January 7, 2015

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January 7, 2015

TOWN OF INDIALANTIC
Brevard County, Florida 32903
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING
January 7, 2015 Town Hall 5:30 PM
MINUTES NO. 15-03

MINUTES OF A BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MEETING HELD IN THE INDIALANTIC TOWN HALL ON JANUARY 7, 2015

PRESENT: David Justice, Vice Chairman
Brian Dullaghan
Bud Evans, Member
Safvat Kalaghchy, Member
Chris Campbell, 1st Alt.
Jeffrey Schulte, 2nd Alt.
Paul Gougelman, Town Attorney
Cliff Stokes, Building Official
Jennifer Small, Secretary

ABSENT: Doug Wright, Chairman (excused)

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 15-02, November 20, 2014

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

3. VARIANCE APPLICATIONS

A. A variance request filed by Ronald Constantino regarding Lots 1 and 2, Blk. 63, 141 Michigan Avenue, Indialantic, Florida 32903. A variance is being requested to Code Section 17-88(3)(b) – fences; walls. The applicant is requesting a variance of 8 feet for a fence, resulting in a 2 foot setback from the property line.

The following members of the public spoke:

Ronald Constantino, owner of 141 Michigan Avenue, Indialantic, Florida 32903, submitted 4 photos to the Board of his property that shows his current fence. Mr. Constantino told the Board that the fence was put up in November 2014 and there was confusion over the location where the fence was erected. Mr. Constantino said he was contacted by the Building Official about the problem so he then called the fence company about correcting the problem and the company offered a ridiculous amount of money to resolve the situation.

Jill Hoffman, 125 Michigan Avenue, Indialantic, Florida 32903, thinks the variance should be granted and would be best for the community. Ms. Hoffman stated that the original home was a real eye sore and loves the home that Mr. Constantino has built.

Building Official Cliff Stokes told the Board that the home owner and the fence company knew ahead of time where the fence needed to be put up and it was not in compliance.

Mr. Evans moved to approve the variance due to a practical difficulty with one condition that the applicant has agreed to. The variance shall terminate if: the fence falls into substantial disrepair or is abandoned; the home is demolished; or the barrier of bushes along the fence-line is removed or substantially dies. Mr. Dullaghan seconded. Motion carried unanimously.

4. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 5:50 pm.
___________________________ David Justice
Vice Chairman
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Jennifer Small
Secretary