Zoning commission approves variances

By Journal Staff

BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Planning and Zoning Commission approved two variance requests on Wednesday.
The commission unanimously approved East Idaho Regional Waste Water Authority’s request for a variance to the required right-of-way setbacks at 1521 N. 800 E. The decision will allow East Idaho Regional Waste Water Authority to build an addition to an existing structure; however, commissioners also decided to require a guardrail at the location as part of the approval due to the building’s proximity to the road.
The commission also approved Vickie Burke’s request for a 20-foot variance to a 50-foot easement requirement for her property at 128 N. 150 W.
Burke requested the variance so that the property, which was out of compliance with the county’s standards, could be sold.
The commission was also set to discuss several other requests on Wednesday night, but had not done so at press time. Additional items on the agenda included Phillip and Nancy Turner’s variance request to allow a .982 acre lot to be considered a buildable lot; Four Seasons Ranch Subdivision’s request to re-plat two lots in order to create three smaller lots at 35 S. 250 E.; and Tad and Diana Stoker’s request to rezone their property at 591 W. 200 S. from an agricultural zone to a residential/agricultural zone.