The Zoning Board of Adjustment met at a scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in the Municipal Court Chambers at City Hall, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie County, pursuant to notice duly posted as prescribed by law. Justin Erickson, Planning Director for the City of Shawnee, presented the staff reports. Staff reports are available upon request.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 1: Roll Call
Upon roll call the following members were present:
Tom Bierd, Toby Blaylock, Joe Freeman
A quorum was declared present.
NOTE: Newly appointed Commissioner Mat Thomas was also present.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 2: Approval of the May 19, 2011 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting minutes.
Joe Freeman made a motion, seconded by Tom Bierd to approve the minutes from the May 19, 2011 meeting.
AYE: Freeman, Bierd, Blaylock
AGENDA ITEM NO. 3: Swearing in of Mat Thomas
Mat Thomas was sworn into the Zoning Board of Adjustment by City Clerk, Phyllis Loftis.
AGENDA ITEM NO. 4: Elect/Appoint Chairman
A motion was made by Mat Thomas to appoint Tom Bierd as Chairman. Second was made by Joe Freeman.
AYE: Thomas, Freeman, Bierd, Blaylock
AGENDA ITEM NO 5: Case-13 - A public hearing for consideration of granting a variance of six feet to allow for the construction of new bleachers to be 41 feet tall instead of the allowed 35 feet as per the zoning code for the C-3; Commercial Automotive zoning district. Located at 500 West University.
Applicant: George Haines
Chairman Bierd asked for the staff report. Justin Erickson reported the request is for a height variance to allow a press box to be place on top of the bleacher structure. Staff recommends the Board grant the variance.
Chairman Bierd asked if there was anyone for the variance request. George Haines, representing OBU, spoke before the Commission reporting on the new football program and the addition of new bleacher structures. He also stated that clearance for the press box has been granted from the FFA and the Oklahoma Aeronautical Commission.
Chairman Bierd asked if anyone would like to speak against the proposal. No one came forward.
Public portion was closed. Joe Freeman made a motion to approve the variance request as presented. Seconded by Toby Blaylock.
AYE: Freeman, Blaylock, Bierd, Thomas
AGENDA ITEM NO 6: NEW BUSINESS/ PLANNING DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Justin Erickson reported there was no new business. He anticipates the Zoning Board will see increased activity in the near future.
AGENDA ITEM NO 7: ADJOURNMENT
Chairman Bierd asked for a motion, Joe Freeman made a motion, seconded by Toby Blaylock to adjourn. Meeting was adjourned.
Thereupon, this shall be a legal decision of the Zoning Board of Adjustment by the authority and power vested by Ordinance.
Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary