstentions: None.
       Chairman declared motion approved.

There were no absences for the January 16, 2007 meeting.
There being no further business Member Fawer moved to adjourn, seconded by Member
Adams.

The motion was approved by voice vote.

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P.M.

                                             _______________________________
                                             Rich Slagel
                                             Acting Executive Secretary

				
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