Board of Adjustment - February 27, 2018 Minutes
The Regular Meeting of the Board of Adjustment of the City of Fargo, North Dakota, was held in the City Commission Room at City Hall at 9:00 o’clock a.m., Tuesday, February 27, 2018.
The Members present or absent were as follows:
Present: Deb Wendel-Daub, Russell Ford-Dunker, Mark Lundberg, Matthew Boreen, Mike Mitchell
Absent: Michael Love
Also present: Jodi Bertrand, Bruce Taralson
Vice Chair Wendel-Daub called the meeting to order.
Item 1a: Approval of Minutes: Regular Meeting of September 26, 2017
Member Mitchell moved the minutes of the September 26, 2017 Board of Adjustment meeting be approved. Second by Member Boreen. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 1b: Approve Order of Agenda
Member Boreen moved the Order of Agenda be approved as presented. Second by Member Lundberg. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Vice Chair Wendel-Daub noted that the Item 2 heading on the Agenda should read as New Business instead of Old Business.
Item 2: New Business
a) Variance Request – 3600 39th Avenue South: APPROVED WITH CONDITION
Request for a variance of Article 21-06 of the Municipal Code. The requested variance is to allow for the construction of a building at an existing manufacturing facility at a lower elevation than would otherwise be required by the City’s Floodproofing Code.
Planning Coordinator Aaron Nelson presented the staff report and an overview of the request. Mr. Nelson reviewed the Floodproofing Code Standards and stated that the review considerations have been satisfied and staff is recommending approval.
Applicant representative Brian Pattengale, Houston Engineering, spoke on behalf of the requested variance.
Stormwater Engineer Jody Bertrand spoke on behalf of the Engineering Department.
Member Ford-Dunker moved the findings of staff be accepted and the variance be approved as requested on the basis that the review considerations of Section 21-0603 have been satisfied with the condition that the applicant sign and submit a waiver of liability against the City. Second by Member Mitchell. Upon call of the roll Members Mitchell, Ford-Dunker, Lundberg, Boreen, and Wendel-Daub voted aye and the motion was declared carried.
Item 3: Other Business
a) 2018 Meeting Dates
Mr. Nelson presented the calendar included in the packet.
Item 4: Adjournment
Member Boreen moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:16 a.m. Second by Member Lundberg. All Members present voted aye and the motion was declared carried.