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Meetings

MINUTES
CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
January 20, 2009
9:00 A.M.

The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 20th day of January 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Emmett Walker, J.C. Clark, Mark Brubaker, Wendy Peavy and Jerry Carney. Also present, Connie Sangster, Secretary & Planning Director & Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present were the following visitors: Grady Chambless and Michael Culpepper.

1st ORDER OF BUSINESS

Mr. Jerry Carney was introduced and welcomed by the Board Members.
Mr. Walker stated that as adopted by the Board of Commissioners, the Planning Director serves as Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Mr. Walker read aloud the criteria in which variance requests are handled.

ELECT CHAIRMAN

At this time Chairman Walker turned the meeting over to Vice Chairman Mark Brubaker.
Mr. Brubaker opened the floor for nomination of Chairman for 2009.
Motion was made by le. Clark to nominate Mr. Emmett Walker, with a second by Wendy Peavy. Carried unanimously.

ELECT VICE CHAIRMAN

Mr. Walker opened the floor for nomination of vice chairman for 2009.
Motion was made by lC. Clark to nominate Mr. Mark Brubaker, with a second by Wendy Peavy. Carried unanimously.

MINUTES

VOTE: Motion was made by Mark Brubaker with a second by J.e. Clark to approve the Minutes of the July IS, 2008 with amendments. Carried unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARING

Request from Grady and Deborah Chambless for a variance to locate an accessory structure (24x30 enclosed garage) in the front yard setback between the principle building and the street. Property zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and being located at 2147 Lakeshore Court. Chaim1an Emmett Walker called the hearing to order. Mr. Chambless was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Chambless told the board that he was in the process of building a new house on the property and the proposed structure would be a detached garage that he would use for storage of his boat, car, and just storage in general. Mr. Walker stated that it appeared from the sketch that he would be 19.17' from the side property line. Mr. Chambless replied that is correct. Mr. Walker asked Ms. Sangster if there had been any objections to the request. Ms. Sangster replied no. At this time, Mr. Walker asked the board if they had any questions. Mr. Clark stated that from what he saw it looked like he could build anything he wanted out there; it was way off from the road. Mr. Brubaker stated they were deep lots and asked if the Culpepper's had any objection. Mr. Culpepper was present and stated he had no objection to the request. At this time, Mr. Walker asked if there were any more questions. There were none. Mr. Walker stated that this concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting and now they would go into discussion and vote.

MEETING

After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Mark Brubaker, seconded by Jerry Carney to approve the variance request as presented. Canied unanimously.

PUBLIC HEARING

Request from Michael F. Culpepper (with the property owners authorization) for a variance to locate an accessory stmcture (24x36 enclosed garage) in the front yard setback between the principle building and the street; and a variance to reduce the required 15' sideyard setback to 12'. Property zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and being located at 2151 Lakeshore Court. Mr. Walker called the hearing to order. Mr. Culpepper was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Walker asked Mr. Culpepper what was the building that was already there. Mr. Culpepper stated that basically he had and existing building there and was not aware that he needed a permit to put another building on that footprint and that was his mistake and he apologized to the board for not going through the eonect procedure. He stated that the building/slab is up and just the outside framing and roof - he stated that he was going to make it look aseptically pleasing to the neighborhood and it would not be a metal building, but would have board and batting siding. He stated that he was going to use the building to store his boat and lawnmowers in; it would only be used as a storage building. Mr. Walker asked what kind of doors was he going to put in. Mr. Culpepper stated that on the house side it would have a 2 regular doors and 1-12' roll-Up door and 1-8' roll up door on the side facing the road. Mr. Carney asked if the propeliy was 150' back. Mr. Culpepper replied yes. Mr. Walker asked Ms. Sangster if there had been any objections to the request. She replied no. Mr. Bmbaker asked Mr. Culpepper if he was not the property owner. He replied that his mother is, he stated she is 85 and the property is still in her name. Mr. Walker asked Mr. Culpepper ifhe had ever built anything in Crisp County. Mr. Culpepper replied no and stated once again that it was his fault and he accepts responsibility for not checking to see if he needed a permit. Mr. Walker stated that that was his only problem with the request. At this time Mr. Walker asked if there were any more questions. There were none. Mr. Walker stated that this concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting and now they would go into discussion and vote.

MEETING

After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Mark Brubaker, seconded by J.C. Clark to approve the variance requests as presented. Carried unanimously.

OLD BUSINESS

None.

NEW BUSINESS

None.

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