Minutes, Carlisle Zoning Board of Adjustment, 6 December 2017






Chairperson Crowder called the meeting to order at 6:31 PM in the Carlisle City Hall. The following members were present and absent:

PRESENT: Paul Thoman, Jerry Jones, Tim Crowder, Daphne Sayers and Mark Zirkelbach


Motion by Sayers, seconded by Jones to approve the meeting minutes for Wednesday, 23 August 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

At 6:32 PM, Chairman Crowder opened the Public Hearing on Application from City of Carlisle for variances on the required front yard, rear yard, and north side yard setbacks for a lot in the a M-1 Light Industrial District. The variances requested is 8 feet for the front yard (a forty-five-foot setback is required), 30 feet for the rear yard (a fifty-foot setback is required), and a 20-foot setback on the north side yard (normally a 30-foot side yard setback is required). The property is located at 30 Market Street with a legal description of “3-77-23 CARLISLE OTP LOTS 1 & 2 BLK P”. Lent explained that the City obtained the property through court order and removed the house and garage on the lot. Iowa Concrete Leveling has agreed to purchase the lot for $25,000 if the variances would be granted so they can build on the property. Concern was expressed over sight clearances at the corner of Market and Garfield since drivers appear to go fast around the corner. Lent proposed that a stop sign could be placed at the corner to slow down traffic. No public comments were made. At 6: 33 PM, Chairman Crowder closed the public hearing.

Motion by Jones, seconded by Zirkelbach to approve the variances requested is 8 feet for the front yard (a forty-five-foot setback is required), 30 feet for the rear yard, and a 20 foot setback on the north side yard with a stop sign to be placed at the corner should sight clearance hampered by any future building. Motion carried unanimously

Discussion took place on the next meeting to determine action on a variance request for a smaller setback on a detached garage at 825 N 5th Street. Consensus was to have the meeting on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM.

Motion by Sayers, second by Thoman to adjourn at 6:38 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Andrew J. Lent

City Administrator