PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ZONING DEPARTMENT. Board of Adjustments

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1 1. Called to Order 2. Roll Call of Members 3. Public Comments 4. Acceptance of the Minutes (A) PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ZONING DEPARTMENT Board of Adjustments July 26, :00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, Council Meeting Room Gonzales, Louisiana AGENDA Acceptance of the Minutes of the June 28, 2016 Meeting 5. Acceptance of the Written Decisions (A) Acceptance of the Written Decisions of the June 28, 2016 Meeting 6. Public Hearing to consider the following Variances: (A) 7. Old Business 8. New Business 9. Adjourn Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 25 and 26 Duplessis Place for Dempsey Pendarvis Located on the east side of Pamela Road approximately 100' north of Alice Road Drive to request a variance of the Ascension Parish Development Code, Section 17-Site Requirement (F) Purpose and Intent: Setback and Yard Requirements.

2 Description: Acceptance of the Minutes of the June 28, 2016 Meeting ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Minutes of the June 28, 2016 Meeting 7/20/2016 Cover Memo

3 The minutes are taken from the meeting to represent items addressed and actions taken by this board. All meetings are recorded with video and audio for our records. In the event these minutes are ever in question or controversy, the audio / video archive shall be used to determine the actual item or action taken by individuals present at this meeting. PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ZONING DEPARTMENT MINUTES BOARD OF ADJUSTMENTS June 28, 2016 The Board of Adjustment of the Parish of Ascension held a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex Council Meeting Room 2nd Floor, 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, Louisiana for the following: 1. Meeting called to order by Chairman. The Vice Chairman called the meeting to order. 2. Roll call of members. The following members were present: Devin Graham, Steven Joffrion, Branden Bennett and Edward Krass III Absent: Willie Robinson and Brad Walker 3. Public Comment Period No one from the public spoke during public comment period. 4. Acceptance of the Minutes of the May 24, 2016 meeting. Commission Action: Mr. Steven Joffrion, seconded by Mr. Edward Krass III, made a motion to accept the Minutes of the May 24, 2016 meeting. A Yea and Nay vote was called and resulted as follows: Yeas: Branden Bennett, Edward Krass III and Steven Joffrion Nays: None Abstained: None Absent: Willie Robinson The Vice Chairman did not vote. 3 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent and the motion carried. 5. Acceptance of the Written Decisions of the May 24, 2016 meeting. Commission Action: Mr. Steven Joffrion, seconded by Mr. Edward Krass III, made a motion to accept the Written Decisions of the May 24, 2016 meeting. A Yea and Nay vote was called and resulted as follows: Yeas: Branden Bennett, Edward Krass III and Steven Joffrion Nays: None Abstained: None Absent: Willie Robinson and Brad Walker The Vice Chairman did not vote. 3 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent and the motion carried. 6. Public Hearing to Consider the Following Variances: A) Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 2-A-2 for Margaret J. Talbot Located on the south side of Perkins Road approximately 2500' west of Airline Highway to request a variance of the Ascension Parish Development Code, Section Site Requirement (E) Purpose and Intent: Lot and Lot Frontage Ms. Margaret Talbot, property owner, presented the variance request to created a lot within ninety feet of frontage (PC 3589), but the 90 feet was not recorded in the sale. The applicant is requesting to create a lot with forty (40) feet of frontage. The variance being requested is fifty (50) feet. Commission Action: Mr. Edward Krass III, seconded by Mr. Branden Bennett, made a motion to accept the variance request to reduce the minimum lot frontage (feet) in a Medium Intensity Residential (RM) district. The variance granted is fifty (50) feet.

