Peter Bryanton assigned this issue to Ginny Higley
Peter Bryanton assigned this issue to Pandelis Nisyrios
Peter Bryanton assigned this issue to A Timmerman - Code Enforcement
Peter Bryanton assigned this issue to Sgt. M. Squires
Peter Bryanton assigned this issue to R Santanella - Code Enforcement
Mr. Brown: There is a difference between operating a home-occupation and selling an automobile on your front lawn. There is a Town ordinance which allows for people to keep up to one unregistered vehicle on there property. And conversely we could find no ordinance restricting the sale of one motor vehicle on someone's front lawn. If that were the case we would have to cite every person in town who attempted to sell a car on their front lawn as well. It seems that your neighbor is exploiting a hole in our regulations. In order to address this, either the Town Council or PZC would have to create an ordinance that would restrict the number of vehicles that could be sold over the course of a year. Then the next issue would be enforcing such an ordinance since we have a limited number of inspectional staff who are changed with monitoring zoning, housing and property maintenance issues. While I certainly sympathize with your situation, unfortunately we have no means to address this problem under our current regulations. If you would like to discuss this mater further please feel free to contact me at 860-253-6391. Thank you.
Director of Community Development
There are no regulations, zoning or otherwise, preventing someone from selling one automobile at a time on their property.
This case was closed because Town staff has researched the issue and has determined that this is no zoning violation. If you believe that there is a violation of some other law or ordinance please contact the Town Manager's office at 860-253-6350. Thank you.