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<br /> <br />WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MINUTES <br /> December 13, 2010 <br /> <br /> <br />The Washington Township Board of Zoning Appeals met in regular session on December 13, 2010 in the <br />Meeting Room of Washington Township Government Center. Members of the Board present were Mr. <br />Horine, Mr. Roberts, Mrs. Mulligan, Mr. Schwartz and Mr. McDaniel. Mrs. Fish was excused. Call to <br />order at 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Mr. Horine introduced Ms. Lightle for a brief introduction of new zoning staff. <br /> <br />Township Administrator, Jesse Lightle, introduced on behalf of the Trustees, representatives from <br />National Inspection Corporation. The Trustees approved a contract for their services on December 6, <br />2010. NIC will be providing staff liaison support to the Board of Zoning Appeals and ongoing <br />management inspection division. NIC provides services throughout Southwest Ohio <br />to many local government jurisdictions. NIC is based in Washington Township. Ms. Lightle added it is <br />always nice to use a company that is in our own community. <br /> <br />Ms. Lightle introduced NIC Co-Founder and President Andrew McKenzie and NIC Chief Building <br />Official John Bull. She provided a brief background on both. Mr. Bull will be seen more often at the <br />Development Services building and Mr. McKenzie will serve as back-up in that capacity. <br /> <br />Ms. Lightle noted that these gentlemen have vast experience and the township is very happy to have them <br />on board. This transition will be seamless for residents in the community. Both Andrew and John will see <br />cases through the application process and provide staff support to the Board. She thanked the Board and <br />the applicant for their time in hearing the brief introduction. <br /> <br />Mr. Horine explained the hearing format and voting procedure. <br />The Oath was administered by Mr. Horine. <br />Case #A-1623: Christopher Reeder, 1440 Haven Hill Drive <br />Request under Article 2, Section 3D, for a variance from Article 13, Section 16(H) of the Washington <br />Township Zoning Resolution to allow a six foot fence in the front yard at 1440 Haven Hill Drive on <br />property located in a residential (R-2) zoning district. <br /> <br />Zoning staff, Andrew McKenzie, presented the case. <br />Mr. McKenzie noted that this property is well known in the community The <br />proposed fence along Mad River Road will contain stone pillars with plank boards. There will also be a <br />service entrance with a two eight- foot gates. The existing wall and fencing on the subject property will be <br />removed and replaced with the proposed fence. <br />Mr. Horine asked about the height variations of the existing fencing along the property. Mr. McKenzie <br />advised that the applicant identified the existing fence as being six feet. The existing fence appears to be <br /> <br />