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Attorney Teddy Reese speaks on behalf of Brian Waller.


Attorney Richard Kemmer, III, speaks on behalf of John Homer.


Zoning Board Chairman John Daniel spoke against the variance request, even though the Zoning Board as a whole recommended that the Commission approve it by a 4-1 vote (Chairman Daniel did not vote, as he only votes in the case of a tie, so it was more like a 4-2 split decision).
Big Rig = Big Public Hearing by Marion Co. Commission

From the July 19, 2017 issue of The Journal
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By Richard Harris
   The Marion County Commission settled an ongoing dispute about a local man parking a "big rig" in a residential neighborhood after listening to residents and attorneys in a special hearing held during last week's meeting.
   In addition to the heated hearing, commissioners heard a plea to work on a dirt road, honored a longtime employee who recently retired, renewed the county's insurance policy, accepted bids for two road projects, and tabled the adoption of a new Employee Safety Manual, as well as a request for permission to serve alcohol at an upcoming event at Pasaquan.
   Zoning Variance: The commissioners listened to speakers both for and against a variance request and also heard from lawyers representing both sides before voting unanimously to approve the request. The Zoning Board had previously recommended granting the variance by a vote of 4-1 (which was more like 4-2 since the chairman says he would have voted "no" but only votes in the case of ties).
   Brian Waller, a retired soldier and current long-haul trucker, has been parking his semi-truck in his neighborhood, which is zoned "R1", the county's strictest ... The rest of the story.