City of Maitland
FL

Decision Item

2017-06 (BZA) 2606 Saginaw Trail

Information

Department:Community DevelopmentSponsors:
Category:Decision

Financial Impact

N/A

Ord and Res Only

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Meeting History

May 25, 2017 7:00 PM Media Board of Zoning Adjustment Regular

Chairman Turner explained the process the Board follows in variance proceedings.

Chairman Turner stated that an application for a variance has been submitted by Jason and Lauren Rimes. The applicants request a variance to permit the installation of a fence, six-feet (6’) in height, within the required 15-foot front yard (street side yard) on the southeastern side of the property along Thunder Trail. The subject property is located within an RS-3, single-family residential district. This application for a variance was reviewed by the Development Review Committee (DRC) on May 18, 2017.

Jason Rimes, 2606 Saginaw Trail, presented a power point presentation outlining the variance request and responded to the comments from the board.

Mr. Turner requested clarification of the request as it relates to the site plan.

Mr. Bleakley inquired on the location of the driveway in the property.

Chairman Turner opened the Public Hearing.

The following residents spoke in favor: Bruce Windlow, 1150 Thunder Trail and Thomas McNabb, 1127 Thunder Trail.

Letters of support were also submitted for the record from: Clifford Sargent Cagle, 1135 Thunder Trail; William and Linda Glass, 1105 Thunder Trail; Dan and Lorraine Hardaway, 2607 Saginaw Trail; Pat Hutchinson; 1055 Thunder Trail; Thomas and Michelle McNabb, 1127 Thunder Trail; Christian and Stacy Monnar, 619 Thunder Trail; James and Brenda Shepherd, 1107 Thunder Trail; William and Susan Sullivan, 2609 Chanute Trail; Bruce and Virginia Winslow, 1115 Thunder Trail; and, Jennifer Sharabba, 2549 Saginaw Trail.

There being no one else from the public who wished to speak, Chairman Turner closed the Public Hearing.

The Board members discussed the applicant’s request.

Mr. Fess stated that the fence does need to be replaced. The current condition of the fence does not add to the neighborhood.

Mr. Kessel stated that the applicants made compelling arguments for approval of variance. If not granted, he believes the board would be depriving the applicant of the property right to use of their backyard.

Mr. Turner called for a vote on the variance to allow the installation of a fence, six-feet (6’) in height, within the required 15-foot front yard (street side yard) on the southeastern side of the property along Thunder Trail.

RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Bradley Fess, Taylor Kessel, Frank Turner, Dan Wallace, Todd Bleakley
EXCUSED:Joseph Hegedus

Discussion