Larger sign approved for FSB

Beth Rumsey

Staff Writer

Linda Hardebeck, Green Sign Company, presented an application from the Versailles branch of the Friendship State Bank, for a variance from the maximum sign size at the regular meeting of the Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday, May 25. The current requirement for signs is 35 square feet.

The requested variance is to increase the size to about 68 square feet, which would increase the total size approximately two feet more than the original. It was noted the sign will be similar to the one at the Batesville branch.

Hardebeck noted that the sign would be more visible to motorists. The motion to grant the variance was unanimous.

An application for a special exception to permit a billboard on State Road 46 near Batesville was presented by Rick Sprague, JR Promotions. According to Sprague, the billboard will be constructed on property owned by Mark Roepke and approval from the state has been received. The motion to grant the special exception was approved.

Holton residents Matthew and Carrie McNew requested a variance from the required sideline setback of 20 feet to four feet to allow the construction of a private garage. According to the McNews, there are plans to tear down the current garage to build a two-car, pole barn style garage. The motion to grant the variance was unanimously approved.

All members were in attendance. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 29 beginning at 7 p.m. at the courthouse annex.