Stuff Recycling hearing set for Sept. 27

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Residents and officials from Stuff Recycling will have their hearing before the board of adjustments next week, to determine whether the business has violated the terms of its zoning.

The Winchester-Clark County Board of Adjustments scheduled a special meeting for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, at the Clark County Extension office, 1400 Fortune Drive.

During the board’s regular meeting earlier this month, resident Tresa Bridges shared her concerns about the business and its property on Lexington Road.

Stuff was grandfathered by the Board of Adjustments in 2012 to remain zoned B-4 business, provided that its recycling operations not expand beyond the front of the buildings and stay within about seven acres of the company’s 10 acre site.

Bridges filed a complaint with the board about the company in the wake of a June fire which burned for three days. She said she started requesting public documents and records about the company and found decisions about its zoning and land use. She said the company has purchased additional property and moved fences, which allowed it to expand its scope and area.

Bridges was the only one allowed to speak to the Board of Adjustments, because she was the one who filed the complaint.

Stuff principal Jerry Joiner and the company’s primary attorney were not at the Board of Adjustments meeting, but are supposed to be present for the hearing.

In a separate matter, Stuff is also requesting a zoning change for about 12 acres it hopes to purchase off Clintonville Road. The Winchester-Clark County Planning Commission tabled that matter until after the board of adjustments makes its decision.

The hearing was moved to the extension office to allow room for expected crowds. Both the planning commission and board of adjustments meetings attracted capacity crowds, with some people standing outside the room.

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