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Board of Adjustments

The Board of Adjustment for the Town of Springfield consists of five (5) voting members.  Board of Adjustment (BOA) members must be residents of the Town of Springfield.  The BOA hears and decides requests by property owners for variances from development regulations, which are quasi-judicial in nature.  The most common requests for variances relate to setbacks, fences and building heights.  The Board also hears and decides appeals from any order, requirement, decision or determination made by any administrative official charged with enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance.  All decisions are made by majority vote of the members present at the meeting.  Four votes of the BOA are required to decide in favor of an applicant.

Members:

Jared Summers

Doug Stolebarger - Chair

Kathy Houghton

Larry Duncan

Kathy Self

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Town of Springfield, Colorado 

Meeting Agenda

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TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
STUDY SESSION - ORIENTATION
AGENDA
TOWN HALL CHAMBERS
748 MAIN STREET
SPRINGFIELD, COLORADO
December 5, 2017

6:00 PM


ITEM 1:            Call to Order

ITEM 2:            Section 16-62 of the Springfield Zoning Ordinance
                         Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S. 31-23-307) Board of Adjustment

ITEM 3:            Role of the Board of Adjustment (BOA)
                         Powers and Duties of the Board of Adjustment

ITEM 4:            Town of Springfield – 1991 and older
                         A. Administrative Review
                         B. Special Exceptions
                         C. Variances

                               i. That the variance would not be out of harmony with the intent and purpose of this Chapter
                              ii. That the variance would not injure the value or use of or prevent the access of light and air to the adjacent                                          properties or to the area in general
                             iii. That the circumstances found to constitute a hardship were not created by the appellant, were not in                                                 existence at the time of the creation of the ordinance codified in the Chapter, are not due to or are the result                                     of general conditions in the zone, nor can be reasonably corrected.
                             iv. That the variance would not authorize any use other than uses by right in the zone.
                              v. That an unnecessary hardship to the owner could be shown to exist if this Chapter were to be literally                                                  interpreted or followed
                         D. Classifications.  To classify commercial and industrial uses not specifically tested in this Chapter

                         Common in Local Governmental Jurisdictions in Colorado and in the USA

                         A. To hear and decide on appeals where it is alleged that there is error in any order, requirement, decision or                                          determination made by the Administrative Official in the enforcement of this Chapter
                         B. Variances

                               i. The strict application of the ordinance would produce undue hardship
                              ii. Such hardship is not shared generally by other properties in the same zoning district and the same vicinity
                             iii. The authorization of such variance will not be of substantial detriment to adjacent property, and the                                                    character of the district will not be changed by the granting of the variance; and
                             iv. The granting of such variance is based upon reasons of demonstrable and exceptional hardship as                                                        distinguished from variations for purposes of convenience, profit or caprice.

                          Judicial practice and procedure:  Every variance granted or denied by the BOA shall be accompanied by a                                      written finding of fact, based on testimony and evidence and specifying the reason for granting or denying the                            variance.
                 
                         C. Special Exception by Special Use Permit


ITEM 5:            Quasi-Judicial Process and the Board of Adjustment
                          Quasi-Judicial versus Legislative and Executive


 ITEM 6:            Public Notice
                          Public Hearings

                               i. Being Sworn In
                              ii. Evidence
                             iii. Burden of Proof

ITEM 7:            Appeals to the Board of Adjustment – Administrative Decisions
                         Appeals to the District Court – Aggrieved Applicants


ITEM 8:            Conflict of Interest

ITEM 9:            General Business
                          A. By-Laws
                          B. Officers
                          C. Miscellaneous
                               i. Contact Information
                              ii. Meeting times and dates

ITEM 10:          ADJOURNMENT