Clarendon board recesses zoning hearing without decision
By Darren Marcy
Staff Writer | November 22,2013
NORTH CLARENDON -- Nobody went home happy Thursday evening after more than two hours of testimoney and deliberations over a proposed business that wants to relocate to the former Pepsi bottling warehouse.
About 8:15 p.m. the Clarendon Zoning Board of Adjustment called it a night with the meeting still in recess and will await more work from attorneys on both sides.
Carol Geery, the clerk of the Zoning Board of Adjustment, said both attorneys have been invited to submit proposed findings of fact on the case. Once the board has those, they could choose to reconvene the hearing, or simply issue its ruling.
While no timetable was set, most thought it would be at least a couple of weeks at least in part due to the holiday next week.
The two key figures in the controversial application spent most of the time talking during the hearing.
Jim Gilmour, president of Farmer Mold and Machine Works Inc., testified about the benefits his business would bring and how it fit the requirements of the towns.
Gilmour was followed by area resident Marjorie Southard, who made her case why the business didn't fit into the town zoning regulations as light industrial.
The board listened to Gilmour, Southard and a few others who had questions or comments about the application, then recessed the meeting went into deliberations for about one hour, emerging to announce the meeting would remain in recess while the attorneys filed their findings of fact.