The Board of Appeals ruled yesterday a Fields Corner resident has to get a school bus he's turning into a camper out of his driveway.
Anthony Hines, who lives on Lincoln Street, acquired the bus about a year ago and has put in a couple bunk beds, a couch and a TV. He told the board that he is working to outfit it with running water and that while he has yet to take the bus/camper on the road, his son and niece have used it four or five times for trips down to Florida and the Cape.
"When I'm not using it, I want to able to park in my driveway," he told the board. He said he normally parks it at the very end of the driveway, behind his house, where he said it wouldn't be visible from the road.
But both the mayor's office and the office of City Councilor Andrea Campbell opposed his request, based on a meeting of the Fields Corner Civic Association, where members voiced concern about a bus/camper being parked in a driveway for long periods of time.
Marking the first time board members could remember being asked to rule on campers, the board then voted to deny Hines's request, which means he has to move the vehicle.