The minutes were approved at the Sept. 18 meeting, but the council voted 3-2 to hold a hearing on the staff’s interpretation of how the width of the elevator structure was measured — whether the 9-foot width included the eaves.
Mayor Toni Iseman said the reduction of the eaves should be in proportion to the reduction of the elevator enclosure.
Montgomery said eaves are an architectural feature generally consistent in size throughout a project. The eaves on the plans for Griswold home are all one-foot wide. He calculated that a proportionate reduction would make the eaves nine-elevenths of a foot.
“The minutes are accurate, but I don’t recall hearing a word about eaves,” said Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly, who voted on Tuesday with Mayor Toni Iseman against the approval of the one-foot width. “My intent is to reduce the structure and I would like it all to be nine feet. However, I would work with other council members and I would agree to 10 feet [eaves width].”
Councilwoman Cheryl Kinsman concurred.
“If the Griswolds would be willing to reduce the widest part to 10 feet, I’ll vote for it,” Kinsman said. “I am in the middle of a 2-2 council and believe me, it is not where I want to be.”
Griswolds’ attorney said they would have agree to six-inch eaves with some strings.
“If you [the council] tell the Griswolds that you will put this matter away tonight, and if the Danenhauers and Millers will agree to [withdraw] their appeal of the Superior Court decision — which is rock solid — or to the Coastal Commission, they will agree,” Gratz said.