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Where, because of conditions peculiar to the site, strict adherence to the provisions to this chapter would cause an unnecessary hardship, a written petition for a variance shall be considered by the Planning Board, which may authorize a variance if it can be made in fairness to other applicants and without destroying the intent and purposes of this chapter. Before granting a variance from the separation requirements set forth in this chapter the Ashe County Planning Board shall find that thoroughfares, traffic circulation patterns, structures or other natural or man-made geographic or topographic features are likely to provide an adequate measure of protection for the community or from any secondary effects of the electronic gaming operation. Any authorized variance shall be entered in writing in the official minutes of the Planning Board with the reasons described for which the exception was made.
(Ord. passed 7-16-12)