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Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

  • Date: 07/16/2020 9:30 AM  
  • Location: Virtual Meeting - Please see instructions below

TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY

NOTICE OF VIRTUAL PUBLIC QUASI-JUDICIAL HEARING

OF THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

JULY 16, 2020

REQUEST FOR

VARIANCE

Please take notice that a virtual quasi-judicial public hearing of the Town of Longboat Key’s Zoning Board of Adjustment will be held at the request of the property owner, Town of Longboat Key, for property located at 2162 Gulf of Mexico Drive.  Specifically, the Town of Longboat Key is requesting:

Approval of Petition PV20-0001, requesting a Variance from Town Code Section 158.118 of the Town of Longboat Key Code of Ordinances to construct a perimeter retaining wall and earthen side slopes with greater than a 4:1 slope on the South Fire Station site,

A Virtual quasi-judicial public hearing of the Zoning Board of Adjustment on Petition PV20-0001 will be held on July 16, 2020, at 9:30 a.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard.  The Zoning Board of Adjustment will be using communications media technology to conduct the quasi-judicial public hearing as Town Hall is closed to the public due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Orders 20-69 and 20-150 and the Town Manager’s Emergency Executive Orders, the Town of Longboat Key is providing alternatives to in person attendance at the public hearings with communications media technology options through: (1) a live stream broadcast of the hearings accessed through the Town of Longboat Key’s website and (2) Zoom.  All interested persons are encouraged to view, appear, be heard, and submit relevant evidence at the public hearing with respect to Petition PV20-0001 requesting a variance for 2162 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Copies of the Variance application can be obtained by contacting Donna Chipman at Town Hall at dchipman@longboatkey.org or (941)316-1966.

To View and/or Listen to the Hearing:

Anyone wishing to listen to the hearing and meeting can do so by either: (1)  live streaming the hearing through the Town’s website at: https://www.longboatkey.org/town-government/commission-meetings-live, or (2) by accessing the hearings through Zoom at: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81943732128  or by dialing one of the following numbers: 1-312-626-6799, 1-253-215-8782, or 1-301-715-8592 enter the meeting ID 81943732128, and then press the # key. Please be advised that there is a 45 second delay when viewing the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting/hearing using the Town’s website option due to closed captioning. 

To Participate in the Hearing:

Anyone wishing to participate in the quasi-judicial hearing and provide evidence at the hearing must: (1) complete an online Request to Speak form prior to the hearing, (2) submit evidence you want considered at the hearing to the Town for distribution to the Zoning Board of Adjustment prior to the hearing, and (3) access the meeting using Zoom.  The Request to Speak form to participate in the public hearing is available on the Town’s website at www.longboatkey.org and must be completed no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 15, 2020, to be placed on a hearing participant list. The online Request to Speak form will be available from Friday, July 10, 2020, at 12:00 p.m. (noon) until 12:00 p.m. (noon) on July 15, 2020.  Additionally, any information/written comments/evidence that you want included in the Agenda packet must be received by dchipman@longboatkey.org no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, July 9.   Any information/written comments/evidence that you want to present as evidence at the hearing and have considered by the Zoning Board of Adjustment during the hearing must be submitted to dchipman@longboatkey.org no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, July 15, 2020 to be distributed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the parties, and be included in the official hearing record. Access to participate in the meeting via Zoom by computer, tablet, or smartphone will be available using the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81943732128 . Access to participate in the meeting via phone through Zoom is also available by dialing: 1-312-626-6799, 1-253-215-8782, or 1-301-715-8592, enter the meeting ID 81943732128, and then press the # key. Those whom have pre-registered to participate in the public hearing, will be subject to the Town’s quasi-judicial procedures set forth in Section 33.25 of the Town Code, including but not limited to, applicable time limitations.  If joining from a tablet or smartphone, you will need to download the free Zoom app from your device’s app store.  If joining from a computer, your computer will automatically download and install (if needed) the Zoom program.  If you currently have Zoom installed on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, you may join the meeting by entering the meeting ID 81943732128. 

If you have any questions regarding the virtual Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting/hearing, please contact Donna Chipman at dchipman@longboatkey.org or 941-316-1966.

Additional detailed instructions relating to viewing and participating in the Zoning Board of Adjustment’s virtual meeting and hearings will be posted on the Town’s website at: https://www.longboatkey.org/town-government/boards-and-committees/zoning-board-of-adjustments-virtual-meeting-information

No verbatim record by a certified court reporter is made of these proceedings. Accordingly, any person who may seek to appeal any decision involving the matters noticed herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at these proceedings upon which any appeal is to be based (see Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes). In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Town Clerk’s office at 941-316-1999 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of this proceeding.  If you are hearing impaired, please call 941-316-8719.

Gaele Barthold, Chair

Zoning Board of Adjustment

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