“It was my mistake, my responsibility,” Daniels said. “We’re not asking them to remove the building because it was the city’s mistake.”
Joel Daniels, Safety-Service Director
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MOUNT VERNON — “I made a mistake,” were the first words from Safety-Service Director Joel Daniels when asked about the structure that has gone up at 226 Martinsburg Road, Mount Vernon.
The garage measures 44-feet-by-60-feet, and at 22-feet tall, stands out in the neighborhood.
When the zoning permit came to his office, Daniels said he should have asked for drawings which were to scale (which the contractor had available) and he missed the provision that an accessory building can’t be more than 35 percent of the size of the primary building, which is the house at 228 Martinsburg Road.