By Kristi Reed
The past few months have been trying ones for Michael Bishop.
The Dacula resident recently learned the auto shop he has owned and operated since 1983 was not in compliance with county ordinance. The situation, according to Gwinnett County Planning Commission Chairman Chuck Warbington, was brought to the county’s attention as a result of an anonymous complaint.
“Code enforcement did their investigation and realized it was an illegal use and has been illegal since 1983,” Warbington said.
Since being notified of the issue, Bishop has been working to bring his property, located in the 3200 block of Stancil Drive, into compliance. On Tuesday, Bishop went before the planning commission to request a .53-acre portion of his approximately 5-acre property be rezoned to allow for the operation of his auto repair shop — his sole source of income.
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