The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 6:40 P. M. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street, Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Chairman Scott Daffron, Vice Chairman Bill Sasse, Sally Lane, Charles Peck, and Jim Chubb. Also present were Mayor Moll, Law Director Patrick Wilson, and the following individuals:

 

            Doug Cummings          100 Huntington Trl.           Cortland

            John & Amber Isoldi   821 Lakeview Dr.               Cortland

            Rebecca Blackson        177 S Colonial                     Cortland

            Bill Novakovich            194 Lattin St.                      Cortland

                       

Scott Daffron: Today is Monday, January 14, 2013.  I would like to call to order the Cortland Planning, Zoning and Building Commission for the purpose of public hearing 29-12, Public Hearing for Zone Change Request for Lot 6 and Lot 7 of Windsor Park Plat 5 located on State Route 46 – Request to change from S-1 Service to C-2 Highway Commercial District.  Who do we have to speak for this tonight?

 

Rebecca Blackson:  I am Rebecca Blackson, I represent Jerry Carleton.

 

Scott Daffron:  What we would like to request at this time is the purpose, why you are seeking the zone change request.

 

Rebecca Blackson:  Just to add to the marketablilty of the property, put it in line with other properties in the area.  If I am not mistaken, that is what some of the other properties in the area are zoned.

 

Mayor Moll:  Some of them may be, I am not sure.  The location of the property leads to a zoning of Highway Commercial.  It is on 46 which is a multi-use zone.  There is residential across the street and there is residential in that area.  Having the flexibility I think, was his main objective.  It is a more restrictive zoning than S-1 was, but it does allow residential is the main difference and some other commercial uses… more in line with the highway.

 

Scott Daffron:  Do we have any questions on the zone change request?  Do we have anyone else from the audience who would like to speak for the zone change request?

 

Amber Isoldi:  What does that exactly mean when you say it could be residential?

 

Mayor Moll:  It can’t be right now.  The Service District does not allow any kind of residential use, so it wouldn’t allow you to have say:  a multi-story building with an apartment upstairs and a business downstairs… those kind of things.  With the change it will allow that kind of flexibility. 

 

Amber Isoldi:  Does he have any plans like that?

 

Mayor Moll:  He doesn’t have any plans to my knowledge.

 

Rebecca Blackson: I think he wants to possibly sell it instead of developing it.  Changing the zoning would give him more opportunity.

 

Amber Isoldi:  When you say Lot 6 and 7 on Route 46, where exactly is this property?

 

(Residents came up to look at map to see exactly where property is located on 46, adjacent to Windsor Plaza – identifying the lot behind the buildings and the lot on the south side).  Multiple conversations occurring during this time.

 

Patrick Wilson:  Did you wish to speak on behalf of the zone change request or against or did you just have questions?

 

Amber and John Isoldi:  We just had questions.

 

Patrick Wilson:  That is fine.

 

Mayor Moll:  That is why we have public hearings.

 

James Chubb:  The bottom line is we can approve this thing but Council makes final decision.

 

Mayor Moll:  Yes it will go to Council.   There will be another public hearing and presented to Council in three readings in ordinance form.  They would have to override you with a 3/5 majority.  But there is another review.

 

Patrick Wilson:  There will be another public hearing.  You will get notice again.  This board makes a recommendation but as the Mayor said, Council will have to set another public hearing.

 

James Chubb:  I am just surprised with all of the names that were notified that so few are here.

 

Mayor Moll:  I’m not.

 

Amber Isoldi:  We are just on the edge and were just curious.

 

James Chubb:  I expected some of the Huntington Trail people and others to be here.

 

Scott Daffron:  Do we have anyone else who would to speak for the change?  Do we have anyone in the audience who would like to speak against the change?  Seeing none, can I have a motion to close public hearing 29-12?

 

William Sasse: so moved.  Sally Lane: second.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The City of Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission met on Monday, January 14, 2013 at 7:00 P. M. at the City Administration Building, 400 N. High Street, Cortland, Ohio. In attendance were the following board members: Chairman, Scott Daffron, Vice Chairman Bill Sasse, Sally Lane, Charles Peck, and Jim Chubb.  Also present were Mayor Curt Moll, Law Director Patrick Wilson, and the following individuals:

 

            Doug Cummings          100 Huntington Trl.           Cortland

            John & Amber Isoldi   821 Lakeview Dr.               Cortland

            Rebecca Blackson        177 S Colonial                     Cortland

            Bill Novakovich            194 Lattin St.                      Cortland

                       

Scott Daffron:  Today is Monday, January 14, 2013.  I’d like to call to order the Cortland Planning, Zoning & Building Commission.  Can we have roll?

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, here; Sally Lane, here; Scott Daffron, here; Charles Peck, here; Jim Chubb, here.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can I have a motion for approval of commission minutes for December 10, 2012?

 

Sally Lane made a motion to approve December 10th, 2012 Regular Meeting minutes, seconded by James Chubb.  

Roll Call:  Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Scott Daffron:  No old business on our agenda, moving on to new business:  Can I have a motion for approval of 29-12 Zone Change Request for Lot 6 and Lot 7 of Windsor Park Plat No. 5?  Bill Sasse made a motion for approval of 29-12, seconded by Sally Lane.

 

Scott Daffron:  Is there anything else you would like to add at this point?  Do we have any questions?  Seeing none, could we have a vote on 29-12?

Roll Call:  Sally Lane, yes; Bill Sasse, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Daffron, yes; Charles Peck, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Scott Daffron:  That approves your zone change request.

 

Scott Daffron:  Next on our agenda, can we have a motion for approval of 01-13 – Set Public Hearing for Variance Request for 276 Sunset Drive.  Request for new garage to encroach on the 10’ side and rear setback requirement.  Set for February 11, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.

William Sasse made a motion for approval of 01-13, seconded by Charles Peck.

 

Scott Daffron:  Can we have a vote on 01-13?

Roll Call:  Scott Daffron, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Bill Sasse, yes.  MOTION PASSED.

 

Scott Daffron:  Do we have anything else up for discussion?   Jim, you kind of choked on your vote.

 

James Chubb: Nobody came here to tell me they didn’t care for it and everything.  I truly wasn’t really wanting to, but no one is here to talk about it.

 

Scott Daffron:  I agree, if I lived there I don’t know that I would be in agreement with the zone change request.

 

Mayor Moll:  Why?

 

Scott Daffron:  What stops an apartment complex?

 

Mayor Moll:  Nothing.

 

Scott Daffron:  If I live on Huntington Trail and I spent all that money on those houses I don’t think I would want one.  I am surprised but without public input.  If you don’t care how can we care, in a way?

 

Bill Sasse:  It is up to Council now.

 

Bill Sasse made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Sally Lane.

 

Roll Call:  Bill Sasse, yes; Sally Lane, yes; Charles Peck, yes; Jim Chubb, yes; Scott Daffron, yes.  MOTION APPROVED.

 

Meeting Adjourned: 7:03 pm.

 

 

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Scott Daffron, Chairman                    Date                            Teresa Barnovsky, Secretary