Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Gurnee Zoning Board of Appeals - October 6, 2010

Approved
 

Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes

October 6, 2010

 
The meeting was called to order at 7:33 P.M.
 
Zoning Board Members Present: Edwin Paff, John Spadaro, Jerry Kolar, and Robert Monahan
                                                           
Zoning Board Members Absent:              Tom Hood, Don Wilson, and Richard Twitchell
 
Other Officials Present:                          Bryan Winter, Village Attorney; Dave Ziegler, Community Development Director, Tracy Velkover, Planning Manager; Molly Booth, Associate Planner
 
Mr. Monahan motioned, seconded by Mr. Spadaro, to elect Mr. Paff as Pro-tem Chairman for tonight’s meeting.
 
1.   Approval of Joint Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes for September 15, 2010.
 
Mr. Kolar made a motion, seconded by Mr. Monahan, to approve the Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting Minutes for September 15, 2010.
 
Roll Call
Ayes:                Paff, Spadaro, Kolar & Monahan
Nays:                None
Abstain:            None
Motion Carried: 4-0-0
 
  1. Public Hearing:  Variation for Petroferm, Inc. (3938 Porett Drive)

Ms. Booth stated the petitioner, Petroferm, is requesting a variance to allow an encroachment of 12 feet into the required 15-foot interior side yard setback. The subject property is located at 3938 Porett Drive and is zoned I-2, General Industrial, which requires a 15-foot interior side yard setback.  She stated the proposed encroachment is to allow a facility expansion for the installation of two (2) tanks and an associated steel platform structure.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff stated this is a Public Hearing and stated that anyone from the petitioner or members of the general public who intend to either give testimony or ask questions should stand and be sworn in by the Village Attorney.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff opened the floor to the petitioner.
 
Mr. Michael Clark, Engineering Manager for Petroferm, stated the petition is to allow the expansion of the production capabilities of the plant.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked if the site plan reflects the actual structure that will be built, as well as its location.
 
Mr. Clark responded on the back page of the site plan reflects the structure that will be added.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff stated a stairway is currently located in this area and asked if the stairway in the drawing is the same stairway.
 
Mr. Clark responded that the stairway in the drawing is a new stairway.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked if the current (old) stairway will be torn down.
 
Mr. Clark responded it will partially be torn down. He stated the stairway will be added onto, moving in an easterly direction.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked the Zoning Board for any questions or discussion.
 
Mr. Spadaro asked if the neighbor who owns the property to the west is present and, if so, whether they have any objections to the proposed petition.
 
There was no response, indicating that there were no neighboring property owners present at the hearing.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff stated he thought the facility to the west was part of Petroferm’s facility.
 
Mr. Clark responded that the neighbor to the west is not Petroferm, but Acacia Spice Company. He stated that he spoke to the owner about Petroferm’s petition that they are aware of it. He also stated he was contacted by them today and asked if their support was needed at tonight’s meeting. He informed them that their support was not necessary.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked if Acacia has any objections.
 
Mr. Clark responded that they indicated to him that they have no objections.
 
Mr. Kolar asked how close the structure would be to the property line after it is installed.
 
Mr. Clark responded no closer than three (3) feet.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked if it was the same that is shown on the site plan.
 
Mr. Clark responded that the site plan reflects the structure being about four (4) feet off of the property line.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked if the fence that is pictured is located on the property line.
 
Mr. Clark responded more or less, as it is within six (6) inches.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff stated then fence is within your property line.
 
Mr. Clark responded one post is off and one post is inside the property line and that the neighbor is aware of this.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked the Zoning Board for any other questions or discussion.
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked the Zoning Board for a motion.
 
Mr. Kolar made a motion, seconded by Mr. Monahan, to forward a favorable recommendation on the requested variance, as presented this evening.
 
Roll Call
Ayes:                Paff, Spadaro, Kolar, Monahan
Nays:                None
Abstain:            None
Motion Carried: 4-0-0
 
Pro-tem Chairman Paff asked for motion to adjourn. Mr. Monahan made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kolar, to adjourn.
 
The Meeting was adjourned at 7:48 P.M.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted:
 
 
Joanne Havenhill
Plan Commission Secretary
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