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Board of Zoning and Appeals
Thursday, December 17, 2020, 09:00am
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The Wilson County Board of Zoning Appeals will meet Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  in the County Commission Room at the Wilson County Courthouse, located at 228 East Main Street, Lebanon, Tennessee.

Given Covid 19 related precautions, if you do not plan to attend the meeting and wish to comment, we will be accepting comments through mail or email.  All comments must be received by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 16, 2020.  Please send your comments to Wilson County Codes and Zoning Department, Attention Karen Murphy 233 East Gay Street Lebanon, TN 37087 or email karen.murphy@wilsoncountytn.gov

If you plan on attending the meeting, we will be practicing social distancing and you may be asked to remain outside the meeting room until the case you are interested in is being heard. 

The following cases will be heard:

 

CASE 3841

REQUEST:  Nancy Blom is seeking a variance of four (4) feet from the west side setback requirement of ten (10) feet and a variance of three (3) feet from the rear yard setback requirement of ten (10) feet.  The existing detached garage was damaged in a fire on February 14, 2020.  The variances will allow the proposed detached garage to be six (6) feet from the west side property line and be seven (7) feet from the rear property line.  The property located at 534 Sheath Circle, Lot 100 in Excalibur Acres is Group “A”, Parcel 40 on Wilson County Tax Map 13 “L”.  The property consists of .459 acres and is zoned A-1 Agricultural. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.20 AGRICULTURAL (A-1) - 5.20.05 AREA REGULATIONS - B. SIDE YARD - 1. For single

and two-story structures not served by public sewer system located on interior lots, side yards shall be not less than twenty (20) feet in width for a principal structure, and not less than ten (10) feet for an accessory structure. [revised resolution 15-2-12] – C. REAR YARD – 2. For accessory structures there shall be a rear yard of not less than ten (10) feet.

 

CASE 3842

REQUEST:  Derrick Bandy is seeking an extension of an expired building permit for a single-family residence.  The permit was applied for on August 31, 2018 and the last inspection was a framing inspection that failed on June 14, 2020.  The property located at 6097 Benders Ferry Road, Lot 3, Donaldwood Acres is Parcel 6.01 on Wilson County Tax Map 28.  The property consists of 2.87 acres and is zoned A-1 Agricultural. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 6 ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT

AND INTERPRETATION - SECTION 6.20 BUILDING PERMITS, SITE PLAN

REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE - 6.20.02 A building

permit shall become void twelve (12) months from the date of issuance by the Building

Inspector or the date an appeal is granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals, unless

substantial progress has been made within those twelve (12) months on the project

described therein.  Substantial progress shall be determined by the request for and

approval of subsequent required inspections from and by the Building Inspector

respectively.  In no case shall an active building permit for a residential dwelling last

longer than 24 months without having received a certificate of compliance or other final

approval as outlined within the Wilson County Zoning Resolution.  If a permit recipient

for a residential dwelling perceives that his construction project may last longer than 24

months, then special relief or variance from this provision will be required and the permit

recipient will need to seek such relief from the Wilson County Board of Zoning Appeals.

(resolution 18-11-13)

CASE 3843

REQUEST:  Timothy Cole is seeking a variance of ten (10) feet from the east and west side yard setback requirement of fifteen (15) feet and a variance of twelve (12) feet from the rear yard setback requirement of forty (40) feet.  The variance will allow the proposed house to be ten (10) feet from the east and west side property lines.  The variance for the rear will allow the existing covered patio to be twenty-eight (28) feet from the rear property line.  The existing patio will be connected to the proposed house.  Applicant is also needing a variance of thirty (30) feet from the lot width requirement of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet and a variance of approximately twenty-eight thousand, three hundred and fifty (28,350) square feet from the lot size requirement of forty-three thousand (43,000) square feet.  The property located at 5425 Vanderbilt Road, Lot 7, Knobblehurst is Group “B”, Parcel 20 on Wilson County Tax Map 50 “A”.  The property consists of approximately fourteen thousand, six hundred and fifty (14,650) square feet and is zoned R-1 Residential. 

Applicant is seeking a variance of nine (9) feet from the rear yard setback requirement of ten (10) feet for an existing garage.  The existing garage is one (1) foot from the rear property line and the applicant is wanting to make an addition to the garage.  The proposed addition to the garage will be seven (7) feet from the rear property line.  Applicant is also needing a variance from the size requirement of an accessory structure without a principle structure being on the property.  The size allowed for the accessory structure is six hundred and one (601) square feet due to the size of the property.  The existing garage is one thousand, two hundred and twenty-four (1,224) square feet and the proposed addition to the garage is two thousand, one hundred and sixty (2,160) square feet.  The total square footage of both is three thousand, three hundred and eighty-four (3,384) square feet.  Therefore, a variance of two thousand, seven hundred and eighty-three (2,783) square feet from the size requirement of six hundred and one (601) square feet is needed.  This property will also need a variance of twenty-five (25) feet from the lot width requirement of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet and a variance of approximately twenty-four thousand, nine hundred and sixty-five (24,965) square feet from the lot size requirement of forty thousand (40,000) square feet.  The property located on Vanderbilt Road, Lot 6, Knobblehurst is Group “B”, Parcel 21 on Wilson County Tax Map 50 “A”.  The property consists of approximately fifteen thousand and thirty-five (15,035) square feet and is zoned R-1 Residential.

