- Board of Adjustments and Appeals
- March 1, 2023
March 1, 2023
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING - March 1, 2023
City Hall Council Chambers - 6:00 PM
Any person who decides to appeal any decision of the Board of Adjustments and Appeals, with respect to any matter considered at this meeting, will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
The City desires to accommodate persons with disabilities. Accordingly, any physically handicapped person, pursuant to Chapter 286.26 Florida Statutes, should at least 48 hours prior to the meeting, submit a written request to the chairperson of the meeting that the physically handicapped person desires to attend.
All persons who anticipate speaking on any Public Hearing item must fill out an Oath Card to be heard on that agenda item and sign the oath contained thereon. These cards are located on the table near the entrance to the Council Chamber or may be obtained from the Recording Secretary. This meeting will be conducted in accordance to the procedures adopted in Resolution # 24-1997.
Those speaking in favor of a request will be heard first, those opposed will be heard second, and those who wish to make a public comment on the item will speak third. The applicant may make a brief rebuttal if necessary. A representative from either side, for or against, may cross-examine a witness.
Anyone who speaks is considered a witness. If you have photographs, sketches, or documents that you desire for the Commission to consider, they must be submitted into evidence and will be retained by the City. Please submit such exhibits to the Recording Secretary.
Applicants for land use and zoning related items are advised that the resumes of staff members who prepare applicable staff reports are on file in the City Clerk's Office.
I. CALL TO ORDER
II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG
III. ROLL CALL AND DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM
IV. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
V. QUASI-JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION PROCEDURES
- Verify all persons wishing to speak before the board has signed an Oath Card.
- Chairman confirms that all agenda items have been properly advertised.
- Member's statements if they have visited any of the sites, or spoken to any members of the public regarding an item to be reviewed this evening.
VI. CONSENT AGENDA
VII. OLD BUSINESS
2. Variance (VAR) No. 3-2023 2584 Indian Hill Court
- PETITIONS AND REQUEST FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT
Board of Adjustments and Appeals
March 1, 2023
The Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BAA) of the City of Titusville, Florida, met in regular session in Council Chambers, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and asked the assembly to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Present were Chairwoman Kristin Smith-Rodriguez, Vice-Chairman Thomas Taylor, Member Gina Beckles, Member Margaret Van Deven and Member Richard Wheelus. Also, in attendance were Principal Planner Eddy Galindo, Sustainability Planner Rachel Muller, Assistant City Attorney Chelsea Farrell and Sr. Administrative Assistant Kim Amick. It was determined that a quorum was present.
Vice-Chairman Taylor made a motion to approve the minutes for January 25, 2023. Member Wheelus seconded. All in attendance voted to approve the minutes.
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez confirmed the quasi-judicial procedures verifying that all persons wishing to speak before the board has signed an oath card.
Rachel Muller confirmed that all agenda items had been properly advertised.
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez called for members’ statements, if they had visited any of the sites.
Consent Agenda Items
Variance 3-2023 – 2584 Indian Hill Court
Rachel Muller reviewed the staff report and explained that the applicant was requesting.
Inaki Galech-Amillano, 2584 Indian Hill Court, Titusville, Florida, spoke in favor.
Deven Coons, 2641 Driftwood Drive, Titusville, Florida, spoke against. Mr. Coons showed the board photographs he had taken of the fence.
Inaki Galech-Amillano, 2584 Indian Hill Court, Titusville, Florida, gave a brief rebuttal.
Member Wheelus made a motion to deny variance request 3-2023 2584 Indian Hill Court requesting a seven foot four-inch-tall fence in variance to Section 30-182 based on the failure to find a hardship that justifies the request
Vice-Chairman Taylor seconded.
Roll call was as follows:
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez Yes
Vice-Chairman Taylor Yes
Member Beckles Yes
Member Van Deven Yes
Member Wheelus Yes
Petitions and Request from the Public
City Staff – The next BAA meeting will be on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
City Attorney – None.
Members – Vice-Chairman Taylor said he would not be available for the next meeting.
Chairwoman – None.
Adjournment was at 6:48 p.m.