The Maury County Fee has selected to take action against the operator of a Culleoka residence that has remained in violation of the region’s zoning ordinance for a lot more than two many years.
The fee voted 18-3 in approval that legal action be taken by the community governing administration during its assembly held past month.
The county’s zoning division argues the house, found on Dodson Hole Street in rural Culleoka, is zoned A-2, or a rural household district. On the other hand, the property is described by commissioners as a salvage yard, with a lot of inoperable motor vehicles positioned on the house.
“I have built attempts to take out cars and trucks from the property and defend things from watch,” assets proprietor Amos L. Riddle told the commissioners all through the assembly.
Riddle, who does not stay on the house, said the land is valued at $200,000.
He shared issues that it would price tag him $500 to have the property regarded for a rezoning.
“I never concur with the rule,” Riddle stated, arguing that other counties in Tennessee offer “exclusionary zoning” for motor motor vehicle collectors such as himself.
“I have to shell out $500 just to question the concern,” Riddle explained.
All through a prior community assembly, Riddle claimed he was specific, and argued that the county unfairly only investigates instances if a complaint has been filed by a member of the general public.
Maury County Director of Zoning Robert Caldiraro earlier verified the department does examine conditions by complaint.
Riddle instructed commissioners that filing a lawsuit would “only infringe” on his suitable to “own and possess property.”
He also termed the conventional the regular “unjust and prejudicial,” stating that a few other bordering houses are in a similar problem.
Riddle ongoing to emphasize that the property was not staying utilized for any business small business.
“I am conducting non-public routines,” Riddle stated.
Riddle earlier urged associates of the commission to create a system that would would be inclusive to automobile enthusiasts.
“Mt. Riddle might refer to this as a hobby, but this is a junkyard,” explained Sue Stephenson, a commissioner who represents components of Spring Hill.
“I really don’t know how many vehicles are on the house,” Stephenson additional. “We have got to enforce our zoning resolution. This is not just about one property operator. This is not just about Mr. Riddle and Mr. Riddle’s assets. It is also about the residences and residence homeowners that encompass this salvage property.”
Commissioner Debbie Turner, who signifies the district the place the property in issue is situated, also referred to as for the commission to just take lawful action.
“A culture without rules and restrictions would be chaos,” Turner stated. “Just feel. What if there had been no zoning regulations and restrictions? The function of zoning is to encourage the most correct use of land, prevent overcrowding of land and preserve the benefit of land as with other adjoining property homeowners and the price of their land.”
Commissioner Terry Potts, who also represents the district, spoke in help of getting action.
“Our district has been inundated with these facet of the road car loads and trash,” Potts mentioned. “Times have adjusted and this county is modifying. There have bought to be some variety of regulations.”
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