of Board of Adjustment’s Hearing held on July 16, 2013.
Call to Order. Meeting was called to order at 9:00 a.m. by Co-Chair,
John Gohr. Board members present were Bill Fluhrer, John Gohr and Dennis Staudt. Also present were Laurie Simpson, Zoning
Administrator, Jeff Sherman, Board of Health, Applicant LeRoy Vance and neighbor David R.
Marr. Roll call of Board members was
taken with three out of the five (5) members present. Board members Angela Ruzicka and Ann
Sullivan were absent.
Approval of Agenda. Motion
to approve the agenda, as presented, was made by Dennis Staudt and seconded by Bill
Fluhrer. Motion was unanimously
Approval of Minutes. Motion to approve the meeting
minutes of hearings held on April 16, 2013 and June 18, 2013 was made by Bill
Fluhrer and seconded by Dennis Staudt. Motion was unanimously approved.
Old Business. No old business.
A conditional use
request was made by LeRoy Vance to open a winery on property located at 2527 160th
Street in the Southwest Quarter of Section 15, Township 96 North, Range 16 West
of the 5th P.M., Floyd Township,
Floyd County, Iowa. Applicant LeRoy
Vance was present for the hearing with neighbor David R. Marr in support of said
winery. Applicant presented to the
Board he has 2 acres of grapevines and he has formed an LLC to process and sell
wine. Neighbor, David R. Marr, spoke in favor of
approving this request. No objections were noted by any person(s) or
by mail. Discussion was held by the Board
on possible additional traffic this may cause, if any. The Board determined traffic should not be an
issue. Motion to approve the request was
made by Bill Fluhrer and seconded by Dennis Staudt. Motion was unanimously approved.
Adjourn. Motion to close the hearing was made by Dennis Staudt
and seconded by Bill Fluhrer.