For more than a year, Macon’s zoning office has received complaints about an auto repair business in a residential neighborhood. And the owner of the property has received numerous warnings to stop doing business.
The Macon-Bibb County Planning & Zoning Commission is expected to address on Monday a violation of the Comprehensive Land Development Resolution for multiple vehicles and an auto repair business at 2055 Knightsbridge Road, which is in a single-family residential district.
All properties surrounding the quarter-acre site also are zoned residential, according to the commission’s staff report. According to zoning regulations, auto repair is not permitted as a home occupation.
The zoning office began receiving complaints in January 2016 about auto repair and storage at the property. Since then, several notices of the violation have been sent to the owner of the property, Janet Hunt, and a resident of the property, Sagen Pryor, according to the report.
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But, according to the report, the zoning office has not received a response despite notices of violation calling for the repair shop to “cease and desist.”
When the owner was issued a citation to appear in Municipal Court on Sept. 6, 2016, no one showed up. By Jan. 19, 2017, Pryor “submitted a notarized statement that all vehicles were his own personal vehicles,” the report said. Pryor was told in a letter in February to provide title and insurance information in order to prove the vehicles were his, but he has not responded, the report said.
“The property remains noncompliant,” the report said.
Hunt and Pryor were sent a letter to appear at the April 10 commission meeting, but they did not, and the matter was deferred to Monday’s meeting.
The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. in the 10th Floor conference room, Willie C. Hill Government Center Annex, 682 Cherry St.
Other items on the agenda are:
3355 Pio Nono Ave.: Conditional use to allow a used-car dealership from an existing building, C-4 District. Quintin Mason, Stop n Shop Auto Sales, applicant.
CERTIFICATE OF APPROPRIATENESS:
949 Magnolia St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval to remove trees (2), HR-2 District. MTE, Elizabeth Hatton, applicant.
427 & 401 Poplar St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval to allow recombination of two (2) existing parcels, CBD-1 District. George Greer, applicant.
589 College St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of enclosure to an existing accessory structure, HR-3 District. Larry Childs, applicant.
2433 Lenora Place: Variance to allow property not fronting a public right-of-way, R-1A District. Meagan Evans, applicant.
3593 Mogul Road: Variance to allow accessory structures (3) within 20 feet of home, R-1 District. Paul Jones Peel, Charles Peel, applicant.
425 Cherry St.: Certificate of Appropriateness to allow design approval of gooseneck lights on front façade, CBD-1 District. Tim Obelgoner, applicant.
4420 Forsyth Road: Variance in setback requirements to allow a fence [17-20434] &  C-4 District. Eberhardt & Berry Property Management, applicant.
2257 Heath Road: Conditional use to allow revisions to a previously approved site plan [17-20439], PDE District. Andy Blalock, Heath Road Self Storage, applicant.