Bay Council recap: P&Z, etc.

Here’s some of what took place at last night’s Bay Council meeting:

A couple of Planning and Zoning issues had people lawyering up over the applications for a subdivision on South Beach Blvd. and a variance on St. John St. Here are the Council votes on all the applications:

A. Motion to follow the recommendation of the Bay Saint Louis Planning and ZoningCommission and approve the applicant’s request for a Subdivision Plat Approval at 928 South Beach Boulevard, Parcels #149N-0-30-233.000 and #149N-0-30-234.000. Recommend approval 5-2 (Lewis, Watson). Council voted 7-0 to approve.

B. Motion to follow the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation of approval for the applicant’s request for a Special Subdivision Plat Approval and Variance to the Zoning Ordinance at 306 St. John Street. Parcel #149L-0-29-085.000. Motion to deny failed 3-5. New motion was never made. Council voted 7-0 to send back to Planning and Zoning.

C. Purgerson – Application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The property is located at431 Demontluzin Avenue; Parcel #149E-0-29-186.002. Application was withdrawn by applicant.

D. Motion to follow the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation of approval for the applicant’s request for a Variance to the Zoning Ordinance at 230 Melody Lane. Parcel #144N-0-19-187.000. Recommend approved 7-0. Council voted 6-0 (Reed) to approve.

E. Motion to follow the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation of approval for the applicant’s request for a Variance to the Zoning Ordinance at 308 South Second Street. Parcel #149L-0-29-154.000. Recommend approved 6-1 (Lewis) Council voted 5-2 (Hoffman and Reed) to approve.

F. Motion to follow the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation of approval for the applicants’ request for a Variance to the Zoning Ordinance at 202 Union Street. Parcel #149L-0-29-178.000. Recommend approved 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to approve.

G. Motion to follow the Planning and Zoning Commission recommendation of approval for the applicants’ request for a Special Exception to build an accessory dwelling and the following variances: 3′ resulting in a 5′ side yard setback, variance of 12′ resulting in an 8′ rear yard setback, a variance of 5,400sf resulting in 9,600sf to the lot area and a variance of 22% resulting in 72% of the floor area at 214 Citizen Street. Parcel #149N-0-30-043.000. Recommend approved 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to approve.

Also at the meeting, the Old Town Merchants rep said the association is working on new signage to direct visitors to the downtown district.

After some fumbling around, the city appeared to have punted the bond issue discussion/public input item to a workshop to be held later. 

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