Local Business
7:47 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Arguing Against an Alternative Label

A local financial business is arguing against being classified by the City of Greenville as an “alternative financial service.” The Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to conduct a public hearing next week concerning an appeal filed by Action Finance Incorporated.

The hearing is set during the board’s regular called session at 5:30 p.m. January 10 in the Municipal Building, 2821 Washington Street.

Attorney Joe E. Weis is representing Action Finance in the appeal of the decision by the City of Greenville to classify the company at 2705 Lee Street as an “Alternative Financial Service”, specifically as a business that engages in non-traditional short-term lending.

City officials have been debating the zoning classification of “Alternative Financial Services” (AFS) for more than two years.

In January 2012, the Council turned down a request by a loan company which was seeking a change in zoning for the building which once housed the former Braum’s store.