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Trucker finds he's got a friend

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By The Staff

A trucking company owner facing a Nov. 10 court hearing for operating a commercial business on land designated agriculture/rural residential found he had a friend in the audience at the Levy County Commission meeting on Tuesday.

William Royce Gomillion was seeking relief from enforcement of code violations for parking four tractors and six trailers at his home.  “It is offensive to the neighbor,” said Rob Corbitt, county building director.

Gomillion was perviously cited for parking and maintaining his own rig on the right of way. Because of hard time he laid off drivers and trucks they once parked at their homes are now at his home.

Commissioner Lilly Rooks said she understood his plight. “Why would he want to ... leave the trucks where it is not secure? Here we have a gentleman who is trying to make a living.”

Just as the commission said there was little relief they could provide, Howard Cook leaned over and spoke to Corbitt.     Cook said he owns commercial/industrial property and is willing to allow Gomillion to park the trucks.

The two men agreed to  talk before Gomillion appears in court.