Hi Gail, Our zoning does not allow uses to restart if they have been
discontinued for 2 or more years and intent is not enough to prove
continuous use. I would require a new conditional use permit. He would
have lost his pre-existing status by not operating for that many years.
Adrienne Raymond, ShrewsburyZA
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> Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:40:26 -0400
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> Subject: Re: pre-existing use
> Hi All,
> I have a new owner of a parcel that once was a gravel pit,
> grandfathered as it exisited prior to our adoption of zoning
> regulations. It has not been operated as a gravel pit for at least a
> dozen years. He wants to know what he has to do to sell
> gravel. Doesn't need Act 250 as it meets thier criteria as pre-existing.
> We allow gravel and sand pits as a conditional use. Does the new
> owner need to obtain a conditional use permit?
> Our regulations speak to non-conforming uses and structures, but does
> not mention this situation - conditional use.
> Any thoughts would be most welcome!
> Thanks in advance.