CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
March 16, 2010
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 16th day of February 2010 at 9:00 a.m. in the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Emmett Walker, J.C. Clark, Jerry Carney and Mark Brubaker. Absent was Wendy Peavy. Also present, Connie Sangster, Secretary & Planning Director & Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present were the following visitor: Debbie Coarsey.
Chairman Emmett Walker called the meeting of March 16, 2010 to order. Mr. Walker asked for a motion on the Minutes of February 16, 2010.
VOTE: Motion was made by Mark Brubaker with a second by Jerry Carney to approve the Minutes of the February 16, 2010 with corrections. Carried unanimously.
Request from Debbie Coarsey for a variance to reduce the required 15' (west) side yard setback to 9' for the purpose of adding on to the existing structure. Property located at 558 Lakeshore Drive and zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential).
Chairman Emmett Walker called the hearing to order. Mr. Walker read aloud the criteria and procedures that the board considers when making decisions. At this time, Mr. Walker read aloud the variance request. Ms. Coarsey was present and spoke on her own behalf. Ms. Coarsey told the members that she would like to remodel her house and she needs the 6' variance on the west side to accommodate a bathroom, master bath and bedroom and utility room. Mr. Walker asked if there was going to be a kitchen added. Ms. Coarsey replied yes on the east side, she plans to have a kitchen, office and possibly a utility room. Ms. Coarsey showed the members a drawing of her proposed plans that showed the existing house and her plans for the addition. Ms. Sangster stated to the board that the arrow on their copy in their packet is drawn on the wrong side but was advertised on the correct side which is the west side, so if you are looking at the front of the house from the road, the variance request is for the right side and the proposed addition on the left side can meet the required setback and will not need a variance. Mr. Walker asked the members if they had any questions. There were none. Mr. Walker asked Ms. Sangster if there had been any comments from the public. Ms. Sangster replied no. Mr. Brubaker asked Ms. Coarsey if she had spoken with Mr. Horne in reference to the request. Ms. Coarsey stated that she had spoken with both the neighbors and the only thing the Horne's had requested is that the A/C unit not be extended out any further than 6'. She said that she had talked with an A/C person that she is getting an estimate from and he stated that the new units are extremely quiet and they should not be able to hear it. At this time, Mr. Walker asked if there were any further 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.
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 request to reduce the required 15' west side yard setback to 9' for the purpose of adding on to the existing structure. Carried unanimously 5-1.