Panel Denies Barn Use For School

September 12, 1990|By Staff report

WESTMINSTER - The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has denied a request for the continued use of an agricultural barn for five years for a school project in the Taneytown area.

George S. Bower of 4675 Piney Creek Road requested an extension to Sept. 30, 1995 for a project by his son, Tim Bower, a 1990 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School.

In December 1987, the board approved Bower's request for a variance reducing the minimum required lot area for a proposed agricultural barn to provide shelter for pigs that were to be raised by his son for a Future Farmers of America project.

At the 1987 public hearing, it was indicated that the project would last for two years. Approval was given, on the condition that not more than four pigs be kept at one time and the variance would expire Sept. 30, 1990.

Although the property is zoned Agriculture, preferred uses of the property are governed by lot area and width and yard requirements. The board found that the property in question did not meet those minimum requirements.

The board also: *Heard Razco Inc. of 1908 Hanover Pike in Hampstead request a conditional use to allow professional or business offices on the property and reduce the minimum required side yards to allow width for a parking aisle. The board approved the request, saying the property is suitable for such use, but limited occupancy to four people at one time in each building due to parking restrictions and the on-site sewerage disposal system.

*Authorized a request for a variance reducing one minimum required side yard of 30 feet to 10 feet at the Central Maryland Service and Distribution Center subdivision at 5280 Enterprise Street in Berrett.

The request was granted based on the fact that the property is not serviced by public water and sewerage and the location of the well and sewerage disposal system require relaxation of the requirements to allow reasonable use of the property.

*Granted Joseph C. Abell of Mount Airy authorization to enlarge an existing building, classified as nonconforming, at 1706 Old Liberty Road in Winfield.

The board found that enlarging the building will include the removal of an old trailer and installation of new siding for the entire structure.

Abell's plans are to reduce or eliminate exterior storage space of materials by using the space in the building. The proposed addition would therefore be beneficial to the neighborhood, the board concluded.

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