CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
March 17, 2009
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 17th day of March 2009 at 9:00 a.m. in the Crisp County Courthouse.
The following members were present: Emmett Walker, J.C. Clark, Mark Brubaker, Wendy Peavy and Jerry Carney. Also present, Connie Sangster, Secretary & Planning Director & Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present were the following visitors: David Snyder and Billy Hancock.
VOTE: Motion was made by Mark Brubaker with a second by Wendy Peavy to approve the Minutes of the January 20, 2009. Carried unanimously.
Request from David Snyder for a variance to locate an accessory structure (22x36 enclosed garage) in the front yard setback between the principle building and the street. Subject property zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and being located at 121 Landing 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 from David Snyder. Mr. Snyder was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Snyder told the board that he and his family moved to this location approximately 3 years ago and that the current garage is 534 square feet and was finished out with sheetrock, molding, painting and everything when purchased. If approved, they would like to seal the entry to the existing garage door and basically create 600 square feet under air for the living area, and in order to do that he would like to build a larger garage, which will be no further toward the public road than the existing one. He stated that he couldn't go back any farther than shown because of the location of his septic tank. So basically the plan is to add square footage to the house and add a new structure to the house for his vehicles. Mr. Walker asked how far from the front line would the new structure be. Mr. Snyder replied over 70' from the road. He stated his driveway was approximately 65' long. Mr. Walker asked if that included the ROW. Mr. Snyder stated he was at least 55' from the ROW. Mr. Brubaker asked about the sideyard setback. Mr. Snyder replied that he was approximately 23' from the side property line. Mr. Clark asked if his garage would be like his neighbor's. Mr. Snyder stated that his will have a gable roof sitting toward the road just as his sits now and will have an eve entry; you will come up and pull into the side of his garage. Mr. Snyder stated that he would be about 15' from his septic tank with the new building. Mr. Emmett asked if the new building would have the same setback from the property line as the present garage does. Mr. Snyder replied yes and would make the house uniform. Mr. Emmett stated that he was having a problem with the location, he asked Mr. Snyder how many feet from the house would the new building be, and why is it not being attached to the house. Mr. Snyder stated about 12' from the house and he can't attach it to the existing house because of the two bedrooms on that side and by attaching it to the house it wouldn't make very much sense to enter into a hallway with 2 bedrooms right there and that is why he wants it detached. Mr. Walker asked Ms. Sangster if there had been any objections to the request. Ms. Sangster replied no. At this time, Mr. Walker asked the board if they had any questions. Mr. Carney stated that basically what he sees is a u-shaped house with a slightly detached garage associated with it and assuming that Mr. Snyder is going to try and make it look the same from the street and it also meets the same setbacks as the existing garage and he thinks the reason it is where it is - is the fact that you need the turn around radius in order for an automobile to get in and out of the garage and it would aesthetically look good from the street, that is important to the neighborhood. Mr. Carney stated that he did wonder why Mr. Snyder did not attach it to the house but now he understands. Mr. Carney asked Mr. Snyder if the covenants restricted this. Mr. Snyder stated that he had spoken with Hal Carter, Sr. and he had no problem with this. At this time Mr. Walker asked if there were any more questions for Mr. Snyder. 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 Jerry Carney, seconded by Mark Brubaker to approve the variance request as presented. Carried unanimously 5-0.
Request from Billy Hancock for a variance to locate an accessory structure (30x36 enclosed garage/storage) prior to the construction of the principle use (single family residential) being located on the property. Property zoned RR (Rural Residential) and being located on Dockweiler Road.
Mr. Walker called the hearing to order. Mr. Hancock was present and spoke on his own behalf. Mr. Hancock stated that he purchased 56.319 acres 2 years ago on Dockweiler Road and has just recently sold 28.160 acres, which leaves him with 28.159 acres. Mr. Hancock stated that one day he wants to build a permanent dwelling on site and has already started some pond extensions and a roadway, so he is serious about what he is doing, but until that point he would like to put a barn there. He stated it would be a 2-pole barn, one with a shop in the back and a front area to put equipment there. He stated it would be a 36x30 and would be located on the very back side of the property, approximately 900 to 1000' off the front side, 300-400' off the right property line and two tenths of a mile away from any structure that would be built on the north side and his south side neighbor is Dr. Duvall who is surrounded by pine trees. Mr. Hancock stated that he was going to put some extra into it like masonite siding with an A-frame roof and architectural shingles and when he does put a permanent dwelling there it will be acceptable and eye appealing. He stated that once the permanent dwelling is there it would be some 300' behind it. Mr. Hancock stated that the lot is over 1600' deep. Mr. Walker asked if anyone had any 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: Mark Brubaker, seconded by J.C. Clark to approve the variance requests as presented, made a motion. Carried unanimously.