4 Page 2 Board of Adjustments A Yea and Nay vote was called and resulted as follows: Yeas: Branden Bennett, Edward Krass III and Steven Joffrion Nays: None Abstained: None Absent: Willie Robinson and Brad Walker The Vice Chairman did not vote. 3 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent and the motion carried. B) Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 3 The Settlement at Lakeside for Ruckle L. Gautreau, Jr Located on the north side of Clearwater Avenue approximately 40' east of East Lakefront Drive to request a variance of the Ascension Parish Development Code, Section Site Requirement (F) Purpose and Intent: Setback and Yard Requirements Mr. Ruckle Gautreau, property owner, presented the variance request to construct an outdoor kitchen 10 feet from the rear property line. There is existing 15 feet servitude along the rear property line. The Board of Adjustments can t grant variances to encroach into a servitude. The applicant has been advised and is requesting a variance of a 15' from rear property line. The variance being requested is ten (10) feet. Commission Action: Mr. Steven Joffrion, seconded by Mrs. Edward Krass III, made a motion to accept the variance request to reduce the minimum rear setback (feet) from property line. The variance granted is five (5) feet. A Yea and Nay vote was called and resulted as follows: Yeas: Branden Bennett, Edward Krass III and Steven Joffrion Nays: None Abstained: None Absent: Willie Robinson and Brad Walker The Vice Chairman did not vote. 3 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent and the motion carried. C) Zoning Review ID PZ Lot Cambre Place for Carolyn Christy Located on the south side of Redbud Road approximately 75' of Tulip Road to request a variance of the Ascension Parish Development Code, Section Site Requirement (F) Purpose and Intent: Setback and Yard Requirements. Mr. James Moore, applicant, presented the variance request to reduce the minimum rear and front setback (feet) from property line on Lots The applicant is requesting to place four (4) mobile homes (16'x72') on four (4) existing lots (50'x80') three (3) feet from the front property line and five (5) feet from the rear property line. The variance being requested are twenty-two (22) feet from the front and fifteen (15) feet from rear property lines for each lot. Commission Action: Mr. Steven Joffrion, seconded by Mr. Branden Bennett, made a motion to accept the variance request to reduce the minimum rear and front setback (feet) from property line on Lots The variances granted are twenty-two (22) feet from the front and fifteen (15) feet from rear property lines for each lot. A Yea and Nay vote was called and resulted as follows: Yeas: Branden Bennett, Edward Krass III and Steven Joffrion Nays: None Abstained: None Absent: Willie Robinson and Brad Walker The Vice Chairman did not vote. 3 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent and the motion carried. D) Zoning Review ID PZ Tract 6 for Edward Robicheaux Located on the east side of LA Highway 308 South approximately 1400' south of Cotton Drive to request to request variances of the Ascension Parish Development Code, Section Secondary Residences Mr. Edward Robichaux, property owner, presented the variance request to allow a secondary family dwelling that is not considered an immediate family member.

5 Page 3 Board of Adjustments The applicant constructed a mother-in-law suite to his home in 2006 for his child to reside. The mother-in-law suite has a separate entrance, kitchen and its own electrical meter. The mother-in-law suite is considered a secondary family residence. The applicant is currently renting the mother-in-law suite. The person (s) residing in the mother-in-law suite is not an immediate family member. Mr. James Russo, adjacent property owner, spoke against the variance request during public comment period. Commission Action: Mr. Branden Bennett, seconded by Mr. Edward Krass III, made a motion to deny the variance request to allow a secondary family residence that is not considered an immediate family member. A Yea and Nay vote was called and resulted as follows: Yeas: Branden Bennett, Edward Krass III and Steven Joffrion Nays: None Abstained: None Absent: Willie Robinson and Brad Walker The Vice Chairman did not vote. 3 Yeas, 0 Nays, 2 Absent and the motion carried. 7. Old Business 8. New Business Mr. Branden Bennett and Mr. Edward Krass II completed their Act 859 mandatory four hour training Mr. Jerome Fournier, the new director of Planning and Development, was introduced to the board. 9. Adjourn Commission Action: Mr. Branden Bennett, seconded by Mr. Steven Joffrion, made a motion to adjourn the June 28, 2016 Board of Adjustments meeting. Brad Walker, Chairman Date Signed

6 Description: Acceptance of the Written Decisions of the June 28, 2016 Meeting ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Written Decisions of the June 28, 2016 Meeting 7/20/2016 Cover Memo

7 PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Ascension Parish Board of Adjustments Decision June 28, 2016 Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 2-A-2 for Margaret J. Talbot 1. Location: Located on the south side of Perkins Road approximately 2500' west of Airline Highway (Lot 2-A-2) 2. Land Use Category: Single Family 3. Zoning District: Medium Intensity Residential (RM) 4. Requested Variance: To reduce the minimum lot frontage (feet) in a Medium Intensity Residential (RM) district. The minimum lot frontage in a Medium Intensity Residential (RM) district is ninety (90) feet. The applicant created a lot within ninety feet of frontage (PC 3589), but the 90 feet was not recorded in the sale. The applicant is requesting to create a lot with forty (40) feet of frontage. The variance being requested is fifty (50) feet. Commission Action: Mr. Edward Krass III, seconded by Mr. Branden Bennett, made a motion to accept the variance request to reduce the minimum lot frontage (feet) in a Medium Intensity Residential (RM) district. The variance granted is fifty (50) feet. Brad Walker Chairman

