WARSAW — TruHorizons plans to sell a roughly 40-acre parcel of land off its property in Van Buren Township. During the regular monthly meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday, June 13, in Warsaw, the BZA considered and approved a petition that would create a new property line.
Matt Sandy, assistant planning director for the county, noted TruHorizons intends to sell the parcel to Crop Production Services, but keep the remainder of its property. The land is located along the west side of CR 100E at the intersection with CR 1400N, north of Milford.
Other agenda items included:
• Richard and Kathy Schlipf were granted an exception by the hearing officer to allow a home based business on CR 1050N at the intersection with CR 300W in Jefferson Township. The business will involve customizing older farm equipment by adding technology to it and also repairing the equipment. A variance was also granted to allow an accessory building to be constructed at the same site.
• Gary and Diana Sanders were granted an exception to allow a home based business, health care, on CR 1350N, west of CR 950W in Scott Township. They were also granted a variance to allow two residences on one tract of ground. One of the residences, essentially a park model type of a home, must only be used as a guest house.
• James Thome was granted a variance to permit enclosing an existing covered porch on Warren Street at the intersection with Lake Street in Seward Township.
• Terry and Ruth Runyon were granted an exception for construction of a residence accessory addition on Pheasant Place at the intersection with Heron Road in Seward Township. They were also granted a variance to allow the addition to be 6 feet from the south right of way. As a condition, they must remove an existing fence and access a garage only from the west side.
• William Smith was granted a variance to allow two permanent residences on one tract (an existing residence will be removed later) on CR 600W, north of CR 950S in Seward Township.
• Scott Williams was granted a variance to allow a residence to remain as constructed on EMS D4 Lane in Van Buren Township.
• Anthony Cooper was granted a variance to allow a second-story residence addition on Edgewater Street at the intersection with Kermit in Silver Lake. As a condition to the approval, he must request a common area in front of his home to be vacated by the town of Silver Lake.
• A petition by Speedway for an exception to allow approximately 4 acres of its property on the northwest corner to be divided off was tabled until the July meeting. The property is located on SR 13 at the intersection with US 30 in Pierceton. Speedway wants to eventually sell the parcel because it is no longer usable to them. The town of Pierceton has questions about the petition and requested the petition be tabled.
• Nicholas Hakes was granted a variance to allow a porch to be rebuilt and expanded in a flood zone on EMS B40E Lane in Tippecanoe Township. As a condition to the approval, a statement must be placed on the face of the property deed alerting future homeowners of a one time improvement to a house in a flood zone.
• Stephanie Bourounis was granted an exception to construct an oversized accessory building and a variance to construct the accessory building, a boathouse, on Venetian Drive at Lake Wawasee in Turkey Creek Township. As a condition to the approval, the structure must be totally open.
• Susannah and Steven Shankster were granted a variance to allow two residences on one tract of ground due to a medical hardship on CR 900S, east of Packerton Road in Jackson Township.