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Zoning Board of Adjustments /

building and standards commission

Regular Session Agenda

May 6, 2010

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.     March 11, 2010

III.             The Swearing in of Speakers and Witnesses

IV.              New Business

A.     Consider and take action on ZBA10-14 (South Shore Surgical Center), a variance request to Section 90-181(b)(1) of the Sign Ordinance limiting building sites on a street frontage to one wall sign.

V.                 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 3RD DAY OF MAY, 2010 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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MARK STELLY, CFM

BUILDING OFFICIAL

 

MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS

REGULAR SESSION

THURSDAY May 06, 2010 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

200 WEST WALKER

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I.       Call to order and Roll call of members

 

 

Members present:                                                 *Members absent:

James R. Christiansen, Chair                                             Wesley Wray

Fred Switzer                                                                       Elaine Kosty

Ian Evans

Amy Beasley                    

 

*Mr. Wray was absent due to Illness.                               

*Ms. Kosty was absent due to medical reasons.

 

City Representatives:

Mark Stelly, Building Official

Susan Wologo, Recording Secretary

 

II.    Approval of Minutes

 

A.       March 11, 2010

 

Approval of the March 11, 2010 meeting minutes was postponed due to a lack of quorum.  A quorum was not met due to the absence of two voting members and the abstaining of one voting member who was not present at the March 11th meeting.

 

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. New Business

 

 

A.     Consider and take action on ZBA10-14 (South Shore Surgical Center), a variance request to Section 90-181(b)(1) of the Sign Ordinance limiting building sites on a street frontage to one wall sign.

Mr. Stelly, Building Official, restated the staff report for this item.

A lengthy discussion was held with the Commissioners advising the applicant that a variance can only be considered where a hardship exists.

Dr. Polsen, applicant, explained he believes a hardship exists since many of his patients are unable to locate the building due to the location of the current sign.  He explained it is unsafe for his patients who may be forced to make a U-turn upon not being able to locate the building in time to turn.

 

A discussion was held regarding the option of a monument sign.  The Board inquired as to why the applicant did not opt for a monument sign like other area businesses.  Mr. Polsen explained that a monument sign may work for those patients traveling westbound but explained he did not think a monument sign would be well seen enough for the majority of his patients who travel eastbound to his office.

 

Blair Korndorffer, Architect, came forward and explained that initially he had designed and planned to use a monument sign but said the location of the sign would have obstructed the view of oncoming traffic on Marina Bay Drive.

 

A discussion continued regarding whether or not a hardship existed.  Dr. Polsen stated he believes his request meets the ordinance requirements for a hardship.

 

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

 

Mr. Evans made a motion to approve ZBA10-14 (South Shore Surgical Center) for one sign for the west elevation with the stipulation that the sign include the street address with numbers to be clearly seen.

 

Ms. Beasley seconded the motion.

 

A brief discussion was held regarding the motion.

 

The motion passed unanimously with a vote of 4-0-0.

 

V.  Adjournment

Mr. Evans motioned to adjourn.

Ms. Beasley seconded the motion.

Mr. Christiansen adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

___________________________________                    ______________________________

Mark Stelly                                                                       James R. Christiansen

Building Official                                                               Chair, Zoning Board of Adjustment                         

Date minutes approved: ___________________