P&Z discusses land use chart, issues business licenses
March 26, 2009 | NIBLEY -- Home occupation permits
were the main focus of the land-use chart discussion
on Wednesday night. The commission also discussed possible
amendments to the chart.
"Our current definition of a home occupation doesn't
allow for employees," said Shari Phippen, zoning administrator
Phippen suggested the definition might need amending
because of several businesses that do not fit exactly
in the outlined definition of a home business but do
not have a need to obtain a commercial business license.
As it currently is, home business owners cannot have
employees unless the employees live at the home.
Among suggestions to amend this part of the land use
chart was one by Phippen to be able to hire employees,
just as long as they do not visit the house where the
business is being conducted.
"I think this clarifies our intent," Phippen said.
After further discussion, the commission decided not
to amend the land use chart, but to plan a public hearing
to amend the definition of a home occupation. That hearing
was set for April 8.
The commission also approved conditional use permits
and business licenses for home offices to E-Gun-Stuff,
Complete Lawn Care Co. and Silly Goose Inflatables,