Teen takes stand for Christmas tree business

first_imgClark County says its not looking to play the Grinch this year for a 16-year-old girl running a Christmas tree lot to earn money for college.It’s a turnaround from earlier this week when the girl working the lot, Kaitlyn Metscher, discovered a note from Clark County code enforcement attached to the fence. Apparently the county wanted to speak with her about the seasonal business at Northeast 107th Avenue and Covington Road in Orchards.It’s the first year she’s rented this residential lot to sell Douglas, grand and noble firs, but her family has run a tree lot every year since she was 2 years old.“We haven’t done it on this lot before, but we did right across the street,” Metscher said. “The difference is over there is zoned commercial.”Metscher called the county, but they didn’t give her much information other than telling her the land wasn’t zoned for Christmas tree sales. She decided to double-check the county’s work and refer to state and county code.last_img read more