Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

News

March 20, 2013

City BZA elects 2013 officers

Greensburg — At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the city’s Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously elected board member Roy Middendorf as 2013 president.

Member Steve Moore was unanimously selected as vice chair.

Also on Tuesday night, the board heard a variance request from Bret Lee, owner and operator of Cardinal Pest Control.

Lee had initially intended to approach the board about a variance to “update” his building and to do some “add ons.”

However, he came to discover that the property had never received a formal zoning variance to operate a business.

Lee, who’s owned and operated his pest control business from its current location at 613 West Fourth Street since 2002, was thus forced to request a “variance to operate a business within the R-2 zoning district.”

Board members expressed surprise that the business has never been properly zoned, especially since Cardinal has operated out of the West Fourth location since before Lee took ownership.

The board readily agreed to grant Lee’s requested variance, but cautioned it would be only temporary, with a review for permanent status at the end of one year.

The board, Middendorf told Lee, was also willing to allow upgrades to Cardinal’s building, but, depending on the outcome of the one-year review, Lee could possibly lose any money used for such upgrades.

“You’ve been there in business all this time with no complaints,” Middendorf said, “But I want you to understand: If you put a bunch of money into upgrading and adding onto this building, you could, potentially, lose all that money at the end of a year. If there are sufficient neighbor complaints regarding Cardinal, we could be forced to revoke the temporary variance.”

Middendorf was quick to add, however, “I’m not saying it WILL happen or that, considering your history at this location, it’s even likely, but it IS possible.”

Also on Tuesday night, the board granted a variance to Greensburg resident Mark Ertel to “construct a 768 square-foot accessory structure on his property at 632 East North Street.”

Ertel made the request to build a garage. If the variance was granted, however, the structure’s driveway could potentially conflict with any future public sidewalk built along the driveway’s path.

The board ultimately agreed they couldn’t structure a variance to include a public sidewalk that might or might not ever be built. They ultimately granted the request after a promise from Ertel that he was willing to accept the consequences of any future conflicting public sidewalk built.

The next regular meeting of the Greensburg Board of Zoning Appeals will be held at 7 p.m., April 16, at City Hall.

Contact: Rob Cox at 812-663-3111 x7011

 

1
Text Only
News
  • Decatur County Events Calendar Local clubs, service groups, fraternal organizations and others are encouraged to send their Coming Events information to the Daily News at news@greensburgdailynews.com or Daily News, PO Box 106, Greensburg, IN 47240. April 22 1 to 3 p.m. - Euchre at

    April 19, 2014

  • Hoosiers need to move over for workers GREENSBURG - Hoosiers need to slow down and move over to allow a cushion of space for vehicles stopped on the road's shoulder, particularly on the interstates. National Work Zone Awareness Week was last week and the 17th anniversary of Indiana State

    April 19, 2014

  • Lunch Menus April 21 – April 25 Good Shepherd Christian Academy Monday - Pizza, grape tomatoes, strawberries and cake, milk Tuesday - Spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread, salad, ice cream, milk Wednesday - Chicken nuggets, tater tots, green beans, casserole, applesauce, milk Thu

    April 19, 2014

  • Graduation rates high GREENSBURG -- Greensburg and South Decatur High schools had among the best graduation rates in the state last year. North Decatur High School ranked near the middle, but still above the state average. Greensburg reported a graduation rate of 99.3 per

    April 19, 2014

  • nws-gb041914-pig virus photo Pig virus taking toll GREENSBURG -- When Decatur County farmer Jeff Smiley ducked into the nursery barn, about two dozen piglets rushed into a corner of their pen, their pinkish hides bouncing into one another like a porcine version of bumper cars. The piglet's round nose

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws-gb041914-santee fire station - pic1 (please place on pg1) Clarksburg Vol. Fire Department breaks ground on Station 2 CLARKSBURG -- In 2012, members of the Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department (CVFD) Board of Directors proposed building a new Firehouse to service the Lake Santee Community. CVFD Board President Wayne Geiss recalls that construction of a separate Fire

    April 19, 2014 3 Photos

  • A pedicure that cured all my pet peeves Since I was a young person, I always had some pets around. Most of these have been dogs, hunting dogs in particular. And I loved my pets. In getting older, I discovered that having a pet dog around is a lot of work. More work than I care to do in lig

    April 19, 2014

  • Church Briefs Liberty Baptist Church Sunday, April 20 - Resurrection Sunday Liberty Baptist Church will have Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with the women doing the program. Following the Sunrise service the men of the congregation will serve Easter B

    April 19, 2014

  • Cards RHP Kelly on DL WASHINGTON -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The Cardinals also optioned righty reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis and recalled rookie right-handers Eric Forn

    April 18, 2014

  • nws-gb041814-ymca flat rock - pic2 Local retreat mostly unknown around Decatur County ST. PAUL -- Out in the northwest corner of Decatur County lies a place that's largely unknown within the county itself. Oddly enough, this hideaway of natural splendor is anything but secret to the rest of the world. From Spain and Hong Kong they com

    April 18, 2014 2 Photos