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Zoning Board of Adjustments /

building and standards commission

Regular Session Agenda

April 2, 2015

6:00 PM

City Council Chambers

200 West Walker Street

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

II.                Approval of Minutes

A.     December 4, 2014

 

III.             Other Business

A.     Consider and elect a Chairperson for the Zoning Board of Adjustments / Building and Standards Commission for 2015 and 2016.

B.     Consider and elect a Vice-Chairperson for the Zoning Board of Adjustments / Building and Standards Commission for 2015 and 2016.

 

IV.              The Swearing in of Speakers and Witnesses

 

V.                 Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings

A.     Hold a public hearing and take action on a Zoning Board of Adjustments Application, ZBA 15-01 (2121 West Main Street), a variance request to the 100-square-foot maximum area for a multi-tenant pylon sign located on an arterial roadway (Table 1.A. of the Sign ordinance – Chapter 90) with a 120-square-foot sign on approximately 0.6 acres zoned “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Reserve I of the Ellis Landing Subdivision, generally located south of West Main Street (FM 518), east of Ellis Landing and west of Newport Boulevard, with the approximate address being 2121 West Main Street in League City, Texas.

 

VI.              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 27th DAY OF MARCH, 2015 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. THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HEAR ANY OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED AGENDA ITEMS THAT QUALIFY FOR AN EXECUTIVE SESSION, IN AN EXECUTIVE SESSION BY PUBLICLY ANNOUNCING THE APPLICABLE SECTION NUMBER OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT, (CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SPECIFICALLY INCLUDING CHAPTER 551.071 “CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY”), THAT JUSTIFIES EXECUTIVE SESSION TREATMENT.

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE PRESENCE OF A QUORUM OF THE MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE OF THE ABOVE-REFERENCED PROCEEDING MAY CONSTITUTE A MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.  BY THIS NOTICE, THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY ADVISED OF SAID MEETING NOT LESS THAN 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE DATE, TIME AND LOCATION NOTED ABOVE.

 

 

__________________________________________             

RICHARD WERBISKIS      

CITY PLANNER

 

*MINUTES

CITY OF LEAGUE CITY

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS/

BUILDING AND STANDARDS COMMISSION

REGULAR MEETING

THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

400 WEST WALKER STREET

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* Minutes abbreviated due to failure of recording equipment.

 

I.                   Call to order and Roll call of members

 

Mr. Christiansen called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m.

 

Members present:                                                       Members absent:

James R. Christiansen, Chair                                      

Katie Benoit                                        

Michael Hendershot, Vice-Chair                                 

            Ed Rainey

            Lianne Russell

            Tamra Gann-Curry

           

City Representatives:

Mark Linenschmidt, Senior Planner

Ryan Granata, Senior Planner

 

II.        Approval of Minutes

A.     December 4, 2014

 

Ms. Benoit made a motion to approve the minutes as presented.

 

Mr. Hendershot seconded the motion.

 

Mr. Christiansen asked for a vote.

 

The motion passed by a vote of 3-0-2.

 

III.       Other Business

A.  Consider and elect a Chairperson for the Zoning Board of Adjustments / Building and Standards Commission for 2015 and 2016.

B.     Consider and elect a Vice-Chairperson for the Zoning Board of Adjustments / Building and Standards Commission for 2015 and 2016.

 

Ms. Benoit made a motion to re-elect Mr. Christiansen as the Chairperson and Mr. Hendershot as Vice-Chairperson.

 

Mr. Hendershot seconded the motion.

 

The motion passed by a vote of 5-0-0.

 

IV.       Swearing in of Witnesses

Mr. Christiansen swore in the witnesses, stating this is a quasi-judicial board, which is being recorded; therefore, anybody who speaks should be aware it is considered testimony. Any appeal of the decision by the Zoning Board of Adjustment or Building and Standards Commission must be filed with the Court of Competent Jurisdiction within 10 days for the ZBA after the date of the decision rendered by this board/commission, or such time period as indicated by Section 216.014 Texas Local Government Code.

 

V.        Public Hearings and Action Items from Public Hearings (ZBA)

A.  Hold a public hearing and take action on a Zoning Board of Adjustments Application, ZBA15-01 (2121 West Main Street), a variance request to the 100-square-foot maximum area for a multi-tenant pylon sign located on an arterial roadway (Table 1.A. of the Sign ordinance – Chapter 90) with a 120-square-foot sign on approximately 0.6 acres zoned “CG” (General Commercial), legally described as Reserve I of the Ellis Landing Subdivision, generally located south of West Main Street (FM 518), east of Ellis Landing and west of Newport Boulevard, with the approximate address being 2121 West Main Street in League City, Texas.

 

Mr. Linenschmidt, Senior Planner, presented the item to the Board. Mr. Linenschmidt stated that the request was being made due to a contractual issue created by the owner on a multi-tenant sign. He further indicated that while the City had the right to regulate location and size of signage, the Property Owner manages how much sign area each tenant would receive on the sign.

 

Tammy Allison of League City Retail, LLC., the applicant and property owner, spoke before the commission regarding the hardships placed on the property.

 

There was a discussion regarding the character of the FM 518 corridor and the intent of sign regulations in general.

 

Mr. Christiansen opened the public hearing at 6:49 P.M.

 

No one came to speak.

 

Mr. Christiansen closed the public hearing at 6:52 P.M.

 

The Board further discussed the applicability of signage and the hardship of the request.

 

Mr. Christiansen began going down the list of the Variance Findings Form.

 

Test #1: Such variance will not be contrary to the public interest. 

True: 5   False:  0

 

Test #2: Such variance will not authorize the operation of a use other than those uses specifically authorized for the district in which the property for which the variance sought is located.

True: 5   False:  0

 

Test #3: Such variance will not substantially or permanently injure the appropriate use of adjacent conforming property in the same district.

True: 5   False:  0

 

Test #4: Such variance will not alter the essential character of the district in which it is located or the property for which the variance is sought.

True: 5   False:  0

 

Test #5: Such variance will be in harmony with the spirit and purposes of this Ordinance.

True: 2   False:  3

 

Test #6: The plight of the owner of the property for which the variance is sought is due to unique circumstances existing on the property, and the unique circumstances were not created by the owner of the property and are not merely financial, and are not due to, or the result of, general conditions in the district in which the property is located.

True: 2   False:  3

 

Test #7: The variance will not substantially weaken the general purposes of this Ordinance or the regulations herein established for the specific district.

True: 5   False:  0

 

Test #8: The variance will not adversely affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

True: 5   False:  0

 

Mr. Hendershot made a motion to deny the request.

 

Ms. Benoit seconded the motion.

 

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

 

VI.       Adjournment

 

Mr. Christiansen made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

 

Ms. Benoit seconded the motion.

 

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

 

      Mr. Christiansen adjourned the meeting at 7:09 p.m.

 

 

 

________________________                                    ________________________

Richard Werbiskis                                                      James R. Christiansen,

City Planner                                                               Chairperson, Zoning Board of Adjustment/ 

                                                                                    Building and Standards Commission

 

Date minutes approved: ___________________