Cathy May, Contributing Writer
Judy Kincer appealed to the Ripley County Board of Zoning Appeals
at their August meeting to place a temporary mobile home near
her ailing mother. The location is Lot #1 in the Burns
Agricultural Subdivision at 7649 N. State Road 101 in Milan.
The three-acre lot is in Franklin Township.
The application was approved pending two contingencies: The
six unlicensed vehicles have to be removed from the front of
the property first and the approval is only for two years. At
that time the home must be removed or the applicant return to
the BZA to ask for an extension of time.
Commission Chuck Folz asked for help. There is an old trailer
which has been stripped along State Road 350 near Pierceville.
The county would like to haul the unsightly trailer away and
clean up the area, which is now being used as a dump site for
asphalt shingles, but the courthouse has no record of who owns
Attorney John Ertel said the only thing he knew to do was to
get a legal description of the property and put a notice in
the newspaper that the county will remove the trailer unless
the owner steps forward. Then the county would have the legal
authority to remove the trailer.
Jeffrey R. Heidlage, applied for a variance from the required
setback of 20' to 15' to permit construction of an attached
garage to his residence at 12889 N. State Road 129 in Batesville.
His request was granted.
All five members of the BZA were present at the meeting: Maureen
Sheets, Roger Lang, Andy Scholle, Michael Baker and Denessa
Benkie. Planning Director Tad Brinson and Attorney John Ertel
were present to advise the board. The next meeting of the Board
of Zoning Appeals will be September 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the Commissioners
Room of the Courthouse Annex in Versailles.