Revised site plan, to include used car sales, gets hearingA public hearing is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. August 5 at the Hudson Town Hall, 980 County Road A, to review Dave Alwin's revised site plan for an automotive business to be located at 736 Hwy. 12.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
The basic idea behind the site plan and its “footprint” had not changed much, but the number of automotive lifts and parking spaces did.
When Dave Alwin showed a revised site plan for an automotive and office building to members of the Hudson Town Board, they conceded that the overall plan was essentially the same, but there were enough changes to necessitate a hearing.
That session is set for Aug. 5 at 6:15 p.m., a quarter-hour before the regular monthly meeting of the Town Board. Among the items that may draw comment is Alwin’s proposal to make used car sales a permitted use in commercial districts, under town ordinances. That amendment would allow a maximum of 10 used cars to be on site for up to 21 days, and for sale, at the location at 736 Hwy. 12.
The revised site plan is different than the one OK’d by the town plan commission in that the building is bigger, and that there would be nine automotive lifts rather than seven, and 64 parking spaces instead of 33. The site plan was essentially approved by the board, with applicable conditions and contingent on a positive outcome at the public hearing.
Alwin for years has operated an auto repair and towing business along Hwy. 35 in the middle of North Hudson, but that space is far more limited than that of the new proposal.
The board also heard a request for a monument-style sign for Dry Dock and Eagle Storage off Lenertz Road, and told the proponents that such a sign is not a permitted use in right-of-way areas, on residential property, or if an outlot is created for that purpose. One reason the sign is being sought is to provide, through an arrangement for hosting the sign, a source of income for a disabled veteran who says he cannot work, except for a limited number of home occupations. The sign would be on his property.
The board OK’d a proposal from Boy Scout Dane Rudy to install split row fencing at the town hall and park as a required project. Rudy estimated the cost at $1,072, and board members asked him to inquire with local businesses about a cut rate for materials. They pledged $750 toward the cost of such materials. A target date for completion is Oct. 1.