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Tuesday, January 3, 2017 7:00 PM

Zoning Board of Appeals - Regular Meeting/Public Hearings

Location

Administration Building
110 E Main Street
Cumming, GA 30040

Meeting Video

   BOOKMARKS
02:03
Announcements
03:28
Election of Officers
04:10
VA160068
08:38
VA160069
13:55
VA160070

Documents

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The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a Regular meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners Meeting Room, Suite 220, of the Forsyth County Administration Building located at 110 East Main Street, Cumming, Georgia 30040.

The purpose of the meeting will be for discussion and consideration of the items as outlined on the agenda and such other business as may properly come before the Board.

Susan Green
Planner I
December 16, 2016

Forsyth County is committed to providing all persons with equal access to its services, programs, activities, education and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability or age. Persons with special needs relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language may contact the Title VI Coordinator at 770-781-2101 a minimum of 48 hours prior to the meeting date/time. The Title VI Coordinator is located at 110 East Main Street, Suite 255, Cumming, Georgia between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact us using the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135, and asking to connect to 770-781-2101.

FORSYTH COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS (ZBA)
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA
1/3/2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM
110 E. Main Street, Suite 220, Cumming, GA 30040

I.    Call Meeting to Order

      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

II.   Adopt or amend minutes of the 12/13/2016 Work Session meeting and the 12/13/2016 Regular meeting.

III.  Announcements

Pursuant to Section 8-3.4 (E) of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County, the findings and decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be final unless a person aggrieved shall, within ten (10) days of such decision, petition the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County to review the decision.  At the end of the (10) day period, it shall be the responsibility of each applicant to check with the Department of Planning & Community Development to confirm whether or not such an appeal has been made.

Pursuant to Section 8-3.4 (B) of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County, persons wishing to speak on any proposal shall provide their name and address to the Department of Planning & Community Development staff prior to the time of speaking at this public hearing.  You may obtain a copy of this form in the foyer of this meeting room.

IV. Old Business

None.

V.  New Business

1. Election of Officers

VARIANCES

1.  VA160068 - Elbert Park
This request involves an exterior setback variance of 25 feet to allow an exterior setback to be 25 feet rather than the required 50 feet.

The property is located in Greystone Manor Subdivision, Lot #4, 2410 Manor Creek Court and is currently zoned R1R - Single Family Residential Restricted District.  This property is in Commission District #2.

2.  VA160069 - Robert Ollian
This request involves a side yard variance of 7 feet to allow a side setback to be 3 feet rather than the required 10 feet.

The property is located in James Merritt Subdivision, Lot #18, 4185 Merritt Drive and is currently zoned R2R - Single Family Residential Restricted District.  This property is in Commission District #5.

3.  VA160070 - Ronald G. Green
This request involves a landscape strip variance of 15 feet to allow a landscape strip to be 20 feet rather than the required 35 feet.

The property is located at 3265 Buford Highway and is currently zoned CBD - Commercial Business District.  This property is in Commission District #5.

VI. Adjournment

For more information please call 770-781-2115

January ZBA Regular Meeting Summary

FORSYTH COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS (ZBA)
REGULAR MEETING AGENDA SUMMARY
1/3/2017 at 7:00 P.M. in the COMMISSIONERS MEETING ROOM
110 E. Main Street, Suite 220, Cumming, GA 30040

(The below decision summary language may include ZBA-initiated modifications to the original application request.)

Members Present:

 Jim Kinsey - Chairman
 Jack Shoemake - Vice Chairman
 Debra Bradley - Secretary
 Edward Kroell - Member
 Don Owen - Member

Below is a brief agenda summary.
The official minutes will be published at a later date.

Variances

VA160068
Elbert Park
DECISION SUMMARY
The variance application was approved for an exterior setback variance of 25 feet to allow an exterior setback to be 25 feet rather than the required 50 feet.
PROPERTY LOCATION
This property is located in Greystone Manor Subdivision, Lot #4, 2410 Manor Creek Court.

VA160069
Robert Ollian
DECISION SUMMARY
The variance application was approved for a side yard variance of 7 feet to allow a side setback to be 3 feet rather than the required 10 feet.
PROPERTY LOCATION
This property is located in James Merritt Subdivision, Lot #18, 4185 Merritt Drive.

VA160070
Ronald G. Green
DECISION SUMMARY
The variance application was approved for a landscape strip variance of 15 feet to allow a landscape strip to be 20 feet rather than the required 35 feet.
PROPERTY LOCATION
This property is located at 3265 Buford Highway.

The listed applications have until 1/13/2017 to be appealed.

