CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
September 18, 2012
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 18th day of September at 9:00 am. in the Crisp County Government Center.
The following members were present: Emmett Walker, J.C. Clark, Jerry Carney and Wendy Peavy,Lucky Taylor. Also present, Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector, absent was Connie Sangster. Absent was Lucky Taylor.
Also present were the following visitors: Shane Rogers and Frank Lott.
VOTE: Motion was made by Jerry Carney with a second by J.C. Clark to approve the minutes of the July 17, 2012. Carried unanimously.
Request from Michael Shane Rogers for a variance to reduce the required 15' side yard setback to 6' n the south side property line for the purpose of constructing a new residence. Property zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and is located at 117 Wolfs Thick Road.
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.
Mr. Frank Lott, contractor for Mr. Rogers spoke on behalf of the request. Mr. Lott stated that Mr. Rogers wants to build a house on the lot that is 53' wide and from sideline to sideline the lot is 79' wide and in order to maintain 15' on the right side of the lot the other side would have to be reduced to 11' plus the 4' needed for the A/C platform that has to be elevated out of the floodplain. Mr. Lott stated that he has talked to all the neighbors there and has not had any objection to the request. He stated the house to the right where the variance would be Ð that particular house is like 26' from the property line there over to his property line, so there is still a good bit of distance between the houses in there. Mr. Walker stated that he was out there and saw all the stobs and is that where the property lines run or what. Mr. Lott replied that that lot is kind of skewed and is probably one of the worst ones in there. He stated it is like 225' deep and is a long, narrow lot, 103-105' on the road but when it does that it reduces the actual width between the side lines. Mr. Walker asked how deep was the house going to be? Mr. Lott replied 53', two-story because the houses out there have to be elevated, so we will pour slab underneath for a garage and that kind of stuff and this particular house would have 2 garage doors in the front and the actual living space would be elevated above the flood plain, which will probably be about 10' off the ground. Mr. Walker asked about the lot to the left of this lot, he stated that on the side of the house it looks like the flowerbed is on his lot. Mr. Lott replied that a lot of the flowerbed was on his lot and they were aware of that. Mr. Walker asked by the lot being angled, what was that going to cause the house to be. Mr. Lott stated that the house would be turned and would be parallel with the sidelines. Mr. Lott stated that all of those built right are pretty much running parallel with their sidelines which make all of them kind of turn at an angle to Wolf Thick Road. Mr. Clark asked how big was the house going to be? Mr. Lott replied about 2100 square feet, plus porches and that kind of stuff. Mr. Clark asked from where the flag is does the lot go all the way to the water and is all of that going to be cleared out? Mr. Lott stated the property goes all the way to the water and a tree or 2 will have to come out of there, he stated the lot was about 220' deep. Mr. Lott stated there were some other orange flags out there for the health department to re-certify the septic tank permit. Mr. Walker asked if there were any letters for or against request. Ms. Sangster replied no. 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.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Wendy Peavy seconded by Jerry Carney to approve the variance request to reduce the required 15' side yard setback to 6' for the purpose of constructing a new residence on the property.