Ottawa Zoning Board of Appeals approves sideyard setback for garage construction
Ottawa Zoning Board of Appeals met Thursday, June 16.
The Zoning Board of Appeals hears and decides appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Enforcement Officer. The board also reviews applications for variations from the terms outlined in this zoning ordinance and reports its findings and recommendations to the City Council
Here are the minutes as provided by Ottawa:
MINUTES OF THE OTTAWA ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
June 16, 2016
Chairman Charlie Sheridan called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM in the Ottawa City Council Chambers.
Present: Charlie Sheridan, Tom Aussem, Vince Kozsdiy, Todd Volker, and John Stone
It was moved by Vince Kozsdiy, and seconded by Todd Volker that the minutes of the previous (May 19, 2016) meeting be approved as written. All ayes were received and the motion carried.
Chairman Sheridan opened the meeting and recounted the city ordinance provisions for granting zoning variances, per Section 118-19, G, 3 of the city zoning ordinance (see attached). Chairman Sheridan noted that there was only one item for board consideration.
Propery: 312 W. Center Street in Ottawa
Applicants: Owner Steven J. Smith
Review: The Board heard evidence with regard to the request of Mr. Smith for a sideyard setback variance (Ottawa, Illinois Municipal Code, Sec. 4-A-4C) to construct a garage. Mr. Smith appeared before the board and explained his plan to build a larger garage. The plan for the new garage met no objection from neighbors.
Action: It was moved by Vince Kozsdiy to approve the sideyard setback for a garage construction at 312 W. Center Street, Ottawa, Illinois, allowing a two-foot minimum setback from the property line, with the garage allowed to have a maximum 12” permissible overhanging eave.
The motion was seconded by Todd Volker and passed unanimously.
Having no further business in front of it, a motion was made by John Stone to adjourn; the motion was seconded by Todd Volker, and the board adjourned at 7:35 p.m.