Lake Forest Zoning Board to consider variance, special-use requests
The Lake Forest Zoning Board of Appeals will consider several special-use permit and variance requests at its next meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.
The board hears all requests for variations in zoning, various special use permits and appeals from administrative decisions or interpretations of the Zoning Code. The board meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath.
Below is the agenda for this meeting, as provided by the board.
The City of Lake Forest
Zoning Board of Appeals Agenda
Regular Meeting Monday, June 27, 2016
City Hall – 220 E. Deerpath
Louis Pickus Chairman
Lloyd Culbertson Mark Pasquesi Richard Plonsker
Nancy Novit Michael Sieman Kevin Lewis
The Zoning Board of Appeals meetings are broadcast live on Cable TV
1. Introduction of Board members and staff, overview of meeting procedures
– Chairman Pickus.
2. Recognition of former Chairman Robert Franksen and former Board
member Jay Kennedy.
3. Consideration of approval of the minutes from the April 25, 2016 meeting.
4. Consideration of a request for a variance to allow a replacement single
family residence to encroach partially into the front yard setback at 835
Oakwood Avenue to align with other homes in the neighborhood.
Owners: David and Catherine Swarthout
Representative: Peter Witmer, architect
5. Consideration of a request for a variance from the side yard setback to
allow construction of a second story addition over an existing one story
element located at 611 E. Illinois Road.
Owners: Zachary Jacobs and Stephanie Caparelli
Representative: Michael Hrusovsky, designer
Special Use Permit Amendment
6. Continued consideration of a request for an amendment to the existing
Special Use Permit for Farwell Field at Lake Forest College, 250
Washington Road, to allow temporary lighting on the field annually for
three weeks after the end of daylight savings time.
Owner: Lake Forest College
Representative: Jackie Slaats, Director of Athletics
7. Opportunity for the public to address the Zoning Board of Appeals on
matters not on the agenda.
8. Additional information from staff.
Zoning Board of Appeals’ meetings follow
the procedures outlined below. In the
spirit of fairness to all parties, any of
these procedures may be modified for a
particular item at the discretion of the
1. Introduction of the Item by the
2. Declaration of Conflicts of Interest
and Ex Parte Contacts
3. Swearing in of Parties Intending to
4. Presentation by the Petitioner – not
to exceed 10 minutes for variances,
20 minutes for Special Use Permits.
5. Identification of Issues by Staff - not
to exceed 5 minutes.
6. Questions and requests for
clarification from Board to Petitioner
7. Public Testimony - not to exceed 5
minutes per speaker.
8. Opportunity for cross examination.
Requires submittal of request to
cross examine prior to meeting.
9. Final Questions from Board to
Petitioner or Staff, or direction to
Petitioner and Staff to provide
10. Petitioner Rebuttal - not to exceed
11. Staff Response to Public Testimony
- not to exceed 5 min.
12. Board Discussion and Comment
13. Board Action
Mandatory Adjournment Time
Individuals with disabilities who require certain accommodations in order to allow them to observe and/or participate in this meeting, or who have questions
regarding the accessibility of the meeting or the facilities, are required to contact the Community Development Department at (847)810-3503 promptly to
allow the City to make reasonable accommodations for those persons.