TOWN OF PLYMOUTH
PLANNING AND ZONING COMMITTEE
APRIL 25, 2017
PLYMOUTH TOWN HALL
8219 W. HIGH ST.
Committee Members Present: Brad Inman (Chairman), Lee Schroeder, Charlie Vogt, Ann Redmer, and Alan Connell.
Others Present: Bill Redmer, Sean Snyder, Travis Schuh.
Notice of the meeting having been properly posted April 22, 2017 at the Plymouth Town Hall and on the Town of Plymouth website, the meeting was called to order by Brad Inman, Chairman, at 7:02 pm at the Plymouth Town Hall. The Pledge of Allegiance followed.
Approval of Agenda: Moved by Brad Inman, seconded by Lee Schroeder to approve the agenda as posted for the April 25, 2017 meeting. Approved on a 5 – 0 voice vote.
Approval of the minutes of the March 28, 2017 meeting: Motion made by Lee Schroeder, seconded by Charlie Vogt to approved the minutes as presented. Approved on a 5 – 0 voice vote.
Citizen Participation, Communications, and Announcements: None.
Travis Schuh Property Issue: Mr. Schuh was present. Chairman Brad Inman explained that each case of violation of the town Zoning Ordinance needs to be considered on an individual basis, but that according to Sections 2.5 and 2.6 of the ordinance – General Provisions – Penalties and Violations -- it is unlawful to construct any structure in violation of any of the provisions of the Ordinance and that any person who violates the provision of the Ordinance shall be required to forfeit not less than $100 nor more than $5,000 per violation per day. Committee members discussed that multiple violations are involved with Mr. Schuh’s structure and that 90 days have passed between the original stop work order and this current meeting date. It was offered to Mr. Schuh to keep his structure by obtaining the required permits, bringing the structure into compliance with the Ordinance and paying a forfeiture of $2,500 plus double fees for the permits and reimbursement of town expenses for an approximate total of $3,500.
Mr. Schuh stated that he was not interested in this option. Ann Redmer then brought up that Mr. Schuh had originally stated to the town’s compliance officer Sean Snyder that his intention was to remove the structure to another property and asked if this were still an option. Mr. Schuh admitted that he did not own another property and would not be moving the building.
It was finally proposed by Brad Inman and seconded by Lee Schroeder to require Mr. Schuh to contact the building inspector to obtain a raze permit, to remove the structure from his property within 90 days of the date of this April 25, 2017 meeting, and to reimburse the town for its expenses in this matter. If not completed within the 90 days, further action will be taken including forfeiture for each day the violations have existed plus reimbursement of the town’s legal expenses. The motion was passed unanimously with a roll call vote of all committee members present.
Topics for Next Agenda: Request by Michael Harasti to build storage sheds on his B1 property at 3223 W Front Street in Hanover.
Adjournment: Moved by Brad Inman, seconded by Lee Schroeder to adjourn the meeting at 7:52 pm. Motion carried 5 – 0 on a voice vote.
Ann Redmer, Secretary
Town of Plymouth Planning and Zoning Committee
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