Augusta County Orders Demolition of A...

Augusta County Orders Demolition of Auto Repair Garage

There are 9 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 30, 2013, titled Augusta County Orders Demolition of Auto Repair Garage. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

An Augusta County business owner has to tear down a large part of his auto repair shop because it violates county code - but he didn't build it, perhaps making this the ultimate case of "buyer beware." The previous owner built it eight years ago.

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Charlottesville, VA

#1 Apr 2, 2013
Did the previous owner acquire proper building permits? When it was contructed? This should be public record no? If the permits were granted, I would tell the county to stick it.

Baltimore, MD

#2 Apr 2, 2013
The only thing that should of happened was that a county worker, with either the Treasures office or the Building Permit(Zoneing) dept, ride around the county and open their eyes for people building and not having permits and then fine the people for not following the rules. I have a friend, who built a 1500 sq ft addition, with now permits and then 4 years later the county finds out and does nothing, no fines no nothing.. But he will never be able to sale his house ever.. I see county trucks and cars on the road all the time, here in SD, so make them pay attention to what people are building. Not just out riding around sucking up A/C, or setting in the giant Government Center in a soft chair. That way the county will be able to get the property tax money they should get and will not have to raise the tax rate up any, because the Augusta County School Board can not work on a budget like the rest of us do.
30 plus in the biz

Waynesboro, VA

#3 Apr 2, 2013
its a shame the county can't seem to find a reason to make Dulaney tear down that eyesore at the top of Afton Mountain...what a dump.

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Apr 2, 2013
Must be the Mighty G.W. Head Buidling Idiot making another power play like he is somebody.

Saint Albans, WV

#5 Apr 2, 2013
So, that place burned to the ground a number of years back. Insurance companies were all over it. How is it that the old owner was able to build it without the attention of the county and building inspectors. There's your story whsv. Follow the rabbit trail and right a story about fraud. New owner, not enough money to keep inspectors quiet who suddenly need to pay attention to the building. It's not what you know it's who you know.

United States

#6 Apr 2, 2013
I find it interesting that in my in frequent visits throught this area I noticed it and a county official did not notce while it was being built.

I don't think so

Silver Spring, MD

#7 Apr 3, 2013
Sad when they have to go after the "little guy" who can't fight it. I understand rules & laws have to be followed and applied to everyone fairly but really, what problem was this causing. Now the owner will lose business & jobs lost as well!!! Dulaney is a great talks!!!!

Moneta, VA

#8 Apr 3, 2013
Time after Time

Washington, DC

#9 Apr 6, 2013
Yes the previous owner had permits, Plans, CO-- to do business, 8 years ago.[County regulations,] have building plans on site, inspector will review to see construction is as per plans on file at county. If not take action to see corrected. Again Augusta county not doing there job. Why when new owner takes over they go after him? Do they want revenge? We really don't know why county has no common sense. county should pay to put Garage back. now 2 more jobs lost.

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