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Board OK now needed for all size day cares

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By The Staff

SHEPHERDSVILLE - Under a new state requirement, small in-home day cares must now receive conditional use permits to operate.

Michael and Tracey Goodlett were the latest operators to seek approval from the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment.

The facility is located on West Oak Street in Lebanon Junction next to St. Benedict Catholic Church.

Tracey Goodlett said she has been operating the service for 15 years but the state is now requiring a letter of approval from the planning and zoning office.

She has a city business license and can keep children from birth through 12 years of age.

The facility can have no more than six children.

The board unanimously approved the conditional-use permit.

The planners also approved four variances for Mount Washington Commons.

According to Eric Farris, representing developer David Nicklies, said the project has been commonly called the Kroger development off the Mount Washington bypass.

The variances primarily allow the Kroger facility to be connected to a row of retail shops.

The board unanimously approved all requests.

In planning and zoning cases:

*The commission recommended approval for a request by White Oak Homes to rezone 12 acres off Cedar Grove Road from Agricultural to R-1 Residential.

Developer Mike Robey said the property was for sale and he felt it would be best to sell it as two tracts.

He said there is no plan to develop a subdivision and he would felt it would be easier to sell if it was properly zoned.

Dale Avery, a neighbor, said he was OK with 2-3 homes on the property. His concern was the water supply and possible contamination with over development.

Barry Norris said his concern was added access and traffic on Lyvers Lane. He also mentioned a possible deed restriction on limitations of homes on the property.

The commission recommended approval with the limit of no more than three homes on the property.

*Martha Weber received a favorable recommendation on her request to rezone 6.3 acres from Agricultural to Conservation.

She wants to remove an existing home and replace it with a new mobile home.

The only concern was about cleaning up some existing trash on the property.

Bullitt Fiscal Court makes the final decision.

*John and Donna Miller received a favorable recommendation to rezone 21 acres from R-1 Residential to Agricultural.

The remaining 92 acres Miller purchased in Mount Washington would be kept residential for development in the future.

He plans to use the 21 acres for cropland.

*The commission approved subdivision plans for 54 lots in the Villas at Mallard Lakes and 15 building lots on 5.64 acres in Twin Eagles Sec. 2.

The next meeting of the Bullitt County Board of Adjustment will be on Thursday, Jan. 8, at 6 p.m. in the courthouse annex.

The Bullitt County Joint Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. on that same evening.

The public is invited to both meetings.