- Board of Adjustments and Appeals
- July 26, 2023
July 26, 2023
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS AND APPEALS AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING - July 26, 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. JUNE 28, 2023 MINUTES
V. QUASI-JUDICIAL CONFIRMATION PROCEDURES
1. Verify all persons wishing to speak before the board has signed an Oath Card.
2. Chairman confirms that all agenda items have been properly advertised.
3. 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
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
2. Variance (VAR) No. 14-2023, 641 Loxley Court
IX. PETITIONS AND REQUEST FROM THE PUBLIC PRESENT
3. SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT
Board of Adjustments and Appeals
July 26, 2023
The Board of Adjustments and Appeals (BAA) of the City of Titusville, Florida, met in regular session in Council Chambers, on Wednesday, July 26, 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 Kristen Smith-Rodriguez, Vice-Chairman Thomas Taylor, Member Margaret Van Deven, and Member Richard Wheelus. Also, in attendance were Planner Joshua Mesnick, 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 corrected minutes for June 28, 2023. Member Van Deven seconded. All in attendance voted to approve the minutes.
Joshua Mesnick 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
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez confirmed the quasi-judicial procedures verifying that all persons wishing to speak before the board has signed an oath card.
Variance14-2023 – 641 Loxley Court
Joshua Mesnick reviewed the staff report and explained what the applicant was requesting.
Manuel Tovar, 641 Loxley Court, Titusville, Florida, spoke in favor.
Vice-Chairman Taylor made a motion to approve Variance 14-2023, 641 Loxley Court, as presented on the map on page 20 of the agenda packet to the area drawn in in the backyard.
Member Van Deven seconded.
Roll call was as follows:
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez Yes
Vice-Chairman Taylor Yes
Member Van Deven Yes
Member Wheelus Yes
Petitions and Request from the Public
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez asked the board to look at the Semi-Annual Report. There was a unanimous voice vote to present the report to Council as written.
Chairwoman – Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez would like to encourage the city to take a look at the code and the possible reasonable uses of synthetic grass and maybe make the code a little bit clearer and in light of its own intent just to consider it.
Chairwoman Smith-Rodriguez stated there is still an opening for an alternate board member for anyone who may be interested, please submit an application to the city.
City Attorney – None.
Members – None.
City Staff – Josh stated there is one variance request for next month.
Adjournment was at 6:41 p.m.