8 PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Ascension Parish Board of Adjustments Decision June 28, 2016 Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 3 The Settlement at Lakeside for Ruckle L. Gautreau, Jr 1. Location: Located on the north side of Clearwater Avenue approximately 40' east of East Lakefront Drive 2. Land Use Category: Single Family 3. Zoning District: Medium Intensity Residential (RM) 4. Requested Variance: To reduce the minimum rear setback (feet) from property line. The minimum rear setback (feet) from property line is twenty (20). The applicant is requesting to construct an outdoor kitchen 10 feet from the rear property line. There is an existing 15 feet servitude along the rear property line. The Board of Adjustments can t grant variances to encroach into a servitude. The applicant has been advised and is requesting a variance of a 15' from rear property line. The variance being requested is five (5) feet. Commission Action: Mr. Steven Joffrion, seconded by Mrs. Edward Krass III, made a motion to accept the variance request to reduce the minimum rear setback (feet) from property line. The variance granted is five (5) feet. Brad Walker Chairman

9 PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Ascension Parish Board of Adjustments Decision June 28, 2016 Zoning Review ID PZ Lot Cambre Place for Carolyn Christy 1. Location: Located on the south side of Redbud Road approximately 75' east of Tulip Road (Lot Cambre Place) 2. Land Use Category: Single Family 3. Zoning District: Medium Intensity Residential (RM) 4. Requested Variances: To reduce the minimum rear and front setback (feet) from property line. The minimum front setback is twenty-five (25) feet and the minimum rear setback is twenty (20 feet). The applicant is requesting to place four (4) mobile homes (16'x72') on four (4) existing lots (50'x80') three (3) feet from the front property line and five (5) feet from the rear property line. The variance being requested are twenty-two (22) feet from the front and fifteen (15) feet from rear property lines for each lot. Commission Action: Mr. Steven Joffrion, seconded by Mr. Branden Bennett, made a motion to accept the variance request to reduce the minimum rear and front setback (feet) from property line on Lots The variances granted are twenty-two (22) feet from the front and fifteen (15) feet from rear property lines for each lot. Brad Walker Chairman

10 PARISH OF ASCENSION OFFICE OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT Ascension Parish Board of Adjustments Decision June 28, 2016 Zoning Review ID PZ Tract 6 for Edward Robicheaux 1. Location: Located on the east side of LA Highway 308 South approximately 1400' south of Cotton Drive (Tract 6) 2. Land Use Category: Single Family 3. Zoning District: Rural (R) 4. Requested Variances: To allow a secondary family dwelling that is not considered an immediate family member. The applicant constructed a mother-in-law suite to his home in 2006 for his child to reside. The mother-in-law suite has a separate entrance, kitchen and its own electrical meter. The mother-in-law suite is considered a secondary family residence. The LDC states: Section Secondary Family Residence Secondary single family residences may be located on a single lot for immediate family members of the owners. Immediate family members shall include the children, grandchildren, parents, and grandparents of the owner. Such secondary occupancy shall not, however, exceed any density contemplated in a land use district, with the exception of conservation districts where the density requirement shall be one secondary single family residence per one-half acre. This relaxed density requirement in conservation districts shall only be allowed for secondary single family residences as authorized by this provision. This provision, however, does not repeal any provision of the Ascension Parish Regulations relating to family partitions. The applicant is currently renting the mother-in-law suite, The person (s) residing in the mother-in-law suite is not an immediate family member. Commission Action: Mr. Branden Bennett, seconded by Mr. Edward Krass III, made a motion to deny the variance request to allow a secondary family residence that is not considered an immediate family member. Brad Walker Chairman

11 Description: Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 25 and 26 Duplessis Place for Dempsey Pendarvis Located on the east side of Pamela Road approximately 100' north of Alice Road Drive to request a variance of the Ascension Parish Development Code, Section 17-Site Requirement (F) Purpose and Intent: Setback and Yard Requirements. ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type Zoning Review ID PZ Lot 25 and 26 Duplessis Place for Dempsey Pendarvis 7/19/2016 Cover Memo

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