Zoning Board reschedules meeting

Suzette Lowe / Reporter

The Board of Zoning and Appeals met July 15 to consider a request from Craig and Ashley Waybright. The Waybright's want to be able to build multi-family units on land located between Second and Third Avenues in Ripley, which is currently zoned for single-family dwellings.

A number of concerned citizens attended the meeting which, due to an oversight, could not be conducted as planned. While no city ordinance requires that a Class I notice be placed in the newspaper 15 days prior to the meeting, West Virginia State Code does have this stipulation.

It was suggested that a more detailed description of the property in question be sent to property owners adjacent to the land in question. The Waybright's had sent certified letters to those property owners with the tax map description, which included the map and parcel. It was also noted that several of the said landowners were not at the July 22 meeting.

A Class I notice will be placed in the local newspaper announcing the date of the next meeting to consider the matter in question.