2016 Minutes (ZC)

Please note, Minutes are not posted here until they have been adopted by the Zoning Commission

January 13, 2016

The Perry Township Zoning Board held a regular meeting on January 13, 2016. Chairman Mark Welch, Vice Chairman Randy Vermilya, Art Zentgraf, Nick Giegerich, and alternate Tom Barrett were in attendance. George Smerigan and Township Trustee Rick Amos also attended the meeting.

The first item of business was to approve the July 15, 2015 meeting minutes. Nick Giegerich moved to approve the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Art Zentgraf. MOTION PASSED: Three Ayes. (Tom Barrett and Randy Vermilya abstained from voting).

Next, the board discussed the September 16, 2015 meeting minutes. Tom Barrett made a motion to approve the minutes as written and the motion was seconded by Randy Vermilya. MOTION PASSED: Four Ayes (Nick Giegerich abstained from voting).

The board discussed the October 14, 2015 meeting minutes. Art Zentgraf pointed out grammatical corrections in the third paragraph. Vice Chairman Randy Vermilya made a motion to approve the minutes with the grammatical corrections. The motion was seconded by Tom Barrett. MOTION PASSED: Three Ayes. (Art Zentgraf and Nick Giegerich abstained from voting)

Chairman Welch opened the floor for nominations for chairman of the board and vice chairman. Art Zentgraf nominated Mark Welch for chairman and Randy Vermilya for vice chairman. There being no other nominations, Tom Barrett made a motion to close the nominations. The motion was seconded by Nick Giegerich. POLL OF BOARD: Five Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS. Art Zentgraf made a motion to retain Chairman Mark Welch and Vice Chairman Randy Vermilya. Tom Barrett seconded the motion. POLL OF BOARD: Five Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

The next item of business was a discussion of the proposed PODs and Construction Dumpsters amendments. Vice Chairman Randy Vermilya made a motion to send the proposed amendments to the Lake County Planning Commission for recommendations and schedule a public hearing on the amendments. The motion was seconded by Tom Barrett. POLL OF BOARD: Five Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

A public hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2016, a regular meeting will immediately follow the public hearing.

There being no further business, Vice Chairman Randy Vermilya made a motion to adjourn the meeting. The motion was seconded by Art Zentgraf. POLL OF BOARD: Five Ayes. MOTION UNANIMOUS.

February 10, 2016

The Perry Township Zoning Board held a public hearing, immediately followed by a regular meeting on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Chairman Mark Welch, Art Zentgraf, Nick Giegerich, Chris Corfias and alternate member Tom Barrett attended the meeting. Trustee Rick Amos and community member Micky Zentgraf were also present.

Chairman Welch read the Lake County Planning Commission’s recommendations regarding text amendments to the zoning resolution creating section 411: Temporary Storage and Dumpster Units and amending section 700 to add definitions for “temporary outdoor storage unit” and “temporary outdoor dumpster unit”. There being no public input, Chris Corfias made a motion to close the public hearing portion of the meeting. The motion was seconded by Art Zentgraf. The motion was passed unanimously.

At the regular meeting the board discussed the recommendations of the planning commission. They did not agree with the planning commission’s recommendation that the PODs be prohibited in PUDs (planned unit developments). The board members believe that, as long as there is a suitable space to situate the POD, they should be allowed.

The board agreed that the amendments should be reviewed by the township solicitor and confirmed with Rick Amos that it is a part of the process. The board members affirmed their belief that a deposit is a necessary tool to ensure that the PODs/ Dumpsters are only used for the length of time that is necessary because some suppliers of these items do not collect their fee until the units are picked up or emptied.

A motion was made by Art Zentgraf to send the zoning amendments to the Perry Township Trustees for their review with a recommendation from the zoning board that the proposed amendments be approved. The motion was seconded by Tom Barrett. It was passed by unanimous decision.

The board does not have any open agenda items, so another meeting was not scheduled.

There being no further business, Nick Giegerich motioned to adjourn the meeting and the motion was seconded by Chris Corfias.

 (Minutes adopted March 29, 2017)