A home builder has been allowed to advertise for six months on a city right-of-way on West Jefferson Street in Hoschton for homes he is building in the back of an existing subdivision. The Hoschton City Council on Monday heard a variance request for a sign advertising new houses in the Brook Glen Subdivision by Joey Welch with Reliant Homes.
Stanton Porter, a Winder attorney representing Reliant Homes, spoke about the “unique situation” Reliant Home is in, explaining that the bank that sold him the property did not own the two pieces of property at the front of the subdivision. Porter said his client was asking for a one-year variance to put a real estate sign advertising that homes are for sale. The sign would be placed on a piece of property owned by the county. Porter said he thought the request was in the interest of the city.
Attorney Dylan E. Wilbanks, of Commerce, who represents 550 LLC, the owners of the property adjacent to where the sign is currently placed, spoke against the request, saying there is question as to who owns the property.
“Jackson County does not appear to have singed off,” said Wilbanks. He added that the sign has been up for a little over 30 days. Wilbanks read off stipulations in the city’s sign ordinance that go against the request. “What you’re looking at is the integrity of your sign ordinance,” he said.
Before the council’s vote, which was unanimous, city attorney Thomas Mitchell said while there may be a question as to where the city’s final plat is, it had been approved and the right-of-way to the subdivision is city-owned.
Jim Cleveland made a motion to approve the variance for six months. Scott Butler seconded.
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)
The author does not allow comments to this entry