WEATHERSFIELD Zoning board OKs 2 requests

One business will take over a site now occupied by a refuse company.
MINERAL RIDGE -- The Weathersfield Township Board of Zoning Appeals has approved two requests, one for a conditional-use permit to allow construction of a new carryout and drive-through on U.S. Route 422 and a second for a nonconforming use for a fire and flood repair company on Woodfield Avenue.
The board approved Thursday the conditional-use permit for Jab's Drive Thru at 1770 Youngstown-Warren Road. The board said the drive-through must make sure it meets green space requirements under township law.
The site is located between Biviano's Carpet and Infante's Lounge, south of Robbins Avenue and Tibbetts-Wick Road on U.S. Route 422. The location had been a McQuaid's gas station, which has been out of operation for some time.
The old building will be razed and a new one built for Jab's. The business already has a liquor permit, township administrator David Pugh said.
Second request
Lou Morocco, a township resident, plans to operate a construction company, storage facility and equipment repair business at 3008 Woodfield Ave. The board approved his request for a nonconforming-use permit.
He works with insurance companies to do fire repairs and clean up flood damage and has to store equipment such as large humidifiers.
His vehicles are mostly pickup trucks, which might be stored at the facility.
The business will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. five days a week.
Morocco told the board he plans to add more storage space to the building.
The site is now being used by Wolford's Recycling and Refuse of Ohio Ave., McDonald.
Paul Wolford had been using the Woodfield location as a truck terminal and maintenance site for repairs on trucks and cars owned by the refuse company.
The township told him he had to move his vehicles and garbage trucks to another location.
The refuse company will leave the site as long as the sale of the property goes through, Pugh said.
Morocco also must put in landscaping to shield his business from neighbors on the Clearfield Avenue side of the building. He also must add green space in front of the building.
The business has nine months to conform with putting in the new buffering and green space.

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