Kosciusko County Board of Zoning Appeals granted Lake City Bank an exception to allow a bank with drive-through capabilities on commercial property in Milford.

The move came during the BZA’s monthly meeting Tuesday morning.

The bank plans to construct a new building at the corner of Emeline and Higbee (Ind. 15) streets in Milford.

The Milford Town Council sent a letter of support for the project.

Chuck and Terry Rockhill, owners of Custom Fencing, 2844 S. CR 450W, Warsaw, were granted an exception to allow the construction of a sports practice facility on the company’s property. The location is on Ind. 25 at the intersection with South CR 450W.

Chuck Rockhill said the facility will be rented out to a variety of sports teams, and the facility will emphasize baseball and softball. The 112-foot by 60-foot building will have room for batting cages, and Rockhill said it will convert easily for basketball and volleyball as well. No timeline for construction has been set.





In other business, the board:

• Denied a petition for a variance request from John Lindquist which would have permitted reconfiguring a tract (pre-existing platted lots) to provide equal width of each lot 55 feet from the water’s edge to the right-of-way on property at 6848 E. Waco Drive, Syracuse.

• Approved Gary Klein’s request for a variance to allow an existing shed to remain in place at 7315 W. Bensart Drive, Claypool.

• Continued a petition for a variance to allow an attached garage 5 feet from a side property line on land owned by Andrew and Misty Snyder at 2486 S. Southwood Drive, Warsaw.

• Continued a petition from Carlos Rico to allow outside storage of materials and parking of equipment at 3694 N. CR 200W, Warsaw.

• Conditionally approved a variance to permit a shed to remain in place at 130 EMS W25 Lane, North Webster. Owners Andrew and Jennifer Schnipke need to obtain a letter of approval from the property owner to the east of their land.

• Approved a petition from David and Leslie Oakes to permit boat storage and repair at 8469 E. CR 350N, Pierceton.

• Granted a variance to Guy Randal Schnackenberg, allowing two temporary residences while a home is built at 2307 W. CR 800S, Claypool.

• Approved a petition to allow Emily Bischof to keep an existing shed placed 5 feet from a property line when the issued permit required 10 feet at 511 W. Section St., Milford.

• Denied a petition request by David and Deanna Ponsler for a pair of residence additions 4 feet from a property line at 21 EMS T31 Lane, Leesburg.

• Approved a petition from Jeff Helfers to allow an existing deck around a pool to remain in place until he sells the adjacent property at 4163 E. Forest Glen Ave., Leesburg.

• Approved the building or expansion of seven buildings on property owned by Melody Barker at 4096 N. Ind. 15, Warsaw.

• Approved a variance requested by Todd Woolums to permit reconstruction of a residence 3 feet from a north/south property line, 20 feet from the right of way and 6 feet from the water’s edge at 352 EMS W17 Lane, North Webster.