commission grants two requests
Wanda English Burnett
County Planning Commission at the regular meeting on Tuesday,
January 3 considered a variance request for driveway width. The
application also requested approval to use the existing drive.
According to Sue French of Jeff French Land Survey, representing
Brian Huber, the existing drive is 30 feet wide, installed prior
to the change of current code requirement of 50 feet.
French noted that the division will contain six acres and the
property has direct access to Rosfeld Road in Sunman.
Neighboring property owners presented concerns to the planning
commission. Jeff Sturwold was concerned how trees along the property
line would be impacted by construction.
Ray Noble questioned whether the six acres could be subdivided
in the future, which would result in additional homes in the area.
The planning commission assured Noble that the lot could not be
subdivided because any division would not meet with county requirements.
The motion to deny the variance request died for the lack of a
second. The motion to grant the variance request for a driveway
from 50 foot width to 30 foot width was approved with a vote of
9-2-1, with Maureen Sheets and Owen Menchhofer voting against
and Jeff French abstaining. The motion to grant primary approval
for the use of the existing access drive was approved 9-2-1, with
Maureen Sheets and Owen Menchhofer voting against and Jeff French
French also represented Eugene and Elene Gunters application
for the subdivision of a nine-acre lot with the remainder to be
retained by the Gunters. The motion to grant primary approval
of the subdivision was unanimously approved.
Election of officers was held for the new year. Unanimously approved
were Steve Youngman as president; Owen Menchhofer as vice-president
and Tad Brinson as secretary.
All board members were in attendance. The next meeting will be
held on Tuesday, February 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at the courthouse