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by Jeff Lysiak
During Tuesday’s planning commis-
sion meeting, both the condition-
al use and development permit
applications that will allow St. Michael
and All Angels Episcopal Church to
construct a new sacristy, Sunday school
classrooms and restroom facilities on its
property were unanimously approved.
City planner Benjamin Pople intro-
duced the staff report on the application,
which proposed a 1,040-square-foot
addition and renovations between the fel-
lowship hall and residence at the rear of
the church, located at 2304 Periwinkle
Way. He noted during his presentation
that there would be no change in use nor
intensity as a result of the expansion.
“The planning department finds that
the proposed addition to the church
substantially meets both the general and
specific conditional use requirements of
the land development code. The current
number of off-street parking appears
to be more than adequate for the exist-
ing uses on the subject property,” Pople
explained as he read from the staff report.
“There is no new or separate use associ-
ated with the addition as shown on the
proposed plans provided with the subject
applications. Use of this new floor area
is not expected to occur as a completely
separate activity from the normal and
incidental worship services and/or other
events that will take place at the church.”
Commissioner Tom Krekel asked if the
proposed landscape plan in the applica-
tion had changed from the previous plan,
approved in 1993. Pople responded that
since the project only proposes moving
vegetation onsite, a new landscape plan
wasn’t necessary. Commission chair Dr.
Phillip Marks questioned when construc-
tion on the addition was expected to
begin; architect Gary Foreman said that
they planned to begin work in March.
Following some additional discussion,
commissioner Chuck Ketteman motioned
for the applications to be approved,
which was seconded by Marks and
approved, 6 to 0.
“Thank you all for your time and good
energy,” said Rev. Dr. Ellen M. Sloan of
St. Michael’s following the vote.
In other business, the commission
approved its meeting schedule for the
remainder of 2016. Monthly sessions are
planned, instead of the previous schedule
of twice-per-month, with the ability to add
a second session if needed. Remaining
meeting dates are February 9, March
8, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12,
August 9, September 13, October 11,
November 8 and December 13.
“We can call a second meeting as
needed, which would be held on the
fourth Tuesday of the month,” said plan-
ning department director Jim Jordan.
Prior to the start of Tuesday’s meet-
ing, city attorney Ken Cuyler conducted
the annual organizational meeting to
elect a new commission chair. Marks was
nominated for reappointment by com-
missioner Holly Smith, and subsequently
“I’d like to thank everybody on the
commission for their vote of confidence,”
Also, commissioner Chris Heidrick –
absent and excused due to his working on
City of Sanibel business in Washington,
DC – was unanimously reappointed vice
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Republican Caucus Meeting Notice
The Sanibel-Captiva Republican Caucus (SCRC) members invite the public to
be part of the first of a series of bi-monthly meetings featuring elected officials
who represent federal, state and local government.
On Saturday, January 16, City of Sanibel Mayor Kevin Ruane will be the featured
speaker. Ruane will speake on issues of importance concerning the state of the City of
Sanibel including water quality, the Town Center and the FY 2016-17 budget.
On Saturday, January 30, Steve Teuber, chairman of the Lee County School Board
will be present to speak about the state of the schools in Lee County. District leader-
ship, curriculum and the district’s budget will be the focus of his presentation.
The SCRC meets at the Sanibel Public Library from 10 a.m . to noon.
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City Holiday Operations
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The City of Sanibel administrative offices will be closed in observance of Martin
Luther King, Jr.’s birthday on Monday, January 18 and will resume regular
operating hours on Tuesday, January 19. If you have any questions, call city
hall at 472-3700.
All garbage, recycling and vegetation waste collection by Advanced Disposal for the
week of Monday, January 18 will operate as scheduled.
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Tuesday, January 19. If you have any questions, call 472-0345.
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on Monday, January 18 and will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, January
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