October 22, 2019 ZBA Minutes
- Tuesday, Oct 22 2019
- 5:30 p.m.
- City Hall (Council Chambers) - 5024 Broadway Ave. | Haltom City, TX 76117
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City of Haltom City
ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
October 22, 2019
CALL TO ORDER
Vice Chairman Cotton called the meeting to order at 5:30PM.
PRESENT MEMBERS: Anderson, Cotton, Hardin, Karar, Smith, Watkins
PRESENT ALTERNATE: None
PRESENT COUNCIL LIAISON: Hilliard
**Mr. Karar was present from Galveston, Texas via Google Duo on Kyle Smith's cell phone)
ABSENT MEMBER: McDonald, Pinkerton ABSENT ALTERNATE: Sanders ABSENT COUNCIL LIAISON: None
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF PRESENT
Glenna Batchelor, Director of Planning and Development Erik Smith, Assistant Director/Planning Project Manager
Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Watkins, approved absences of Mr. McDonald, Mr. Pinkerton and Mr. Sanders. Motion passed 6-0-0.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Watkins, seconded by Mr. Smith, made the motion for approval of the October 8, 2019 meeting minutes as written. Motion passed 6-0-0.
Vice Chairman Cotton went over the meeting format. Applicants were sworn in.
SWEARING IN OF ALL PARTICIPANTS THAT WILL GIVE TESTIMONY
VICE CHAIRMAN COTTON OPENED THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Application of Daren Hudson for a special exception for a mother-in-law dwelling/garage apartment in the “SF-2” Single Family Residential District in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002-032-15, Section 9 and 35.H.10, on Lot 8, Block 20 of the Meadow Oaks Addition-Haltom, locally known as 5708 Briarcliff Road.
Staff presented the items.
The legal notice regarding the public hearing was published in the October 6, 2019 Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Written notice of the variance request was mailed to thirteen (13) property owners within 200' of the site on October 9, 2019. Staff received four (4) in favor or without objection, none (0) opposed, and none (0) returned to sender.
Vice Chairman Cotton opened the meeting for questions of City Staff.
Mrs. Hardin asked if what they were looking at was permitting this project.
Ms. Batchelor explained this is a legal nonconforming use. This was built prior to current ordinance. In 1998 a new ordinance was put in place that required special exceptions. This ordinance placed this structure in this position. This would bring up the building to what is required to current code.
Mr. Smith asked if this was being done because he wants to make this right and based on a compliant.
Ms. Batchelor said that was correct.
Mrs. Hardin asked if this was changing zoning. Ms. Batchelor said that it wasn’t.
Vice Chairman Cotton asked the applicant to make a presentation.
Daren Hudson, 5708 Briarcliff Road, said he was contacted by Code Officer Christian Warren about a complaint. Mr. Hudson said he invited Mr. Warren in to investigate the complaint. Mr. Hudson stated he bought the property in 1998 and the work by previous owner was already done with accessory building built in 1993 and house constructed in 1995. Later, Mr. Hudson contacted Ms. Batchelor to inquire about the procedure to make accessory living structure compliant instead of nonconforming. Mr. Hudson offered pictures to be presented to the Board but they did not deem necessary.
Vice Chairman Cotton opened the meeting to questions for the applicant.
Mrs. Hardin asked if the structure was to code.
Ms. Batchelor said since building permits were issued in 1993 for accessory building, it would have to be assumed it was constructed to code at the time.
Mrs. Hardin asked if square footage of both structures in listed on Tarrant Appraisal District.
Mr. Hudson responded in the positive.
Vice Chairman Cotton opened the Public Hearing. (Open 5:43PM)
No one in attendance.
Vice Chairman Cotton closed the Public Hearing. (Close 5:43PM) FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THE BOARD
ACTION BY THE BOARD
Mr. Smith, seconded by Mr. Watkins, motioned to approve the application of Daren Hudson for a special exception for a mother-in-law dwelling/garage apartment in the “SF-2” Single Family Residential District in accordance with Zoning Ordinance O-2002- 032-15, Section 9 and 35.H.10, on Lot 8, Block 20 of the Meadow Oaks Addition- Haltom, locally known as 5708 Briarcliff Road.
Mrs. Hardin called the roll:
Watkins: Yes Hardin: Yes Karar: Yes Smith: Yes Cotton: Yes Anderson: Yes
Motion passed unanimously, 6-0-0.
Ms. Batchelor advised there would not be a meeting November 12th.
There being no further business, Vice Chairman Cotton adjourned the meeting at 5:47PM.
Glenna Batchelor, Director of Planning and Development
Jeff Cotton, Vice Chairman