County Board Denies Zoning Change Request

MADISON - The Madison County Board voted this morning against a request for a zoning request in Crane Acres West on West Sherwood Road. Levi Melcher bought property in the area, wrongly assuming he could move his construction business there. Planning Administrator John Johnson says there have been many complaints from neighbors about lights, equipment, noise and other issues related to Melcher Construction. In October, the Planning Commission voted 6-2 to deny Melcher's request for a zoning change and conditional use permit. The County Board upheld that denial this morning. Melcher says there are other similar businesses located in Crane Acres West. He says most of the complaints come from one neighbor, and he questions that neighbor's motives.