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BOARD OF APPEALS

TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019, 6:00 p.m.

CITY HALL, STUDIO/THEATRE, 1 GALAMBOS WAY, SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA 30328

MINUTES


Call to Order (6:00 pm)

Chairman Sandler called the meeting to order. 

Roll Call

Staff called the attendance roll. All Board of Appeals Members confirmed being present. 

PRESENT: Chairman Sandler, Vice Chair E. Johnson, Members A. Johnson, Lichtenstein, Mobley, Thackston and Allen

General Announcements

Chairman Sandler read the rules and procedures for the public hearing. 

Approval of Meeting Agenda - March 12, 2019

Member Thackston made a motion to approve the Agenda with Member Allen providing a second to the motion which passed by a unanimous voice vote. (7-0-0)

Approval of Meeting Minutes - January 8, 2019

BOA Minutes 1.08.19

Member Lichtenstein moved to approve the January Minutes from the last Board of Appeals meeting held on January 8, 2019. Member Thackston seconded the motion, passing by unanimous voice vote. (7-0-0)

Cases

1.001576

V19-0003
501 Brookfield Drive

Variance request from Sec. 2.4.2 and Sec. 6.5.2.B to allow for encroachments for the construction of a house addition.

V19-0003 Final Package

Madalyn Smith, Planning Technician, presented the case with a recommendation to approve the request. 

The Applicants, Mr. and Ms. Molina, were attending with Ms. Paige Molina speaking in support of their request by explaining their reasons for the request.. 

During discussion, the Board of Appeals Members detailed their concerns including flooding issues, specifics of the proposed renovation, reconfiguration and an inquiry to staff  regarding the letters of support from neighboring properties being confirmed. Vice Chair E. Johnson voiced support due to the perceived hardship on the property owners.  

Vice Chair E. Johnson made a motion to accept the Applicant's request with the 2 conditions outlined in Staff's Recommendation. Vice Chair Johnson specified in his motion to accept the requested variance with 1) encroachment be limited to a maximum of 5ft into the west side setback and 2) proposed garage not to extend more than 9 ft beyond front wall plain of the house. Member Thackston seconded the motion with the 2 specified conditions. The motion was approved by a unanimous voice vote, 7-0-0.

 

On-Going Business

None addressed at this time.

New Business

No new business was officially offered though Catherine Mercier-Baggett, Planning and Zoning Manager, reminded the Board of Appeals that at the next meeting - the May meeting, elections for Chair and Vice Chair would take place. The elections are on an annual schedule. Also, due to lack of agenda items, the April Board of Appeals meeting had been cancelled. 

Public Comments

None heard at this time.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 6:31 pm. 

A motion to adjourn was made by Member Lichtenstein, seconded by Member A. Johnson, passing unanimously. (7-0-0)