CRISP COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
December 20, 2011
The Crisp County Zoning Board of Appeals met at a regular meeting on the 20th day of December at 9:00 am. in the Crisp County Government Center.
The following members were present: Emmett Walker, J.C. Clark, Jerry Carney and Lucky Taylor. Absent was Wendy Peavy. Also present, Connie Sangster, Secretary & Planning Director & Jimmy Mumphery, County Building Inspector.
Also present were the following visitors: Marilyn Osborn and Jimmy Hudson.
Chairman Emmett Walker called the meeting to order. Mr. Walker asked for a motion on the Minutes of July 19, 2011.
VOTE: Motion was made by Lucky Taylor with a second by Jerry Carney to approve the Minutes of the July 19, 2011 meeting. Carried unanimously.
Request from Marilyn W. Osborn to reduce the required 15' side yard property line setback to 3' for the purpose of constructing an 18x20 (360 sq. ft.) open carport. Property is zoned RS2 (Single Family Residential) and is located at 136 Lincolmpinch Circle.
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. Ms. Osborn, along with builder, Jimmy Hudson was present and spoke on behalf of the request. Ms. Osborn told the board that since 2002 she has had a metal carport in the place where she wants to put a permanent stick build carport which will be the same size and in the same location as the existing one. She stated that the NW corner of it would be 3' from the property line. Mr. Walker asked why 3'? Ms. Osborn stated that was how the end of her driveway ended where you can just drive on through to the carport. Mr. Walker stated that he had been out there and looked at it and he noticed 2 fences, a metal one and a wooden one. Ms. Osborn stated that there is a wooden fence that was put up for a privacy fence - short fence, that she put up. She stated that no one lives in the house next to her. She stated the fence was not put up to be permanent, but it is there so that bedroom windows from their house (the owners' house to her house) would be blocked off. Mr. Carney asked Mr. Mumphery if he had some photos of what was existing. Mr. Carney wanted to verify that he did see what he thought he saw. Ms. Osborn stated there is a metal fence that runs across the front of the other property with a gate. Mr. Carney asked if the carport was attached to the house. Ms. Osborn replied no. Mr. Carney asked how far from the front of the property is the carport? Mr. Hudson replied approximately 60-70' back and the house is approximately 83'. Mr. Carney was just curious of why the garage was more in the front. Mr. Hudson showed Mr. Carney a diagram of the property. Mr. Walker asked the other board members if they had any questions. Mr. Taylor asked if there had been any comments from the neighbors. Ms. Sangster replied no. Mr. Walker asked if there were any additional questions from the board. 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 Lucky Taylor seconded by J.C. Clark to approve the variance request to reduce the required 15' side yard property line setback to 3' for the purpose of constructing an 18x20 open carport. Carried unanimously 3-0.