MINUTES OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

(November 22, 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 6:20 p.m., November 22, 2016 at which time the following business was transacted. 

 

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

 

Staff Present:                          Savanah Benedick-Welch and Rebecca Smith, County Planners, and William G. Ressue, Deputy County Attorney           

 

Minutes:  Jim Pisula moved and Jeffrey Schneider seconded the Motion to approve the October 25, 2016 Minutes of the Larimer County Board of Adjustment as presented. Board members Jim Pisula, Carol Dowding, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.  The Minutes were unanimously approved.

 

Findings and Resolutions:  Jeffrey Schneider moved and Jim Pisula seconded the Motion to approve the following Findings and Resolutions:  Lewis Setback Variance (#16-ZONE2074), Stellema Setback Variance (#16-ZONE2071), and Eichler Setback Variance (#16-ZONE2072) Board members Jim Pisula, 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-ZONE2077  (Owsley Setback Variance)

Owners/Applicants:    C. Greg and Bink Owsley

 

Request:  The Application of C. Greg and Bink Owsley was presented to the Board. The Application requested a setback variance to allow a built deck and home to be located 0.7 feet from the south (side) property line rather than the required minimum of 5 feet, and to be located 63.7 feet to the centerline of Pennock Creek rather than the required minimum of 100 feet in the O-Open Zoning District.

 

Action:  Jim Pisula moved and Tom Peterson seconded the Motion 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.  This may include additional Variance requests for the above mentioned structures that do not have building permits or inspection approvals.

 

4.         Prior to further construction, 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.

 

5.         Approval of this Variance is subject to the approval of the Poudre Springs 2nd Easement Vacation, File # 16-LAND3562, which goes before the Board of County Commissioners on Monday, December 5, 2016. 

 

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

 

File No:                       #16-ZONE2079  (Splittgerber Setback Variance)

Owners/Applicants:    Richard and Meredith Splittgerber

 

Request: The Application of Richard and Meredith Splittgerber requesting a variance was presented to the Board. The Application requested a setback variance to allow a proposed attached garage addition and a pole barn addition to be located 70 feet from the centerline of Major Collector Prospect Road instead rather than the required minimum of 100 feet  in the FA-1 Farming zone.

 

Action:  Jim Pisula moved and Tom Peterson 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.  This may include additional Variance requests for the above mentioned structures that do not have building permits or inspection approvals.

 

4.         Prior to further construction, 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 Jim Pisula, Carol Dowding, Jeffrey Schneider, and Tom Peterson voted in favor of the Motion.  The Application was approved with conditions.

 

 

File No:                       #16-ZONE2078  (Coonen Setback Variance)

Owners/Applicants:    Ned and Marcia Coonen

 

Request: The Application of Ned and Marcia Coonen, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow an existing single family residence and a proposed garage to be located 25 feet from the side property line rather than the required 50 feet in the E-Estate zone.

 

Action:  Jim Pisula moved and Tom Peterson 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.

 

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

 

 

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 p.m.

 

(These proceedings were recorded by audio tape.)

 

 

                                                            LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

 

 

                                                            By:  ______________________________________

                                                                    Chair

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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