P&Z addresses accessory building woes
November 20, 2008 | MENDON -- The Planning and Zoning
Committee discussed Wednesday night several obstacles
it has faced for accessory buildings.
Although the committee had received an application
from a resident to build an accessory building behind
their home, the applicant never appeared at the meeting.
In fact, none of the city's residents appeared at the
meeting except for one of the City Council members and
three students from Utah State University. Because none
of the city residents were present, the committee could
make no formal action on the issue.
Aside from the fact that no one attends zoning and
planning meetings, committee members also have a problem
with determining which accessory buildings are in compliance
with the city's requirements.
Many people simply build an accessory building behind
their homes without applying, and install the buildings
too close to property lines, said the committee chair.
"I don't want to get emotionally involved in a discussion
with neighbors or family about who owns what property,"
The committee members also face problems with regulating
the building of the accessory buildings while still
maintaining a rural atmosphere of Mendon.