approves request for cemetery
Rumsey, Staff Writer
The application for a special exception to permit a cemetery at
2572 W. County Road 800 S. in Versailles was considered by the
Board of Zoning Appeals at the regular meeting held on Tuesday,
July 28. The application for the special exception was submitted
by Christ Stolzfoos, who will be the caretaker of the cemetery.
Stolzfoos also submitted an application for a variance from the
required ten acres to one acre for the same cemetery. The BZA
approved the variance as well as granted the special exception
with a vote of 3-0-1 with Maureen Sheets abstaining before the
application was considered.
The board also granted the variance request submitted by Robert
and Connie Hunger from the required side line setback of 20 feet
to 10 feet in order to permit the construction of a pole building
at 3365 W. County Road 250 S in Versailles. According to Robert
Hunger, the proposed site is the best location for the pole barn
because buried electric cables prohibit building at the required
Also the pole barn will be too close to the house if built at
the county requirements. The board unanimously granted the variance.
All board members were in attendance with Mike Baker absent. The
next BZA meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 25 beginning
at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the courthouse annex.