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September 26, 2017 ZBA Minutes

City of Haltom City

MINUTES

ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

September 26, 2017

CALL TO ORDER

Chairman White called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

ROLL CALL

PRESENT MEMBERS: Anderson, Cotton, Elliott-Roach, Hardin, Pinkerton, Springfield, White

PRESENT ALTERNATE: None PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Watkins ABSENT MEMBER: Odell

ABSENT ALTERNATE: Sanders

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT

Glenna Batchelor, Interim Director of Planning and Community Development

ABSENCE

Chairman White, seconded by Mr. Pinkerton, made the motion to approve the absence of Mr. Odell and Mr. Sanders. Motion passed 7-0-0.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Mr. Pinkerton, seconded by Mr. Springfield, made the motion for approval of the August 8, 2017 meeting minutes as written. Motion passed 7-0-0.

MEETING FORMAT

Chairman White went over the meeting format. Applicants were sworn in.

CHAIRMAN WHITE OPENED THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

ZBA-013-17 Application of Ray Bassham for a special exception for a front yard carport in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002-032-15, Section 35.H, on Lot 1, Block 21, Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, locally known as 5800 Briarcliff Road.

The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the September 15, 2017 Fort Worth Star Telegram. Written notice of the variance request was mailed to sixteen (16) property owners within 200' of the site on September 15, 2017. Staff received five (5) responses in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.

Staff presented the applicant’s case to the Board.

Chairman White opened the meeting for questions of City Staff.

None

Chairman White asked the applicant to make a presentation.

Mr. Ray Bassham stated they are beginning to get a little bit older and decided there used to

be an old wooden carport there years ago and instead of just putting a metal one they wanted to make it look good for the house. They decided in their retirement they are staying in Haltom City so he had an architect design to make it match up with the existing house. They are wanting to beautify, stay here through retirement and put up something a little nicer than just metal.

Chairman White opened the meeting to questions for the applicant.

Chairman White stated one, the property looks real nice and two, don’t suspect they are

expecting any drainage issues in that it will still all drain into the street. Mr. Bassham affirmed will still drain into the street.

Chairman White inquired if it will be of metal construction.

Mr. Bassham advised it will be cedar with metal roof matching the house. Chairman White asked if owner will be doing this or will it be a contractor. Mr. Bassham stated he and his brother-in-law will be doing the work.

Chairman White opened the Public Hearing.

No one to speak for or against the request.

Chairman White closed the Public Hearing. FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE BOARD

Chairman White said they would be remise in their duty as citizens if they didn’t let this

gentleman put up this nice new cedar carport to match this house.

Mr. Cotton said he drives by this property every day on his way to work and watched the work

being done on the house and he’s done some fine work on it.

ACTION BY THE BOARD

Mr. Cotton, seconded by Mr. Springfield, made the motion to approved ZBA-013-17 the application of Ray Bassham for a special exception for a front yard carport in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002-032-15, Section 35.H, on Lot 1, Block 21, Meadow Oaks Addition- Haltom, locally known as 5800 Briarcliff Road. Motion passed 7-0-0.

FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE BOARD AND STAFF

Ms. Batchelor advised that there will be a meeting on October 10, 2017.

ADJOURN

There being no further business, Chairman White adjourned the meeting at 5:44PM. Respectfully submitted,

Glenna Batchelor, Interim Director of Planning and Community Development

James White, Chairman

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