Butler County Commissioners looked at a request by Rick Gash to rezone 43 acres from the east end of his property from an AG-40 to RR Rural Residential classification Tuesday. The subdivision would result in the lot being split into three separate parcels, for four parcels overall.


Butler County Commissioners looked at a request by Rick Gash to rezone 43 acres from the east end of his property from an AG-40 to RR Rural Residential classification Tuesday. The subdivision would result in the lot being split into three separate parcels, for four parcels overall.

It was noted Gash is currently building a home in the west portion of the property. He currently has a drive extending from his house on the east portion to the building on the west. Subdivision regulations would require that he put up a road and culdesac for the west establishment when complete, but that issue was a point of debate as Gash sought to maintain a private drive for that property.

It was requested the commission wave the requirement concerning the road temporarily and let the private drive remain in spite of the rezoning until the time someone chose to build on the second plot, with the stipulation that at that time the road would need to be developed according to those regulations.

Commissioner Dan Woydziak said that would be possible but would have to take place before the platting process.

Commissioner Randy Waldorf felt given the nature of the situation that continued talks with Gash would be key to addressing the problems as they move forward.

“I think this is something we probably ought to discuss on the staff level with him right now,” he said.

Agreeing on that note, Woydziak moved to approve the request, Carpenter seconded and the item was approved 5-0.