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Zoning Board Approves Two Variance Requests




Archbold Board of Zoning Appeals has granted two variance requests.

At a Thursday, July 31 meeting, the board granted a variance to Steve Roth, Wauseon, to convert a home at 305 N. Lincoln Street from a singlefamily residence to a two-unit duplex.

A variance was required because the village zoning code requires 1,000 square feet of living space for each unit; the home only has 1,748 square feet in two stories.

Roth has been working on the home himself.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Whiteman, 308 Middle Street, attended the meeting.

He told board members the home had been unoccupied for many years. With people living in the structure, it will be an asset to the neighborhood, Mr. Whiteman said.

Storage Building

At a Thursday, Aug. 14 meeting, the board granted a variance to the Village of Archbold to construct a 4,900 square-foot storage building behind the Municipal Annex building.

The building will be 15 feet from the village property lines on the west and south sides. The area is zoned S-1, or Special, which required a 45-foot variance on the rear and a 35- foot variance on the side.

Steve Ringenberg, executive director of Fairlawn Haven, which is adjacent to the annex building, asked for some natural screening along one side of the building to “soften” the look. Village officials agreed.

Clean-Up

Board members also discussed a house on the southeast corner of the intersection of Lutz Road and North Defiance Street.

Tim Smith, zoning board chairman, said the home has been repossessed.

Some property has been left in the yard. He asked village offi cials to find out who is responsible for the structure, and get permission to have volunteers clean up the site.

Also, problems with weeds around utility structures on Flory Lane were discussed. Zoning board members talked about who was responsible for maintaining the structures. Howell said village workers maintain the village pump station at the site.


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