|PERMIT DEBATE DECIDED|
PERMIT DENIED 2-16-11 LMS
The Salmon City Council has upheld the City Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to deny William Schlenk’s request for a Conditional Use Permit and has amended P&Z’s time frame for structure removal. The permit request was for a pre-fabricated metal carport already installed on Schlenk’s Tendoy Street property in a location that is out of compliance with the city set-back code.
In the course of much discussion it was mentioned that city development codes are in the process of being updated. That process involves a review of each and every code to determine which should remain in place and which codes need to be revised. If after public hearings and discussions it is decided the city’s set-back code should be changed, the status of Schlenk’s carport may be altered to the point of being in compliance with city code.
The P&Z denial of the Conditional Use Permit stated the carport should be removed from the property by July of this year. Taking the possibility of potential set back code changes into consideration and the time required to make them, the council set a removal date of July 2012.
Councilman Fred Waidely was chairman of the P&Z when it reviewed the conditional use permit request and he was not yet a member of the City Council when the council held its January public hearing on the matter. For those reasons he abstained from voting. Jim Kluesner also abstained and City Attorney John McKinney cited a conflict of interest because Schlenk is a client. The final vote on Councilman Jim Baker’s motion to accept the decision of the Planning and Zoning Commission and to extend the carport removal date to July of 2012 was three in favor and one opposed. Councilman Bud Bartlett cast the “no” vote. Councilmen Baker, Ron Radford, and Ken Gutzman voted in favor.
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