 

MEETING MINUTES
FORSYTH COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
REGULAR MEETING, JANUARY 3, 2017 AT 7:00 p.m.
FORSYTH COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
110 EAST MAIN STREET – SUITE 220
CUMMING, GA 30040

MEMBERS PRESENT: Jim Kinsey, Jack Shoemake, Don Owen, Debra Bradley, and Edward Kroell
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
Also Present:  Susan Green; Planner I, Carroll Williams; Planner Technician, John Barlow; Planner II
Chairman Jim Kinsey called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Chairman Kinsey conducted the Pledge of Allegiance.

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Debra Bradley to postpone the adoption of the December 13, 2016 Work Session meeting minutes and the December 13, 2016 Regular meeting minutes until the February 7, 2017.
Motion carried unanimously.

UNDER ANNOUNCEMENTS THE FOLLOWING ACTION WAS TAKEN:
Chairman Kinsey read the following announcements:
Pursuant to Section 8-3.4 (E) of the Unified Development Code, the findings and decisions of the Zoning Board of Appeals shall be final unless a person aggrieved shall, within ten (10) days of such decision, petition the Board of Commissioners of Forsyth County to review the decision. At the end of this ten (10) day period, it shall be the responsibility of each applicant to check with the Department of Planning and Community Development to confirm whether or not such an appeal has been made.
Pursuant to Section 8-3.4 (B) of the Unified Development Code of Forsyth County, persons wishing to speak on any proposal shall provide their name, address, and telephone number to the Planning Department staff prior to the time of speaking at this public hearing. You may obtain a copy of this form in the foyer of this meeting room.

UNDER OLD BUSINESS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE TAKEN:

None

UNDER NEW BUSINESS THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS WERE TAKEN:

1. Election of Officers

There was a motion by Don Owen and a second by Edward Kroell to elect the Zoning Board of Appeals Officers as follows:
Chairman Kinsey as the Chairman
Jack Shoemake as the Vice Chairman
Debra Bradley as the Secretary
Motion carried unanimously.

VARIANCE APPLICATIONS

1.  VA160068 - Elbert Park

The applicant has filed an appeal with the proper authorities seeking relief from the requirements of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code, Table 11.2 (a). This request involves an exterior setback variance of 25 feet to allow an exterior setback to be 25 feet rather than the required 50 feet. The property is located in Greystone Manor Subdivision, Lot #4, 2410 Manor Creek Court and is currently zoned (R1R) Single Family Residential Restricted District.

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Jack Shoemake to open the public hearing.
Motion carried unanimously.
Speaking in favor:
Elbert Park

Speaking in opposition:
None

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Don Owen to close the public hearing.
Motion carried unanimously.
There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Debra Bradley to approve this variance request based on compliance with factor(s) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 8-6.4 (B)(4)(a) of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code.
Motion carried unanimously.

2.  VA160069 - Robert Ullian

The applicant has filed an appeal with the proper authorities seeking relief from the requirements of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code, Table 11.2 (a). This request involves a side yard variance of 7 feet to allow a side setback to be 3 feet rather than the required 10 feet. The property is located in James Merritt Subdivision, Lot #18, 4185 Merritt Drive and is currently zoned (R2R) Single Family Residential Restricted District.

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Debra Bradley to open the public hearing.
Motion carried unanimously.
Speaking in favor:
Robert Ullian
Maurice Nazzaro

Speaking in opposition:
None

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Jack Shoemake to close the public hearing.
Motion carried unanimously.
There was a motion by Debra Bradley and a second by Edward Kroell to approve this variance request based on consideration of factor(s) 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of section 8-6.4 (B)(4)(a) of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code.
Motion carried unanimously.

3.  VA160070 - Ronald G. Green

The applicant has filed an appeal with the proper authorities seeking relief from the requirements of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code, Section 21-11.5 (D) (3). This request involves a landscape strip variance of 15 feet to allow a landscape strip to be 20 feet rather than the required 35 feet. The property is located at 3265 Buford Highway and is currently zoned (CBD) Commercial Business District.

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Debra Bradley to open the public hearing.
Motion carried unanimously.
Speaking in favor:
Matthew Dominic
David Burre
Ronald Green

Speaking in opposition:
Steve Kirby

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Jack Shoemake to close the public hearing.
Motion carried unanimously.
There was a motion by Debra Bradley and a second by Chairman Kinsey to approve this variance request based on consideration of factor(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of section 8-6.4 (B)(4)(a) of the Forsyth County Unified Development Code.
Motion carried unanimously.

There was a motion by Chairman Kinsey and a second by Debra Bradley to adjourn.
Adopted _____________________________, 2017

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Jim Kinsey, Chairman

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Jack Shoemake, Vice Chairman

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Debra Bradley, Secretary

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Don Owen, Member

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Edward Kroell, Member

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