Claridon Requires Documentation to Build on Pre-Existing Parcels
August 4, 2022 by Ann Wishart

Claridon Township Trustees agreed Aug. 1 the term “pre-existing” found in the township zoning resolution should require documentation.

Claridon Township Trustees agreed Aug. 1 the term “pre-existing” found in the township zoning resolution should require documentation. On occasion, a property owner will apply for a zoning permit to build on a non-conforming lot — such as one that is too small or has too little frontage — and the permit is usually issued if the owner says the lot was that size before zoning was established in 1953, said Trustee Jonathan Tiber during the trustees meeting. “We have been assuming (such) a lot exists legally. I don’t think so,” he said. “What is the definition of ‘grandfathered-in?’” Tiber...