Taylorsville-Spencer County
Board of Adjustment
Meeting Minutes


The Taylorsville-Spencer County Board of Adjustment held a meeting on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm in the Fiscal Court meeting room and by way of video teleconference through Zoom due to COVID 19 at 28 East Main St., Taylorsville, Kentucky.  (Due to Covid-19, anyone that entered the building was asked to wear a mask.)

Administrator Sweazy:  There was a communication issue with Mr. Wilson and he didn’t realize today was the day for him to be here.  Are you all okay if we do it over the phone?

Chairman and Board Members were okay with this.

Vice Chairman Doug Goodlett called the meeting to order. Present were Annelle Hoene, Charlie Ethington, Doug Goodlett, Greg Murphy (on zoom), Administrator Julie Sweazy and Admin. Assistant Angie Helton. Meeting was also connected by Zoom.

Approval of the Docket: Motion to approve by Mrs. Hoene, second Mr. Ethington, discussion none, all in favor, motion carried.

Approval of the minutes: Motion to approve by Mrs. Hoene, second Mr. Ethington, discussion none, all in favor, motion carried.

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  Any Committee Reports.

Administrator Sweazy:  None.

Administrator Sweazy:  Put Mr. Wilson on speaker. We have the application of Doyle Wilson requesting a variance to allow a previously installed storage building on the front yard setback due to topography located at 1699 Old Louisville Road. Mr. Wilson had a storage building installed on his property. Staff notified him of the need for a Building Permit. When speaking to Mr. Wilson he indicated that he was not aware of the need for a Building Permit. He was also made aware that the location of the building did not meet the required setbacks. Mr. Wilson was out of state and indicated upon return he would follow proper protocol to bring the structure into compliance.  He came into our office when he returned home.   Mr. Wilson had this building installed at the location due to the steep topography of his property. I have been in contact with the State Highway Department, and they have made a site visit and determined that it is not in the right of way. (Information per Keith King with State Highway Department) I have been informed that the right of way lays primarily on the western side of Old Louisville Road. Should the variance be approved, the applicant will then get his Building Permit and have appropriate inspections.  I am showing a overhead view so you can see his property.  His property falls off over the bluff. 

Mrs. Hoene.  How far back are the setbacks supposed to be?

Administrator Sweazy:  It’s behind the guardrail.  I gave you a measurement that is approximate from the roof line of the building to the white line on the highway.  At its nearest point could be around 14.7 feet.  There is a guardrail that runs along the yard way there.  But when I talk to Keith King, he said that most of the right of way is on the opposite side of the road.  That is my measurement from the overhead view.  I have not been out there to lay a tape measure on the ground.

Mr. Wilson:  The reason I put it there is my driveway is so steep I cannot get up it in the winter.

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  You can tell pretty steep behind the house in the overhead view.  Has anyone said anything or complained?

Administrator Sweazy: I far as I know no one has complained or had any issues and the highway department wasn’t worried about it because it’s not in their right of way.

Administrator Sweazy:  We do have some people on zoom. 

Gregory Murphy:  What did the state say about it?

Administrator Sweazy:  The state did not have any issues with it because it’s not in the right of way.

Administrator Sweazy:  502-533-5011 on zoom.

Steven Mackin:  I live on the property to the right of Mr. Wilson.  I do not have any concerns with the building because I understand problems he has due to the steepness and shallowness.

Administrator Sweazy:  Do you have any more questions for the applicant?

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  It looks pretty cut and dry.  It is just too steep to put a building anywhere else. 

Mrs. Hoene:  I make a motion we approve this variance.  It will not adversely affect the public health, safety, or welfare; It will not alter the essential character of the general vicinity; It will not cause a hazard or a nuisance to the public; It will not allow an unreasonable circumvention of the requirements of the Zoning Regulations.

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  Second.

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  Motion been made, second, all in favor say aye, motion carried.

Administrator Sweazy:  Mr. Wilson you just need to come into the office and get your permit.

Mr. Wilson:  I will be in tomorrow.

Ben Mills(on zoom):  I would like to speak on the Waldridge application.

Administrator Sweazy:  The Waldridge application had to be rescheduled due to applicant had to go out of town at the last minute.  It has been rescheduled for June 10, 2021, same time and same call-in information.

Administrator Sweazy:  I am working on finding some training. There is one coming up in June in J-Town but I’m not sure if we can attend or not.  I am researching that now to find out.

Administrator Sweazy:  I do need to schedule our next meeting. Meeting will be June 10, 2021, at 4pm.

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  Any more questions or discussion?

Mrs. Hoene:  Motion to adjourn, second by Mr. Goodlett.

Vice Chairman Goodlett:  All in favor, meeting adjourned.




Approved 6/10/21