In a meeting cut short due to inclement weather last Wednesday, the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors discussed the use of commercial vehicles in residential districts of the county.
Gloucester’s planning director Anne Ducey-Ortiz said she brought the matter to the board of supervisors for guidance, as she has received a number of complaints about people parking commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods. The board, meeting in the colonial courthouse, did not make any decision on the matter.
According to Ducey-Ortiz, the county’s zoning ordinance has provisions to limit the use of commercial vehicles in residential districts for home occupations, but added that the determination of whether a use is compatible with the district is difficult and open to interpretation.
Ducey-Ortiz said the difficulty is compounded by the fact that the use of commercial vehicles in residential districts is not regulated at all by the county if it does not need to be approved as a...
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