Public Act 228 of 2020 gives local units of government the ability to conduct public meetings through remote access technology, including conference calling, real-time streaming, or other platforms.
Local governments may meet virtually for the purposes of passing budgets, authorizing emergency spending, and taking other action necessary to conduct essential government business in public meetings without endangering the health and safety of the participants of these meetings.
Please take notice that an electronic Zoning Board of Appeals meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. to gather citizen input on the following requests:
Case 20-13: A request by Chris D. & Deedrai M. Slater (19489 North Shore Drive, parcel #70-03-19-226-016), Frank & Janet Freund (19503 North Shore Drive, parcel #70-03-19-226-017), and Mary C. Lee Trust (19517 North Shore Drive, parcel #70-03-19-226-018) for one (1) variance to the Grand Haven Zoning Ordinance related to the proposed installation of geo-tubes in the Beach Overlay District:
1. A variance from Section 40-423.03, shoreline protection measures. The requested variance is to allow for the installation of geo-tubes along the waterfront within the Beach Overlay District, where such arming of the shoreline is prohibited.
Case 20-14: A request by Conor and Kelly Dunstan of 533 Butler Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417 for one (1) variance to the Grand Haven Zoning Ordinance related to a pergola constructed in their north side yard at their home at 533 Butler Street (parcel #70-03-29-203-012):
1. A variance from Section 40-404.02.C, Site and building placement standards in the Moderate Density Residential District. The requested variance is to allow for a pergola attached to the house to have a side yard setback of three (3) feet where six (6) feet is required.
Case 20-15: A request by Maverick Grimes of 16401 Comstock Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417 for one (1) variance to the Grand Haven Zoning Ordinance related to his existing home at 16401 Comstock Street (parcel #70-03-34-261-009):
1. A variance from Section 40-606.A.2, Driveways serving a one-family dwelling. The requested variance is to allow for two disconnected curb cuts off of a planned new public street to the west of the subject property in exchange for removal of the existing curb cut and driveway off of Comstock Street.
CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE MEETING.
Please see the procedures below for public participation.
Individuals will have opportunities to participate in the Call to the Audience and the public hearings in real-time during the electronic meeting. Please refer to the meeting notice on the City’s webpage for viewing and participation options, as well as to review the meeting packet: https://www.grandhaven.org/city-services/agendas/. The packet will be posted on the website by Friday, November 13, 2020.
Written comments may be addressed to Jennifer Howland, Community Development Manager, Grand Haven Zoning Board of Appeals, 519 Washington Avenue, Grand Haven, MI 49417. Emailed comments may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered at the public hearing, written and emailed comments must be received by 12:00PM, Wednesday, November 18, 2020. If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact the Community Development Department at 616-935-3276.