Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals essentially granted a compromise to a petitioner seeking to install a privacy fence on his property. It was among the agenda items considered during Tuesday’s regular monthly meeting of the BZA in the Justice Building in Warsaw.
Richard Truitt was granted approval for the fence to be installed on his property on Center Street West, south of Center Street East in Tippecanoe Township. There are boat lots fronting lake channel property and Truitt wants to have shrubs removed to install the fence for privacy reasons.
He asked for the fence to be 6 feet tall the entire length, but the BZA said it must drop to 3 feet tall after the length reaches 60 feet. Truitt has the option to plant trees, shrubs or anything natural.
Matt Sandy, assistant planning director for the county, said there is also a 10 foot right of way involved and the fence will more clearly define the line of the right of way.
County BZA meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public and are held either in the multi-purpose room in the basement of the Justice Building or in the commissioners room in the county courthouse building.