German Township Trustees voted to grant two zoning variances during its Monday, Nov. 12 meeting.
Both variances were recommended by the township zoning board, which met prior to the trustees meeting.
Ryan and Lori Keim were granted a variance allowing a family to temporarily live in their pole building at 3430 Co. Rd. 21.
The Keims told the zoning board the family consisted of a single mother and her three children, ages 10-12.
The home where the family was living was recently sold.
The mother is currently a nursing student at Northwest State Community College. She has three semesters to go before completing a nursing degree.
The Keims said they had lived in the pole building temporarily before building their home.
Ryan Keim said he was told the building’s septic field should be sufficient.
The board approved a variance allowing the family to live in the building until Sept. 1, 2014.
The board also granted a variance allowing Logan Stuckey to build a pond in the woods at 19664 Co. Rd. F.
Stuckey plans to build a home there. The pond will be his raw water source.
German Township zoning requires the pond be 75 feet from the road. Stuckey said he wanted the pond as big as possible, so asked to be allowed to build the pond 50 feet from the road.
He told the zoning board he would build a mound, five to six feet tall, at the edge of the pond.
The board granted the variance.