By STEVE JONES Staff writer
The Zoning Board of Appeals Tuesday granted permission for a pair of bottle recycling centers within sight of each other on Erie Boulevard West.
Kevin Hughes obtained a special use permit to establish a bottle recycling center with a drive-through at 820 Erie Blvd. W. The business will be open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. No outdoor storage is planned. The vote was 4-0, with members Joseph Pasqualetti, Jeff Foster, Thomas Roman and newly-appointed Dave Patrick all in support. Board Chair Joseph Mellace was absent from the meeting.
Jim Pritchard’s special use permit to open a redemption center at 1024 Erie Blvd. W. was also approved. The business’ hours will be 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 8-3 Saturdays and 8-1 Sundays. There are about six parking spaces for customers. The item was approved 3-1, with Thomas Roman, who voted against it, saying: "I don’t think the lot is big enough."
Assured Information Security, 153 Brooks Road, obtained an area variance for permission to increase the allowable two-foot typeface to a three-foot typeface for the proposed new wall sign.
Three requests were delayed until the Aug. 1 meeting in hopes of having a full board present.
Helene Shulkin, 808 Hickory St., is seeking a use variance for permission to practice psychotherapy. The zone allows for home businesses that do not have customers on site, but her plan is for clients on site.
Donald and Tina Pisaneschi, owning an unnumbered property at Mill Street, are seeking a use variance for permission to establish an automotive body repair and collision repair in the existing garage.
Mark Domenico, chief codes enforcement officer, is requesting an interpretation on whether an mulch/compost use is allowed in an E-3 zone district. An inquiry was made to the Code Enforcement Office, said Domenico, who noted that the zone allows for sale of such materials and allows for similar processing and manufacturing, but there can be an odor associated with this process that might be closer to the type of activity allowed in an agricultural zone but not in an E-3 industrial zone.
Residential requests approved:
¿ Robert E. Storms, 4064 Route 49, an area variance to increase the allowable square footage of an accessory structures by 191 square feet for the construction of a detached garage that will be partially in the front yard.
¿ Edmund and Denise Pawlak, 902-904 Broadway, a use variance for construction of a manufactured home on a permanent foundation in a R-2 zone district. They are combining two lots.
¿ Andrew Savoie, 404 N. Madison St., an area variance to erect an 8-by-10-foot storage shed on the vacant lot with no primary use.
¿ Michael McLean, 121 Dwight Dr., an area variance to reduce the required 25-foot front setback to 12 feet and five inches and to reduce the required 10-foot side setback to nine feet and eight inches for the construction of a covered front porch.
¿ Timothy F. Box, 1315 Craig St., a pair of area variances — to exceed the permitted front yard coverage maximum by 8 percent for the expansion of the driveway and to reduce the required five-foot setback from the side lot line to three feet for the expansion.
¿ Ruth Nichols, 126 N. Crescent Dr., an area variance to reduce the required 10-foot setback from the side lot line to six feet for the construction of an addition.
¿ Joseph A. LaMonica, 403-05 W. Cedar St., a pair of area variances — to reduce the required 10-foot setback from the side lot line to six feet for the construction of a side addition and to increase the percentage of paved front yard from 25 percent to 27.5 percent.
¿ Ted Fox, owning an unnumbered, 34.1-acre property on Humaston Road, a special use permit for permission to establish a single-family home in a P-Z zone district.
¿ Branjen Realty Holdings, owning property at 6195 Lorena Road, an area variance to reduce the minimum lot size from one acre to approximately one-half acre. The company is reorganizing two lots to allow one that was landlocked to have road frontage.