Board of Appeals
Thursday, August 24 2006
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, August 24th, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of considering a variance request submitted by Roger Thome, Personal Representative, Estate of Marcella Thome. Mr. Thome requests an exception to Section 13-1-23(b), Street Frontage, of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances. Mr. Thome requests approval of a lot with reduced street frontage. The property is located at N8790 Thome Drive.
All effected and interested parties are encouraged to attend and be heard.
The Town Board members may be in attendance.
Brenda A. Schneider
Board of Appeals Secretary
The Town of Taycheedah Board of Appeals conducted a public hearing on Thursday, August 24th, 2006, on behalf of the Marcella Thome Estate, Roger Thome Personal Representative. Mr. Thome requests a variance to Sect. 13-1-23(b), Street Frontage, of the Town of Taycheedah’s Code of Ordinances, to allow for a lot with reduced street frontage. Members present were Acting Chairman John Buechel, Tom Friess and Bob Holzman. The Secretary, Brenda Schneider, taped recorded the hearing and took notes. The Acting Chairman called the hearing to order at 7:40 p.m.. The Secretary read the notice.
Roger Thome, Personal Representative of the Marcella Thome Estate, was sworn in. His testimony was as follows:
• Roger’s father bought the property in 1946; at which time the driveway (street frontage) was two rods for a total of 33 feet.
• In 1963, Roger’s father purchased another rod for a total of three rods, the current 49.5 feet.
• The driveway is .25 miles long.
• The driveway is private and maintained by the Thomes.
• Mr. Thome has no plans for another house on the property.
• Mr. Thome will be purchasing the house with 6.502 acres of land including the driveway.
• The Bertram brothers own the land on both sides of the driveway.
Brenda Schneider explained to the Board of Appeals that a certified survey map was received and reviewed by the Town Board. The Town Board had no choice but to reject the survey due to the lot failing to meet the minimum 50 foot street frontage requirement. Mr. Thome was informed that he had two options: purchase 6” from the Bertrams or apply for a variance. If the Board of Appeals approved the variance request; the Town Board will be authorized to approve the certified survey map.
Brenda further explained that the Town adopted its first Zoning Ordinance in 1975. The Ordinance was revised in both 1983 and 1998. All three versions of the Ordinance have consistently required 50 feet of street frontage.
No interested or effected parties were in attendance to object or support the variance petition.
Tom Friess motioned to grant the variance allowing for a 49.5 foot driveway/street frontage, to become part of the certified survey map on the grounds that the property was established prior to the Town of Taycheedah adopting a Town Zoning Ordinance. The variance is to apply to the Thome property only. The motion was seconded by Bob Holzman.
Roll call vote:
Tom Friess aye
Bob Holzman aye
John Buechel aye Motion carried unanimously.
Tom Friess motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:53 p.m., seconded by John Buechel. Motion carried (3-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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