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Zoning Board of Adjustments /

building and standards commission

Regular Session Agenda

December 3, 2009

6:00 PM

League City Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

II.        Approval of Minutes

A.     November 5, 2009

III.             The Swearing in of Speakers and Witnesses

IV.              Items Tabled and Subject to Recall

A.     Consider and take action on ZBA09-14 (Oasis of Peace), a variance request to the off-street parking requirements (Schedule 125-170.D) for a religious assembly use on property zoned “CG-CRC” (General Commercial with a Commercial Revitalization Overlay), legally described as Lots 33 thru 41 of the Cross Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 and east of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1416 Farm to Market Road 518. (PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED 08-07-09) WITHDRAWN

V.                 New Business

A.     Consider and take action on ZBA09-27 (Highpoint Storage), a variance request to Section 90-181(b)(1) of the League City Sign Ordinance permitting only one wall sign per building site located on street frontage.

VI.              Other Business

A.     Consider and take action on the Policies and Procedures for the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

VII.           Adjournment

 

 

CERTIFICATE

THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT THE ABOVE NOTICE OF MEETING WAS POSTED ON THE BULLETIN BOARD AT CITY HALL OF THE CITY OF LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS, BY THE 30TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2009 BY 6 PM, AND WAS POSTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551, LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE (THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT).  ITEMS POSTED IN THE OPEN SESSION PORTIONS OF THIS AGENDA MAY ALSO BE DISCUSSED IN CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

 

 

 

 

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LaSHONDRA HOLMES, AICP

PLANNING MANAGER

 

 

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

REGULAR SESSION

THURSDAY December 03, 2009 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Christiansen called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Members present:                                                       *Members absent:

James R. Christiansen, Chair                                       Hobart Sibley

Fred Switzer                                                                 Ian Evans

Rusty Tidwell                                                             

Amy Beasley

Wesley Wray

 

*Mr. Sibley was absent due to illness and Mr. Evans was absent due to a work schedule conflict.

 

City Representatives:

Mark Stelly, Building Official

LaShondra Holmes, Planning Manager

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary

 

II.     Approval of Minutes

 

A.       November 05, 2009

 

Mr. Wray made a motion to approve the November 05, 2009 minutes as written.

 

Mr. Switzer seconded the motion.

 

No discussion was held.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0-0.

 

III.       Swearing in of Witnesses

 

Mr. Christiansen swore in the witnesses, stating this is a quasi-judicial board, which is being recorded and therefore anybody that speaks should be aware it is considered testimony.  Any appeal of the decision by the Board of Adjustment must be filed with the Court of Competent Jurisdiction within 10 days of the date of the decision rendered by this board. 

 

 

IV.       Items Tabled and Subject to Recall

 

A.     Consider and take action on ZBA09-14 (Oasis of Peace), a variance request to the off-street parking requirements (Schedule 125-170.D) for a religious assembly use on property zoned “CG-CRC” (General Commercial with a Commercial Revitalization Overlay), legally described as Lots 33 thru 41 of the Cross Subdivision, generally located north of Farm to Market Road 518 and east of Wisconsin Avenue with the approximate address being 1416 Farm to Market Road 518. (PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED 08-07-09) WITHDRAWN

 

V.        New Business

 A. Consider and take action on ZBA09-27 (Highpoint Storage), a variance request to Section 90-181(b)(1) of the League City Sign Ordinance permitting only one wall sign per building site located on street frontage. Mr. Glasper restated the staff report stating the applicant is requesting a variance to encroach 5-feet into the 10-foot required side setback.  He offered two considerations for the Commission, first stating the Commission should consider whether or not granting the variance request would set a precedent.  Mr. Glasper also noted in reference to conformity, that he did go out to the site and found that the area is basically a rural area and that some of the homes do have less than the required 10-foot setback.

Mr. Stelly, Building Official, restated the staff report for this item and explained that the applicant is requesting additional wall signage on the east and west side of the building for better visibility. He explained that their current signage is in line with what the sign ordinance allows and that there is no proof of a hardship for the additional signage request.

A discussion was held regarding the request and what is permitted within the sign ordinance.

Mr. Christiansen asked if the applicant was present.  Mr. Stelly confirmed the applicant was not present.

With no further questions, Mr. Christiansen called for a motion.

Mr. Tidwell made a motion to deny ZBA09-27 (Highpoint Storage).

Mr. Wray seconded the motion.

The motion to deny ZBA09-27 (Highpoint Storage) passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0-0.

VI.       Other Business

A.      Consider and take action on the Policies and Procedures for the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

Ms. Holmes, Planning Manager, explained that currently there are no Policies and Procedures in place for the Zoning Board of Adjustments.  She said recently Policies and Procedures were adopted for the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Historic District Commission and that similar Policies and Procedures are proposed for the Zoning Board of Adjustments.  Ms. Holmes pointed out some changes within the Policies and Procedures specific to the Zoning Board of Adjustments.  A discussion was held regarding the changes.

With no further discussion, Mr. Christiansen called for a motion.

Mr. Tidwell made a motion to approve the Policies and Procedures for the Zoning Board of Adjustments.

Ms. Beasley seconded the motion.

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 5-0-0.

 

VII.     Adjournment

 

Mr. Christiansen adjourned the meeting at 6:20 p.m.

 

 

___________________________________                ______________________________

LaShondra Holmes                                                      James R. Christiansen

Planning Manager                                                       Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment               

Date minutes approved: ___________________