CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
August 16, 2005
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at their regular scheduled meeting on the 16th day of August 2005 at 9:00 a.m. at the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Jerome Outlaw, Emmett Walker, Bob McCadams and Robert Powell. Also present, Connie Sangster, Planning Director and Secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Visitors present were: Kenneth and Sara Long and Robert Brookshier, Jr.
Request from Kenneth Long for a variance to reduce the required 15’ sideyard setback to 10’. Property being zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and being located at 410 Scenic Route.
Mr. Outlaw, Chairman, called the hearing to order. Mr. Outlaw read aloud the criteria in which a variance request is handled. Mr. Long was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Long told the members that if approved his plans are to add a garage and storage space. Mr. Long stated the reason he needs the variance is because of the way the house is angled on the lot. Frank Lott asked what else was the space going to be used for other than a garage, and if it was going to be on a slab or crawlspace. Mr. Long stated garage and storage space. He said that he has a lot of tools in a storage building and would like to be able to bring them home and store them there, he stated he was going to put wheels on them so he would be able to roll them outside since he is in the floodplain and cannot put up a partition wall and he doesn’t want sawdust going all over everything he has in there. Mr. Long also stated that the section for the vehicles would be on a slab and the storage area would be on a crawlspace. Mr. Lott asked if he was going to put up any interior walls. Mr. Long replied no, he was putting up beams. Mr. Long stated that he didn’t have a contractor at this point, but had talked with Larry Pettis and he was giving him some ideas in reference to putting up the beams. Mr. Long stated he was going to use ¾” treated plywood on the crawlspace area. Mr. Long stated that he installed a septic tank about 3 years ago and the septic tank line runs parallel beside his house and goes to the front yard and a pump station that goes to the middle of the front yard, so he needs to do the crawl space there in case he has to get up under the house. Mr. Walker asked if the size (38x37) would be completely enclosed like the house? Mr. Long replied yes, it would have vinyl siding and a metal roof just like the house. Mr. Lott asked Mr. Long if the property was in the flood zone, and if any of this space would be used for living space? Mr. Long stated that he was aware of the property being in the flood zone, and that the space would only be used as carport and storage. Mr. Outlaw asked Mr. Mumphery if Mr. Long would have to comply with the
Floodplain regulations. Mr. Mumphery replied yes and that the space could not be used as living space, and all materials would have to be pressure treated or flood proofed. At this time, Mr. Outlaw asked if there were other questions or comments. Bucky Brookshier, adjacent property owner, stated that he and his wife had no problem with the request. At this time, Mr. Outlaw closed the public hearing portion of the meeting.
After discussion, the chairman asked for a motion.
A motion was made by Emmett Walker, seconded by Bob McCadams to approve the request to reduce the sideyard setback from the required 15’ to 10’. Carried 3-1.
VOTE: A motion was made by Frank Lott, seconded by Bob McCadams to approve the Minutes of July 19, 2005. Carried unanimously.
Gave members a copy of the amendment to the ULDC, that provides a category for Family Care Housing as a Special Exception in the RR (Rural Residential) zone district.