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Wellsville planning commission postpones Reynolds subdivision vote to Sept. 22

September 18th, 2010 Posted in Opinion

By Satenik Sargsyan

WELLSVILLE– The Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to postpone the final decision for the Reynolds subdivision.

The Reynolds subdivision project consists of three building lots at 39 E. 300 South St. The owner of the property is constrained from starting the construction process as a few feet of the designated construction area are out of his ownership.

“The commission will return to the discussion of the matter after four circumstances are met,” commission chairman Loyal Green said. “We would also like to have commissioner Russell Glenn here who had to miss today’s meeting.”

In order to re-discuss the project, the sewer system issue needs to be clarified, and the total area of property should be 12,000 square feet, Green said. The council also required a Board of Adjustment approval and the city engineer’s signature before they can proceed, Green said.

The commission noted some inconsistencies between the numbers in the initial height and the final draft submitted to revision. While in the initial proposal the height was designed to be 80.94 feet high, the final draft claims only 79 feet.

“You’d better be detailed or you’ll be beaten a lot more that you need to be,” Green added.

Mt. Sterling Construction’s representative at the meeting, Curtis Cooper, said it would be “easier to get this ordinance than go chasing after a few feet of land.

“The person we are building a house for owns the land,” Cooper said. “However, the problem we’ve run into is that a couple of feet of the planned construction area are outside of his property. It’s just the way the city is arranged.”

The case has been in process for about two months, Curtis said.

The commission will discuss the question in full at its next meeting Sept. 22. Taking into account City Manager Don Hartle’s recommendation, the commission will arrange an additional meeting “to keep [commissioner] Glenn in the loop.”


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