MINUTES OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

(August 26, 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., August 26, 2014 at which time the following business was transacted. 

 

Board Members Present:         Joseph Wise, Jim Pisula, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider, Tom Peterson        

 

Staff Present:                          Matt Lafferty, County Planner, and William G. Ressue, Senior County Attorney         

 

Minutes:  Jim Pisula moved and Tom Peterson seconded the Motion to approve the July 22, 2014, Minutes of the Larimer County Board of Adjustment as presented. Board members Joseph Wise, Jim Pisula, Alan Cram, Jeffrey Schneider and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.  The Minutes were unanimously approved.

 

Findings and Resolutions:  Tom Peterson moved and Jeffrey Schneider seconded the Motion to approve the following Findings and Resolutions:   Lyons 3rd Amended Setback Variance (#14-BOA0993) and Markle Setback Variance (#14-BOA0991).  Board members Joseph Wise, Jim Pisula, 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-BOA1996  (Cuckler Setback Variance)

Owners/Applicants:                Michael and Dawn Cuckler   

 

Request: The Application of Michael and Dawn Cuckler, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow: 1) the existing residence to be located 37 feet from the centerline of Highway 34, rather than the required minimum of 100 feet; 2) the existing residence to be located 87 feet from the centerline of the Big Thompson River, rather than the required minimum of 100 feet; and 3) the existing residence and shed to be located 1.5 feet from the side property line rather than the required minimum of 5 feet in the O-Open zone.

 

Action:  Jeffrey Schneider 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.         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.

 

3.         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.

 

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

 

 

File No:           #14-BOA0998  (Rollerland Setback Variance)

Owners:           Edward and Mary Trevena

Applicant:       Thunderpup Construction, Inc./Philip Mckee

 

Request:   The Application of Thunderpup Construction, Inc. by Philip Mckee, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow an existing commercial building and proposed addition to be located 7 feet from the side property line rather than the required minimum of 10 feet, and to be located 20 feet from an access easement rather than the required minimum of 25 feet in the I-Industrial zone.

 

Action:  Jeffrey Schneider 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.         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.

 

3.         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.

 

4.         After the Applicants apply 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 development.

 

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

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.

 

(These proceedings were recorded by audio tape.)

 

 

                                                            LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

 

 

                                                            By:  ______________________________________

                                                                    Chair

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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