Tuesday evening the Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals granted variances for two property owners. 

The first request came from the Plymouth Columbus Club also known as the Knights of Columbus at 901 Columbus Drive.  The religious organization wants to improve the sign.  They were requesting an electronic sign on the existing 10-foot pole instead of the standard monument sign.  The Knights need a variance for the pole height and for the electronic sign.

Ed Rodriquez told members of Plymouth BZA changing to an electronic sign will make it easier to promote all the different events happening in the building.  They currently have a sign that requires the individual letters to be placed on the sign.  Members have seen a number of variance requests for electronic signs in variance zoning districts.

During the public hearing only one person spoke about the variance request.  Marshall County Election Board President Sean Surrisi said, speaking for himself, that the Knights of Columbus Hall is a vote center that serves a number of registered voters twice a year. 

The Plymouth Board of Zoning appeals approved a variance of development standard for both the height of the sign and the use of an electronic sign.

The second variance request came from Mark and Joyce Faulstich at 7495 State Road 17. They would like to create a new lot for a family member on their existing property.   The issue is the requirement for frontage at 210 feet and the proposed lot is only 168 feet wide. 

Plan Director Ralph Booker told the BZA the Faulstich’s have already obtained a driveway permit for the project.  He said two properties will share one driveway cut.  He also said, “He will also have to go before the Plan Commission for the minor subdivision process.” 

During the Public Hearing Jason Faulstich said he lives next door to his parents, and this will allow his brother to move next to him.  Don Schultz from 26 Bar LLC, the cattle farm across the road is in favor of the variance request.  

The Plymouth Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously approved the request as presented.