WARSAW — During its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Warsaw, moved a day back due to Election Day, Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals approved two petitions for Richard and Jennifer Hicks.
The property is at the intersection of Main Street and Effie Mae Street in North Webster. One petition asked for an exception to allow marine sales and repair in a commercial district. The other petition was for a variance to modify a previous petition by changing two uses on one tract of ground from furniture sales and accessories and a coffee shop to marine sales and repair and a canvas shop.
Both petitions were approved by the BZA.
Other agenda items included:
• Timothy Hedrick was granted a variance to allow an existing residence addition with open decking 22 feet from the right of way on CR 900S at the intersection with Smalley Lane in Seward Township.
• A petition for Javier Gonzales to allow a tract to be split creating a line 1 foot from a north sideline to an existing barn, and 34 feet from the east sideline to an existing barn was tabled until the December meeting. Gonzales was asked to talk to the owner who sold him the property to see if something could be worked out. The property is located on CR 100E, north of CR 1300N in Van Buren Township.
• Kerry Hughes’ petition for a variance to allow a garage to be converted to a residence creating two residences on one tract of ground was tabled until the December meeting because Hughes was a no show. The property is on Catholic Street, east of Washington Street in Pierceton.
• Todd Davis was granted a variance to permit construction of an attached garage 11 feet from the road right of way on Chapman Lake Drive, south of Greystone Drive in Plain Township.
• A petition listed as only CWBW was approved to allow a deck to be replaced 6 feet from the water’s edge on Woody’s Lane, west of Turkey Creek Road in Turkey Creek Township.
• Kevin and Jane Kirkpatrick were granted a variance to permit construction of a second residence on one tract 10 feet from the right of way and 7 feet from the west sideline on Hatchery Road, east of Bayshore Drive in Turkey Creek Township.
• Daniel and Linda Stuckman’s petition for an exception to allow expansion and improvement to a non-conforming use (Stuckman’s Sanitation Transfer & Recycling) by adding a new entrance and other facilities in a residential district was tabled until the December meeting. Remonstrators have questions about buffering, noise control and potential traffic increases and the county highway department is to be consulted about the entrance. The property is on Koher Road at the intersection with Promontory Point in Turkey Creek Township.
• JBK Properties was granted an exception to allow motorized vehicle service in a commercial district and a variance to allow, among other things, 16 parking spaces when the ordinance requires 19. As a condition to approval, an 8-foot fence must be installed on the east property line. The property is on Main Street, north of First Street in North Webster.
• Edwin Clayton was granted a variance to allow a commercial addition to remain as rebuilt 25 feet from the right of way and a new roof over an existing one on SR 13, north of Syracuse-Webster Road in Tippecanoe Township.
• Bev Whealy was granted a variance to allow construction of a residence addition on EMS W30B Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
• Dan and Tiffany Signore’s petitions were tabled until the December meeting as remonstrators had questions about the proximity. They want to alter a non-conforming business by adding to an existing structure on Barbee Road at the intersection with EMS B70 Lane in Tippecanoe Township.
• Keith Denlinger was granted a variance to allow a garage 19 feet from the road right of way on Williamson Drive, southeast of CR 700W in Prairie Township.