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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 />August 19, 2014 – 7:00 p.m. <br /> <br />Vice Chair Demery Bishop called the August 19, 2014, Tybee Island Planning Commission meeting to order. <br />Commissioners present were David McNaughton, John Major, and Julie Livingston. Also present was City Manager <br />Diane Schleicher. <br /> <br />Mr. Bishop – The first order of business is the minutes of the July 15, 2014, meeting. Do I have any discussion? [There <br />was none.] Do I have a motion? [Julie Livingston made a motion to approve as written; John Major seconded.] All those <br />in favor please signify. [The vote was unanimous.] <br /> <br />Mr. Bishop – Do we have any recusals or disclosures? Mr. Major disclosed that his home is directly across the marsh <br />from the Burton 4-H Camp. <br /> <br />Map Amendment & Text Amendment – Michael Hosti – 1109 Lovell Avenue <br />Ms. Otto – This originally had been given to you as a Variance. It came to my attention late last week after the City <br />Council consideration of an appeal that a Variance is not allowed for use. The correct request is for a Map Amendment <br />and Text Amendment and you received revised packets reflecting that. The applicant owns a vacant lot at 1109 Lovell <br />Avenue and it is zoned R-2. The Tybee Market adjacent to it is zoned N-G, or Neighborhood Grocery Store District. The <br />vacant lot has been used for trailers that contain merchandise related to the business. There is also a dumpster on the <br />property. When this came to the City’s attention the enforcement actions were followed. Mr. Hosti’s position is to <br />continue to use that lot and obtain some type of consideration from the City in order to do so. As the City Attorney and <br />I have discussed, there are three potential outcomes. One would be that the request to rezone the R-2 lot to N-G would <br />allow the commercial activity to continue on the vacant lot. A second scenario would be if you, and ultimately City <br />Council, determined that staff has erroneously applied the R-2 regulations to this situation and what is occurring there is <br />allowed than he could continue its use. The third outcome would be that the requested Map Amendment does not <br />pass, the staff has found to have correctly identified the use that is occurring as being in violation of the R-2 zoning and <br />Mr. Hosti would need to cease his activities on that lot that are commercially connected to his business. <br /> <br />Mr. McNaughton – I want to be certain that we have had the proper advertising period before we consider this item. <br /> <br />Ms. Otto – I appreciate that question. The previous posting at the property of a Variance request has been amended to <br />a Map and Text Amendment. The posted agenda for this meeting on the City’s website and the City Hall bulletin board <br />have been corrected as well. We are currently advertised correctly to conduct this hearing. <br /> <br />Mr. Bishop – Other questions for Dianne? [There were none.] Mr. Hosti, step forward and make your request. <br /> <br />Mr. Hosti – I’m Mike Hosti and I live at 1101 Jones. My business operates as Tybee Market IGA, Inc., at 1111 Butler <br />Avenue. The lot in question is 1109 Lovell Avenue which is directly behind my business. The use of the lot has been, for <br />a number of years, storage for dry goods like paper products, paper towels, coolers in the summertime because they are <br />