Board of adjustments approves two dessert stands

Published 3:00 am Friday, July 19, 2019

The Troy Board of Adjustment granted approval for two mobile sweet treat shops to set up summer locations in Troy.

Two Brothers Frozen Treats requested a special exception to allow the placement and use of a mobile ice cream truck at 190 U.S. Highway 231 in the commercial zoning district.

A representative of the company said the truck has already been a hit at the Troy Recreation Center and the company wants to continue selling ice cream from the lot Monday through Friday to establish a permanent presence for the summer.

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The board approved the exception for a year to test how the business works in the lot and reconsider after reevaluating the situation.

Mitchell McCord of Sno Biz also came forward to extend allowance for the snow cone shop to continue operating from the parking lot of the former Crowe’s building on U.S. Highway 231.

McCord said he hasn’t yet decided whether to sell coffee in the winter, keeping the location open year-round, or to pack up the shop during the winter to bring it back out next summer. The board unanimously granted the year-long extension.

Piggly Wiggly owner Steve Garrett and Complete Signs LLC came before the board to ask for an exception to allow for a bigger sign at the Three Notch location that is typically allowed. Garrett said this sign will actually be smaller and less obstructive than a sign that was formerly in front of the store, which was destroyed by a tornado that ripped through Troy earlier this year.

The sign will be 12 feet high instead of 10 feet and 23 square feet of space, exceeding the typical 10 square-inch limit. The board unanimously approved the new sign.

The family of Emily Anderson Hicks came to the board to request an allowance for a small rear dwelling for their father-in-law at their home on Crosscreek Circle.

The family said the cottage suite would be approximately 20×24 to help their father with various healthcare needs.

The board expressed concerns with approving the request due to the family not yet gaining approval that the plan adheres to the neighborhoods restrictive covenants. The family said they only found out about the covenant a few days prior to the board meeting and have submitted the plan for review.

The board compromised by approving the exception contingent on the approval under the restrictive covenant and under the stipulations that the home is used only for family members and not rented out at any time.