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Hearing on Elm Street request continues July 10

A public hearing on a request to operate a single-physician chiropractic office in a home at 153 Elm Street is scheduled to continue on July 10. The Board of Adjustment voted to keep the hearing open last month in order to receive input from its attorney, Tim Butler, on what can legally be considered when making a decision on whether to approve a conditional-use permit allowing a home occupation in the R-1A (single-family) residential district. Neighboring property owners voiced their opposition to the request last month. They argued that the proposed in-home business would intrude upon a residential neighborhood whose residents have fought to protect. "They've done their darnedest to keep it a residential neighborhood and that's why they're here tonight," said William Moore, an attorney representing one of those neighbors at last month's hearing. An attorney representing applicant Brandi Jones argued that the ordinance allows his client to operate a home occupation in this neighborhood. "It satisfies every provision of the home occupancy definition," Randy Strobo said. Only new information will be accepted when the hearing continues on Monday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the second-floor courtroom of the Woodford County Courthouse. Also scheduled is a hearing on a request from BMAT Investments, LLC, which seeks a 35-foot rear-yard variance in order to rebuild a home on a legal nonconforming residential lot at 117 Ashmore Avenue.

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