NEW DETAILS: Embattled Miami Twp. wedding venue loses appeal of stop work order

Montgomery County issued a stop work order June 25 for Stoney Hill Bed and Breakfast on Upper Miamisburg Road in Miami Twp. TY GREENLEES / STAFF
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Montgomery County issued a stop work order June 25 for Stoney Hill Bed and Breakfast on Upper Miamisburg Road in Miami Twp. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

A board has ruled against a Miami Twp. wedding venue’s appeal of a Montgomery County stop work order.

The ruling by a board of building appeals outlined six factors in rejecting the challenge by Stoney Hill Bed and Breakfast by owner Darren Powlette to the county’s order.

The county issued the order June 25, stating “you have constructed a barn without any permits or inspections, and are using it as a wedding chapel, which is a place of public assembly, and is regulated by the Ohio Building Code.”

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The appeal is one three challenges the operation by Powlette has made about the facility at 7757 Upper Miamisburg Road. The other two involve court cases stemming from Miami Twp. action earlier this year.

Powlette’s attorney contends the county and the township have no jurisdiction over Stoney Hill because it has an agricultural exemption, operating as an agritourism business under the Ohio Revised Code.

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