Board of Adjustment - April 23, 2019 Minutes
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Adjustment of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the Commission Chambers at City Hall at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
The Members present or absent were as follows:
Present: Deb Wendel-Daub, Matthew Boreen, Russell Ford-Dunker, Michael Love, Mark Lundberg
Absent: Mike Mitchell
Chair Love called the meeting to order.
Item 1: Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of June 26, 2018
Member Boreen moved the minutes of the June 26, 2018 Board of Adjustment meeting be approved. Second by Member Ford-Dunker. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 2: New Business
a) Variance Request – 5707 88th Avenue South: APPROVED
Request for a variance of Section 20-0403 of the LDC (Land Development Code). The requested variance is to allow an existing accessory structure to exceed the maximum allowable accessory building height within the SR-1, Single-Dwelling Residential Zoning District.
Planning Coordinator Aaron Nelson presented the staff report and reviewed the criteria used during staff’s analysis of the application. Mr. Nelson stated staff is recommending denial as the review criteria (a) and (c) have not been met.
Discussion was held regarding the proposal, alternative zoning options, the zoning history of the property, and how building height is measured.
Applicant Kurtis Hansey spoke on behalf of the application.
Member Boreen moved to approve the requested variance to allow an existing accessory structure to exceed the maximum allowable accessory building height within the SR-1, Single-Dwelling Residential Zoning District and the current building to stand as built. Second by Member Lundberg. Upon call of the roll Members Wendel-Daub, Boreen, Lundberg, Ford-Dunker, and Love voted aye. Absent and not voting: Member Mitchell. The motion was declared carried.
Item 3: Other Business
a) Annual Nomination and Election of Officers
Mr. Nelson provided an overview of the Board of Adjustment bylaws regarding annual officer elections.
Member Wendel-Daub moved Michael Love be nominated as the Board of Adjustment Chairperson. Second by Member Boreen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Member Love moved Deb Wendel-Daub be nominated as the Board of Adjustment Vice Chairperson. Second by Member Boreen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
b) Discussion on Process for Future Elections
The Board agreed to hold a regular meeting in July each year for the purpose of maintaining the bylaws and holding annual office elections.
Item 4: Adjournment
Member Ford-Dunker moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:27 a.m. Second by Member Wendel-Daub. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.