CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
November 16, 2004
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at their regular scheduled meeting on the 16th day of November at 9:00 a.m. at the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Jerome Outlaw, Robert Powell, Emmett Walker, Bob McCadams and Mark Brubaker, also present, Connie Sangster, Planning Director and Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present was Betty Watson and Steven Crenshaw.
Request from Samuel & Betty Watson for a variance to locate a second structure (mobile home) on a parcel of property that does not have the required acreage. Property zoned RR (Rural Residential) and located at 112 Barbara’s Road.
Mr. Outlaw, Chairman, called the hearing to order. Mr. Outlaw read aloud the criteria in which a variance request is handled. Betty Watson was present and spoke on his own behalf. Ms. Watson showed members photos of her daughter before and after her diving accident, which left her with a broken neck. Ms. Watson told the members that the mobile home would be for her daughter to reside in. She stated the Doctors’ recommend that people in the condition her daughter is in not to live with relatives but to live in a supervised environment, which will allow them to be as independent as possible, and if approved to have the mobile home placed on her property she would be able to help care for her daughter. Ms. Watson stated that Mr. Mumphery came out and they measured off from the road where the mobile home would be, and it met the required distance. She also stated there would be approximately 30’ between the mobile homes. Mr. Outlaw asked Ms. Watson, what size mobile home was she was planning on putting there, if approved. Ms. Watson stated a very small one with one or two bedrooms; her daughter is limited to what she can do. She stated that someone has to be with her most of the time. Ms. Watson stated the Doctors’ call a person in her condition, incomplete, which means there is a possibility that she could regain all movement. Mr. McCadams asked if this additional mobile home would require a new septic tank. Mr. Mumphery stated possibly so, if it cannot be tied into the existing one of the Watsons’. Mr. Outlaw asked what the required acreage is for that zone district. Ms. Sangster replied one acre per structure. Mr. Brubaker asked if there had been any objections from the neighbors. Ms. Sangster replied no. She also stated that an adjacent property owner had called the office and stated they did not have any problems with the request. Mr. Powell stated that he could sympathize with her daughter; he also has a daughter that is a total paraplegic and can understand her wanting to live alone. Jerome Outlaw asked if there were other comments from the board or public. There were none. At this time, Mr. Outlaw concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Robert Powell, seconded by Mark Brubaker to approve the variance to locate a second structure on a parcel of property without the required acreage. with the following conditions:
- Maximum size of mobile home to be a 14x60;
- Maximum bedrooms to be two;
- Approval contingent upon approval from the Health Department.
Carried unanimously 4-0.
Request from Steven Crenshaw for a variance to reduce the required 15’ sideyard property line setback to 3’. Property being zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and located at 592 Old Hatley Road.
Mr. Outlaw called the hearing to order. Steven Crenshaw was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Crenshaw circulated photos of the existing building as it was being torn down. Mr. Crenshaw stated that if approved he would like to pour a concrete slab and build a new storage building where the old one was built in 1986. Mr. Crenshaw stated that he has a letter from adjacent property owner, Marion Coleman with no objection to the request. Mr. Crenshaw stated that in the future he would like to enclose his existing carport for living space, so this new area will be used to store his boat and truck. Mr. Walker stated that he went out to the property and the existing driveway is approximately 42” from the property line. Mr. Outlaw asked Mr. Crenshaw if he planned to have any plumbing to the building. Mr. Crenshaw stated that he planned to install a sink for cleaning fish and watering his dog. Mr. McCadams stated that he felt like the addition would be a substantial improvement to the property and there appears to be enough room for ingress and egress for emergency vehicles. At this time, Mr. Outlaw asked if there were additional comments from the board. There were none. Mr. Outlaw concluded the public hearing portion of the meeting.
After discussion, Mr. Outlaw asked for a motion.
VOTE: A motion was made by Bob McCadams, seconded by Mark Brubaker to approve the request for a variance to reduce the required 15’ sideyard property line setback to 3’ for the purpose of constructing a 24x40 carport/storage building. Carried unanimously. Property being located at 592 Old Hatley Road.
Carried unanimously 4-0.
VOTE: A motion was made by Mark Brubaker, seconded by Emmett Walker to approve the Minutes of October 19, 2004. Carried unanimously 4-0.