Zoning Commission munites 5/27/09

On May 27, 2009 the Newbury Township Zoning Commission (ZC) held their regular monthly meeting and a Public Hearing on Amendment 2009-1 in the upstairs meeting room of Newbury Town Hall. Alice Munn called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. with Bill Skomrock Sr., Jerry Hudak, Lou Tomsic, Bob Ruckstuhl, Judd Douglas and Carolyn Paschke present.  The minutes of the April 22, 2009 were approved and signed.


Karen Endres invited all ZC members interested in attending the Township Zoning Seminar on June 12 in Columbus to register ASAP.


Mary Lee Brezina recalled the previous BZA meeting that approved a sign variance for Buckeye Chocolates in Building “O” in Chuck White’s Newbury Business Park.  Mr. White also informed the BZA of his intension to renovate the old Bicron building as a business incubator center that would require a variance for a larger temporary sign.


Alice Munn called the Public Hearing to order at 7:30 p.m.  She read the Planning Commission’s approval, subject to specific comments and recommendations: Exhibit A.


Art.I, Sec. 1.02 regarding expansion of “general welfare” provision: not changed.

Art. II, Sec. 2.01 commercial motor vehicle: not changed.

    “      Sec. 5.02 Home Occupation: add “and accessory building”.

Art.IV, Sec. 4.05 Expand definition of Temporary Uses, remove “temporary” for Zcert.

Art.V, Sec.5,02A Permitted HO remove reference to “conditions”

                             Retain limit of 2 clients etc.

            Sec. 5.02B Modify Adult Family Homes per licensed “Residential Facility”

                        “     Proximity regulation should be reviewed/revised per PC info.

            Sec. 5.03 Class II HO retain limit of 2 clients etc. subs “resolution” for code.

            Sec. 5.06 Permitted: ? drinking water facilities definitions.

            Sec. 6.09, 7.09, 8.09 Lot coverage to 50%:    OK as parking lots are included.

            Sec. 9.0 Agriculture in platted sub-divisions: per ORC 711.10 & 711.131

            Sec. 11.00 B Revise driveways: uniformity for residential adjoining non-res. Lots.


Ms. Munn asked for any comments from the audience - none submitted.  Alice then informed the board that they had 30 days to vote on these recommendations to finalize the amendment #2009-1.  It would then be sent to the Trustees who would conduct a Public Hearing for amendment acceptance/modification/rejection.


The board (by unanimous consent) set the date of June 13, 2009 at 9:a.m. for the final vote on the amendment # 2009-1.  Bob Ruckstuhl will consolidate these changes, Karen Endres will print out a final version.


The Chairman closed the Zoning Commission Public Hearing at 8:26 p.m.


Discussion continued regarding ways to address upcoming zoning violations.


Ray Fidel outlined a problem faced by the BZA: a variance cannot be granted to a tenant, only to a property owner.  Tenant requests should be treated as conditional uses that can be monitored and would end when the tenant moves or is no longer in business.  He agreed to supply an expanded list of conditional uses for future ZC review.


Discussion of Electronic Signs and Adult Businesses was postponed to the next regular ZC meeting.


The Zoning Commission meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.