Zoning hearing board clears two city issues

The city zoning hearing board Thursday approved two separate issues – one a special exception for a man wanting to put a tax office inside his house and a variance for a deck in the rear of a business.

In the first issue, George Schuman, of 915 Ellinger St. received a special exception for an in-home occupation. The measure was approved 5-0.

In the second vote, Hermance Machine Co., 755 First St., received a setback clearance for a dock that will be in the rear of the business, according to Gary Knarr, city zoning officer. The vote was 5-0.