MINUTES OF ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETING
The zoning hearing
Cherie Kavanaugh made a motion to accept the minutes of the September 1, 2009, zoning hearings. The motion was seconded by Peg Kennedy, with all in agreement.
09-27 7:30 p.m. 3046 Hecktown Rd, David and Carol Border, are seeking a dimensional variance from section 190-42 F (1) in order to build an addition on their garage that would have a side yard setback of five feet. This property is located in a Medium Density Residential District.
Witnesses: David Border, Homeowner and Jay Miller, Contractor
Action: Peg Kennedy made a motion to deny the dimensional variance to construct a garage addition that would have been five feet from the eastern side of the property. The motion was seconded by Cherie Kavanaugh, with all in agreement.
09-28 7:40 p.m. Michael L Kocsis, 2597
Northampton St., Easton Pa. 18045, is seeking a variance in order to have less
parking than is required under section 190-210 C 17(d) for a personal fitness center. The fitness center
would be located in Unit #6, within the building located at
Witnesses: Michael Kocsis, Owner of Unlimited Changes and Jeffery Brode, Landlord
Action: Cherie Kavanaugh made a motion to grant the variance for a reduction in off street parking limiting the business to a 45 person maximum at any one time. The motion was seconded by Peg Kennedy, with all in agreement.
09-29 7:50 p.m. Northeast Corner of
Nazareth Rd. and Kingston Rd, Parcel L8-4-2, Scheetz, Inc., 5700 Sixth Ave.,
Altoona Pa 16602, Scheetz, Inc is seeking an interpretation as to whether
signage above the entrances that are located on the Southern, Western, and
Northern sides of the proposed building are wall or freestanding signs. In the
event the signs are defined as wall signs the applicant is seeking variances
from sections 190-171, 190-184 A (3)(a) relating to the number of wall signs
facing a public street, and section 190-184A (4)(a) in regards to signage that
will not face a public street on the Northern portion of the building, and
signage that will face a residential use on the western portion of the
building. If the signs above the entrances on the Southern, Western, and
Northern sides of the building are defined as freestanding signs the applicant
is seeking a variance from section 190-184A (b) relating to the number and
maximum size allowed for freestanding signs on a property. Scheetz, Inc also is
requesting variances from sections 190-183 A to have a freestanding sign along
Witnesses: Michael Lacesa, Scheetz
Inc., Brian Soyka, Scheetz Inc., Daniel Cohen, Esquire, Carol-Lee Parr,
Action: Charlie Roseberry made a motion defining the signage located on the entrance canopies to the store on the Southern, Western, and Northern sides of the building as wall signs. The motion was seconded by Cherie Kavanaugh, with all in agreement. With the signage on the store entrance canopies being defined as wall signs, Charles Roseberry then made a motion to approve all of the wall signage depicted on exhibits A-1 and A-2 at the time of the hearing. The motion was seconded by Cherie Kavanaugh, with all in agreement. Charles Roseberry then made a motion to define the gas pump canopy signs as freestanding, and to deny the signage on Side ‘A’ and Side ‘B’ of the gas pump canopy depicted in exhibit A-3. This motion was seconded by Cherie Kavanaugh with all in agreement. Charles Roseberry’s final motion was to approve the freestanding sign depicted in exhibit A-4 at the time of the hearing, and to approve the Auto diesel sign in exhibit A-3 as a directional sign. This final motion was seconded by Cherie Kavanaugh, with all in agreement.
Having no further business to discuss, the hearing was adjourned at 10:50p.m.
James F. Raudenbush