MINUTES OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

(February 23, 2016)

 

            The regular meeting of the Larimer County Board of Adjustment was held in the County Board Hearing Room in the Larimer County Courthouse Offices, Fort Collins, Colorado at 6:00 p.m., February 23, 2016 at which time the following business was transacted. 

 

Board Members Present:         Carol Dowding, Tom Peterson, Jim Pisula, Jeffrey Schneider, and Joseph Wise.

 

Staff Present:                          Karin Madson and Michael Whitley, County Planner(s), and William G. Ressue, Senior County Attorney       

 

Minutes: Joseph Wise moved and Jeffrey Schneider seconded the Motion to approve the January 26, 2016 Minutes of the Larimer County Board of Adjustment as presented. Board members Jim Pisula, Joseph Wise, Carol Dowding, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.  The Minutes were unanimously approved.

 

Findings and Resolutions:  Joseph Wise move and Tom Peterson seconded the Motion to approve the following Findings and Resolutions: O’Neill Setback Variance (#16 BOA1058) and Hardle Setback Variance (#16 BOA 1057).  Board members Jim Pisula, Joseph Wise, Carol Dowding, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.

 

Consent Applications:

 

The following applications were approved by consent:

 

File No:           #16 BOA 1059 (Kerig Setback Variance)

Owner(s):        Dan Kerig

Applicant(s):   Randy Gillen

 

Request: The Application of Randy Gillen, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow for the construction of a building with a setback of 61.2 feet from the centerline of County Road 54G (arterial) where 110 feet is required and a setback of 83.5 feet from the centerline of Overland Trail (major collector) where a 100 foot setback is required.

 

Action:  Jeffrey Schneider moved and Joseph Wise seconded the Motion to approve the Application with the following conditions:

           

1.         Failure to comply with any conditions of the variance approval may result in reconsideration of the use and possible revocation of the approval by the Board of Adjustment.

 

2.         This approval shall automatically expire one year from the date of this Resolution unless prior to expiration the Applicant (a) takes affirmative action consistent with this approval, OR (b) submits a written request showing good cause to extend the one year time limit.

 

3.         All future additions or buildings that would be within setbacks as defined in the Land Use Code must go through the proper county review and planning process prior to construction.

 

4.         The Larimer County Building Department must be provided with a written certification by a Colorado Licensed Land Surveyor that the structures are located where shown on the Larimer County approved Plot Plan for this development.

 

Board members Jim Pisula, Joseph Wise, Carol Dowding, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.  The Application was approved with conditions. 

 

 

 

Discussion Applications:

 

The following applications were approved after discussion:

 

File No:           #15 BOA 1038  (Rowe Setback Variance)

Owner(s):        Lloyd and Gail Rowe

Applicant(s):   Lloyd and Gail Rowe

 

Request: The Application of Lloyd and Gail Rowe, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow an existing bunker, existing underground water storage tank and three existing sheds to remain in their current locations where a minimum required setback is 100 feet from the right-of-way centerline of Highway 14 or 50 feet from the right-of-way line, whichever is greater and 25 feet from all other property lines.

 

Action:  Tom Peterson moved and Jim Pisula seconded the Motion to approve the Application with the following conditions:

           

1.         Failure to comply with any conditions of the variance approval may result in reconsideration of the use and possible revocation of the approval by the Board of Adjustment.

 

2.         This approval shall automatically expire one year from the date of this Resolution unless prior to expiration the Applicant (a) takes affirmative action consistent with this approval, OR (b) submits a written request showing good cause to extend the one year time limit.

 

3.         All future additions or buildings that would be within setbacks as defined in the Land Use Code must go through the proper county review and planning process prior to construction.

 

4.         The Larimer County Building Department must be provided with a written certification by a Colorado Licensed Land surveyor that the structures are located where shown on the Larimer County approved Plot Plan for this development.

 

            Board members Jim Pisula and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Resolution.  Members Joseph Wise, Carol Dowding, and Jeffrey Schneider voted against the Resolution. The Application was denied for failure to receive the requisite four votes in favor.

 

 

 

 

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:42 p.m.

 

(These proceedings were recorded by audio tape.)

 

 

                                                            LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

 

 

                                                            By:  ______________________________________

                                                                    Chair

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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