By Amanda Moss
The Richmond County Planning and Zoning Board of Adjustments on Tuesday upheld one appeal and approved two conditional use permits.
Richmond County resident Scott Waters requested an appeal of a notice of violation for a nuisance problem at a mobile home located on Campbell Road in Hamlet.
James Armstrong, county planner, said in an email to The Daily Journal that manufactured homes in the county must be built to Housing and Urban Development standards and that it must be used only for residential purposes.
Armstrong said that the main issue in the case was whether or not the manufactured home was dilapidated or at all useful as a residential property.
“Based on evidence and testimony the board thought the answer was ‘no’ (for usefulness), and therefore affirmed the original NOV (notice of violation),” Armstrong said.
Dexter Altman requested a conditional use permit in order to open and operate an auto repair shop located on N.C. Route 177 at the intersection of EV Hogan Road in Hamlet. That request was approved by the board at Tuesday’s meeting.
“The Altman CUP (conditional use permit) was a result of a notice of violation as issued by the office for operation of a business without proper permits,” Armstrong said. “Mr. Altman made (an) application which stayed the course of the NOV (notice of violation) pending the decision by the board.”
American Tower LLC also requested a conditional use permit to construct a telecommunication tower that is to be located on 1804 Springhill Church Road, south of the intersection with 1805 Scholl Shankle Road in Hamlet. Armstrong said that the tower conditional use permit was a simple application process.
If anyone is aggrieved by the board’s decisions, they can be appealed to the Superior Court of Richmond County.