Bay Council recap: Go cups get green light

Tourism folks can toast the council’s vote last night to create two recreation and leisure districts around Main Street and the Depot. Councilman Reed cast the lone no vote. The new rules go into effect in 30 days.

The council also voted to return $35,000 in permit fees to the school district.

Below are the P&Z votes:

MARC KARL – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking to construct an 8’ in height wood fence to the rear yard of the property. If granted, the applicant will need a total variance to the fence height to the rear yard property line of 2’ in which the required fence height to the rear yard property line is 6’. The property in question is located at 254 Sycamore Street, Parcel #149M-2-30-069.000; described as215, 3rd Ward, Bay Saint Louis. The property is zoned R-2, two Family District. P&Z recommended approval 6-0. Approved by Council 6-0.

DALE C. BARKER – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. Representing agent is Mr. Ed Wikoff. The applicant is intending to construct an addition to the east side yard of the residence. The addition will be constructed on an existing deck which would be staying within the current footprint. The applicant is asking for a 2 ½ foot setback to the side yard where an 8 foot setback is required. Therefore the applicant is asking for a 5 ½ foot variance to the side yard. The property is located at 404 St. John Street, Parcel #149E-0-29-365.000; described as Part 100-102, 2nd Ward, Bay Saint Louis. The property is zoned R-2, Two Family District. P&Z recommended approval 6-0. Approved by Council 6-0.

DANIEL B KILLEEN – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is intending to construct a single family residence on this parcel of land. The applicant is asking for a total variance to the front yard setback, on Oak Lane, of 17’ where the required front yard setback is 25’, and a total variance to the rear yard setback of 11’4” where the required rear yard setback is 20’. The property in question is located at 122 Bay View Court, Parcel #149F-0-21-029.000; described as 1st Ward, Part 253 B&C, Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned R-2, Two Family District. P&Z voted not to approve 4 – 2 (Camille Tate and Kevin Jordan voted to approve). Council voted 4-2 to approve with modifications. Favre and Reed voted no.

MEILNDA MINEAR – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is intending to attach the existing detached garage to the side of residence and to also add additional square footage to the garage. The applicant will need a total variance to the minimum side yard setback of 3’ in which the required minimum side yard is 8’. The property in question is located at 602 Esplanade Avenue, Parcel #137A-0-42-063.000; described as Lot 45, Royal Lots Subdivision, Bay St. Louis. The property is zoned R-1, Residential Single Family District. P&Z voted to approve 6-0. Council voted to approve 6-0.

MR. MERRITT M. ROBBINS (Gurley Properties, Inc) – application for Special Subdivision Plat approval and Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant would like to subdivide the parcel of land into three (3) new parcels of land with the intention to construct a single family residence on each newly created parcel. If granted the applicant will need to parcels A, B and C, a total lot variance of 50’ to the width of each lot, where the required lot width is 100’; the applicant will need a total variance of 7,000 square feet to the square footage to each parcel A, B, and C, where the required square footage is 12,000 sq ft; and for parcel B  and C each, a total variance to the east and west side yard setback of 2’, where the required setback to the side yard is 8’ . The property in question is located at 831 Deer Drive, Parcel #138A-0-46-021.000, described as Lots 6-8, Block 26, Shoreline Estates Unit 7. The property is zoned R-1, Single Family District.  P&Z voted to deny 6-0. Council voted 6-0 to deny.

GERARD MALLON – application for a Special Exception to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is intending to manufacture hydroponics/aquaponics and including the manufacturing of soft shell crabs. According to the Chart of Uses, ‘Light or small-scale manufacturing operations not obnoxious, offensive, or detrimental to neighboring property by reason of dust, smoke, odor, vibrations, noise, or effluents” may be allowed by Special Exception in a I-2 District. The property is located at 609 Central Avenue, Parcel # 137R-0-44-068.000; described as 4th Ward, Part Lots 202 & 205A, Bay St. Louis and Parcel # 137R-0-44-069.000, described as Part 205 & 210, 4th Ward, Bay St. Louis. The property is presently zoned I-2, Planned Industrial District. Tabled.

PASTOR PAMELA TERRY – application for Special Exception to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is asking for the Special Exception with the intention of operating a child development center in the “Marketown Shopping Center”.  According to Section 621, CHART OF USES FOR ALL ZONING DISTRICTS, “Child Care Center” may be allowed in a C-3 District by special Exception with approval of City Council. The property in question is located at 295 Highway 90, Suite 10, known as “Marketown Shopping Center”, Parcel #149D-1-21-011.000; described as Part 233, 236 & 244, 1st Ward, Bay St Louis. The property is zoned C-3, Highway Commercial District. P&Z voted to approve 6-0. Council voted 6-0 to approve.

LEO CHESTER LEBLANC – application for Variance to the Zoning Ordinance. The applicant is intending to construct a 4 story building, whereas a commercial use will be established on the ground floor and (9) condominiums will be constructed on the remaining (3) floors. The applicant is requesting a variance to the parking regulations for the (9) unit condominium dwellings. If granted the applicant will need a total variance of (6) parking spaces to allow for (14) parking spaces in place of the (20) spaces required. The property in question is located at 118 North Beach Boulevard, Parcel #149L-0-29-010.000; described as 505, 1st Ward, Bay St. Louis. The property is currently zoned C-1, Central Business District. P&Z voted to approve 5 -0 (LeBlanc recused himself.) Council voted to approve 6-0.

The city zoning ordinance amendment regarding short-term rentals is being put together to incorporate public input and will be presented at the next P&Z meeting. Then it goes to the council at the first meeting in August.

In other action, Councilmen Favre, Falgout and Boudin questioned the mayor on raises, hiring, overtime, payroll, etc. A writ of mandamus came and went. To be continued.

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