Board of Appeals
Thursday, November 3 2005
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Town of Taycheedah, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, will conduct a public hearing at the Taycheedah Town Hall, W4295 Kiekhaefer Parkway, Fond du Lac, on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005, at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of considering a variance request submitted by David & Laurie Pieper. Mr. & Mrs. Pieper request an exception to Section 13-1-140(c), Accessory Uses and Structure, of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances. The Pieper’s propose to build a second accessory/garage structure. The property is located at N7951 Fairfield Drive.
All effected and interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard.
The Town Board members may be in attendance.
Brenda A. Schneider
Secretary of Appeals Board
The Town of Taycheedah Board of Appeals conducted a public hearing on Thursday, November 3rd, 2005, on behalf of David & Laurie Pieper. Mr. & Mrs. Pieper request a variance to Sect. 13-1-140(c) of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances to allow for a second detached accessory structure. Members present were Chairman James Rosenthal, John Buechel, Tom Friess, Bob Holzman and Barb Bertram. The Secretary, Brenda Schneider, tape recorded the hearing and took notes. The Chairman called the hearing to order at 7:30 p.m.. The Secretary read the notice.
Laurie Nichols-Pieper was sworn in. Her testimony was as follows:
• They plan to build a 2-car detached garage that would offset from the existing structure.
• The property currently has a 16’x12’ fancy garden shed used for the storage of the tractor and garden tools.
• The second floor of the structure would be used for storage, a music room and a sewing room.
• The first floor would be used for vehicle storage and a bathroom.
• The Piepers were not aware of the restriction on the number of accessory buildings allowed by the ordinance when they purchased the property.
• The gardening tools and equipment is used on the abutting five acre lot that they are in the process of purchasing from Val & Betty Eppli on a land contract.
• The sidewalls of the garden shed are 9’6”.
• The detached garage will look like the house and will be landscaped.
• The peaks and doors will match with the house.
• If the structure were attached to the existing garage, they would have to replace the footing because the existing footings would not support the addition.
• The proposed garage is planned for the same side of the house as the existing garage.
• The space proposed between the structures in less than 20 feet.
Board of Appeals questions and comments were as follows:
• The Board suggested the garage be increased in size in order to store the garden tools and equipment.
• The Board also suggested the new garage be attached to the existing garage and increased in size for the storage of the garden tools and equipment.
• Mrs. Pieper’s response was that the septic tank and drain field would not accommodate a larger structure.
• The Board suggested moving the fancy shed onto the five acre lot.
• Mrs. Pieper’s response was that they would need the Eppli’s permission because they do not own the land yet. The Eppli’s property assessment would increase due to the shed. And, if they would default on the land contract, they shed would become the Eppli’s.
• The Board suggested they survey a portion of the primary lot onto the five acre lot.
• The Board advised Mrs. Pieper to submit a signed letter from the Epplis approving the relocation of the fancy shed and that the five acre lot must remain a separate lot from the principal structure in order to not exceed the maximum number of accessory/garage structures.
• Mrs. Pieper requested an extension for the relocation of the shed to the five acre property due to the approaching winter season and the desire to begin construction as soon as possible.
Jim Rosenthal motioned to grant Mrs. Pieper’s request for the relocation of the garden shed to the five acre property for nine months; which would expire July 1st, 2006, or the garden shed will be torn down if the Epplis don’t approve of the relocation. A letter of agreement from the Eppli’s must be submitted to the Secretary. The motion was seconded by Bob Holzman.
Roll call vote:
Barb Bertram aye Motion carried unanimously.
Bob Holzman aye
John Buechel aye
Tom Friess aye
Jim Rosenthal aye Jim Rosenthal called a recess at 8:05 p.m..
Brenda A. Schneider
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