May 30, 2013

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May 30, 2013

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING
May 30, 2013 Town Hall 5:30 PM
MINUTES NO. 13-04

MINUTES OF A BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON MAY 30, 2013

PRESENT:
David A. Justice, Vice-Chairman
Brian Dullaghan, Member
Bud Evans, Member
Safvat Kalaghchy, 1st Alt.
Chris Campbell, 2nd Alt.
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Cliff Stokes, Building Official
Laura Eaton, Secretary

ABSENT: Doug Wright, Chairman
James Bates, Member

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

Vice Chairman Justice called the meeting to order at 5:30 pm.

2. APPROVAL OF PRIOR MEETING MINUTES

A. Minutes 13-03 – January 3, 2013

Mr. Dullaghan moved to approve the minutes. Mr. Evans seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

3. VARIANCE APPLICATIONS

A. A variance is being filed by Mary Joe Kilcullen regarding Lots 23 and 24, Blk. 17, 305 S. Ramona Avenue, Indialantic, Florida 32903. A variance is being requested to Code Section 17-105(4) – swimming pools. The applicant is requesting a 4’ variance to allow the inside edge of the pool to be set back 6 ft. from the lot line instead of 10 ft.

Mary Jo Kilcullen and Larry Maxwell, Space Coast Architects, were present and presented photos of the property.

Mr. Maxwell stated that due to the additional setbacks required for corner lots the house was constructed near the rear property line. He advised that the applicant is requesting a variance to allow for a small lap pool which will result in a six foot setback from the rear property line.

The following members of the public spoke:

Mary Goodwin, 402 Eighth Avenue, spoke in favor of the variance and noted that she was granted a variance in a similar situation.

Ronald Woods, 332 Eighth Avenue, immediately behind the property, spoke against the variance stating several concerns: construction of the pool could damage the roots to a large tree on his property; replacing a pervious surface with an impervious surface could cause flooding on his property; the proximity of the pool to his property could be a negative selling feature and will infringe on his privacy.

Mr. Maxwell noted that the location of the house on the corner lot provides a practical difficulty and that the code allows for screen rooms and decking to be closer to the property line than the pool will be.

Mr. Dullaghan moved to approve the variance request based on practical difficulty. Mr. Evans seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

4. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 6:30 PM.

___________________________ David Justice
Vice Chairman

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Laura Eaton
Secretary