March 11, 2019 - Preliminary

Harlem Township Zoning Commission 3883 South State Route 605

Galena, Ohio 43021

March 11, 2019

Chair, Mike Kabler, called the Preliminary Meeting for Rhonda and John Zak to order at 7: 45 p.m. Mr. Kabler asked for a roll call of members.

Members Present: Alan Czako, Joni Manson, Mike Kabler, Robin Lobenstein, Tom Nied

Alternate Absent: Bill Needham

Secretary: Sherrie Steele

Zoning Inspector: Not Present

Public Present: Steve Eisenbrown, 4909 Harlem Road, Westerville, OH 43082

John Kopec, 13492 Center Village Road, Westerville, OH 43082

Bonnie Kopec, 13492 Center Village Road, Westerville, OH 43082

Rhonda Zak, Harlem Road, Westerville, Ohio 43082 (arrived at 7:53 p.m.)

Mr. Kabler stated the applicant was not currently present at this time. Mr. Kabler read the Public Information Sheet and the Preliminary Sequence and Procedures into the record.

Mrs. Zak arrived at 7:53 p.m.

Mr. Kabler stated the Commission had reviewed the original proposal at the first Preliminary Meeting, had made suggestions for the plan and had asked Mrs. Zak to come back with a revised version for further discussion. Mr. Kabler stated to date Commission members had not yet received an updated plan.

Mrs. Zak stated first of all she would like a definition of what these meetings are for since she had paid $ 500.00.

Mr. Kabler stated the meetings are to provide a potential applicant with feedback on a proposal and to ask the applicant to respond to the feedback given.

Mrs. Zak stated the$ 500.00 allows for the Commission to review and provide feedback to clean up the plan so the application might be approved.

Mr. Kabler stated that is correct. Mr. Kabler stated one major concern the Commission had was the parking in the front of the house. Mr. Kabler stated if Mrs. Zak chooses not to address that issue that is okay. The night of the hearing the public present would have a chance to respond to any issues or concerns they may have. Mr. Kabler stated if the Commission's concerns are not addressed with an updated plan those concerns will be revisited during the hearing.

Mrs. Zak expressed her displeasure with the Preliminary Meeting process and left.

Mr. Kabler adjourned the Zak Preliminary Meeting at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sherrie Steele, Secretary