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Zoning inspector reports on gas station

February 2, 2017
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

Zoning Inspector Tim Clavin reported on the results of the recent Zoning Board of Appeals case at the Jan. 17 Poland Village Council meeting.

He said it involved requests for an allowance of an outside ice storage bin, an outside propane unit and an illuminated sign for a gas station at 57 N. Main St. The request was submitted by owner Daniel Al-Rai.

Clavin said the residents who spoke at the hearing were concerned over the placement of the ice and propane storage units.

"Several residents were displeased with the location of [those units]," Clavin said.

He said the residents would be more at ease if the units were placed on the Sheridan Road side of the building.

On the lighting issue for a new illuminated sign, Clavin said there were concerns over light pollution and that the light may interfere with residences.

Speaking on the issue was resident Eleanor Zedaker. She said that problem came up with the Walgreens sign, so the business was able to adjust the lighting to dim it for both motorists and neighbors.

Clavin said the issue will now have to be resubmitted to the Architectural Review Board since the storage bin and tank are being moved to the other side of the building.

The zoning issue regarding the gas station was given during the caucus session as Clavin had another meeting to attend. He informed council that he was offered the assistant fire chief's position for the Western Reserve Joint Fire District.

The WRJFD meetings also are held Tuesdays, but if Clavin were permitted to give his report first, he would be able to make the second meeting. Council agreed and congratulated him on the appointment.



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