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.10 RURAL RESIDENTIAL (R-1) - 5.10.05 AREA REGULATIONS - B. SIDE YARD - 1. For single and two-story structures located on interior lots, side yards shall be not less than fifteen (15) feet in width for a principal structure, and not less than ten (10) feet for an accessory structure. [resolution 15-2-12] - C. REAR YARD - 1. For principal structures (not served by public sewer system) there shall be a rear yard of not less than forty (40) feet. [revised 12-13-93 revised resolution 07-7-4] - 3.   For accessory structures there shall be a rear yard of not less than ten (10) feet.  E. LOT WIDTH - 3. Where dwellings are not served by a public sewer system there shall be a minimum lot width of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet at the front building line. 

F. MINIMUM LOT AREA - 4. Each lot not served by a public sewer system but served by a public water system shall have a minimum lot area of forty thousand (40,000) square feet.  SECTION 3.90 ACCESSORY STRUCTURES IN RESIDENTIAL AND/OR AGRICULTURAL ZONE DISTRICTS [resolution 07-7-5] - 3.90.01 Accessory structures as defined by this zoning ordinance may receive a building permit in instances where a principal residential structure has not yet been built or subject to the following additional conditions or requirements:  The accessory structure being proposed does not exceed the following:  R-1 - 4% of total lot area or 2,000 square feet, whichever is less. 

CASE 3844

REQUEST:  Rita Netlandsnes is seeking an extension of an expired building permit for a single-family residence.  The extension of the building permit is for the garage area only. The living area for the house has had a final inspection and has been given a certificate of occupancy.  The permit was applied for on November 9, 2018 and the last inspection was a slab and plumbing prep that passed on November 26, 2019.  There was a consultation on November 23, 2020 and at that time the garage was framed but hasn’t been inspected.  The property located at 1149 Benders Ferry Road, a portion of Lot 6, First Freedom Bank Property is Parcel 68.06 on Wilson County Tax Map 49.  The property consists of 9.52 acres and is zoned R-1 Residential. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 6 ADMINISTRATION, ENFORCEMENT

AND INTERPRETATION - SECTION 6.20 BUILDING PERMITS, SITE PLAN

REQUIREMENTS AND CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE - 6.20.02 A building permit

shall become void twelve (12) months from the date of issuance by the Building Inspector or the date an appeal is granted by the Board of Zoning Appeals, unless substantial progress has been made within those twelve (12) months on the project described therein.  Substantial progress shall be determined by the request for and approval of subsequent required inspections from and by the Building Inspector respectively.  In no case shall an active building permit for a residential dwelling last longer than 24 months without having received a certificate of compliance or other final approval as outlined within the Wilson County Zoning Resolution.  If a permit recipient for a residential dwelling perceives that his construction project may last longer than 24 months, then special relief or variance from this provision will be required and the permit recipient will need to seek such relief from the Wilson County Board of Zoning Appeals.

(resolution 18-11-13)

 

CASE 3845

REQUEST:  John A. Martin is seeking a variance of ten (10) feet from the north side yard setback requirement of twenty (20) feet.  The variance will allow the proposed concrete for a pool to be ten (10) feet from the north side property line.  This property did receive a twenty-seven (27) feet variance on the rear property line on April 10, 1986.  A variance of forty-five (45) feet from the lot width requirement of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet and a variance of approximately twenty thousand, one hundred (20,100) square feet from the lot size requirement of forty thousand (40,000) square feet is needed.  The property located at 968 Point View Circle, Lot 35, Port Spencer is Group “A”, Parcel 16 on Wilson County Tax Map 27 “O”.  The property consists of approximately nineteen thousand, nine hundred (19,900) square feet and is zoned A-1 Agricultural. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.20 AGRICULTURAL (A-1) - 5.20.05 AREA REGULATIONS - B. SIDE YARD - 1. For single and two-story structures not served by public sewer system located on interior lots, side yards shall be not less than twenty (20) feet in width for a principal structure, and not less than ten (10) feet for an accessory structure. [revised resolution 15-2-12] - E. LOT WIDTH - 5. Where dwellings are not served by a public sewer system there shall be a minimum lot width of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet at the front building line. [revised 07-7-4] - F. MINIMUM LOT AREA - 3. For each dwelling and buildings accessory thereto, not served by a public sewer system but served by a public water system, there shall be a minimum lot area of forty thousand (40,000) square feet.

