The initial variance hearing took place on February 14th and was very well attended by community members. In the beginning of March, the variance application was denied. In that ruling the hearing officer stated, "The variances requested do more than bend the Code they rewrite it." Agreed. You can read the ruling here.
We won the first battle but we haven't won the war. The applicant has until early April to appeal the ruling. We are expecting an appeal. The HHCA will be required to retain an attorney for the appeal hearing(s). Thankfully we have found an attorney in the neighborhood that has agreed to represent us pro bono (not Megan who has a conflict of interest, it's a different attorney). However, we will still need to pay for expert witnesses during the appeal hearings.
Please consider donating so that we can present the best defense possible.
HHCA will be the beneficiary of all funds. The HHCA treasurer (Connie Pumphrey) is the only one who is able to access the funds. In the unlikely event that not all funds are used, any remaining funds will be placed into an HHCA legal defense fund in case another similar scenario arises in the future.
DonationsSee top donations
- Janice Spicknall
- John Robinson
- Nathan Myakis
- Alan Stapleton
- Janet Holbrook
Fundraising team: Herald Harbor Citizens Association (3)
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more