According to Willey, Maier has allegedly constructed a storage shed and carport on his property without receiving proper building permits.

Camden County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Gilley has filed a lawsuit against an alleged Planning and Zoning violator after receiving approval from the Camden County Commission last week.

According to CaseNet.com, the building code lawsuit was filed on November 30, 2017 against Charles Maier of Sunrise Beach, with a violation date on or around May 17, 2017. The case has been assigned to Judge Aaron Koeppen with an initial arraignment scheduled for December 19, 2017.

Last Tuesday, Planning and Zoning Administrator Kim Willey met with Presiding Commissioner Greg Hasty and Second District Commissioner Bev Thomas to discuss the situation and seek guidance on how to proceed.

According to Willey, Maier has allegedly constructed a storage shed and carport on his property without receiving proper building permits. Additionally, there are concerns the structures do not meet setbacks, while also possibly encroaching on a neighbor’s property, Willey said.

“It has been forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney. Neither the carport nor the shed are in the 2010 aerials, in the 2016 aerials here is the shed not permitted, but now we have a carport that’s been constructed out here and probably encroaching on the neighbor’s property,” Willey told the Commission. “It definitely doesn’t meet setbacks. It’s gone to the PA’s office. They’ve sent a letter and now they’re wanting to know if they have authority to file suit. They’re willing to do it.”

Willey said Camden County’s ULUC requires the Commission first grant approval to the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office before filing a lawsuit.

“I say yes. I’m good with that,” Thomas responded. “I would make a motion that we tell the Prosecuting Attorney to proceed.”

Hasty was also supportive of the measure and seconded Thomas’ motion allowing for suit to be filed.