BOONE COUNTY BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

BOONE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER

801 E. WALNUT ST., COLUMBIA, MO.

Thursday, November 30, 2000

 

Chairperson Tom Trabue called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Boone County Commission Chambers having a quorum present.

Chairperson Trabue explained the function of the Board of Adjustment. He stated that all decisions are based upon the Boone County Zoning and Subdivision Regulations, which are considered to be part of the record of the proceedings.

Roll call was taken:

Present: Tom Trabue, Chairperson

Linda Rootes, Vice Chairperson

Cindy Bowne

Absent: Larry Bossaller

Kay Clementz

Also present: Thad Yonke, Staff Bill Florea, Staff

Paula Evans, Secretary

Minutes of October 26, 2000 meeting were approved with no corrections.

REQUEST

    1. Request by Donald P. Thomas for a permit to allow a mobile home as a second dwelling on

9.47 acres located at 6545 O’Rear Rd., Columbia.

Planner, Bill Florea, gave this staff report that this property is currently zoned A-2, all adjacent property is also zoned A-2. The site is located at the intersection of O’Rear Road and Sheridan Road, approximately 2 miles northeast of Columbia. There is a house and two large hobby garages on the property.

Mr. Thomas has health problems and would like a permit for a mobile home to be placed on the property for his son to live in.

The original zoning for this tract is A-2, there have been no previous requests submitted on behalf of this property. The requested variance is authorized by Section 15C4D to permit, in case of practical difficulty or un-necessary hardship, for a period of two years, the location of a mobile home on a lot.

Staff notified six property owners.

Bill Florea passed on to Board members, Mr. Thomas’ medical records that Mr. Thomas submitted.

 

 

Donald Thomas, property owner, 6545 O’Rear Road, Columbia, explained that his son has been living with him and wants a home of his own temporarily. Mr. Thomas would like to have his son live close because he can’t get up and down the stairs anymore. Mr. Thomas’ wife is also handicapped due to knee problems. His plan is that in two to four years he would like to build a one level house opposite of where his current house is. When completed, he will sell the mobile home. His son will then move in to the new house and he and his wife will move to their retirement home.

Open to public hearing.

No one spoke in favor of the request.

No one spoke in opposition of the request.

Mr. Thomas added that he would like to put the proposed mobile home closer to the existing home and not in the back portion of the property.

Closed to public hearing.

Chairperson Trabue questioned the plan to build a new home. And asked where exactly this home would be built.

Mr. Thomas stated that it would be on the same side as his current home.

Mr. Trabue asked Mr. Thomas to come up to the table and point out on the map where he planed to put the house, which he did.

Mr. Trabue stated that Mr. Thomas would have to split the property when he did decide to build the new home. Chairperson Trabue stated that this issue doesn’t reflect on his request but only wanted to make Mr. Thomas aware of what he will need to do in the future if he does decide to build a new home at a later date.

Member Bowne asked Mr. Thomas the time frame in which he would like to build a new home.

Mr. Thomas stated that he hoped within the next four years.

Chairperson Trabue asked Mr. Thomas whether he has talked to the Health Department regarding the adequacy of the lagoon serving two dwellings. Mr. Thomas stated that the lagoon is 2300 square feet and the Health Department said it should be big enough. If not, he would enlarge it.

Board Member Rootes asked the staff whether they had heard from any of the neighboring property owners that were notified. Bill Florea stated that staff had not heard from any.

Member Rootes made, and Member Bowne seconded a motion to approve the request by Donald P. Thomas for a permit to allow a mobile home as a second dwelling at 6545 O’Rear Rd., Columbia, with a two-year review.

Chairperson Trabue Yes Member Bowne Yes

Member Rootes Yes

Motion to approve the request with a two year review carries. 3 Yes 0 No

 

OLD BUSINESS

~Review permit issued to Robert Forbis for a mobile home as a second dwelling on 6.0 acres located at 16671 N. Hwy. NN, Sturgeon. (granted 4/94)

Planner Thad Yonke, gave this staff report that this property is currently zoned A-2. Adjacent zoning is also A-2. The site is located 2.5 miles northeast of Harrisburg on State Highway NN. There is a single family dwelling on the property occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Forbis.

