Water Authority Considers Land Use Questions


Published on April 16 2013 5:39 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Effingham Water Authority trustees have rejected a proposal from developers Chet Kiefer and Scott Conant to develop the Lake Sara beach area into residential lots. 

The Board reiterated their position that the beach will remain a public beach.  A discussion was then held in regard to options for use of Lake Sara Campgrounds, but no action was taken.

The Board inspected a proposed replat of two lots in Topp Acres and two lots in Lakewood Court in order to meet setback requirements.  A survey for each will need to be submitted for approval showing setbacks and that each lot will have 20,000 square feet prior to final approval.

Jack Schultz, owner of a lot in Boos and Grunloh #2, informed the Board he no longer needs a variance due to a change in his plans.

The Board approved variances for two decks on Lot 6 Samuel Subdivision.  The decks can be no closer than 60 feet from the water at normal pool and can have no overhead structure on them.

Trustees also inspected eight acres of tillable farmland presently leased to an Effingham State Bank trust.  No action was taken pending further information.