The Board of Zoning Appeals met Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m., to consider a variance request from the developers of the Pony Pines property on Eastside Drive. The request sought relief from a variance previously granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals that required off-site drainage for the property.
Members Present: Arthur Leonard, Michael McGee, Myron Birch, Jesse Speidel, and Donald Thornton.
Members Absent: John Gilliss, Robert Cherrix
Staff Present: Kenny Lewis, Building and Zoning Administrator
Approximately 14 citizens attended the meeting
The meeting began at 7:00 p.m.
Michale Innman, agent for Pony Pines, LLC 7503 Eastside Road, requested relief from the terms of a variance previously granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals. The petitioner requested relief of the condition “Drainage shall be installed to move excess water to the waterfront property across the road.” This property is zoned Commercial District C-1.
Reason For the Appeal
Pony Pines, LLC has received a letter from Michael Cosby, Public Works Director of the Town of Chincoteague which states that the existing drainage field in the right-of-way will be adequate and that additional off-site storm drainage facilities will not be required.
Action of the BZA
Mr. Innman, his attorney, and Mr. Cooley, an engineer, presented the case for the variance. Seven citizens from the neighborhood voiced disapproval of the proposal, stating problems related to runoff water during periods of very heavy rains.
The BZA unanimously disapproved the variance proposal.
The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Notes by Ed Schamel and Barbara Thackray
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