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File #: 091091    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/1/2009 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 2/9/2010
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution appropriating funds from the Outside Counsel/Expert Witness Fund Special Purpose Account for the purpose of retaining outside legal counsel in a matter pending before the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Indexes: BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS, CONSULTANTS, LITIGATION
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Note, 2. 2005 Payment for Outside Legal Counsel, 3. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
2/18/20103 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/20103 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/20102 COMMON COUNCIL SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Proposed Substitute A
Pass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
2/9/20103 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/20102 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/20101 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTED

Minutes note: Individuals present: Ald. Robert Bauman - sponsor Vince Moschella - City Attorney Proposed Substitute A accepted.
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
2/1/20102 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: The contract will note that the legal fees will be set at $110 per hour.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/20101 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/20101 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/26/20101 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/12/20101 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/1/20090 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
091091
Version
SUBSTITUTE 3
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. BAUMAN
Title
Substitute resolution appropriating funds from the Outside Counsel/Expert
Witness Fund Special Purpose Account for the purpose of retaining outside legal counsel in a matter pending before the Board of Zoning Appeals.
Analysis
This resolution appropriates $10,000 from the Outside Counsel/Expert Witness Fund Special Purpose Account for the purpose of paying outside counsel (Attorney Dan O’Callaghan is proposed) to represent the opposition in matters involving the request of Kashmir Multani to the Board of Zoning Appeals for a declaration of nonconforming use status or, in the alternative, for a use variance to allow continued operation of a gas station at 1530 W. State Street (BOZA Case No. 28710).
Body
Whereas, In 1995, when the operator of the existing gas station located at 1530 W. State Street sought permission from the City to construct a fuel pump canopy, the Board of Zoning Appeals approved a special use permit for a period of 10 years to allow a gas station on the premises (a gas station was a special use under zoning in effect at that time); and

Whereas, In 1997, the City adopted an ordinance as part of the zoning code which, among other matters, provided that certain site plan changes to a nonconforming special use including the expansion, enlargement or rebuilding of a canopy, would not require approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals provided that certain conditions specified in the ordinance were met; and

Whereas, The aforesaid ordinance remains in full force and effect; and

Whereas, The 1995 special use permit was not renewed upon its expiration on April 5, 2005; and

Whereas, On November 14, 2006, the Common Council approved File Number 060733, an ordinance that changed the zoning of this property from LB2 (Local Business) to RT4 (Two-Family Residential); and

Whereas, Under RT4 zoning, a gas station is a prohibited use; and

Whereas, On February 15, 2007, the Boa...

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