The Porter Board of
Zoning Appeals set one case for public hearing at its meeting last night.
The Board held a
preliminary hearing where Daniel and Laura Susko expressed their intent to
seek a developmental standards variance to construct a third accessory
structure on their property at 703 Krieger Street. The proposed new
structure is a 10-foot by 16-foot Yoder shed. The two existing structures
are an attached three-car garage and a 28-foot by 36-foot pole barn.
reported that her husband Daniel Susko put up the pole barn to store a
classic car, but it became cluttered by the equipment they use to maintain
their property, including a tractor and cart, lawn mower, and wheelbarrow.
The Suskos said the three-car garage is smaller than it seems, and they need
the extra storage space of the new shed. The new shed will match the color
and design of the pole barn, Laura Suskko said.
Commissioner Michael Barry recommended approval, saying, “The Suskos are
probably some of the most conscientious residents we have in Town. They like
their yard to be neat.”
The Board approved
the case to move forward for a public hearing at the next meeting, August
Dane Jackson, who
had been planning to request a developmental standards variance to reduce
minimum square footage requirements for his property at 6 Franklin Street,
chose to withdraw his application at this time.