County board to discuss variance

The Jackson County Board of Zoning Appeals will consider a request for a variance for a racing-related business near Brownstown during a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Ryan Thomas is seeking the variance for a 5.10-acre site at 2838 W. County Road 300N. That variance would allow him to operate his welding and fabrication business in an area zoned for agricultural use.

The business, which would specialize in race car chassis fabrication, would operate out of a 50-by-80-foot pole building being constructed.

Board meetings, conducted at the Jackson County Planning and Zoning Department office at 202 E. Walnut St., Brownstown, are open to the public and press.