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Board of Appeals
Tuesday, May 11 2010
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah 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 Tuesday, May 11th, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., for the purpose of considering a variance request submitted by Russell & Mary Lefeber. The Lefebers request an exception to Section 13-1-80(a)(1), Existing Nonconforming Uses, of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances and Section 13-1-24(f)(3)(b), Highway Setback Lines. The Lefebers propose to construct an attached garage and breezeway to their home. The existing structure lacks sufficient front setback to comply with the ordinance. The property is located at W2628 Cty. Q.

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 Tuesday, May 11th, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., on behalf of Russell & Mary Lefeber. Mr. & Mrs. Lefeber request a variance to Sect. 13-1-80(a)(1), Existing Non-conforming Uses; and Section 13-1-24(f)(3)(b), Highway Setback Lines, of the Town of Taycheedah’s Code of Ordinances, to allow for the enlargement of a non-conforming structure with a reduced front setback. Members present were Chairman James Rosenthal, John Buechel, Tom Friess, Gale Burg and Jerome Bord. The Secretary, Brenda Schneider, taped recorded the hearing and took notes. The Chairman called the hearing to order at 7:05 p.m. The Secretary read the notice.

Russell & Mary Lefeber were sworn in. Their testimony and responses to questions were follows:
• The property has a 24’ x 48’ x 16’ detached garage. The garage is deteriorating.
• When they purchased the home, the rear entrance was deteriorated and subsequently removed and replaced with a deck.
• They wish to build an attached garage and breezeway.
• They plan to remove and replace the concrete.
• The attached garage would be 42’ x 50’ with a maximum height of 22’. The interior will have 10’ sidewalls.
• The new garage will be 14’ closer to the side lot line.
• The new garage will be attached to the corner of the house with an adjoining breezeway.
• The appearance will be similar to the house.
• There will be attic storage within the trusses.
• They own .954 acres of land.
• The breezeway will be enclosed with an abutting deck and patio.
• The project will not further impede the front setback. The front wood deck may be replaced with stone.
• No structural renovations are planned to the home.
• The house is 32’ x 32’ x 32’.
• The proposed breezeway has a foundation from the former entrance. He hasn’t decided yet if the garage will have a foundation or a rubber membrane on a floating slab. The Board of Appeals advised Mr. Lefeber to install a foundation under the garage.
• He has not been able to locate the corner stakes. He believes, and the neighbor agrees, that the side setback is closer to 18’ but they are not 100% sure.
• He plans on having a contractor shadow him on the project.
• He estimates the cost of the project to be $50,000.

The Board of Appeals comments were as follows:
• No complaints have been received.
• A member would like to see the corner stakes marked and more detained drawings be submitted to the Town when a building permit is issued if the variance is approved.
• Square foot size limitations on the garage would not apply because it is attached.
• Based upon written communication, Fond du Lac County Highway Department has no objection to the variance request.
• The home fails to meet the minimum front setback.
• Ten foot sidewalls are planned.
• No structural changes to the home are planned.
• The estimated cost of construction will not exceed 50% of the value of the improvements.

May 11th, 2010 Board of Appeals 2.
Russell & Mary Lefeber-reduced setbacks/enlarge a non-conforming structure variance

John Buechel motioned to approve the variance requested for an attached garage and breezeway as presented due to the fact that no portion of the structure will further impede the front setback, seconded by Gale Burg.
Roll Call vote:
Jerome Bord aye Tom Friess aye
Gale Burg aye John Buechel aye
Jim Rosenthal aye Motion carried (5-0).

The ordinance requirement to substantially begin the project within 6 months was explained to the Lefebers.

Gale Burg motioned to adjourn at 7:44 p.m., seconded by Jerome Bord. Motion carried (5-0).

Brenda A. Schneider

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