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<br />1 <br /> <br />PLANNING COMMISSION CITY MANAGER <br />Demery Bishop, Vice Chair Diane Schleicher <br />Ron Bossick <br />Marianne Bramble PLANNING & ZONING MANAGER <br />Julie Livingston Dianne Otto, CFM <br />John Major <br />Tyler Marion, Chair CITY ATTORNEY <br />David McNaughton Edward M. Hughes <br /> <br /> <br />MINUTES <br />Planning Commission Meeting <br />June 17, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br /> <br />Chair Tyler Marion called the June 17, 2014, Tybee Island Planning Commission meeting to order. Commissioners <br />present were Marianne Bramble, David McNaughton, John Major, Tyler Marion, Demery Bishop, and Julie Livingston. <br />Also present was John Eric Schleicher, an intern in the Planning and Zoning Department for the summer. <br /> <br />Mr. Marion – The first order of business is the minutes of the May 20, 2014, meeting. Do I have any discussion? [There <br />was none.] Do I have a motion? [Mr. Bishop made a motion to approve as written; Mr. Major seconded.] All those in <br />favor please signify. [The vote was unanimous.] <br /> <br />Mr. Marion – Do we have any recusals or disclosures? Julie Livingston recused on Dixie Pedaler, LLC, Site Plan Approval. <br /> <br />Variance – Marine Science Center – 1510 Strand <br />Ms. Otto – This is a Variance request for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center located at 1510 Strand. This is zoned C- <br />1 and is in the South End Overlay. The applicant is requesting banners in addition to those allowed by the current <br />ordinance for signage and banners. In your packet is a diagram for each of the three sides of the building. The south <br />wall currently has what is labeled ‘A’ installed and is code compliant; another one proposed for that would add another <br />10-foot by 5-foot banner labeled ‘B’. The north wall currently has what is labeled ‘C’ installed and properly done under <br />the ordinance; what are proposed are the additional ‘D’ and ‘E’ banners. This is the front of the building [referring to <br />PowerPoint] where item ‘L’ is installed and there are several other banners being proposed for that wall. As stated in <br />the staff report there was a recent sweep of the island regarding improper banners. As it is not uncommon, one <br />business provided names of others when he was asked to bring his into compliance and Marine Science Center was one <br />of those listed. We did meet with the Executive Director who is here this evening to represent this request. The site <br />came into compliance other than those three that are listed as already being at the building. Since that time she <br />approached the City to request a Variance to reinstall what had been removed. <br /> <br />Mr. McNaughton – What would have been permitted if a generous interpretation had not been granted? <br /> <br />Ms. Otto – If a generous interpretation not been granted, each building is entitled to one wall mounted sign. <br /> <br />Mr. McNaughton – This is considered a multiple building? <br /> <br />Ms. Otto – It was considered because of the way it pokes out from where it is. It doesn’t have buildings adjacent on the <br />north or south sides. A building on a corner is normally allowed a wall mounted sign on each side that faces a street. If <br />you were heading south through the parking lot, you could see what is the north wall as you come down the Strand <br />through the parking lot. When you take a jog around the front of the building then you are back to the side of the <br />building as you proceed on to the south. There is vehicle traffic on all three sides and of course this is a high pedestrian <br />area as well. <br />