Review permit was issued for a mobile home as a second dwelling on 6.0 acres. Mr. and Mrs. Forbis are elderly. The variance was granted for their daughter to place a 1994 mobile home on the property to provide them with assistance. This permit was granted in April 1994. The requested variance is to renew the permit as needed.

Staff notified seven property owners.

Chairperson Trabue asked if there have been any changes.

Rebecca Forbis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forbis, 16651 N. Highway NN, Sturgeon. Ms. Forbis stated that both her parents are still alive. Mr. Forbis’ health is getting worse, and he can’t drive much anymore. Ms. Forbis has started to take over more things.

Open to public hearing.

No one spoke in favor of the request.

No one spoke in opposition of the request.

Closed to public hearing.

Member Bowne made and Member Rootes seconded a motion to approve the request for a two-year renewal for the permit issued to Robert Forbis for a mobile home as a second dwelling on 6.0 acres, located at 16671 N. Hwy. NN, Sturgeon.

Member Bowne Yes Member Rootes Yes

Chairperson Trabue Yes

Motion to approve the request for a two-year renewal carries. 3 Yes 0 No.

  1. ~ Review permit issued to Chester & Louanna Reeder for a mobile home as a second dwelling on

.98 acre, located at 1901 E. Rte M. (granted 8/94)

Planner Thad Yonke, gave this staff report that the property is zoned A-2, Adjacent property is also zoned A-2. This site is located on State Highway M, approximately 2 miles southwest of Ashland. There is a house and detached garage on the property.

The requested variance is to review the permit issued for a mobile home as a second dwelling on .98 acre. The permit was requested in August 1994. Mr. Reeder’s mother was permitted to place a mobile home on the property to be near her son. The requested variance is to renew the permit as needed.

Staff notified ten property owners.

Chairperson Trabue asked if there were any changes since the last review.

Louanna and Chester Reeder, property owners, 1901 E. Route M, Hartsburg, Mrs. Reeder stated that the only change since the last meeting is that Mr. Reeder’s mother has suffered a stroke. She requires more assistance.

Open to public hearing.

No one spoke in favor of the request.

No one spoke in opposition of the request.

Closed to public hearing.

Mr. Reeder stated that various family members come to help out because his mother is not able to cook.

Member Rootes made a motion to grant a two-year renewal, Member Bowne seconded motion for discussion.

Member Bowne stated she has a problem with the density on the property and with having two dwellings on .98 acres in an area that is so erosive. She adds that she has great difficulty with leaving these dwellings so close. The original permit was given in 1994 as a temporary solution, and six years seems like a long temporary solution.

Member Rootes commented that the worst thing to do with elderly people whose health is declining, is to have someone to move and relocate. It is very stressful. The facility has already been there for six years, and apparently has not caused any uproar in the community and changes are not being requested that would cause environmental impact.

Mrs. Reeder commented that they went through a lot and spent a lot of money to get this variance. And added that they still have the need for it and does not understand Member Bowne’s opposition to it.

Member Bowne stated that the only thing that concerned her was the density of the property.

Mrs. Reeder stated that there are subdivisions where homes are a lot closer than theirs are.

Member Bowne commented that this area was not zoned for subdivision. She continued to ask Chairperson Trabue if requesting re-zoning was an option.

Chairperson Trabue stated that, yes that is an option but believes that he personally would be more comfortable with continuing to move forward with a variance type situation as opposed to trying to re-zone this lot. Mr. Trabue said he probably would not support a re-zoning of this particular lot even though it would not come before this committee. Mr. Trabue would not be in favor of that because he agrees with Member Bowne in that the density is not appropriate for that area. He would feel uncomfortable with displacing Mrs. Reeder at this point in time.

Member Bowne asked the property owners the plans when Mr. Reeder’s mother is no longer living in this trailer. Mrs. Reeder stated that the trailer would be removed.

Thad Yonke stated that staff has received no complaints in the history of the variance.

Motion to approve a two-year renewal for a mobile home as a second dwelling on .98 acre, located at 1901 E. Rte M.

Chairperson Trabue Yes Member Rootes Yes

Member Bowne Yes

Motion to approve a two-year renewal carries. 3 Yes 0 No

NEW BUSINESS

None.

ADJOURN

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Paula L Evans

Secretary

Minutes approved ______ of __________, 2000.