An attorney sought clarification of the City of Laurie's procedure for the reporting of alleged zoning violations after a client was accused by a neighbor of running a business from his home without proper zoning.
After a complaint from Laurie Heights resident Sue Martin, the city sent a letter to Jeff Chorpening, another Laurie Heights resident and owner of a lawn care business. Renken inquired about the possibility of the city requiring a formal written complaint or affadavit.
After researching the issue, city attorney Steve Grantham told the board of aldermen that there is no problem with the city's procedures. "How the city finds out about an issue is irrelevant," he said. "I don't think we need to fix something that's not broken."
With no first hand knowledge of non-compliance with zoning regulations, the city is not pursuing any further action in the matter at this time, zoning inspector Ed Young said. The letter previously sent to Chorpening requested that he stop any commercial activity at the residence "if" any such activity was occurring, according to Young.