The Cleveland City Council met yesterday. Council members praised First Responders, all public works employees, and Cleveland Utiliti
The Cleveland City Council met yesterday.
Council members praised First Responders, all public works employees, and Cleveland Utilities for clearing roads and helping keep the electricity on during the recent winter storm.
Council members also asked City Manager Joe Fivas for an update on the Cherokee Hotel. The Manager and his staff informed City Council members that final plans are being drawn and there is an April deadline to turn in the plans to the state. Because a portion of the money for the project is being provided by grants from the state, the final plans must be approved before the bidding process can start.
The Council also voted on a resolution that restricts the size of accessory dwellings.
The resolution stipulates accessory structures have a “maximum building square footage of no greater than 40% of the primary structure, with a maximum allowable amount of 600 square feet.”
An amendment was added by Councilman Ken Webb to ensure the new ordinance does not override existing subdivision restrictions and covenants concerning the number of structures allowed on any given parcel, regardless of zoning classifications. The amendment states in part…
“At the time an application for a permit is submitted for an accessory structure, permit applications are required to certify the construction of an accessory building does not violate any subdivision restrictions in place at the location.
The resolution allows for accessory structures to be used for human living space, however, the occupancy is restricted to an “extension of the residential use of the principal building for residential habitation.”
The accessory building can be utilized as a non-income-producing property that may be occupied by a “family member or temporary houseguest.”
The accessory structure cannot be used as a continually occupied, income-producing, separate dwelling unit for lease, rent, or trade.