MINUTES OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

(March 25, 2014)

 

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 7:00 p.m., March 25, 2014, at which time the following business was transacted.

 

Board Members Present: Sheri Hofeling, Carol Dowding, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson

 

Staff Present: Karin Madson and Savanah Benedick, County Planners

 

Minutes: Carol Dowding moved and Sheri Hofeling seconded the Motion to approve the February 25, 2014 Minutes of the Larimer County Board of Adjustment as presented. Board members Sheri Hofeling, Carol Dowding, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion. The Minutes were unanimously approved.

 

Findings and Resolutions: Carol Dowding moved and Sheri Hofeling seconded the Motion to approve the following Findings and Resolutions: Kuenzel Setback Variance (#14-BOA0971) Board members Sheri Hofeling, Carol Dowding, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.

 

 

Applications:

 

A. Consent Applications

 

The following applications were approved by consent:

 

 

File No: #14-BOA0976 (Adriel Hills Setback Variance)

Owner: Adriel Hills Condominium Association

Applicant: Ralph Pankey / Adriel Hills Condominium Association

 

Request: The Application of Ralph Pankey and Adriel Hills Condominium Association, requesting a variance was presented to the Board. The Application requested a setback variance to allow a proposed storage building to be located 24.91 feet from the Adriel Drive access easement rather than the required minimum of 45 feet in the M-Multifamily zone.

 

Action: Carol Dowding moved and Sheri Hofeling 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 Applicants (a) take affirmative action consistent with this approval, OR (b) submit 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. After the applicant applies for a building permit but prior to foundation pour, the Larimer County Building Department must be provided with a written certification by a Colorado Licensed Land surveyor that the proposed structure is located where shown on the Larimer County approved Plot Plan for this Department.

 

Board members Sheri Hofeling, Carol Dowding, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion. The Application was approved with conditions.

 

 

File No: #14-BOA0975 (Romero Setback Variance)

Owners/Applicants: Albert and Julia Romero

 

Request: The Application of Albert and Julia Romero, requesting a variance was presented to the Board. The Application requested a setback variance to allow an existing High Park Fire rebuild garage to be located 21.3 feet from Horse Mountain Drive right-of-way rather than the required minimum of 45 feet in the E-Estate zoning district. This is a revision to an Administrative Variance (13-BOA0936) approved on April 24, 2013, allowing the garage to be setback 22.9 feet. The High Park Fire Resolution allows a 22.5 foot (50% of required setback) variance through administrative approval, therefore a full variance is required for the 21.3-foot setback.

 

Action: Carol Dowding moved and Sheri Hofeling 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 Applicants (a) take affirmative action consistent with this approval, OR (b) submit a written request showing good cause to extend the one year time limit.

 

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

 

4. No vehicles are permitted to be parked in the right-of-way adjacent to this property. The garage should be oriented so that vehicles can pull forward into the right-of-way rather than backing into the right-of-way.

 

5. The existence of the fire rated wall membrane on the side of the garage adjacent to the house will need to be verified, unless it is waived by the Larimer County Building Official.

 

Board members Sheri Hofeling, Carol Dowding, Alan Cram, Jeffery Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion. The Application was approved with conditions.

 

 

B. Discussion Applications

 

The following applications were ruled on after Board discussion:

 

File No: #14-BOA0973 (Dean Setback Variance)

Owners: Michael & Martha Dean

Applicant: Aubrey C. Carson

 

Request: The Application of Aubrey C. Carson, requesting a variance was presented to the Board. The Application requested a setback variance to allow an existing home and an addition to the existing residence to be located 83 from the rear property line rather than the required minimum of 25 feet in the R-Residential zone.

 

Action: Carol Dowding moved and Sheri Hofeling 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. This may include additional variance requests for the above mentioned structures that do not have building permits or inspection approvals.

 

4. After the applicant applies for a building permit but prior to foundation pour, the Larimer County Building Department must be provided with a written certification by a Colorado Licensed Land surveyor that the proposed structure is located where shown on the Larimer County approved Plot Plan for this Department.

 

Board members Sheri Hofeling, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion. Board Member Carol Dowding voted against the Motion. The Application was approved with conditions.

 

 

 

 

Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

 

(These proceedings were recorded by audio tape.)

 

 

LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

 

 

By: ______________________________________

Chair

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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