PLANNING & ZONING
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
Board of Adjustment
The Taylorsville-Spencer County Board of Adjustment held a meeting on Thursday February 27, 2020 at 4:00 pm in the Fiscal Court meeting room located at 28 East Main Street, Taylorsville Kentucky.
Chairman Greg Murphy called the meeting to order. Present were Annelle Hoene, Doug Goodlett, Greg Murphy, Charles Ethington and Dean Curtsinger. Also present Administrator Julie Sweazy and Enforcement Officer Jan Kehne.
Approval of Docket: Motion to approve the docket by Mrs. Hoene, Second Mr. Ethington, discussion none, all in favor, motion carried.
Approval of Minutes: Motion to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2020 meeting by Mr. Curtsinger, second Mr. Goodlett, discussion none, all in favor, motion carried.
Administrator Sweazy, no committee reports but I will be contacting you with dates for training.
Old Business: None
Mr. Goodlett: performed the swearing in for testimony.
Administrator Sweazy: Applicant Jeff Humphrey, is requesting a variance on the location of a garage that has been constructed forward of the residence on his property. He was notified of the need for a building permit as well as concerns with the location of the structure. In your packet you will find photos and a plot drawing. The homeowner is present.
Mr. Humphrey: the reason I had the garage built on that spot is that I don’t have a better spot to build it. My property goes downhill. I can’t build on the other side because of the lateral lines and there is an a detached garage on the side with this structure, so I don’t have a better spot to place the building.
Mr. Goodlett: does your house set in the woods?
Mr. Humphrey: at the edge of the woods.
Mr. Curtsinger: how big is the garage?
Mr. Humphrey: twenty (20) feet X thirty-seven (37) feet
Mr. Curtsinger: I’ve been up by the place and it looks like its the only place to put it.
Mr. Murphy: any problem with the neighbors?
Mr. Humphrey: nobody has said anything.
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Mr. Curtsinger: it’s pretty isolated.
Mr. Goodlett: I’m going to make a motion, by granting this motion it 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 nuisance to the public; and will not allow an unreasonable circumvention of the requirements of the Zoning regulations and no one is here to speak against it. Second Mr. Curtsinger, discussion, none, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Administrator Sweazy: the second application is for Brian Turner dba Happy Sprouts Farm LLC, requesting a Conditional Use Permit for a Home Occupation, located at 137 Rising Sun in Shawnee Springs Subdivision. Mr. Turner currently grows sprouts that are used for garnishment in restaurants. He currently grows the sprouts in his home. As his business has flourished he is needing more space to expand. He came into the office to get a building permit for a pole barn and filed for the Conditional Use as we recommended to get his business in order. In you packet you will find photographs of the products that he sells, a plot drawing of where the building will be located and a business plan. Mr. Turner is here to talk with you.
Mr. Turner: I’ve been doing this for about three to three and one-half years. My background is in health and fitness. I went to the University of Kentucky. In 2013-14, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was home while taking radiation treatments. A friend stopped by to see how I was doing and we were shooting the breeze. I told him I would like to start my own business. He said what about micro-greens? My friend is a chef and he said he has to purchase all of his from out of town. I always enjoyed gardening, so I looked it up, they are big on the coast, but nobody was growing them locally. My grow area is temperature controlled. I don’t use pesticides. I’m busting at the seams. I deliver to 22 restaurants. My only problem is the excess dirt. I can not recycle the dirt. We use it in flower pots and did use it in our garden. It’s very rich soil. I am going to try and contact Chef Josh and see if we can work out.
Mr. Goodlett: if that doesn’t work out I have the property across from him, contact me.
Mrs. Hoene: you have some very impressive customers here.
Mr. Turner: thank you, I appreciate that.
Mr. Curtsinger: what size is the building?
Mr. Turner: sixteen (16) feet X forty (40) feet, by regulations it has to be fifteen (15) feet off the side line but it will be about thirty (30) feet. About twenty (20) feet off the back of the house. It is the flattest part of the property. The rest of the yard slopes down.
Mr. Goodlett: what materials will be used on the building? And what materials are on your house?
Mr. Turner: The building will be metal, the house is a red brick and a tan vinyl. The colors will be similar to the house. It is a pole barn style building.
Mr. Goodlett: have all of the neighbors been notified about this?
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Administrator Sweazy: yes they have.
Mr. Goodlett: has anyone complained about this?
Administrator Sweazy: no one has called
Mr. Goodlett: do you do all of your own deliveries?
Mr. Turner: yes
Mr. Goodlett: no one comes to the house...no one coming and going?
Mr. Turner: actually “0” zero.
Mrs. Hoene: do you have any employees?
Mr. Turner: not at this time, but at some point in the future it is likely.
Mr. Goodlett: made the motion to approve, the chef behind him grows vegetables for his restaurant, the Humphrey Farm is on the other side and James Allen is on the other side. It is a farming area. He is in a subdivision so, I recommend he can have up to three employees. Second, Mr. Ethington, all in favor, discussion, none, motion carried.
Administrator Sweazy: we have two applications and I would like to schedule a meeting on March 19th. All were in agreement to this date.
Mr. Ethington made a motion to adjourn, second Mr. Curtsinger, all in favor, motion carried.