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April 14, 2014

Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Board

Meeting Minutes

April 14, 2014

The Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Board January meeting was called to order by chair Leah Black at 7:00 pm. Present were Leah Black, Larry Smith ,Kenny Cookson, Frank Miles, Margaret “Peggy” Egbert, Joe DeFelice, and Robin Welsh.

Minutes from the January 13, 2013 meeting were read. Motion made by Kenny Cookson to approve the minutes. Seconded by Peggy Egbert.

Present: Doug Czako, 2747 Duvall Road, Lockbourne, OH 43137

Old Business

Joe DeFelice shared the Schumacher homes signs have been taken down.

Joe DeFelice stated the prosecutor’s office has drafted a complaint against the Burdaks at 12465 Bulen Pierce Road stating what is allowed and not allowed on the property. Joe has the document available to read. The document has not been served yet.

Kenny inquired about the Bailey residence. Joe shared an update on the violation reported at the home of Danny & Theresa Bailey at 10925 Lockbourne Eastern Road. There has been a complaint served by the prosecutors office giving the Bailey’s until April 24, 2014 to clean up the property.

Kenny asked for an update on the Younkin property signs. Joe shared the signs are currently set as stated on the development plan that was approved.

New Business:

Joe shared Duke will be building a new warehouse on Rickenbacker Parkway by the Hyper Logistics building. The land is already approved and set for Rickenbacker Development District.

Joe shared Chris Pence submitted a development plan for changes to the building at Penlin Seeding at the Paul Pence farm on Bulen Pierce Road. A portion of this farm was zoned GB with conditional use H&N in November of 2008.

The development plan submitted by Mr. Pence in January was denied due to lack of information. Sec. 11.02.07 (2-2) states “a development plan shall contain a site plan for the property, drawn to scale, showing all property lines and building outlines, access drives, parking areas, and other notable physical features, including underground drainage systems. In addition, the Development Plan shall contain a narrative description of the proposed use and how such use will impact adjacent property. The Development Plan shall contain specific information identifying such impacts, including, but not limited to storm runoff and traffic, and how such impacts will be addressed in development of the property”. Joe stated this information was not part of the development plan submitted and it was denied. There was no written narrative and the drawing was not to scale and did not include all the information needed.   Joe shared with Mr. Pence that information regarding the requirements for a Development Plan is available on the Harrison Township Website. The original plan included a building that blocked sight of parked equipment from the road. This complied with the section of the resolution stating the need for fencing or screening devices to obscure the view of equipment. A crushed asphalt pad has been added to the side of the building since the development plan was denied on January 10, 2014. Equipment that is currently parked on this asphalt can be seen from the road. Therefore, Mr. Pence is currently in violation. Joe contacted Mr. Pence on April 14, 2014 and asked if he intended to build on the property. Chris stated he is not currently planning to proceed with the building.

The board agreed Mr. Pence is currently in violation.

Peggy made a motion to adjourn

Kenny seconded the motion

Motion passed

Next meeting will be Monday, July 14, 2014

Robin Welsh