MINUTES OF THE LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

(August 27, 2013)

 

            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 27, 2013 at which time the following business was transacted. 

 

Board Members Present:         Sheri Hofeling, Jeffrey Schneider, Alan Cram, Carol            Dowding, and Jim Pisula

 

Staff Present:                          Karin Madson and Rob Helmick, County Planners, and William G. Ressue, Deputy County Attorney       

 

Minutes:  Carol Dowding moved and Jim Pisula seconded the Motion to approve the June 25, 2013 Minutes of the Larimer County Board of Adjustment as presented. Board members Sheri Hofeling, Jeffrey Schneider, Alan Cram, Carol Dowding, and Jim Pisula 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:  Lyons Setback Variance (#13-BOA0942), Salisbury Setback Variance (#13-BOA0943), and Schiaffo Setback Variance Extension (#13-BOA0944). Board members voted in favor of the Motion.

 

Applications:

 

A.        Consent Applications

 

The following applications were approved by consent:

 

File No:                       #13-BOA0956  (Wormus Setback Variance)

Applicant/Owner:       Ronald K. and Susan K. Wormus

 

Request:  The Application of Ronald and Susan Wormus, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow a new garage to be constructed 12 feet 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 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.         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, Jeffrey Schneider, Alan Cram, Carol Dowding and Jim Pisula 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:                       #13-BOA0957  (Alvarez Setback Variance)

Applicant/Owner:       Andrea Alvarez

 

Request:   The Application of Andrea Alvarez, requesting a variance was presented to the Board.  The Application requested a setback variance to allow a portion of a barn to be located 4 feet from the side lot line, rather than the required minimum of 5 feet in the FA-1 Farming zone.

 

Action:  Jeffrey Schneider moved and Sheri Hofeling seconded the Motion to approve the Application.

 

 Board Members Sheri Hofeling, Jeffrey Schneider, Alan Cram, Carol Dowding, and Jim Pisula voted against the Motion.  The Application was denied for failure to receive the requisite four votes in favor.

 

 

Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

 

(These proceedings were recorded by audio tape.)

 

 

                                                            LARIMER COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

 

 

                                                            By:  ______________________________________

                                                                    Chair

 

ATTEST:

 

 

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