WARSAW — Michael Mettham’s two petitions were approved by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, June 12, in Warsaw.
Mettham asked for an exception to allow the construction of a building 72 feet by 120 feet in size to be used for sports and canine performance events on property zoned commercial. The property is located on the east side of SR 13, south of CR 500N in Tippecanoe Township and south of North Webster.
Mettham was also granted a variance to allow two uses, animal kennel and multi-purpose, on one tract of ground. Matt Sandy, assistant planning director for the county, noted Mettham said he plans to have indoor turf installed and would probably rent the building for sporting events such as soccer.
There were no remonstrators against either petition.
Other agenda items included:
• Duane Springer was granted an exception to allow an existing residence accessory addition, a screened porch, to remain. As a condition to the approval, he must have his downspouts readjusted to point toward his property and also pay a permit fee. The property is located on Sycamore Hill Lane at Diamond Lake in Seward Township.
• Daniel Iavagnilio was granted an exception to allow an oversized accessory building in a residential district and also a variance to allow a carport to remain right next to an alley and 4 feet from the east right of way. The property is located on Short Street, north of Madison Street in North Webster.
• Julie Mast was granted a variance to permit the construction of a residence addition, a covered porch, on CR 800N at the intersection with CR 625W in Scott Township.
• Ted Winters was granted a variance to allow an entire structure to be raised out of a flood zone on EMS B61E Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
• Tony Swanson was granted an exception to expand car sales and a service station on US 30 at the intersection with CR 650W in Prairie Township.
• Ideal Construction was granted an exception to allow commercial professional services as recommended by the APC in an industrial district on the east side of SR 15, north of CR 350N in Plain Township. Ideal Construction was also granted a variance to allow three uses on one tract of ground — warehouse, professional services and display building.
• Jerry and Michelle Jackson were granted a variance to allow an accessory building 5 feet from the side property line on EMS B43 Lane, west of Sullivan Road in Tippecanoe Township.
• Nancy Veach was granted a variance to replace a mobile home with another mobile home and a shed on EMS T17 Lane at the intersection with CR 450E in Tippecanoe Township.
• Cornelius Newsome was granted an exception to allow a church in a commercial district on the west side of SR 15, north of Levi Lee Road in Plain Township. He was also granted a variance to permit four uses on a tract of ground — three residences and a church.
• Gene Ward was granted a variance to allow a house to be raised on a new foundation, rebuild an existing porch and add a residence addition on EMS T41 Lane in Tippecanoe Township. The addition will be 4 feet from the west property line, not 1 foot as originally requested.
• David Dilley was granted an exception to allow wholesale automobile purchase and sales at his home on Lake Street, east of Meadow Lark Boulevard in Wayne Township. No visible signage will be permitted and no vehicles related to the business can be parked outside.
• Travis and Sara McConnell were granted an exception to construct an oversized pole barn on Mark Lane, north of Old Road 30 in Wayne Township. They were also granted a variance to permit construction of the building 21.5 feet from the right of way.