Chairman Rich Kummerer called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM and directed the City Clerk to call the roll. On roll call David Murphy, Brad Housenga, Rich Kummerer, Josh Proud and Linda North. Jason Brewer was absent. Also present Dale Sikkema.
The pledge of allegiance was recited.
No comments from the public.
Chairman Kummerer asked for approval of last meetings minutes dated May 23, 2019. David Murphy motioned, seconded by Linda North to approve the May 23, 2019 meeting minutes. Roll call vote (5 yes, 1 absent).
Review proposed ordinance changes for Chapter 155 Fences. Brad Housenga suggested removing section I because chain link fences only come in a few colors and would be neutral or dark in color. Believe if citizens read this they will be confused as we are. Josh Proud do not think galvanized is bad, as we discovered it is not reflective, personally does not like fences. David Murphy motioned, seconded by Brad Housenga to remove section I from the fence ordinance. Roll call vote (5 yes, 1 absent). David Murphy believes section L is a good rule to have, current fences would be grandfathered. Brad Housenga would like to change section M to read, “The fence should not extend beyond the front of the principal building.” City of Fulton residents still can appeal the ordinance and get a variance if approved by the Zoning Board of Appeals and City Council. Section O remove last two lines from ordinance stating, “All fences be constructed of a non-reflective material. May be constructed of a dark or neutral color.” After research by Zoning Officer Sikkema galvanized fence is not reflective, all chairman present agree and do not see the need to keep the two sentences in the ordinance. David Murphy motioned, seconded by Brad Housenga to approve Chapter 155 Fence ordinance with the changes listed above. Roll call vote (5 yes, 1 absent).
Review proposed ordinance for R/V, personal trailers and boat trailer. David Murphy would like to see a time limit for grass parking in front of someone’s home in Section A. Makes sense to use 72 hours to coincide with road parking and give our law enforcement a number to use if someone would call about the ordinance policy. Brad Housenga believes section B is a good rule to have, can think of a time when a camper was parked on the sidewalk near the school forcing children into the road. Zoning Officer Sikkema pointed out section F has been suggested by the state. David Murphy motioned, seconded by Linda North to approve the ordinance for R/V, personal trailers and boat trailers with the changes listed above. Roll call vote (5 yes, 1 absent).
David Murphy motioned, seconded by Brad Housenga to send both revised ordinances Chapter 155 Fences and Outdoor storage and parking of R/V’s, trailer and boats to the City Council for approval. Roll call vote (5 yes, 1 absent).
With no further discussion David Murphy motioned, seconded by Brad Housenga to adjourn. With voice agreement the zoning board of appeals adjourned at 7:19 PM.
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