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Garage flap won't go away

Published: 9:04 AM, 02/13/2013

Author: Tommy Millsaps
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

SWEETWATER-It seems the controversy over a proposed bus garage in front of Greenhill Addition won't go away.

Alma Skinner last fall asked that the property, which includes two tracts-one with the garage on it, be rezoned from residential to commercial so it could be used as a bus garage.

She first appeared before the Planning Commission, however the City Commission has the final say and the commission did not approve her request in December. Several commissioners said the residents near the garage were opposed to having the garage open.

Soon, city officials said one of her tracts--the one with the garage--was grandfathered in and could be used a a garage even though the property has a residential, not commercial zoning. The tract without the garage is not grandfathered in.

See full story in the Wednesday, Feb. 13, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.

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