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June 6, 2016

Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Board

Meeting Minutes

June 6, 2016

The Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Board met on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Harrison Township Building, 2746 Weigand Road, Lockbourne, Ohio  43137.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Leah Black.  Present were:  Leah Black, Peg Egbert, Frank Miles, Kenny Cookson, Debi Hulse, Doug Czako.  Absent was Buck Spangler.  Also present were:  Brian Barger, Michael Bailey, Dan Mapes, Dave Gleason, C. Doll, Brian Riedmaier all representing National Lime and Stone Company, Findlay, Ohio.  Neighbors present were:  Mr.  & Mrs. Daryl Starkey, residents on Picway Road, Lockbourne, OH. 

Debi read an email from Terry Frazier to Doug Czako dated 5/12/16.   Debi read a letter from the Office of Development and Planning, Pickaway County, Ohio, Terry Frazier to the National Lime and Stone Company dated 4/6/16.  Debi also read the Legal Notice which was published in the Circleville Herald.

Doug read the Zoning Code and informed everyone why The National Lime & Stone Company needed a variance.

Brian Barger, attorney representing the National Lime & Stone Company spoke.  He briefly brought everyone up to date on previous proceedings.  The Zoning Commission approved the acreage on US 23 be rezoned from Farm/Residential to Planned Business in October, 2015.  It has been approved that the berm along US23 will be 10 feet high with trees planted on top.  It has also been approved that necessary mining equipment will be built.  They met with the Pickaway County Planning Commission and a variance was approved to begin mining in the Flood Plain. 

They are asking for a Zoning Variance from Harrison Township to start mining.  They have consulted with Bill Adkins, consultant, and no study is needed.  The mining operation will not raise the Flood Plain.  The material taken out will not raise the Flood Plain; the water will replace the material.

Frank asked about what the area would look like after the mining was completed.  Brian Barger replied that is will be approximately a 200 acre lake.

Peg Egbert moved that the Variance be accepted.  Frank 2nd the motion.  Voting on the motion was held:

Peg              Yes

Frank           Yes

Kenny           Yes

Leah             Yes.

The Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Board unanimously voted to accept the motion.

On June 6, 2016, the Harrison Township Zoning Appeals Board approved the Flood Plain Variance.

Kenny moved to adjourn the meeting.  2nd by Peg.  Meeting adjourned at 7:30pm.