Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting 08/12/2019

appeal-red-rubber-stamp-over-white-background-88070354The Charlestown Board of Zoning Appeals met for an advertised meeting on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 7:30pm. Following is a summary with full audio of the meeting:

  1. Call to order – Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Determination of a Quorum and Roll Call – Members present were Darrell Stidham, Danny Oakley, Paul Collier, and Barry Early. Zach Payne was absent. Also in attendance was Building Commissioner Tony Jackson.
  3. Approval of Prior meeting’s minutes
    • Motion to approve made by (unclear)
    • Seconded by Barry Early
    • Unanimous approval
  4. New Business
    • Variance Request for Living Water House of Prayer
      • Ron Blevins, Sr. spoke on behalf of the church. He said he wants to build a fellowship hall behind his church on Market Street. Would like to build a 40×60 structure.
      • Darrell Stidham asked for a description. Mr. Blevins said it will be concrete slab and described the structure dimensions. He said it will be metal on the outside and will have an awning on the exterior for cover. It will contain two restrooms and will be ADA compliant. An architect in Sellersburg is working on a blueprint. He said all will be done according to state code.
      • Mr. Stidham said he visited the sight today. He was concerned about fire safety but he spoke to Mr. Blevins on the phone about that. He asked Mr. Blevins about the color. Mr. Blevins said the color will match the existing colors of the church.
      • Motion to approve variance made by (unclear)
      • Seconded by (unclear)
      • Unanimous Approval
    • Variance Request for Clark – Removed from agenda
  5.  Adjournment
    • Motion to adjourn made by Paul Collier
    • Seconded by Barry Early
    • Unanimous approval

Audio (8:41) Available here:



Author: Treva Hodges

Resident of Charlestown, Indiana. Advocate.

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