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Wellsville P&Z grants conditional use permits to two businesses

October 28th, 2009 Posted in Business

By Nick Rust

WELLSVILLE–The Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request Wednesday from Transfleet Services for a conditional use permit for Sharp Transportation’s shop.

“I do think one thing is important here and that is the hours of operation,” said Loyal Green, commission chairman. Green was concerned business conducted after hours at the shop would have a negative impact on a residential community directly south of the shop. The operation located at 390 N. 900 East.

Norm Johnson, vice president of maintenance at Transfleet Services, said the hours would be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The shop would be closed Sundays unless there was business that needed immediate attention. He said the shop doesn’t intend to be open any later than 5 p.m. on regular business days in case of emergency repairs.

Transfleet Services has been around since 2004 and is a National Lease affiliate. The company has two other facilities in Farr West, Utah and Boise, Idaho, where they provide work for Associated Foods. The company’s primary focus is truck, motor and trailer maintenance.

Johnson said he and his partner have 45 years of combined experience in the maintenance field. Transfleet Services currently employs 40 people and will bring three with them to the Sharp facility. Transfleet is also retaining two of the four current employees at the Sharp location. The other two chose to leave voluntarily, said Johnson.

“I have been to your shop in Farr West and it is well maintained,” Commissioner Carl Leatham said.

The second order of business at the meeting was hearing Wesley Gleason’s request for a conditional use permit for a repair shop in his garage. Gleason said he will be rebuilding vacuum pumps and stainless steel manifolds for a contractor for Autoleave. He said he will also be doing work for “local guys working on Honda Gold Wing motorcycles.”

Gleason told the commission there would be no “in and out” traffic at his garage, located at 315 S. 100 West. He said he has storage space and there wouldn’t be parts and motorcycles all over his yard. Gleason said he would only be working on a maximum of eight items at a time and each project wouldn’t take more than four days. He said there would be no noise involved in either operation.

“There’s no motorcycles stacked up outside,” said City Councilman Thomas. G. Bailey, Gleason’s neighbor. “He keeps his place well maintained.”

Gleason said there is no official name for his company. “No, it’s just me,” he said. “I’m retired. I’m trying to fill in the gaps since the economy took a crap last year.”

Both Transfleet Services and Gleason will go before the City Council next Wednesday for business license approval.

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