July 14, 2010

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July 14, 2010

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING
July 14, 2010 Town Hall 5:30 PM
MINUTES NO. 10-03

PRESENT:
Laura Lewandowski, Chairperson
David A Justice, 1st Alternate
Bud Evans, Member
Brian Dullaghan, Member
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Cliff Stokes, Building Official
Jennifer Fortin, Secretary

ABSENT:
Doug Wright, Vice-Chairperson
Mary Coggshall, Member (E)
Rudy John Graf, 2nd Alternate

This meeting was tape-recorded. Records are indexed and filed for ready reference where such have been summarized in typed minutes.

1. CALL TO ORDER AT 5:30 PM
Chairperson Laura Lewandowski called the meeting to order at 5:30 PM.

2. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES
A. Minutes No 10-02 – December 14, 2009

Mr. Dullaghan moved to approve Minutes No 10-02 from December 14, 2009. Mr. Evans seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

3. VARIANCE REQUEST
A. A variance request filed by Richard Martis, regarding Lot 13 Blk. 28, 200 S. Miramar Avenue, Indialantic, Florida 32903. A variance is being requested to Code Section 17-126(11)(a) – Off-street parking – A minimum of two (2) off-street parking places shall be provided for the first four hundred (400) square feet per each commercial building, excluding storage space. Restaurants, bars and lounges all must have at least one space for each three (3) seats.

Mr. Rick Martis, 200 S. Miramar Avenue, owner of Physical Addictions, presented his request and handed out a three (3) page letter to the Board. Mr. Martis stated if the variance were not granted, he would have to construct a wall to close off 1,600 square feet of space. Mr. Martis noted 50% of his business is mail order.

Town Manager Chinault noted there was a town parking lot adjacent to Mr. Martis’ property not heavily utilized and it was put there to provide parking for the businesses in the 100 block for lack of parking. Town Manager Chinault noted the Zoning and Planning Board approved the site plan for 2,800 square feet of retail. To increase the retail by 1,600 square feet, Mr. Martis would need four (4) more parking spaces.

The Board received comments from the following:
David Berkman, 225 Eighth Avenue
Lori Halbert, 343 Orlando Blvd.
Jason Steele, 960 S. Shannon Avenue (shared interest, but lives in Satellite Beach)
Loren Goldfarb, 320 Deland Avenue

Mr. Evans moved to grant the applicant’s request for a variance of four (4) parking spaces from the requirements of the Code Section 17-126(11)(a). The applicant shall need eight (8) parking spaces for the use of 4,400 square feet of commercial, non-restaurant use. Mr. Justice seconded. The motion carried with all in favor.

4. INTERPRETATION REQUEST

A. Consider interpretation of Code Section 17-106.4(6)(c) 1 and 3 – Signs authorized in the various zoning district, attached and painted signs in the C, C-1 and C-2 commercial districts.

Chairperson Lewandowski moved to interpret the term lot to represent the entire building site at the intersection of two streets. Mr. Justice seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

5. ADJOURNMENT
The meeting was adjourned at 6:35 PM.

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Laura Lewandowski, Chairperson
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Jennifer Fortin, Secretary