• Woodford Sun Staff Report

Board to hear kennel, family cemetery requests

The Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear requests for a dog kennel and family cemetery at its meeting on Monday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse.

Applicant Brian Charry wants a conditional-use permit to operate a dog kennel for “Premier K9 Training” at 4125 West Leestown Road, A-1 (agriculture) zoning district.

Elke Kirkpatrick has applied for a conditional-use permit for a family cemetery at 2203 Cummins Ferry Road, also in the A-1 district.

Permit review

The board is scheduled to conduct a review of Michael and Deborah Duckworth’s conditional-use permit to operate an agri-tourism enterprise at 661 Shannon Run Road, A-1 district.

The Duckworths applied for the permit to operate an agri-tourism enterprise and host events on their farm based on existing and proposed agricultural activities in January 2017. The Board of Adjustment approved the request and agreed to review the permit before April 2018 to discuss how the agri-tourism enterprise has been operated during its initial year of operation.

Variances requested

Curtis and Rebecca Lowe of 397 Gleneagles Way will come before the board seeking variances so they can install a plank and wire fence along Hanover Drive.

LK Real Estate, LLC and Wooldridge Versailles, LLC are requesting variances from the New Urban Code’s front porch elevation requirements for six lots on McCowans Ferry Alley in the Wooldridge Gardens neighborhood.

Both applicants were denied variances by the Board of Adjustment (BOA) last month.

BOA Chair Tim Turney raised issue during last month’s hearing with granting variances for lots on Abbey Road, Chenault Alley and McCowans Ferry Alley in Wooldridge Gardens. “You’re asking for all those variances for every property,” he said. “That’s not a variance. That’s us changing the ordinance, which we don’t technically have the authority to do.” Also last month, the board supported a revised plan idea presented by the Lowes to erect a plank and wire fence (instead of a privacy fence) along Hanover Drive, which the board agreed would greatly improve visibility for motorists in a high traffic/pedestrian area.

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