February 23, 2022

  1. Minutes

Board of Adjustments and Appeals                                                            

Regular Meeting

February 23, 2022

 

The Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BAA) of the City of Titusville, Florida, met in regular session in Council Chambers, on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.

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Chairman Taylor called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and asked the assembly to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

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 Present were Chairman Thomas Taylor, Vice-Chairman Kristin Smith-Rodriguez, Member Margaret Van Deven, Member Richard Wheelus and Alternate Member Jonathan Van Zyll De Jong.  Also, in attendance were Planner Navael Fontus, Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell and Development Specialist Kim Amick.  It was determined that a quorum was present.

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 Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez made a motion to approve the minutes for January 26, 2022.  Member Wheelus seconded.  All in attendance voted to approve the minutes.

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 Chairman Taylor confirmed the quasi-judicial procedures verifying that all persons wishing to speak before the board has signed an oath card.

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 Navael Fontus confirmed that all agenda items had been properly advertised.

 Chairman Taylor called for members’ statements, if they had visited any of the sites.

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 Consent Agenda Items

None

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Old Business

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 New Business

Variance 4-2022 (2300 Fox Hollow Drive / Lots 7A, 7B, 7C, 7D)

 Navael Fontus reviewed the staff report and explained what the applicant was requesting.

 Matt Merdian, 349 Agnes Street, Orlando, Florida 32801, spoke in favor.

 Paul Abate, 8721 Pine Barrens Drive, Orlando, Florida 32817, spoke in favor.

 Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez made a motion to approve Variance 4-2022 at 2300 Fox Hollow Drive to reduce the landscape buffers down to 10 feet on the east side and front.

 Member Van Deven seconded.

 Roll call was as follows:

 Chairman Taylor                                             Yes

Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez                   Yes

Member Van Deven                                       Yes

Member Wheelus                                            Yes

Alternate Member Van Zyll De Jong             Yes

 Motion passed.

 Variance 5-2022 (4040 Bramblewood Lane)

 Navael Fontus reviewed the staff report and explained what the applicant was requesting.

 Discussion followed.

 Steve Stokes, 4040 Bramblewood Lane, Titusville, Florida, spoke in favor.  Mr. Stokes handed out pictures to the board.

 Alternate Member Van Zyll De Jong made a motion to approve Variance 5-2022 at 4040 Bramblewood Lane for the accessory structure as presented in the concept.

 Member Wheelus seconded.

 Roll call was as follows:

 Member Van Deven                                       Yes

Member Wheelus                                            Yes

Alternate Member Van Zyll De Jong             Yes

Chairman Taylor                                             Yes

Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez                   Yes

 Motion passed.

 Variance 6-2022 (4230 Osceola Road)

Navael Fontus reviewed the staff report and explained what the applicant was requesting.

 Pedro Pineda, 3685 Reddit Road, Orlando, Florida 32822, spoke in favor.

 Discussion followed.

 Member Wheelus made a motion to approve Variance 6-2022, LDR 28-305(c) for 4230 Osceola Road to reduce the side corner setback by 2.5 feet as requested in the application.

 Alternate Member Van Zyll De Jong seconded.

 Roll call was as follows:

 Member Wheelus                                            Yes

Alternate Member Van Zyll De Jong             Yes

Chairman Taylor                                             Yes

Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez                   No

Member Van Deven                                       Yes

 Motion passed.

 Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez stated res judicata, the Board in 1996 specifically determined this issue at that variance

 Variance 7-2022 (4670 South Street)

 Navael Fontus reviewed the staff report and explained what the applicant was requesting.

 Jeremy Anderson, 1209 Edgewater Drive, Suite 100, Orlando, Florida 32804, spoke in favor.  Mr. Anderson gave a power point presentation.

 Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez made a motion to approve Variance 7-2022 at 4670 South Street which is a variance to Section 30-259 to permit screening of the dumpster and a dumpster located in the side yard adjacent to an arterial street as suggested by staff which would include a six-foot-high enclosure as well as a six-foot-high landscape.

 Member Van Deven seconded.

 Roll call was as follows:

 Vice-Chairman Smith-Rodriguez                   Yes

Member Van Deven                                       Yes

Member Wheelus                                            Yes

Alternate Member Van Zyll De Jong             Yes

Chairman Taylor                                             Yes

 Motion passed.

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Petitions and Request from the Public Present

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 Reports

 City Staff – Mr. Fontus stated this will be his last meeting as the staff liaison because he has accepted a job in South Florida.

 Mr. Fontus stated there are two items on the agenda for next month.

 City Attorney – None.

 Chairman – Chairman Taylor stated there is still a vacancy on the board.

 Members – None.

 Adjournment was at 7:27 p.m.