DEFIANCE TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
Tuesday, February 26th,
500 Court Street – County Commissioners 2nd floor Conference Room
Meeting was called
to order by Mr. Lynn Keller,
Chairman of the Defiance Township Zoning Bd of Appeals.
Mr. Keller asked the clerk to call the
The Clerk then
called the roll for attendance. Board of
Appeals members present were: Lynn Keller -
Chaiman, Bruce Hahn, Thomas Rosendale, Larry
Plummer & alternate Robert Williamson. With
four of five members and an alternate answering present a quorum was declared.
representatives present were: Mr.
James Schlegel – Township Zoning Inspector, Mr. Dan Peck,
Mr. Richard Ankney & Mr. Charles Bakle – Township Trustees.
were: Ruth Ann Schofield 15968 Campbell Rd,
Robert McLimans of Clear Channel Radio – 2110 Radio Drive,
& JoEllen Houck of 8 Deville Drive, Defiance,
Chairman Keller then
read item 1 of the agenda:
request for a “variance”
to the Township’s set back requirements. The
applicant proposes to construct an addition to the existing business which will in part
encroach upon the set back limits per the Township’s Zoning Codes. This property fronts Radio Drive in Defiance Township,
Defiance, County, Defiance, Ohio
43512. The parcel on which the
building is located is approximately four acres more or less and is part of section 27 –
Town Four (4) North, Range Four (4) East, a part of the Westwood Addition of
the City of Defiance, Defiance
Township, Defiance County, Ohio. The parcel
ID is B110027000600.
Mr. Keller noted that a packet of
information which contained a copy of the application for the “12’ variance”,
and data on the proposed project supplied by Defiance County Soil & Water had
been provided by the clerk to all Zoning Bd Appeals members.
Mr. Keller then asked for Mr. McLimans
to describe the need for the “variance”.
Mr. McLimans was recognized and said
he was representing Clear Channel radio. They
propose to expand their current building on Radio drive in order to place the offices of
the three radio stations in Defiance owned by Clear Channel in one structure.
In order to extend the building their design proposal would maintain the
structure’s current façade. This would
maintain the aesthetics of the building. Without
the variance the expansion would need to have a recessed 90 degree wall jutting away from
the street (Radio Drive This would present a
less then appealing structure to the public passing by.
Mr. Schlegel was recognized and stated
he found no issues with the variance. The
“variance” was for 12’. He also
noted that the variance would apply to a very small corner of the parking lot to the east
of the building (several feet).
Mr. Keller asked if any of the Appeals
Board members had any concerns or issues with the proposed “variance”.
All agreed that the project would enhance the area.
There were no stated objections.
Keller then asked if there were any other concerns or questions.
There were none.
requested a motion for the approval/disapproval of the request.
Plummer moved to approve the requested “variance” of 12’ for this project.
Mr. Rosendale seconded.
called the roll.
Thomas Rosendale yea
The vote being five
yea’s and no nea’s - the motion to approve the “12’ variance request” was
The Chair asked if
there was any other business to come before the Board.
There being no
further business to come before the Board of Appeals Mr.
Keller requested a motion to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting adjourned.