CASE 3846

REQUEST:  Stephanie Weeks is seeking a variance of four (4) feet from the height requirement of twenty-two (22) feet.  The variance will allow the proposed detached garage to be twenty-six (26) feet in height.  The property located at 505 Beacon Hill Court, Lot 11, Beacon Hill Estate is Group “D”, Parcel 11 on Wilson County Tax Map 31 “B”.  The property consists of approximately forty-two thousand, six hundred and seventy-five (42,675) square feet and is zoned R-1 Residential. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.10

RURAL RESIDENTIAL (R-1) - 5.10.06 HEIGHT REGULATIONS.  Accessory structures shall not exceed twenty-two (22) feet in height OR they must match the predominant two (2) roof pitch angles of the residence if exceeding twenty-two (22) feet. Other zoning district height criterion is still applicable if this option is exercised. If this option is exercised building material of accessory must match primary residential structure. [revised resolution 15-2-13]

CASE 3847

REQUEST:  David Frame is seeking a variance of twenty-five (25) feet from the lot width requirement of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet.  The variance will allow the applicant to make an addition to the existing house.  The property located at 1265 North Greenhill Road,

Lot 1, Greenhill Gardens is Parcel 127 on Wilson County Tax Map 50.  The property consists of 1.55 acres and is zoned R-1 Residential. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.10 RURAL RESIDENTIAL (R-1) - 5.10.05 AREA REGULATIONS - E. LOT WIDTH - 3. Where dwellings are not served by a public sewer system there shall be a minimum lot width of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet at the front building line.

CASE 3848

REQUEST:  Todd Potter is seeking to establish a home occupation as an independent manufacturer representative.  The home office will be in an accessory structure in which an addition will be made.  A variance of twenty-five (25) from the lot width requirement of one hundred and twenty-five (125) feet is needed along with a variance of three thousand, six hundred (3,600) square feet from the lot size requirement of forty (40,000) square feet.  The property located at 1050 Gay Winds Drive, Lot 42, Gay Winds is Group “A”, Parcel 4 on Wilson County Tax Map 32 “J’.  The property consists of approximately thirty-nine thousand, four hundred (39,400) square feet and is zoned R-1 Residential.

ORDINANCE REFERENCE: ARTICLE 2 DEFINITIONS - SECTION 2.20 SPECIFIC TERMS - HOME OCCUPATION:  An incidental occupation customarily carried on in the residence, employing no more than one (1) person not residing on the premise and utilizing no more than twenty-five (25) percent of the usable floor area of all buildings; provided, (1) no article or service be sold or offered for sale on the premise other than that produced by such occupation, and (2) such occupation shall not require the alteration of buildings, new construction, or equipment and machinery not customarily used in residential areas.  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.10 RURAL RESIDENTIAL (R-1) - 5.10.02 USES PERMITTED - C. Home occupation as defined in Article 2 of this regulation.  5.10.05 AREA REGULATIONS - E. LOT WIDTH - 3. Where dwellings are not served by a public sewer system there shall be a minimum lot width of one hundred twenty-five (125) feet at the front building line.  F. MINIMUM LOT AREA - 4. Each lot not served by a public sewer system but served by a public water system shall have a minimum lot area of forty thousand (40,000) square feet. 

 

CASE 3849

REQUEST:  Scott Whitlock is seeking to establish a pet cremation business on A-1 Agricultural zoned property.  The existing business was approved by the board for the location at 11435 Stewarts Ferry Pike on February 20, 2015 for a period of three (3) years and again on February 16, 2018.  The property located at 12032 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Lot 2, Stewart Ferry Farms is Parcel 61 on Wilson County Tax Map 115.  The property consists of 4.88 acres.  The business will be run out of an existing accessory structure located on the property. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  ARTICLE 5 ZONING DISTRICTS - SECTION 5.20 AGRICULTURAL (A-1) - 5.10.03 USES PERMISSIBLE ON APPEAL -         Other similar uses as reviewed and approved by the Board of Zoning Appeals.  5.20.04 USES PROHIBITED - Uses not specifically permitted or permissible on appeal.

 

CASE 3850

REQUEST:  Russell Thompson is seeking to waive the sewer requirements on I-1 Industrial zoned properties.  The properties located at 3876 Murfreesboro Road , Lot 2, Cloverdell Property is Parcel 27.01 on Wilson County Tax Map 114 consisting of 11.62 acres and 3994 Murfreesboro Road, Lot 9, Russell and Peggy Jo Thompson Property is Parcel 43.01 on Wilson County Tax Map 114, consisting of 13.37 acres. 

ORDINANCE REFERENCE:  SECTION 3.41 COMMERCIAL OR INDUSTRIAL USE OF PROPERTY - Within any commercial or industrial zone district the following will be

Required:  1. Prior to any commercial or industrial use of property, a public sewer system as defined by this zoning ordinance must be in place for the provision of sewerage disposal. [resolution 07-7-4]

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