Town of Daniel
Board of Adjustments
June 6, 2006
Quorum: Chip Turner, Rob Armstrong, Chris Anderson, Renee Anderson, David Hartle
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Chip Turner
Introductions were made and the prayer was given by Rob Armstrong.
Bill and Pam Skinner Variance
Eric Bunker gave the Board a presentation on the Planning Staff
The Planning Board denied a building permit because the
Planned building violated Title 8.21.08(4) of the Town Of
Daniel Code. Their lot is on a corner and therefore has 2
Chip Turner explained to the Board that there are 5 criteria for granting
A variance. They are found in the packet that was each member
Distributed to each member. The Board has three options:
Approve the variance
Approve the variance with conditions
Deny the variance
Pam Skinner presented her case.
They wish to build a building to be used for storage. They decided
That it would work best for them in the “side yard” because of the
Location of the well and the fact that there is vinyl fencing and
Mature trees. They believe the building will tidy up the lot.
She had a picture of the proposed building – Cleary – that will
Match the house in color. She also presented a larger plat map
To show why they decided on the placement of the building.
She was asked if there was another place that did conform where the
Building could be located. She indicated that the location of the well and
The septic system posed problems and they wanted the building near
The house for convenience.
She indicated they bought the property two years ago as it sits. They
Have not designed any of the landscaping or pasture or
Pam indicated all the neighbors have been notified and none have
Eric Bunker explained the setbacks and how this structure would be in
Compliance with them.
Motion: To Deny because it is not an unreasonable hardship
(criteria #1) – Rob Armstrong
Pam was asked that if the overhang of the building was eliminated
And the building was pushed back, if that would be a solution.
She indicated that the overhang was added to the building for
Aesthetic value for the neighbors.
Darvin McGuire testified that he can’t understand why this is an
Issue. He thinks they should be able to build.
Mike Duggin, who is also a neighbor, testified he has no problem
With the location of the building.
Motion: to approve – Renee Anderson
She believe it causes a hardship
The special circumstance is a corner lot
The building will be essential to enjoy their property
The building will not have a negative impact
Chip Turner explained that the application for variance is denied if all
Five criteria are not met.
Motion: Approve with the condition that the building is moved back
Far enough so that it is not extend in front of the house
(facing Ranch Drive)
He believes there is no hardship
The special circumstances are the corner lot
The building would make the property more enjoyable
It meets the spirit of zoning.
Second: Renee Armstrong
The Board will meet on the first Tuesday of the month
Motion: To adopt meeting date
Second: Rob Armstrong
Motion: To adjourn – Chris Armstrong
Second: Dave Hartle