Bay Council recap: loud music (still) & variances (more).

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It was a long night at the Bay St. Louis City Council, with an opening discussion on loud music and then back and forth lawyering during the Planning and Zoning portion of the meeting. (Truthfully, I left after the public forum.)

Here are the Council votes on P&Z recommendations:

STOLZ – application for Special Subdivision Plat Approval and Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking to subdivide the parcel into two new parcels of land. Parcel 1 will need a variance of 3,167sf resulting in a total of 8,833sf to the lot area. Parcel 2 will need will need a variance of 100’ resulting in 0’ to the lot width and a variance of 3,167.96sf resulting in a total of 8,832.04sf to the lot area. In addition, Parcel 2 will need a variance to not fronting on an improved dedicated street. The property is located at 306 St. John Street; Parcel 149L-0-29- 085.000, Lot 85, Second Ward, Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned R-1, Single Family District. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 5-2 (Lewis & Weber). Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

JENNINGS- application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant’s intention is to construct a new single family structure on this parcel. The applicant is asking for a variance of 2’ resulting in a 6’ to the right side yard setback. The property is located at 116 Bookter Street; Parcel No. 149L-0-29-187.000, 7, 3rd Ward, Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned R-1, SingleFamily District. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

RUBIO – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant’s intention is to construct an 8’ wooden fence to the rear yard and an attached carport to the side of the residence. Therefore the applicant will need a variance of 2’ to the fence height resulting in an 8 in height fence as well as a variance of 5’ resulting in 3’ setback to the side yard for the attached carport. The property is located at 124 Carroll Ave; Parcel 149F-0-29-142.000, Part of lot 12, Carroll Subdivision. Parcel 149F-0-29-162.000 Lot 350 B, 1st Ward, Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned R-2 Two – Family District. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 6-0 (Doescher recused). Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

BSL PROPERTIES, LLC- application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicants’ intention is to build a new single family structure. The applicant is asking for a variance of 5’ resulting in a 20’ setback to the front yard. In addition, the applicant is asking for a variance of 4’ resulting in an 8’ setback to the side yard. The property is located at 300 Ballentine Street, Parcel No. 149N-0-30-100.000, Pt. Lot 22 Mrs. John Fayard Subdivision, City of Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned R-2, Two-Family District.  P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

BSL PROPERTIES, LLC-application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicants’ intention is to build a new single family structure. The applicant is asking for a variance of 5’ resulting in a 20’ setback to the front yard. The applicant is also asking for a variance of 4’ resulting in a 4’ setback to the side yard. In addition, the applicants’ intention is to build an accessory structure to the rear of the property. Therefore, the applicant is asking for a variance of 1.9’ resulting in a 3.1’ setback to the side yard. The property is located at 302 Ballentine Street; Parcel No. 149N-0-30-099.000, 23 Mrs. John Fayard Subdivision Y6-320. The property is zoned R-2, Two-Family District. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

CORR – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicants’ intention is to construct a residence on this parcel of land. The applicant is asking for a variance of 10’ resulting in 0’ setback to the rear yard. The property is located at 300 Union Street; Parcel 149M-1-29- 045.000, Lot 265, 2nd Ward, Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned C-2, Neighborhood Commercial District. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

CORR – application for Special Subdivision Plat Approval and Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking to subdivide two parcels of land into (3) three new parcels of land. If granted, the following variances will be needed; Parcel 1 will need a variance of 944.13sf resulting in 9055.87sf to the lot area. Parcel 2 will need a variance of 1035.99sf resulting in 8964.01sf to the lot area as well as a variance of 75’ resulting in 0’ to the lot width. Parcel 3 will need a variance of 3031.21sf resulting in 8968.79sf to the lot area as well as a variance of 100’ resulting in 0’ to the lot width. In addition, Parcel 2 & 3 will need a variance to not fronting on an improved dedicated street. The property is located at 1135 Old Spanish Trail; Parcel 137P-1-35- 008.000, Lots 40-43, Block 20, Bay St. Louis Land and Improvement Company. Parcel 137P-1- 35-015.000, Lot 6-9 & Part Abandoned 6th Street, Block 19. Parcels 1 & 2 are zoned C-2 Commercial Neighborhood District and Parcel 3 is zoned R-1 Single Family District.  P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 6 to 1 (abstention) to follow recommendation.

WARD – application for Special Exception and Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicants’ intention is to build a primary structure to the front of the property fronting on South Beach Boulevard. The applicants are asking for a special exception to the zoning ordinance to allow an existing structure which is currently being used as a residence to become an accessory dwelling. The proposed accessory dwelling will meet all requirements set forth in Section 1002.6. Accessory Dwelling. In addition, the applicant is asking for a variance of 4’ resulting in an 8’ setback to the front yard fronting St. Charles Street. The property is located at 812 South Beach Boulevard; Parcel No. 149N-0-30-159.000, Part 128, All 129, Part 130, 4th Ward. The property is zoned R-4, Beach Front Residential. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 6-0 (LeBlanc). Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

ADAMS – application for Special Subdivision Plat Approval and Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking to subdivide this parcel of land into two new parcels of land. Both newly created parcels will meet the required minimum lot areas. If subdivision is granted, a variance of 25.47’ resulting in a total of 74.53’ to the lot width to both Parcels 1&2 will be needed. The property is located at 103 Melody Lane, Parcel 144N-0-19-168.000, 2-7, Block 1, Melody Lane Subdivision. The property is zoned R-1, Single Family District. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

Motion to approve Site Plan for 2200 Longfellow Drive.  P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 6-0 (Hoffman) to follow recommendation.

ROBERTS – Site Plan Approval for 1247 Highway 90. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 6-0 (Hoffman) to follow recommendation.

Dutri LLC – Motion to approve Site Plan Approval for 1009 Benigno Lane. P&Z RECOMMENDED APPROVAL 7-0. Council voted 7-0 to follow recommendation.

The discussion about loud music didn’t really go anywhere, except in a circle. It seems that measuring exactly how loud the music is hasn’t done much to resolve the conflict between residents trying to sleep undisturbed and bar owners trying to make their customers happy. So are we back to square one? Seems like it.

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One thought on “Bay Council recap: loud music (still) & variances (more).

  1. The Loud music is coming from 3 Venues all in the same area. It adds ambiance to the area but is excessive a lot of the time. I have no suggestion on how to manage it.

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