Though no one showed up to represent a petition for Sam Stimmel, remonstrators did and they expressed concerns.
Stimmel’s petition to permit allowing a residence that has been converted into a duplex and a barn that was converted into a single family residence remain on the same tract of ground was on the regular monthly agenda of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday in Warsaw.
Matt Sandy, assistant planning director, noted the conversions have already taken place on property on Blackpoint Road at the intersection with Pine Drive in Turkey Creek Township. But no one representing the Stimmel petition showed up at the meeting.
Remonstrators did, though, and said the changes are not compatible with the surrounding neighborhood of mostly single family homes and they also feel the property is becoming rundown. Sandy noted the board was made aware there may be another “living quarters” not listed in the petition.
Stimmel’s petition was tabled until the Sept. 11 meeting.
Also on the agenda, Kim Edmonds’ petition for an exception to allow existing mobile homes and sheds to be replaced in a non-conforming mobile home park was approved. The property is on EMS B61A Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
Edmonds must still obtain a permit to cover the replacements, though.
Jeremy Young’s petition for a variance to allow an outdoor kitchen to remain as constructed without a permit 20 feet from the water’s edge was approved. He lives on North Road, east of CR 800E in Turkey Creek Township.
And a petition for Harold and Cynthia Umbaugh to permit the construction of a residence addition, an attached garage, was approved. The petition asked for 10 feet from the east right of way, but it is actually 14 feet. The property is located on EMS D7A Lane at Dewart Lake in Van Buren Township.