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Village Council - it's more than what meets the eye!


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Local government (Brooklyn Heights Village Ohio) votes down resident- business owners solution to her zoning issue by using the zoning status (residential zoning with agricultural use allowed) to halt economic growth and business on her agricultural land. By using the excuse that she can not park trucks on residential property (even though it is a farm with agricultural use allowed), the council can restrict trucks off of designated roads in Brooklyn Heights, thereby satisfying the many complaints they are getting for truck traffic in the village. Instead, see how Kim is presenting the problem, and the solution so as not to kill the economic opportunities that the trucks bring to her farm. Most of Ohio is pro-agriculture as it is our number 1 industry, but some small local governments don't want any part of agriculture as they sit around and "wait for the recovery" to come to their village! There is something wrong with this picture!

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Village Council - it's more than what meets the eye!

  1. 1. Temporary/specialuse permit<br />
  2. 2. What is it?<br />Who has it?<br />How can we Benefit?<br /><ul><li>New source of revenue
  3. 3. More progressive government
  4. 4. Better service by safety departments</li></li></ul><li>Examples:<br /><ul><li>Temporary Buildings
  5. 5. Temporary signage
  6. 6. Street Parties/fairs/carnivals
  7. 7. Sidewalk Sales/art show/craft show
  8. 8. Music Events/concerts
  9. 9. Car shows
  10. 10. Swap Meets
  11. 11. Street Parking
  12. 12. Wedding/receptions
  13. 13. Modular classrooms/offices
  14. 14. Xmas Tree Sales
  15. 15. Fruit Stands
  16. 16. Farm Events
  17. 17. Job Fair
  18. 18. ++++++++++++ on and on and on and on ++++++</li></li></ul><li>Possible Ordinance language:<br />Permits for temporary buildings, structures, and uses may be authorized by the Zoning Board of Appeals for periods not to exceed twenty-four (24) consecutive months in undeveloped areas of the City and twelve (12) consecutive months in developed areas of the City.  The Zoning Board of Appeals shall be the sole arbiter in decisions relating to which areas are undeveloped and which areas are developed. In emergency situations, the City Administrator shall be authorized to issue a temporary permit for a building, structure, or use until such time as a request is brought before the Zoning Board of Appeals for decision.<br />
  19. 19. Excerpt from the Orange Municipal Code, Title 17, Chapter 17.10Purpose and Intent. The City recognizes that certain types of land use, due to the nature of the use, require special individual review. The intent of this section is to accommodate reasonable requests for interim, temporary or seasonal uses within any zoning district, when such activities are desirable for the community in the short term but would have detrimental effects if allowed to continue on a permanent basis. Temporary uses allowed under this section shall be sensitive to the health, safety and general welfare of persons residing and working in the community and shall be conducted so as not to cause any long term detrimental effects on surrounding properties and the community. The issuance of a temporary use permit does not confer any land use entitlement or property right to the holder of the permit. This permit is revocable with or without cause upon thirty (30) days written notice to the permit holder, unless violations of public health, safety or welfare are occurring, in which case the permit will be immediately revocable.<br />When a permit for a temporary building, structure, or use has been granted and the same building, structure, or use is requested for a second time, the Zoning Board of Appeals may grant the permit for up to five (5) consecutive years as long as the conditions of the permit do not change.<br />
  20. 20. Possible Proceedure:<br />Resident or business owner shall fill out the application for the temporary Permit.<br />Application shall be reviewed by the Council? Or Zoning Board or appeals? And a public hearing MAY be necessary.<br />Applicant may be notified to appear in person before the governing board to present the project/application. <br />The board can approve, deny or ask for clarifications on the permit. The board can also add stipulations or concerns while addressing the applicant. <br />The permit shall be signed by the board, and the mayor.<br />The applicant shall pay the stated permit fee (each MAY be different)<br />A copy of the signed permit shall be mailed to the applicant. <br />If the permit is allowed, the correct safety forces, and/or city departments shall be notified. <br />
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  23. 23. How we got to where we are now… history of the use and tax structure at 4933 Schaaf Lane.<br /><ul><li>3rd Generation Family farm. One of the longest continual businesses in the Village. Owner is also a private resident of the village for 50 years.
  24. 24. 12 acre parcel was classified as “light industrial” zoning until the Master Plan came along, and with it the land was re-zoned to Residential with Agricultural Use allowed.
  25. 25. Devaluation of the property meant seeking ways to “recoup” losses. Started using the “CAUV” program at this point. </li></li></ul><li>
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  28. 28. This property is not part of the “north of Schaaf Road” issue….. because<br /><ul><li>My address is Schaaf Lane.
  29. 29. Entry and exit are ONLY on Schaaf Lane.
  30. 30. Perimeter parcels do not boarder Schaaf Rd. either.</li></ul>Their addresses are on Schaaf Road.<br />Entry and Exit IS ONLY on Schaaf Road.<br />Perimeter parcels do boarder Schaaf Rd.<br />Summary: My parcel is unique. Remember… this permit is for the unique situations that arise. Unique scenarios. Temporary basis…<br />
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  45. 45. EPA inspection Fall 2010<br /><ul><li>A complaint was filed by Andy Pech, Village of Brooklyn Heights.
  46. 46. Inspection was made by 2 EPA inspectors.
  47. 47. Looking for environmental spills of any sort.
  48. 48. No violations found.
  49. 49. QUOTE “this is the cleanest site we have ever been asked to inspect” </li></li></ul><li>Benefits of this permit<br />For Brooklyn Heights, Kim Rassi and all the truck owners.<br /><ul><li>Brooklyn Hts. Gets $$$$ to permit this use.
  50. 50. Kim gets $$ for rent of parking spaces.
  51. 51. Truck owners get to stay put, saving them time and $$.</li></ul>Places that Overcome challenges with progressive government is where people want to live and be associated with. <br />Issues that are relevant for today make a difference to this economic recovery… every job and dollar counts!<br />
  52. 52. Larry Yurko<br />Charles Thomas aka Cookie<br />Theron Parker<br />Chris Bosak<br />Bob Bonelli<br />Billy Rak<br />Don Golob<br />Todd Golob<br />Ed Riley<br />Al Holmes<br />Mark Hayes<br />Herb Perkins<br />Ramone Latham<br />David Reuse<br />Robert Smith<br />John Nutter<br />
  53. 53. Thank you for allowing me to present this to you!<br />