PROCEEDINGS – VILLAGE OF MEAD BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT REGULAR MEETING
February 9, 2021
A Meeting of the Board of Adjustment of the Village of Mead, NE was held February 9, 2021 at the Community Building. Chairman Thorson called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m. Notice of the meeting was provided in advance thereof by posting notice at the Bank of Mead, U.S. Post Office and the Village Office as shown by the certificate of posting notice attached to these minutes. Advance notice was also provided in the Wahoo Newspaper and to the Chairman and all members of the Board of Adjustment. All proceedings were held while the convened meeting was open to the public. Answering roll call were Chairman William Thorson; Trustees Jason Felty, Jason Lee, Richard Wielage, and Planning Commission Chairman Ricky Miller. Also present were Board of Adjustment Alternate Daniel Simon, Clerk June Moline and Utilities/Maintenance Superintendent Nick Raver. Guests were Levi Durnal, Eric Johnson, and Todd and Kym Clark.
Chairman Thorson called the meeting to order at 6:08 p.m.
The posting of the Open Meetings Law was noted.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to adopt the agenda. Vote: Miller-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Motion by Felty, second by Lee, to enter a public hearing at 6:08 p.m. Vote: Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Miller-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Chairman Thorson stated that the purpose of the hearing was to address an application from Greg and Laura Clark seeking a variance. They plan to place a house and construct a garage on the property known as E ½ S 4’ Lot 13 E ½ Lots 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 32, Original Town Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, Mead, Nebraska, commonly known as 421 S. Cedar Street, Mead, Nebraska. The house and garage will not meet the minimum lot size of 8,000 square feet or the setbacks of front yard depth; not less than 25’; and rear yard depth; not less than 35’ as required in the Multi-family Residential District. They are seeking minimum lot size of 6,600 square feet, front yard depth of 15’, and rear yard depth of 20’.
Thorson called for public input.
Motion by Lee, second by Miller, to adjourn to regular session at 6:09 p.m. Vote: Wielage-yes, Felty-yes, Lee-yes, Miller-yes, Thorson-yes; motion carried 5-0.
Following discussion, Thorson introduced and motioned to adopt Resolution 21-01, Variance on property described as 421 S. Cedar Street, Mead, Nebraska. Lee seconded the motion. Vote: Felty-yes Lee-yes, Miller-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes; motion carried 5-0.
WHEREAS, The Village of Mead authorizes the variance application from Greg and Laura Clark of the following described real estate to wit:
as E ½ S 4’ Lot 13 E ½ Lots 15, 17, 19, and 21, Block 32, Original Town Mead, Mead, Saunders County, Nebraska, also known as 421 S. Cedar St., Mead, Nebraska
Resolution sets out findings of fact based on evidence and testimony that the following conditions exist or would result in: 1) the strict application of the zoning regulation would produce undue hardship; 2) such hardship is not shared generally by other properties in the same zoning district and the same vicinity; 3) the authorization of such variance will not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property and the character of the district will not be changed by granting of the variance; and 4) the granting of such variance is based upon reason of demonstratable and exceptional hardship as distinguished from variations for purposes of convenience, profit or caprice.
WHEREAS, the applicant has requested a variance to place a modular home and erect a garage on the property which will be a distance less than the required lot size and therefore will not meet the required setbacks and front yard and back yard setbacks.
WHEREAS, Variance amends Zoning Ordinance Article 3 Districts, 11-307, District (R-2) Multiple Family Residential District D.1.Minimum lot size shall be eight thousand (8,000) square feet with a minimum width of sixty (60’) feet for single family dwellings, amend to six-thousand six-hundred (6,600) square feet; Two family and multiple family dwelling shall have a minimum width of seventy (70’) feet; D.2.a. Front yard depth; not less than twenty-five (25’) feet. All property pins are required to be located, amend to fifteen (15’) feet; and D.2.c. Rear yard depth; not less than thirty-five (35’) feet; amend to twenty (20’) feet.
Motion by Felty, second by Thorson, to adjourn at 6:13 p.m. Vote: Lee-yes, Miller-yes, Thorson-yes, Wielage-yes, Felty-yes; motion carried 5-0.
William Thorson, Chairman
June Moline, Clerk