Taylorsville-Spencer County
Board of Adjustment
Meeting Minutes


The Taylorsville-Spencer County Board of Adjustment held a meeting on Thursday November 8, 2018 at 4:00 pm in the Planning and Zoning Office located at 28 East Main Street, Taylorsville, KY.


Chairman Greg Murphy called the meeting to order. Present were Dean Curtsinger, Charles Ethington, Doug Goodlett, Annelle Hoene, Greg Murphy and Code Enforcement Administrator Jan Kehne.


Motion made by Annelle Hoene, second by Dean Curtsinger to approve the docket. Motion carried.


Motion made by Annelle Hoene, second by Dean Curtsinger to approve the minutes of October 4, 2018. Motion carried.


Committee reports: None.


Enforcement Officer Mrs. Kehne administrated the oath for testimony to those present requesting to speak.


Unfinished Business: None.


New Business:


The applicant Mr. Chris Fields is requesting a Variance on a side yard set back requiring 10’ to 8’.5” and rear yard setback from required 25’ to 15’. Location of the property is 86 Dove Trail. The applicant was notified by office staff of the need for a building permit as well as the setback requirements. Requesting variance for the location since the building was already on the property and does not meet the setback requirements.


Mrs. Kehne no one has called in to complain. We have had and will have more of these situations due to the size of the lots in Highview Estates.


Mr. Fields approached the podium.


Mr. Goodlett, asked how long had the building been on his property?

Mr. Fields , a couple years, I needed something to put all of my tools in.

Mr. Goodlett, is the building connected to the fence?

Mr. Fields, yes it was the only way to set the building. The yard is so small that you can’t build a garage or anything. I needed somewhere to store my stuff.

Mr. Curtsinger, what is the size of the lot?

Mr. Fields, it is really small, I’m not sure of the size

Mr. Curtsinger, is it a half acre

Mrs. Kehne the lots are about 7,000 sq ft, they are really small.

Mrs. Hoene, I make a motion to approve this application based on the following findings, this will not adversely affect the public health, safety or welfare, will not alter the essential character of the general vicinity; will not cause a hazard or a nuisance to the public; will not allow an unreasonable circumvention of the requirements of the Zoning Board.

Chairman Murphy, motion has been made, do we have a second?

Mr. Goodlett, second, Chairman Murphy, any discussion?. None, all in favor aye, opposed, none, motion carried.


Mrs. Kehne, Mr. Fields, your variance is approved, you will need to come to the Office during business hours and purchase your building permit.

Mr. Fields, thank-you, I will be in tomorrow to get the permit.


Chairman Murphy, any other general questions or discussion?


Mr. Goodlett, I want to talk about the Miller place. Has anything else happened? I went out there and it doesn’t look bad.

Mrs. Kehne, as of last Monday, Attorney Dale had not sent a letter to Mr. Miller, I had emailed him this morning for a update, but as of the afternoon I did not have a response. I agree it does look better but he has not met guidelines set by this Board. He applied for his conditional use and then he added the storage containers. If we let this go it will cause havoc with several other properties that have these containers.

Mr. Curtsinger, well hopefully we will have some answers at the next meeting.


Chairman Murphy, do I hear a motion to adjourn?

Mr. Goodlett, I make a motion to adjourn, Mt. Curtsinger, second, Chairman Murphy this meeting is now adjourned.


Approved 12/20/18