BZA-V-2005-09: Public Hearing on an application for a variance of 83 square feet from the required 67 square feet maximum sign area limitation for the purpose of allowing a 150 square foot wall sign on property zoned as the B-5 Highway Business District located at 1114 W. US Hwy. 54(Mid-Kansas Marine).
Clark Nelson opened the Public Hearing at 7:08 p.m. Jeff Bridges explained that if this application is approved, the total signage is still less that what is allowed on the property. Jeff said according to the memo from Les, he supports the application conditioned on the limitation of no additional pole, ground, or monument signs.
Chairman Nelson asked if anyone from the audience wished to address this request.
Andy Schroeder, employee of Mid-Kansas Marine said he would try to answer any questions of the Commissioners.
Chairman Nelson asked Andy Schroeder if the store would comply with the conditions requested by Les. Andy said he was not sure what was planned by the owner. Discussion continued about temporary signage.
Clark Nelson asked if there were conditions placed by the Site Plan Review Committee for the signage on this property. Deborah and Jeff researched the minutes of that committee. Discussion continued. Andy Schroeder said this new sign will be lighted.
Chairman Nelson asked if anyone else wished to speak on this matter. Hearing none, he closed the Public Hearing at 7:12 p.m. and began the checklist of factors and findings.
Jeff Bridges said he had the Site Plan Review Committee minutes from this case. They state the owner agreed to plant some low growing shrubs on the corners of the property. There was concern about the driveway not being very well defined so they will plant shrubs along the frontage road where they won’t be driven over.
Jeff Syrios asked if the property owner was aware of the condition of no future signage. Jeff Bridges said in the minutes of the Site Plan Review Committee, the owner made no request for additional signage. Discussion continued.