F Manning

mkortmeyer Member Photo

Clipped by mkortmeyer

F Manning - Trucker faih to set zone change •, ~'...
Trucker faih to set zone change •, ~' ~^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^**^^MBi^BPMH^H^BBHBB^ f • Southl Roxana again rebuffs Major *fc^ 1*1 tfr.t iJ I fcl •JfcJ&.M-.a.A J ..-. . . ^^ By W feVfe f R0SLEY fetegfapfi Cflfrespondem South fioxana tracking owner Hugh Major lost his appeal for a zoning vatfatice for a parking lot Monday flight when the village board upheld an earlier denial from the zoning board of appeals. the trustees voted 3-2 to give Major the variance, but a two-thirds majority was required to overturn a zoning ruling, so the appeal was denied. Major told the board he needed to turn residentially- zoned lots near his business into parking lots to comply Employment slump blamed on cut in with South Rdxana parking ordinances and provide room for his expanding business. The denial was another step in the continuing battle between 'Major and the village, which claims the trucker pays no taxes to the village and violates other village laws. Major lost a court battle recently when he claimed the village was "harrassing" him and his employes. Major appeared Monday night with Attorney Gerald McGivern, who said two-hour parking and no parking signs around the terminal were the only such restrictions in the village. Police Chief Ed Bailie told the council that Major was keeping trash and_ "obsolete equipment" at his present site. Major said, however, that the equipment Bailie termed "junk" was merely equipment in various stages of repair. McGivern said a board move to grant the variance would ease tension between Major and the village. Major said that if he were given the parking lots variance, he could move much of the equipment off the street and ease traffic congestion around the street. Village attorney Francis Manning said failure of the board to give a two-thirds majority to the request would make the previous zoning decision final. WORRIED

Clipped from
  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 24 Nov 1970, Tue,
  3. Page 3

mkortmeyer Member Photo

Want to comment on this Clipping? Sign up for a free account, or sign in