Macon-Bibb P&Z: Zoning commission to consider violation appeal of large truck on residential lot

lmorris@macon.comNovember 10, 2012 

A south Bibb County resident is appealing a zoning regulation that does not allow parking or storage of a vehicle weighing more than 10,000 pounds on a residential lot.

Applicants Dana Sisk and Bill Sisk are appealing the regulation for 4785-4787 Fulton Mill Road as explained by the staff of the Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission. The matter is on the agenda for Monday’s meeting.

A complaint was filed alleging illegal home occupation which included vehicle painting and repair, and parking a vehicle in excess of 10,000 pounds.

According to the report, the regulation states: “Applicable regulations governing home occupations state that auto repair, auto sales, auto brokerage or similar establishments are not allowed. Furthermore, additional regulations state that a commercial vehicle in excess of 10,000 lbs. cannot be parked or stored on any lot occupied by a dwelling or any lot in any residential district.”

In addition to several written violation notices, the applicants were called and visited by an inspector, according to the staff report.

“The applicant has chosen to appeal staff’s decision although the request involves use(s) that are clearly prohibited by the regulations,” the report states.

The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. and will be held in the 10th Floor Conference Room, Willie C. Hill City Hall Annex, 682 Cherry St.

Other items on the agenda are:

AMENDMENTS:

An amendment to Chapter 25 of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution for the City of Macon and Bibb County, Georgia to establish a definition and exemption for historic memorials and to change the definition of flags. Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission, applicant.

ITEMS DEFERRED FROM PRIOR MEETINGS:

505 Ryan Lane: In violation of Section 27.05, 22A.05 [2] (a) and (c), and Section 4.07 [1] (A) (iii) of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution (building a carport without a zoning compliance) violation of setback and location setback requirements, MHR District. Jimmie Chitty.

CONDITIONAL USES:

4380 Mercer University Drive: Conditional use to allow used auto sales with a variance in the number of cars for display, C-1 District. Todd Miles, Southern Luxury Auto Sales, applicant.

CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:

985 New St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow platting of property and design review of a proposed single-family dwelling, HR-3 District. Josh Rogers, Historic Macon Foundation, applicant.

284 Corbin Ave.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of exterior modifications (shutters, landscaping, and fencing), HR-1 District. Luke Goddard, applicant.

458 Oak St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of a proposed office building and parking area, CBD-2 District. Azar Walsh Architects, applicant.

VARIANCES:

5276 Zebulon Road: Variance to allow platting of property not fronting a public right-of-way (2 lots), A-Agricultural District. Widner & Associates, applicant.

5707 Rivoli Drive: Variance in side yard setback requirements to allow a building addition, A-Agricultural District. Hunter Stevenson, North Macon Presbyterian Church, applicant.

SIGNS:

151 Tractor Drive: Variance in sign area and sign height requirements, M-1 District. Van Emery, applicant.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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