WARSAW — Lake City Bank’s petition for an exception to allow a bank with drive-in facilities on commercially zoned property was approved by the Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Warsaw.
LCB is building a new branch on the southeast corner of Emeline Street and Higbee Street (SR 15) in Milford. Its petition was continued from the July BZA meeting when concerns were expressed about road access to the bank. But Matt Sandy, assistant planning director for the county, noted LCB plans to dedicate an alley behind the bank, pending state approval.
Other agenda items included:
• Gary Klein was granted a variance to allow an existing shed to remain as placed without a permit on Bensart Drive at the intersection with Upper Bensart Drive in Seward Township.
• Andrew and Misty Snyder’s petition for a variance to allow construction of an attached garage 5 feet from the side property line on Southwood Drive in Wayne Township was tabled until the September meeting due to the Snyders having another commitment.
• Carlos Rico’s petition for an exception to allow outside storage of materials and parking of equipment on CR 200W, south of CR 400N in Plain Township was tabled until the September meeting. The BZA wants to see a new and more detailed site plan and also a timeline for completion of the project.
• Andrew and Jennifer Schnipke were granted a variance to allow a shed to remain as placed on EMS W25 Lane, east of EMS W26 Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
• David and Leslie Oakes were granted an exception to change a non-conforming use, well drilling, to boat repair and storage on CR 350N, west of CR 850E in Tippecanoe Township.
• Amanda Boyd was granted an exception to cover an existing deck and to allow other decks in a camper park to be covered. The property is located on McKenna Road at the intersection with EMS B33 Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
• Guy Randal Schnackenberg was granted a variance to allow two residences while a new home is being constructed on CR 800S, west of CR 200W in Clay Township. As a condition for approval, he has one year to finish the new home and remove the old one from the time the permits are issued.
• Emily Bischof was granted a variance to allow an existing shed to remain as placed on Section Street at the intersection with Elm Street in Milford.
• John Cape’s petition for a variance to allow an existing porch to remain as placed was tabled until the September meeting in order for a survey of the property to be completed and also to verify with the health department the proper sewage system needed. The property is located on EMS W16 Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
• David and Deanna Ponsler’s petition for a variance to allow construction of two residence additions 4 feet from the east property line was denied. It was noted there was room for the additions to be 5 feet away, which would have eliminated the need for a hearing. The property is located on EMS T31 Lane in Plain Township.
• Jeff Helfers was granted a variance to allow an existing deck around a pool to remain as placed on Forest Glen Avenue at the intersection with Stanton Road in Tippecanoe Township.
• Chuck and Terry Rockhill were granted an exception to allow the addition of a sports practice facility on CR 450W at the intersection with SR 25 in Harrison Township.
• Melody Barker was granted an exception to expand and construct seven storage buildings on SR 15, north of Clearwater Drive in Plain Township. She must have drainage and screening installed prior to permits being issued.
• Todd Woolums was granted a variance to permit reconstruction of a residence on EMS W17 Lane in Tippecanoe Township.