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Tuesday, January 7, 2003 – 7:30 p.m.
Council Chambers – Novi Civic Center – 45175 W. Ten Mile Rd.

Roll call Members Bauer, Brennan, Gray, Gronachan, Sanghvi and Reinke

Rules of Conduct:

  1. Each person desiring to address the Board shall state his / her name and address.
  2. Individual persons shall be allowed five (5) minutes to address the Board, an extension of time may be granted at the discretion of the Chairperson.
  3. There shall be no questioning by the audience of the persons addressing the Board; However, the Board members may question that person with recognition of the Chairperson.
  4. No person shall be allowed to address the Board more than once unless permission is granted by the Chairperson.
  5. One spokesperson for a group attending shall be allowed ten (10) minutes to address the Board.

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Minutes – December 3, 2002

Public Remarks

1) Case No. 02-107 filed by Steve McCann representing Sun Glo at 22960 Venture Drive

Steve McCann is requesting a 5.09 foot side yard parking setback variance on the south side for the construction of Venture Drive Spec Building "B" parking lot (user is Sun Glo). The applicant is proposing additional parking between the south building elevation and the south property line. The Zoning District is I-1.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Article 24, Section 2400, "Schedule of Regulations" requires a minimum side yard parking setback of ten (10) feet in an I-1 Zoning District.

Required side yard parking setback (south side): 10 feet

Proposed: 4.91 feet

Variance: 5.09 feet

2) Case No. 02-108 filed by Rock Marasco representing Progressive Tool & Industries at 44000 Grand River

Rock Marasco of MLS Signs representing Progressive Tool & Industries is requesting a sign variance to allow an existing sign that was erected without a permit to remain. The Zoning Board of Appeals granted a variance on October 27, 1987 for the signage and kept it under their continuing jurisdiction (Case #1504). The approved sign was limited to six feet by five feet and eleven feet in height.

The applicant is requesting permission to allow the existing sign to remain as forty two (42) square feet and eleven feet, six inches in height.

3) Case No. 02-109 filed by Tom Welch of Hershey’s Shoes Too at 47750 Grand River (Westmarket Square)

Tom Welch of Hershey’s Shoes Too is requesting permission to allow two (2) illuminated signs in the window at 47750 Grand River in the Westmarket Square development. The verbiage of the signs are "Stride Rite" and "SAS – America’s Favorite Comfort Shoes."

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-8(14)(b) states:

"Business signs displayed through building glass area where such sign…is not illuminated."

The applicant is requesting permission to allow two (2) illuminated signs to remain in the window.

4) Case No. 02-110 filed by Kevin Short representing Intier Automotive at 39600 Lewis Drive (Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park)

Kevin Short of Huron Sign Co. representing Intier Automotive is requesting one (1) sign variance to erect a ground sign at 39600 Lewis Drive in the Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 28-6(3) states:

"…no building or parcel of land shall be allowed more than one (1) sign permitted under this section…"

The applicant is requesting permission to erect a thirty (30) square foot ground sign.

5) Case No. 02-112 filed by Jason Cooper of Amson Dembs Development, Inc. for Parcel #31 at Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park

Jason Cooper of Amson Dembs Development, Inc. is requesting an extension to allow his construction trailer to remain for two more years at 5022-12-200-027, parcel #31 in the Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park. The applicant had received a Temporary Use Permit on July 6, 2000.

6) Case No. 02-113 filed by Marvin Daitch representing Scenic Pines Estates

Marvin Daitch is requesting two (2) variances for the project known as Scenic Pines Estates located in Section 3, south of Pembine between Buffington and Henning. A variance is requested to allow an accessory structure to remain at its existing location and a five (5) foot variance to allow street trees to be placed within the ten (10) foot minimum distance to the driveway.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Section 2503, Paragraph 1 (B) "Accessory Buildings" states: "Accessory buildings shall not be erected in any required front yard or in any required exterior side yard."

The applicant is requesting to allow the accessory structure (garage) to remain in its existing location. The existing accessory building is located within the required seventy five (75) foot setback from Pembine Road.

CITY OF NOVI, CODE OF ORDINANCE, Subdivision Ordinance, Section 4.03B2a requires that all street trees shall not be planted closer than ten (10) feet from any driveway.

The applicant is requesting to plant street trees at a distance of five (5) feet from the driveways requiring a five (5) foot variance.