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Board of Appeals
Wednesday, June 13 2007
TIME: 8:00 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, June 13th, 2007, at 8:00 p.m., for the purpose of considering a variance request submitted by Rueben Witt. Mr. Witt requests an exception to the following section of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances for the construction of a detached accessory structure: Section 13-1-140(b)(3). The proposed structure would exceed the maximum square footage and the maximum sidewall height than what is allowed by the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.

The property is located at the N9192 Mengel Hill Road.

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, June 13th, 2007, on behalf of Rueben Witt. Mr. Witt requests a variance to Section 13-1-140(b)(3) of the Town of Taycheedah’s Code of Ordinances to allow for an accessory structure that exceeds the maximum square footage and the maximum sidewall height. Members present were Chairman James Rosenthal, John Buechel, Tom Friess, Gale Burg and Barb Bertram. The Secretary, Brenda Schneider, taped recorded the hearing and took notes. The Chairman called the hearing to order at 8:45 pm. The Secretary read the notice.

Rueben Witt was sworn in. His testimony was as follows:
• He proposes to build a 36’x48’ detached accessory structure. The structure will exceed the maximum size by 364 square feet. He also proposes to build the structure with 12’ sidewalls; 2’ over the maximum height.
• His lot is 1.94 acres; which would allow him a 1,364 sq. ft. detached accessory structure.
• The purpose of the building is for storage of a 32’ camper and a catamaran with a 28’ mast and an 8’ beam.
• He is a proponent of eliminating blight and supports the proper storage of possessions.
• Inside storage greatly reduces the impact of harmful sun rays.
• The building would be solely for personal use.
• The camper is 90” wide and 11’4” high.
• He would also store a crew cab pick-up, a couple of tractors and four wheelers in the structure.
• His existing attached garage is 24’x24’. The sidewalls are less than 12’.
• The side yard setback from the house to the north property line is 50’.
• The sewer lateral is approximately 40’ north of the house.
• He plans to replace the travel trailer for an RV and he plans to purchase a larger boat.
• His neighbor to the south obtained fill from the sewer project. He has increased the grade by approximately 6’. His neighbor also plans to build a shed near his property. The shed will obstruct the view of his proposed structure.
• The proposed structure is would have a 15’ setback from the east property line and a 40’ setback from the south lot line.
• He plans to construct the building with post framing and conventional siding. Eventually, he plans to concrete the floor.
• The roof pitch of the house is 6:12. The roof pitch of the proposed structure would be 8:12.

Board of Appeals members’ discussion was as follows:
• Scissored trusses could be used in order to gain more interior height.
• He could put construct a larger attached garage for additional storage.
• The sidewalls are measured from the inside. The building could be sunk 2’ below grade.
• His hardship is self-imposed.

Jim Rosenthal motioned to deny Mr. Witt’s request for a variance due to lack of hardship, seconded by John Buechel.
Roll call vote:
Barb Bertram aye Tom Friess aye
John Buechel aye Gale Burg aye
Jim Rosenthal aye Motion carried unanimously (5-0).

John Buechel motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 9:35 p.m., seconded by Gale Burg. Motion carried (5-0).

Brenda A. Schneider

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