WARSAW — Patrick McGlothin’s petition for a variance to allow an enclosed porch 13.8 feet from the water’s edge on the east side and 15.8 feet from the water’s edge on the west side was approved by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 10, in Warsaw. The property is located on EMS B40E Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
Other agenda items included:
• Vernon Lambright was granted an exception to allow construction of an oversized accessory building in a residential district on EMS D8 Lane, south of CR 1000N in Van Buren Township.
• Duane Harman was granted a variance to allow a fourth sell-off to occur without the property being classified as a subdivision on CR 500W at the intersection with CR 700N in Prairie Township. A wooded area is being split off from farm ground and as a condition to approval a deed restriction must be put in place stating the remaining ground must be used for agricultural purposes only and no houses will be placed there.
• Joseph Shetler was granted a variance to allow a residence addition 10 feet from the south right of way on Henry Street at the intersection with First Street in Milford.
• Bryan and Jennifer Lapel’s petition for a variance to allow construction of a new open deck addition 3.8 feet from the west sideline in line with an existing residence on Hatchery Road, east of Bayshore Drive in Turkey Creek Township was denied. The minimum setback of 5 feet must be adhered to and there was a letter of opposition from the Wawasee Property Owners Association.
• Brennaman Home Rehab was granted a variance to allow a residence to remain as constructed on Chapman Lake Drive, south of EMS C19 Lane in Plain Township. As conditions to the approval, the results from a variance hearing with the drainage board must be reported and the cross easement agreement with an adjacent property owner must be recorded.
• Chris Helfrich was granted a variance to permit the construction of an open deck on Wellington Drive at the intersection with Chase Drive in Plain Township. As a condition to approval, a letter of approval must be obtained from the homeowners association.
• Kira Courson was granted a variance to allow a second residence to remain in a barn on property as constructed by a previous owner on CR 100E, north of CR 1300N in Van Buren Township. As a condition to approval, there must be a restrictive covenant placed on the face of the deed stating the second residence will not be rented separately and will only be used for overflow purposes.
• Luis Hernandez Marquez was granted an exception to allow motorized vehicle sales, service and repair in a commercial district on US 30, east of CR 325E in Wayne Township.
• Jennifer Carnes was granted an exception for a landscaping business and snowplowing and to construct an oversized accessory building on Packerton Road, south of Blossom Lane in Wayne Township. She was also granted a variance to allow up to six non-family employees.
• Joseph Salvo’s petition for an exception to allow an oversized accessory building on Skyline Drive, north of McClintic Road in Turkey Creek Township was tabled until the May meeting to allow him to speak with a property owners association regarding opposition to the petition.
• Will Sparkman was granted an exception to allow auto auctions and public auctions to be combined into a public auction on SR 15, south of CR 350S in Wayne Township.
• A tie vote without a fifth member of the BZA present to break the tie meant the Kosciusko County Abate petition for the Hawg Waller event on CR 650W at the intersection with CR 250N in Prairie Township was tabled until May. There were complaints of excessive noise past the 11 p.m. deadline and also several cars parked along the road instead of on site.