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County planners deny request for minor subdivision plat

Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Dyer County Planning Commission denied a request for a minor subdivision plat due to the owner not fulfilling previous requests made by the board. Vick Burns submitted a request to the planning commission for a minor subdivision plat for his property located at 3960 Highway 104 West. Community planner Donny Bunton said he had no initial objection due to the request but noted that discussions with Dyer County Building Official Daniel Cobb brought up an issue for the board's consideration.

"In 2000, a subdivision was approved for this same property under the condition that the metal building located on the front of lot 2 be torn down," said Bunton. "My understanding is that to date that has not happened."

According to Cobb, back in 2000 the board conditionally approved the plat with the understanding that the building be torn down because it was too close to the boundary line of lot 2. Bunton said that the board would have a legitimate reason to hold the approval of the current plat until the previous condition has been met.

"This is why we don't approve contingencies any more," said Cobb.

Commissioner Roy Barker voiced his opinion that the board should not approve the plat until the previous contingency has been met. Commissioner Charles Maxey agreed and moved that the subdivision plat request be denied until Burns can meet the contingency set in the previous request. Maxey's motion was seconded by Barker and was unanimously approved.

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