WARSAW — Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church presented an overall master plan covering several years for Epworth Forest near North Webster during the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, Jan. 12, in Warsaw.
Dan Richard, area planning director, noted the plan covers replacement of some existing buildings, new buildings, improving parking areas, camping areas and more. The BZA approved the exception.
Other agenda items included:
• Daniel and Patrick Clemens were granted a variance to allow re-configuration of common lot lines that would change the dimensions of some tracts of ground. The property is located on the south side of North Cedar Point Road at Lake Wawasee in Turkey Creek Township.
• Max and Gina Deatsman appealed the approval of a decision made at the December meeting by the BZA to grant the petition for Todd Anderson to add two greenhouses to his landscaping and nursery business on CR 200E in Plain Township. Richard noted the December approval was upheld, though Anderson had earlier dropped a request asking for a variance on the setback requirements for one of the greenhouses.
• Cheryl and Peter Paseka were granted an exception to expand a home based business, excavation, by constructing a 48 x 60 building on the south side of Ferguson Road at SR 25 in Wayne Township. As a condition for the approval, they must extend the tree line around the area where the building will be located.
• Kelly Miller’s petition for a variance to permit construction of a residence addition on EMS B64 Lane at Barbee Road in Tippecanoe Township was denied. Richard noted there were remonstrators against the petition and the lot size is simply too small to accommodate the changes.
• James Sarll was granted an exception to allow a structure to be rebuilt in the right of way on South Hill Drive, east of Sunnyside Lane at Hill Lake in Seward Township. Sarll had obtained an encroachment agreement from the county commissioners.
• Jose Hernandez’s petition to allow a semi trailer to remain as an accessory on SR 19, south of CR 75N in Harrison Township, was tabled until the July meeting. The BZA will give Hernandez six months to clean up the property before considering whether or not to allow the trailer.
• On Monday, Jan. 11, the hearing officer granted the petition for Price Auto Repair on SR 15 in Milford to rebuild after a fire during the summer of 2015. The new building will be slightly bigger than the old one and the garage doors will face SR 15. As a condition for approval, any outside storage must be behind a fence.