By Liz Wood 

Cease and desist request dominates meeting


Liz Wood

Planning commission board member Rod Weinman, left, discusses his views and the complications of operating a business under the current zoning ordinances. Steve Wilcoxson, far right, presented a complaint to the board of a home business being operated in an RD6000 area. The ordinance requires a conditional use permit to operate a home business that is not allowed under the current zoning laws.

Discussion became animated at the March 11 Planning Commission meeting when Chairman Rory Grubb threatened board member and town of Saratoga Councilman Steve Wilcoxson to remove from the meeting by the police department if he did not come to order.

Wilcoxson was insisting that the planning commission follow the letter of the law in the current ordinance about home-owned business.

Grubb said that Wilcoxson was not comparing "apples to apples" in his argument, and that in light of a new ordinance that has been approved by the planning council and is waiting for attorney approval, that the pl...

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