CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
March 15, 2005
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at their regular scheduled meeting on the 15th day of March 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Jerome Outlaw, Emmett Walker, Bob McCadams, Mark Brubaker and Robert Powell. Also present, Connie Sangster, Planning Director and Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present were the following visitors: Kenneth and Raul Chappa.
Request from Kenneth and Frances Hall for a variance to reduce the required 15’ sideyard property line setback to 5’ for the purpose of construct a 24x20 open carport. Property being zoned RR (Rural Residential) and being located at 688 Cork Ferry Road.
Mr. Outlaw, Chairman, called the hearing to order. Mr. Outlaw read aloud the criteria in which a variance request is handled. Mr. Hall was present and spoke on behalf of the request. Mr. Hall stated that if approved he would like to construct an open carport, and that he needs the variance in order for the carport to be large enough for a vehicle. Mr. Hall stated that he also has a storage building located on the property that is only 5’ from the line. Mr. Powell asked if this was to be an open carport. Mr. Hall replied yes. Mr. Hall stated that it would be similar to a prefab carport, but would be of wood construction and would look a lot nicer. Mr. Brubaker asked Mr. Hall if he planned to extend the concrete for the new construction. Mr. Hall replied yes, and that this will also allow for better access for emergency vehicles if needed. Mr. Walker asked if the existing building was going to stay. Mr. Hall replied yes, that it was there when he purchased the property. Mr. Outlaw asked if the corner of the proposed carport would be even with the front corner of the existing storage building. Mr. Raul Chappa, the building contractor stated yes, and that it would have a 4/12 roof pitch. Mr. Powell asked if the carport would match the house. Mr. Hall replied yes, that it would fit in with the rest of the house and would be situated that neighbors would be able to see over and it would not block their view of the lake. Mr. Brubaker asked Mr. Hall if was a full time of residence of Crisp County. Mr. Hall replied no. At this time, Mr. Outlaw asked the board members if they had additional questions for Mr. Hall. There were none. Mr. Brubaker asked if there had been any complaints from the surrounding neighbors. Ms. Sangster replied no. She also stated that Scotty Jones, adjacent neighbor had sent a letter with no objection to the request. Mr. Outlaw read the letter aloud from Mr. Jones (attached and made a permanent part of these minutes). Mr. Outlaw then asked if there were other comments or questions. There were none. At this time, Mr. Outlaw closed the public hearing portion of the meeting.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
A motion was made by Mark Brubaker to approve the variance to reduce the required sideyard setback from 15’ to 5’, seconded by Bob McCadams. Carried 4.0
Request from Daniel McKee (with the property owner’s authorization) for a variance to locate an accessory structure on a parcel of property that does not have a principle dwelling. Property being zoned RR (Rural Residential) and being located adjacent to 146 Allison Road.
Mr. Outlaw called the hearing to order. Mr. McKee and Margie Tyson (current property owner) were present on spoke on behalf of the request. Mr. McKee stated that he and Ms. Tyson are to be married in the near future and he will live with her in her house. Mr. McKee stated that he wants to build an accessory building on the 11/2 acres that he is purchasing from Margie Tyson. Mr. McKee also stated that if something happens to Margie, before him, that her house and property would be divided between her 2 children, and by owning the adjacent property, he would be able to build a house for himself, if she were to leave before him. Mr. Powell asked Mr. McKee if he had a site plan or a drawing that shows where the accessory building will be located? Mr. McKee replied no, he had contacted a surveyor, but they had not been able to get out there yet. Mr. Walker asked how far back would the accessory building be located on the property? Mr. McKee stated approximately 50’. Mr. Outlaw asked what would happen if or when he decided to build a house on the property. Ms. Sangster stated that she had explained the required setbacks to Mr. McKee and that he would need to locate the accessory building as far back on the property as he could, in case he does build a residential structure on the property. Mr. Walker asked Mr. McKee what he planned on using the accessory building for. Mr. McKee stated that his plans are to use it as personal storage/workshop and not for commercial use. Mr. McKee also stated that the building would be placed on a concrete slab and would look nice, he is getting prices on steel, aluminum and wood. At this time, Mr. Outlaw asked if there had been any comments from the adjacent property owners. Ms. Sangster replied no. At this time, Mr. Outlaw asked if there were other questions from the board. There were none. Mr. Outlaw concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
A motion was made by Emmett Walker to approve the variance to locate an accessory building on a parcel of property that does not have a principle dwelling, seconded by Robert Powell with the following stipulations:
-Approval and recordation of a conforming plat from the Planning Department;
-Accessory building to be a minimum of 35’ from rear property line and a minimum of 175’ from r-o-w.
VOTE: A motion was made by Emmett Walker to approve the Minutes of February 15, 2005, seconded by Robert Powell. Carried unanimously.
Vice Chairman, Robert Powell has been appointed to the Board of Assessors. We are sorry to see him leave, but wish him well on his new appointment. At the May meeting, you will need to nominate a new vice chairman. The commissioners have started the process of advertising for a new board member to fill Mr. Powell’s term that expires 12/31/08.