BZA April 19 2011 O’Reilly

The Newbury Township Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing was called to order by Mr. Ray Fidel, Chairman, at 8:10 p.m. on April 19, 2011 with Board members, Mary Lee Brezina, Bill Skomrock,Sr., Glen Quigley and Ken Blair (sitting for Tezeon Wong) present.

All in attendance for this hearing were duly sworn and asked when testifying to state their name and confirm being sworn in. Ray Fidel read the applicants request:
Jeff O’Reilly requests a vehicle sales & leasing conditional use permit to construct a 5300 sq.ft. building addition for trailer sales at 14555 Ravenna Rd. in the B-1 commercial district that requires BZA approval per Art. X, Sec. 10.00 of the NTZR.
Mr. Fidel asked the applicant to state his case.
Mr. O’Reilly said his successful and growing business needed more room to service vehicles, especially in the winter months. He said he worked with Hess & Assoc to utilize the land restrictions for the best possible addition location.
Mr. Fidel reminded the board that Mr. O’Reilly has met all zoning requirements for setbacks and displays and needs BZA Conditional Use approval for a building expansion. The board agreed that the business is always well-kept with equipment displayed advantageously.
Ms. Endres said it was a good time for this Conditional Use Expansion as the old five year term CU had expired. Mr. Quigley agreed this business was an asset to the community. Discussion continued regarding the types of equipment serviced and the larger geographical area served.
There being no more questions, Mr. Fidel called for a motion stating that a yes vote would grant the Conditional Use.
Glen Quigley moved to grant the Conditional Use as requested; Bill Skomrock seconded the motion. A roll-call vote was as follows:
Mary Lee Brezina yes
Ken Blair yes
Bill Skomrock, Sr. yes
Ray Fidel yes
Glen Quigley yes

Mr. Fidel then informed the applicant of the standard rules for a CU permit as listed in Art X & XII:
1) The permit would be for a five year terms with reapplication thereafter,
2) The permit would be reviewed yearly by the BZA,
3) The permit could be cancelled anytime for condition violations.
Mr. Fidel informed the applicant his conditional use permit was granted.

Mr. Fidel read to the Appellant and audience, “Based on the decision of the Board, you may proceed with obtaining your permit, once all requirements regarding this application are satisfied. You are advised if someone objects to this decision they may challenge it in court. If you choose to start the addition at once, as soon as you begin you are bound by the conditions set forth by this Board, and all other Newbury Township zoning requirements.
Mr. Fidel informed the Appellant and the audience that the 30-day period commences with the Appellant’s signing receipt of the signed minutes. They will be mailed registered return receipt to the Appellant. All persons receiving notice of the hearing will receive copies of the minutes.
Mr. Fidel adjourned the BZA hearing at 8:20 p.m. As the applicant left, Board members wished him continued good luck.
Marge Hrabak