January 14, 2019 PH

THE HARRISON TOWNSHIP ZONING APPEALS BOARD

HEARING MINUTES

January 14, 2019

The Harrison ‘Township Zoning Appeals Board held a Variance Hearing at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio  43137 on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7:00pm.

The Hearing was called to order by Chairman Leah Black at 7:00pm.  Debi Hulse, Secretary, announced that tonight’s hearing would be taped.  Present were:  Leah Black, Peg Egbert, Frank Miles, Kenny Cookson, Buck Spangler, Debi Hulse and Dale Hoover.  Also present were: Ronald Younkin & Brian Younkin, Greenlawn Sales; Rebecca Mott & Craig Moncrief, Attorneys with Plank’s Law Firm; and neighbors Barbara Younkin & Trevor Younkin.

Debi Hulse read the Legal Notice which was published in the Circleville Herald and the Hearing Procedures.  Dale Hoover gave a brief overview of the Variance request.  Greenlawn is supposed to have a maximum of 35 units under the original agreement.  They presently have around 90 units.  They also have approximately 25 units on the property to be serviced.

Brian Younkin from Greenlawn stated that they would like to expand the lower portion of the property.  Additional units would be staged there.  They have units for service but no winter storage. 

Rebecca Mott, attorney, stated they were requesting a new development plan.

Craig Moncrief, attorney, stated that he put together the application and site plan.  Greenlawn is requesting their inventory be increased from 35 units to 125 units.  They need this increase to remain a successful business.  There will be no building or building expansion.  This business has been in existence for 30 years.  They have been successful at this site.

Dale Hoover asked where the units be staged.  The staging area:  The units will be along US 23 and in the bottom area.  A hard surface, gravel road will be added.  The 2 model homes, shop and sales building are also on site.  They explained the site map attached to the Variance Request application. 

Dale Hoover asked about the lower area.  Brain Younkin responded.  The lower area would be a storage area.  Dale Hoover expressed concern about Fire Trucks getting in and out of the site.  Brian Younkin stated that they would work and follow the Fire Departments advice.

Frank Miles asked about the Service Department.  Brian Younkin stated that service is mainly in and out. 

Buck Spangler asked how they came up with the number of 125 units.  How many units do you think can fit in the bottom?  Brian Younkin explained that the original plan was to house mobile homes.  They are now selling travel trailers.  4 travel trailers can fit in the same area as 1 mobile home.  Since the travel trailers are smaller, they can hold more units.

Buck Spangler was concerned about the Fire Department accessing the building.  He stated that with the bottom opening up, it would be better.  The Fire Chief has been consulted and the Fire Department does have adequate access to the building.

Brian Younkin stated that this is a thriving business.  Greenlawn want it done right.  They will follow the Fire Department guidelines.  They need to expand due to customer demands.  They plan on keeping the existing trees and clean up the underbrush.

Barbara Younkin, neighbor, has no problems with Greenlawn.  She stated they should be using SR 762 as their address instead of Duvall Road.  Trevor Younkin, neighbor, stated that as of now both addresses are used.

Brian Younkin stated that they would like to have 1 show a year which would require more units.  This would be an end-of-the-year blow out sale.  They would be willing to work with the Zoning Inspector.

Frank Miles moved to accept the proposal of 100 trailers on the top with no more than 125 units total with a new gravel road to the bottom portion.  The bottom portion is the NE portion of the property and is the farthest from US 23.  Peg Egbert 2nd this motion.

Vote on the Motion:

Frank Miles            Yes

Kenny Cookson        Yes

Buck Spangler            Yes

Peg Egbert            Yes

Leah Black            Yes

The vote was unanimous to accept the proposal of increasing the number of units and creating a new road.

Kenny Cookson moved to accept the new business hours of Monday through Saturday 8:30am to 5:30 pm.  The service center will be open on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm.  Frank Miles 2nd the motion.

Vote of the Motion:

Frank Miles            Yes

Kenny Cookson        Yes

Peg Egbert            Yes

Buck Spangler            Yes

Leah Black            Yes

The vote was unanimous to accept the new business hours.

Buck Spangler moved to accept the proposal for additional units for special events on a case to case basis.  The Zoning Inspector and the Fire Chief will be notified and will grant approval.  Peg Egbert 2nd the motion.

Vote on the motion:

Kenny Cookson        Yes

Frank Miles            Yes

Peg Egbert            Yes

Buck Spangler            Yes

Leah Black            Yes

Vote was unanimous to accept additional units on the property for special events on a case to case basis.

Peg Egbert moved to adjourn the hearing.  Frank Miles 2nd the motion.  Hearing adjourned at 7:35pm.

Debi Hulse

Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Secretary