CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
April 18, 2006
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 18th day of April, at 9:00 a.m. in the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Emmett Walker, Mark Brubaker, J.C. Clark and Frank Lott. Also present, Connie Sangster, Secretary & Planning Director & Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present was the following visitors: Bertha York, Bert & Irene York and Louise Nipper.
VOTE: A motion was made by Mark Brubaker, seconded by J.C. Clark to approve the Minutes of March 21. 2006. Carried unanimously 3-0.
Request from Greg Sims for a variance to locate an accessory structure from the required 15 side yard setback to 5. Property located in an RS2 (Single Family Residential) zone district and being located at 261 Lakeshore Way.
Chairman Emmett Walker called the hearing to order. Mr. Walker read aloud the criteria in which a variance request is handled. Mr. Sims was not present for the hearing. The board felt like they had enough information on Mr. Sims from the last hearing that they could proceed with the Public Hearing without his presence. Mr. Walker stated that at the last hearing the variance was for the rear property line setback, which backed up to the golf course. Mr. Walker stated that Mr. Sims owns both sides of the property on which he is asking a variance from the required 15 to 5. Mr. Walker stated that the 30 strips were located all over the lake, on the waterside and the roadside. Mr. Walker stated that Mr. Folsom had sent an objection letter on the first request, but since, has changed his mind, and he has no objection to the request, and there have been no other objections from anyone. At this time, Mr. Walker asked if there were other questions or comments. There were none.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Mark Brubaker, seconded by Frank Lott to approve the request for a variance to reduce the sideyard property line from the required 15 to 5.
DECISION FROM DEFERRED PUBLIC HEARING OF 3/21/06
FOR GREG SIMS VARIANCE TO REDUCE THE REAR YARD SETBACK FROM THE REQUIRED 15 TO 7.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Mark Brubaker, seconded by Frank Lott to approve the variance request to reduce the rear required 15 setback to 7. Carried unanimously 3-0.
Request from Bertha York for a variance to locate a manufactured home on a parcel of property that does not have public street frontage. Property being zoned RR (Rural Residential) and being located at 1781 Tremont Road.
Mr. Walker called the hearing to order. Ms. York was present and spoke on her own behalf. Ms. York told the board members that she has 10 acres and her son wants to put a mobile home on the property, so that he will be closer to her because of the fact that she has heart trouble and she is in and out of the hospital. Ms. York stated that she is isolated where she is and her closest neighbor is Ό mile from her and they all work. Mr. Walker asked who owns the lot by the road. Mr. Mumphery stated that was owned by Louise Nipper. Ms. York stated that Ms. Nipper owns all the land in front of her except for 1 acre and Ernest Nipper owns it. Mr. Walker said that what concerns him is the fact that there is no access road to the property. Ms. York stated that she had the r-o-w going into the property. Mr. Walker stated that it had to be a 25 r-o-w deeded to the property. Ms. York stated that it was never deeded, that it is only an easement to her property. Mr. Walker stated the reason for this is that we dont know what will happen in the future and for some reason you wanted to sell your property to someone else there would need to be a 25 r-o-w deeded to the property. Ms. York stated that when the land was purchased she was given a 16 r-o-w and at that time she thought that was all she needed. Ms. Sangster told the members that Ms. York does have a recorded 16 ingress and egress easement, and the variance request is to locate a 2nd structure (mobile home) on the property. Frank Lott asked had there been any objections to the request. Ms. Sangster replied that Dan Hopkins had called in reference to the request, but had no objection. Ms. Nipper adjacent property owner was present and stated that Ms. Yorks easement borders her property and that she had no objection to the request, as long as it did not take any of her acreage. The Board told Ms. Nipper if this request were approved, it would not affect her property. Mr. Clark asked if the power commission would have a problem with the approval. Mr. Mumphery stated they already had an established power line. At this time, Mr. Walker asked if there were other questions or comments. There were none. At this time, Mr. Walker concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting.
After discussion, Mr. Walker asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Frank Lott, seconded by Mark Brubaker to approve the variance to locate a 2nd structure (mobile home) on a parcel of property that does not abut a public street. Property being zoned RR (Rural Residential) and being located on Tremont Road.