Allegan Township clarifies zoning: no outdoor sales allowed
Allegan Township now specifies that home businesses cannot display items for sale in yards.
That clarification was made by the township’s zoning board of appeals Tuesday, June 17, and short-circuited a local resident’s appeal regarding the repair shop he runs out of his home at the corner of 30th Street and 118th Avenue.
Gary Clark was appealing the May 19 planning commission decision to restrict where he was allowed to display items for sale, such as the lawnmowers, snow blowers and trailers he repairs and refurbishes.
The ZBA voted 3-2, however, to clarify that home occupations, per the township’s zoning ordinance, did not allow home businesses to display any items anywhere in public view.
The board’s contentious deliberation was accompanied by lengthy public comments of support from dozens of residents supporting Clark and his family.
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