Board of Adjustment Minutes

May 2, 2011



Minutes - Woodbury County Board of Adjustment Meeting 

May 2nd, 2011


The meeting convened on the 2nd of May, 2011 at 10 AM in the Board of Supervisors Meeting Room in the Court House, Sioux City, Iowa.  Present were the following Board members: Brian Crichton, JoAnn Sadler, David Scholten, and Russell Walker; Corey Meister had an excused absence.  Zoning Director John Pylelo was also in attendance. Edward Forst was present from the public. 


Chairman Brian Crichton called the meeting to order at 10 AM.


The first agenda item was Elections of 2011 Chairman and Vice-Chairman. 

The Board voted and selected Mr. Brian Crichton 2011 Board of Adjustment Chairman; 4-0.  

The Board voted and selected Mr. Corey Meister for 2011 Board of Adjustment Vice-Chairman; 3-1.


The second agenda item approval of the September 7th, 2010 meeting minutes.

Mr. Scholten made a motion to approve the minutes as written.  Mr. Walker seconded the motion; motion carried 4-0.


Mr. Pylelo requested some time to discuss future meeting times.  Regarding meeting during daytime hours; 

Mr. Crichton said his employment workload could impact his ability to consistently make day meetings.

Mr. Scholten said he could make daytime meetings but would prefer not to.

Mr. Walker abstained from comment.

Ms. Sadler said day meetings would mean she would not be able to accept substitute teaching assignments for the day.

Mr. Meister advised Mr. Pylelo his statement regarding not being available for day meetings still stood.

(It is also noted at least one board member received a parking ticket for this meeting.)


The third agenda item was a Public Hearing and Consideration of a Variance for Edward W. and Pearl C. Forst;  GIS Parcel #8846 21 100 001.

Ed Forst addressed the BA requesting a continuation of the public hearing stating his mother was on the west coast unable to travel due to illness and would like to attend.  Staff was consulted and recommended continuation of the public hearing.

Mr. Crichton made a motion to continue public hearing and reconvene at 6:00 PM June 6th, 2011 in Board of Supervisors Meeting Room Woodbury County Courthouse.  Ms. Sadler seconded the motion; motion carried 3-0


Mr. Walker made a motion to close the public hearing.  Mr. Scholten seconded the motion; motion carried 3-0.


The next item was any Citizen wishing to be heard by the Board.

There were no citizens wishing to be heard by the Board.


The next item was Planning and Zoning Office updates.

Mr. Pylelo updated the board of status of adoption of the new Digital Flood Insurance Rate Mapping (DFIRM) for the County.

Pylelo also updated the board of a possible fee schedule study by the Zoning Commission.


Mr. Walker made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Mr. Scholten.  Motion carried 4-0. 

Meeting adjourned 11:05 AM.