Commissioners postpone decision on home business application a second time – LaGrange Daily News

Commissioners postpone selection on home business software a 2nd time

Released 9:30 am Thursday, January 5, 2023

The Troup County Board of Commissioners has at the time yet again postponed a final decision to allow a house business enterprise for a truck driver who was caught parking his tractor truck at his household.

All through the previous commissioner’s assembly on Dec. 20, the board regarded a ask for from Spence Jester to run a trucking business out of his home positioned at 132 East Mount Zion Church Rd. The home would only be applied to have out the telecommunications, planning and coordination for the trucking business.

Under county ordinance, tractor vehicles more than 11,000 kilos, like the 18,000-pound truck operated by the applicant, are not permitted to be parked at residences with no full enclosure.

Group Growth Director Troy Anderson suggested that the applicant had agreed to store the truck at an offsite facility.

Anderson encouraged that workers was organized to suggest approval of the house company, nevertheless, it was found that Jester experienced parked his truck in the front yard of the house in violation of county ordinance, so workers advisable denial.

Through the original public listening to, the applicant insisted that he had not “parked” the tractor truck at the residence, stating that he experienced merely “stopped” there overnight. Jester indicated that he parked the trailer in Newnan in a house that he had compensated for and only brought the truck property.

At the time, Jester designed no indication that he prepared to stop parking at the property.

Jester is not by itself in parking his tractor truck at his residence. Anderson reported that trucks are routinely parked at residences all over the county in violation of the ordinance.

Anderson claimed no complaints had been obtained about the applicant parking his truck at the home, but at least just one phone was received about a equivalent truck parked at a different residence.

Commissioner Morris Jones recommended putting situations that would let the applicant to park his truck at the home so that he can keep on earning a dwelling. Commissioner Lewis Davis echoed these ideas stating that the unincorporated location of Troup County really should be thought of differently.

“When you dwell in the unincorporated place, I assume you must stay on a tiny distinctive rule than if you live in downtown LaGrange,” Davis explained. “I do not want to be the type of man or woman that hurts a guy attempting to make a living, but I also imagine the gentleman should to stay beneath certain disorders to hold it in an orderly method.”

“I assume we need to have to sit back and truly glance at this just before we move ahead in my viewpoint. We want to seem and see, [since] the neighbor is not complaining, if the county can come in with some variety of circumstances for this unique on what he’s received to do. Then the next circumstance it will come up, you now set a priority on what you do,” Jones reported.

County Lawyer Jerry Willis reminded the commissioners that parking the truck at the dwelling is a violation of county ordinance, not just a ailment for the enterprise software.

“I really do not know how you can put a issue on a tractor, both parking there or not parking there, simply because your ordinance suggests you can’t do it,” Willis explained.

Willis advised that the commissioners could transform the ordinance but enabling the applicant to park there under a ailment would be inappropriate.

A number of commissioners pushed again on the parking rule declaring it ought to be thought of on a situation-by-circumstance basis.

“That individual rule is much too stringent. You are making an attempt to enforce the guidelines, and I comprehend,” Davis reported. “It’s just my private impression. I assume it’s a tiny way too common, where it’s just issue of fact, indeed or no, black or white.”

In the end, the commissioners voted to carry on the discussion on the application till the subsequent assembly to get additional facts from the applicant and to enable county team to see how other counties deal with the issue.