WARSAW — Daniel and Linda Stuckman’s petition, continued from the December meeting, was approved by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, in Warsaw.
The Stuckmans want to add facilities to Stuckman Sanitation Transfer & Recycling on Koher Road at Promontory Point in Turkey Creek Township. The petition was originally considered by the BZA in December, but was tabled due to screening concerns of nearby property owners.
Matt Sandy, assistant planner for the county, noted the Stuckmans will have a 10-foot fence built on the west property line running parallel to the road. In addition, the remonstrators agreed to pay for half the cost of having trees put in for more screening. The location of the trees will be determined later.
In other business, two petitions by Armstrong Holdings were tabled until the February meeting. They are asking for an exception to allow motorized vehicle service, a gas station, in a commercial district, and a variance for 45 parking spaces when 47 is required by the ordinance and to allow a dumpster enclosure 10 feet from the west right of way and 20 feet from the north right way. The gas station would be located on the southwest corner of SR 13 and CR 500N, south of North Webster in Tippecanoe Township.
The petitioner asked for a continuance in order to further examine traffic data.
Other agenda items included:
• A petition for Andrew and Kristen Bowes for a variance to allow a shed to remain as placed on Stanley Street, south of First Street in North Webster, was denied. The shed was built too close to a property line and created visibility issues for a neighbor.
• Mike Long was granted an exception to allow expansion of a non-conforming campground by allowing the construction of an office and new entrance on CR 300N, east of CR 800W in Prairie Township.
• Olen Miller was granted an exception to allow the alteration of a steel laser cutting business on a tract with two residences on CR 1350N, east of CR 950W in Scott Township.
• KRE Holdings was granted a variance to allow a boathouse to be rebuilt 1 foot from the north property line at the water’s edge on Grand Boulevard, south of Morrison Island Road in Turkey Creek Township.
• Isabell Vinci’s petition for a variance to allow a residence accessory building to remain 14 feet from the water’s edge on EMS C22 Lane at Little Chapman Lake in Plain Township was tabled until the February meeting. Vinci was asked to come up with an alternate location for the building because it was built without a permit.
• Turkey Creek Regional Sewer dropped a petition asking for a communication tower and chain link fence on Southshore Drive at the intersection with SR 13 in Turkey Creek Township. They are exploring an alternate location and indicated they will petition for that location in February.
• Justin May was granted an exception to allow a home based business, engineering of widgets and small automotive accessories, in an existing building on EMS T25 Lane, north of Armstrong Road in Plain Township.