CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
February 19, 2013
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 19th day of February at 9:00 am. in the Crisp County Government Center.
The following members were present: J.C. Clark, Jerry Carney, Lucky Taylor and Dale Mitchell. Absent was Wendy Peavy. Also present, Connie Sangster, Crisp County Planning Director and Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector. Also present were the following visitors: Lee Cook.
1st Order of Business
Vice Chairman, also acting chairman, J.C. Clark stated that this was the first meeting of this board for the year 2013 and a chairman and vice chairman would have to be elected. Mr. Clark stepped down as Chairman and turned the meeting over to Ms. Sangster to call for the required motions.
Ms. Sangster asked for floor to be open for the nomination of Chairman.
Motion was made by Jerry Carney to elect J.C. Clark as Chairman, seconded by Lucky Taylor. Vote carried unanimously 3-0.
Elect Vice Chairman
Ms. Sangster asked for floor to be opened for the nomination of Vice Chairman.
Motion was made by J.C. Clark to elect Jerry Carney as Vice Chairman, seconded by Lucky Taylor. Vote carried unanimously 3-0.
Chairman, J.C. Clark asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of the December 18, 2012
VOTE: Motion was made by Jerry Carney with a second by Lucky Taylor to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2012. Carried unanimously.
Request from Richard Lee Cook for the following: 1) Variance to locate an accessory structure 18x41 (738 sq. ft.) open structure for the placement of a motor home on a parcel of property prior to or in lieu of a principal use; and 2) variance to reduce the required front yard setback from 50' to 25'. Property is located at 277 Slade Road is zoned RR (Rural Residential).
Chairman J.C. Clark called the hearing to order. Mr. Clark read aloud the criteria and procedures that the board considers when making decisions. At this time, Mr. Clark read aloud the variance requests.
Mr. Cook was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Cook stated the reason for asking for this variance is he now lives in town and doesn't have the facilities to store his motor home that he just recently purchased after retiring this past January 12th at age 74. He stated he wanted to place a pre-fab metal building on the property. He stated he was also going to put down crush and run to the opening of it. He stated he would not be living in it but would like to get electricity out there because he needs to keep the motor home plugged in and other than that there will be no other changes, no sewage. He stated it was his and his only. He stated that he did not think it would interfere with anyone. Mr. Taylor asked what the 25' front yard setback was for. Mr. Cook replied and stated that would no longer be needed, he had moved the location of the motor home in so he could now meet the setbacks from the front. Mr. Taylor asked if the second part was now a mute point? Mr. Cook replied yes. Mr. Taylor asked Mr. Cook what size service did he think he would need? Mr. Cook replied a 50 amp and that was what the manufacturer of the motor home advised. Mr. Carney asked Mr. Cook how much property did he own. Mr. Cook stated that he owned 1.22 acres. Mr. Cook stated that he had owned all of the surrounding property at one time and that he sold some to the Buford family, some to the Holland family and he gave his son some and that is how he ended up with 1.22 acres. He stated that he was not planning on building out there anyway. Mr. Carney asked if anyone had objected to him placing the motor home on the property. Ms. Sangster stated that she had mailed out letters to the adjacent property owners and had not heard from any of them. Mr. Cook stated that he thought Mike Buford may have some complaints because he had been having some problems with him about digging a pond over there and they had a few words. Mr. Clark asked if there were any more questions. There were none. Mr. Clark stated that this concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting and now they would go into discussion and vote.
After discussion, the vice chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Lucky Taylor seconded by Jerry Carney to approve the variance to locate an accessory structure on a parcel of property prior to or in lieu of a principal use. Carried unanimously.