January 21, 1993

Panel dismisses complaint against Waterbury Inn

A neighbor's complaint about noise and traffic at the Waterbury Inn in Magothy Beach was dismissed yesterday by the county Board of Appeals.

Victor Birdsong had objected to the inn's use of a parking lot across the street that once was used by the Magothy-Chelsea Beach Democratic Club.

He complained that the property was zoned for residential use and could not be used for a commercial operation.

Mr. Birdsong turned to the appeals board after the county Office of Planning and Zoning rejected a similar complaint by the Magothy Beach Improvement Association last summer.

County planners said then that the parking lot existed before the residential zoning took effect and is a legal, nonconforming use.

Assistant County Attorney Jamie Insley said yesterday that the deadline to appeal the nonconforming use ruling, first issued in December 1983, had long since passed. In fact, she said, Mr. Birdsong did appeal the parking lot unsuccessfully to the Circuit Court in 1984.

Victim's assailants run without money

Three men tried to rob an 18-year-old as he was leaving a fast-food restaurant Tuesday night, county police reported.

According to police, the 18-year-old man was leaving the McDonald's restaurant at Mountain Road and Baltimore and Annapolis Boulevard about 8 p.m. when three men walked up to him, hit him with a stick, punched him and demanded money.

When the victim said he did not have any, the would-be robbers ran north toward the Valley Brook apartment complex.


* North Shore: Burglars broke into a 1991 Acura that was parked in the 1100 block of Valley Drive Saturday and took clothing.

* Pasadena: A resident of the 8200 block of Waterford Road reported to police that someone took the white cap of his truck that was sitting on cinder blocks in the front yard of his home Sunday.

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