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<br /> <br />WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MINUTES <br /> June 24, 2013 <br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Zoning Appeals met in regular session on June 24, 2013 in <br />the Meeting Room of Washington Township Government Center. Members of the Board present <br />were Mr. McDaniel, Mr. Horine, Mr. Roberts, Mrs. Mulligan and Mr. Schwartz. Call to order at <br />7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Pledge Allegiance. <br /> <br />Mr. Schwartz has recused himself from this case due to conflict of interest. <br /> <br />Mr. McDaniel, Vice-Chairman, explained the hearing format and voting procedure. <br />The Oath was administered by Mr. McDaniel to all persons planning to testify. <br />Case # A-1670 Frank and Billie Sanders request for variance for fence height located at <br />9139 Sugarbrook Court <br /> <br />Zoning Manager, Ryan Lee, presented the case. <br /> <br />The applicant is requesting a variance for a taller fence than what would be permitted within the <br />rear yard of the above referenced property. A fence is permitted a maximum height of six (6) <br />feet within the rear yard. The applicant is proposing a 7’ tall fence along the rear property line of <br />the lot. <br />The applicant is requesting this variance as a result of changing topography at the rear lot line as <br />well as to provide increased screening from neighboring lots. The applicants’ rear yard has a <br />slight slope which rises away from the rear patio area and degrades in height toward the rear lot <br />line. The applicant’s current privacy fence is setback a few feet into the property, but plans to <br />extend a new, replacement fence along the rear property line which will give a lower profile than <br />what is entertained today. An aerial image with topography lines was presented. <br />The applicant has also indicated to staff that the activities within the rear yards of the abutting <br />residential duplex development is negatively impacting the enjoyment of their rear yard. <br />Pictures have been provided as part of the application for your review. The applicant is <br />requesting this variance to further screen the activity associated with the denser residential use. <br />Staff recommends approval of the variance as requested. <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />