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MARION TOWNSHIP

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

November 4, 2002 at 7:30 p.m.

  MEMBERS PRESENT:            John Lowe, Dan Rossbach, Dan Lowe, and Larry Fillinger

   MEMBERS ABSENT:             Linda Manson-Dempsey

    OTHERS PRESENT:                 Annette McNamara, Zoning Administrator

                                                        Robert Hanvey, Marion Township Supervisor

                                               

  CALL TO ORDER

  John Lowe called the regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals to order at 7:35 p.m.

  APPROVAL OF AGENDA

  Larry Fillinger motioned to approve agenda as presented.  Dan Rossbach seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.

  APPROVAL OF MINUTES

  September 18, 2002

  Call to order time of 7:30 p.m. and Adjournment time of 9:00 p.m. needs to be inserted into minutes. 
  Larry Fillinger motioned to approve the September 18, 2002 minutes, as amended.  Dan Rossbach 
seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.
  October 7, 2002

  Change date of August 21, 2002 minutes to September 9, 2002.

  Larry Fillinger motioned to approve the October 7, 2002 minutes, as amended.  Dan Rossbach seconded. 

  Motion carried 4-0.

OLD BUSINESS

  ZBA case number 19-02: Lance Pettis

  Mr. Pettis would like to put a pole barn in the front yard of his property.  Previous barn was burnt in 1995.  

 Lot is 3.1 acre size with a 186 foot of frontage on D-19.  The proposed structure is 38 foot by 88 foot with a 

12 foot entrance to allow access for his large boat to be stored.  The total height of the barn is 18 foot.

 Per letter from Mr. Ambrose, dated October 14, 2002, he has determined this is not a flag lot but rather an irregular

 shaped lot. Mr. Pettis will shorten the length to 70 foot but would like the width at 38 foot because he has already 

purchased building material to accommodate this size. 

CALL TO PUBLIC

  None

  Motion

  Dan Rossbach motioned to approve ZBA case number 19-02 for Lance Pettis allowing a pole barn, changing 

dimensions to 38 foot by 70 foot, to be built in his front yard.  To grant a variance for a front yard accessory structure

 relaxing ordinance 8.01 F 3 a and granting a 55 foot variance for a front yard setback relaxing ordinance 6.07.3, 

meeting 5.05 C 2 requirements due to practical difficulties with shape and condition of his property.  Dan Lowe 

seconded.  Roll call vote: Rossbach-yes, Fillinger-no, John Lowe-yes, Dan Lowe-yes.  Motion carried 3-1.

  NEW BUSINESS

  ZBA Case number 20-02: Kay Miller

  Ms. Miller has revised her plans that were denied by the Zoning Board of Appeals in September and October.  

She is now presenting plans to retrofit the current 40 foot by 60 foot pole barn to aide in replacement of the

 4600 square foot barn that burnt down in March of 2002.  The barn will be changed to 60 foot by 80 foot, stud

 construction, 12 inch footings with 2 courses of 8 inch block, steel siding and shingled roof, totaling 4800 square foot 

with a height of 26 feet.

  CALL TO PUBLIC:

  Catherine Szabelski- 3158 Pingree Howell, MI, stated she feels Ms. Miller should be able to put structure back

 in the original location and should not need to come before this board. She would like to purchase a set of 

Marion Township Ordinances.

  Motion

  Dan Rossbach motioned to approve ZBA case number 20-02 for Kay Miller, granting a variance relaxing

 Section 6.07.1 ordinance, allowing total square foot to exceed 3:1 ratio of her home due to the fact original barn has

 burnt down.  Meeting requirements in Section 5.05 C 2, 6, and 7.   Referencing plan dated November 4, 2002 signed 

by John Lowe and Kay Miller.  Larry Fillinger seconded.  Roll call vote: Rossbach, Fillinger, John Lowe, 

Dan Lowe-all yes. Motion carried 4-0.

  CALL TO PUBLIC

  None

  Annette McNamara noted that there are 3 agenda items for the December 2, 2002 meeting. Currie Drive agenda

 item will be a lengthy discussion and will be placed first on the agenda.  The agenda is considered full and is closed 

for additional items at this time. Robert Hanvey stated there is an upcoming opportunity in March of 2003 to attend a

 two-day class on citizen planner provided by the Michigan State Cooperative Extension.  Anyone interested should

 contact Mr. Hanvey for registration details.

  ADJOURNMENT

  Larry Fillinger motioned to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.  Dan Rossbach seconded.  Motion carried 4-0.                             MARION TOWNSHIP

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS