City of Statesville dropping civil suit against Board of Adjustment


Pictured above: Randy Marion breaks-ground on its new sales and service facility off Salisbury Highway – WSIC photo

STATESVILLE, NC (WSIC) – A civil lawsuit filed by the City of Statesville against its Board of Adjustment is being dropped, according to City Manager Ron Smith.

The suit was filed over a building materials exception allowed by the Board of Adjustment on construction of Randy Marion’s new dealership and service facility off Salisbury Road. The property faces I-77, directly across the interstate from the company’s current site.

As described by the City’s website, the Board of Adjustment’s “responsibilities include granting variances and hearing appeals from decisions or interpretations made by zoning administrator.”

Smith says since the Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial body, a suit in Superior Court is the only means of appealing its decisions. He anticipates the matter will be resolved by Wednesday afternoon. WSIC is working to get additional information on the terms of how the dispute is being settled.