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Board of Appeals
Tuesday, October 9 2007
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Public Hearing

AGENDA

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 Tuesday, October 9th, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of considering a variance request submitted by Paul & Debra Meixensperger. Mr. & Mrs. Meixensperger request an exception to the following section of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances for the replacement of a manufactured home: Section 13-1-48(b)(2), Lakeside Single-Family Residential District, Manufactured single-family homes. The proposed manufactured home would not meet the minimum requirements as stated in the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.

The property is located at the N9090 Welling Beach Road.

All affected 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



MINUTES

The Town of Taycheedah Board of Appeals conducted a public hearing on Tuesday, October 9th, 2007, at the request of Paul & Debra Meixensperger. Mr. & Mrs. Meixensperger request a variance to Section 13-1-48(b)(2), Lakeside Single-Family Residential District, Manufactured Homes, Requirements and Limitations, of the Town of Taycheedah’s Code of Ordinances, to allow for the replacement of a mobile home with another mobile home. Members present were Acting Chairman John Buechel, Gale Burg and Barb Bertram. The Secretary, Brenda Schneider, taped recorded the hearing and took notes. The Acting Chairman called the public hearing to order at 7:30 p.m.. The Secretary read the notice.

Paul Meixensperger was sworn in. His testimony was as follows:

• Their property is located at N9090 Welling Beach Road.
• They intend to replace the mobile home with a newer mobile home.
• The current mobile home is more than 30 years old.
• The current mobile home is 12’x48’. The newer mobile home is 16’x60’.
• The lot is tight; long and narrow. A variance would be needed from the County and Town in order to build a stick-built home. They would have an issue with the County’s 25% impervious surface rule.
• The square footage of the newer mobile home is 960. The roof pitch is substandard and the eaves are only 6”; half the minimum required in the ordinance for manufactured homes. The roof is shingled.
• The newer mobile home will have a block foundation under it.
• Eugene Emery was granted a variance for the current mobile home in 1971. The variance had a term of 10 years. Mr. Emery is Mr. Miexensperger’s father-in-law.
• The newer mobile home belongs to Gary & Kathy Schneider; another family member. The Schneiders are replacing their mobile home with a stick-built home. The newer mobile home would be moved to the site from N9106 Welling Beach Road.
• The fuel tanks would be removed. Natural gas would be extended to the newer mobile home.
• They are not ready financially to build a stick-built home. The proposal is an attempt to upgrade within their constraints.
• There isn’t enough room within the required minimum sideyard setbacks to build an addition to the mobile home in order to meet the minimum square footage.
• The mobile home will have steps made of treated wood. The steps will not be on the foundation.
• The mobile home will have a crawl space. The foundation will be a floating slab with foundation block under the entire home.
• If approved, it will be the only mobile home in the area. There are 3-4 fairly new homes nearby.
• They wouldn’t be considering replacing the existing mobile home if it weren’t for the possibility of swapping it with the newer one just down the street.
• They claim their hardship is the inability to make anything else fit on the lot and the current home has a limited life. Without a variance, they would be forced to remove the home and have nothing more than a vacant lot.

Jim & Cheri Basler, immediately to the north of the site, acknowledges being a family member, are in support of the proposal.

Appeals Board member Gale Burg commented that the new restrictions currently under review by the DNR will make any project more challenging.

Barb Bertram motioned to approve the request to replace the existing mobile home with a newer mobile home, citing constraints of the lot and the owner’s attempt to beautify the area, seconded by Gale Burg.

October 9th, 2007 Board of Appeals 2.
Paul & Debra Meixensperger-mobile home variance


Roll call vote:
Gale Burg aye
Barb Bertram aye
John Buechel aye Motion carried (3-0-2 absent).

Gale Burg motioned to adjourn the public hearing at 7:51 p.m., seconded by Barb Bertram. Motion carried (3-0-2 absent).



Attest.____________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Secretary





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