MOUNT VERNON — An application for a zoning variance prompted the dismissal of a court trial in Mount Vernon Municipal Court on Wednesday in the case of Johnny Ramey vs. the City of Mount Vernon. Ramey was scheduled to appear on charges of conducting the retail sales of automobiles at his property of 13 Mount Vernon Avenue, which is zoned M1 (manufacturing).
Since retail sales are not permitted under the current zoning restrictions, Ramey had been ordered to cover up or remove the auto sales sign from the front of his property and to move the autos behind the fence in the rear of his lot, which has been completed.
“Auto sales are not a permitted use in that district,” Mount Vernon City Law Director Chip McConville told the News. Ramey was instructed by Safety-Service Director Dave Glass that he would need to submit an application for variance to the city’s board of zoning appeals if he wished to conduct auto sales at this location.
The application for variance has been sent to the board of zoning appeals, and a hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2.
For the rest of the story
The rest of this article is available to Mount Vernon News subscribers. To continue reading, please log in or purchase a subscription. Click here for the September 19, 2013 e-edition. The article will only be available for thirty (30) days.
Contact Alan ReedEmail
Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.