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Board of Appeals
Wednesday, November 29 2006
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Public Hearing


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, on Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, at 7:30 p.m., for the purpose of considering a variance request submitted by Brian & Amy King. The Kings request an exception to Section 13-1-80(a)(1), Existing Nonconforming Uses, of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances. The Kings propose to construct an addition to their home. The existing structure lacks sufficient front setback to comply with the ordinance. The property is located at W3908 Laurel Lane.

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 Wednesday, November 29th, 2006, on behalf of Brian & Amy King. Mr. & Mrs. King request a variance to Sect. 13-1-80(a)(1) of the Town of Taycheedah’s Code of Ordinances to allow for the enlargement of a nonconforming structure with a reduced front setback. Members present were Chairman James Rosenthal, John Buechel, Tom Friess, Bob Holzman and Barb Bertram. The Secretary, Brenda Schneider, taped recorded the hearing and took notes. The Chairman called the hearing to order at 7:33 p.m.. The Secretary read the notice.

Brian King was sworn in. His testimony was as follows:
• They are planning a 16’ x16’ single-story addition with a basement.
• They plan to start the construction as soon as possible and hope to complete it before January 1st,
• There is a steep slope to the west and southwest of the house. He estimates the decline to be three feet over a 25 foot area.
• They bought the house about five years ago.
• They do not intend to sell the house in the near future.
• The addition will be the master bedroom located off of the livingroom.
• He has removed a porch and dug-in the electrical for the garage.
• They believe the home was built before 1900.

Board of Appeals discussion was as follows:
• The existing structure is 63’ from the centerline.
• The addition is proposed to be 64’ from the centerline.
• The property is zoned agricultural; subject to a 100’ setback.
• If the property were zoned residential, the front setback would be in compliance.
• The Town doesn’t anticipate development in the area.
• The Town does not anticipate widening the road.
• The structure pre-dates the Town’s adoption of the first Zoning Ordinance.
• The owner of the property may not be able to acquire additional variance approvals in the future.

Public comments:
• The house is tiny and will continue to be even with the addition.
• Laurel Lane was a dead end road extending from Cty. UU until about 1964 when the Town built the north/south section intersecting with Ledge Road.

No one appeared to object to the variance petition.
The Board of Appeals noted that the addition will not further reduce the front setback.

Jim Rosenthal motioned to approve the request for a variance for a 16’ x 16’ addition to an existing non-conforming building presently located 63’ off the center of Laurel Lane, seconded by Tom Friess.
Roll call vote:
Bob Holzman aye
Barb Bertram aye
John Buechel aye
Tom Friess aye
Jim Rosenthal aye Motion carried unanimously.

Jim Rosenthal motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 8:00 p.m., seconded by John Buechel. Motion carried (5-0).

Brenda A. Schneider

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