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Evans Planning Board recommends special use permit for We Care Auto Repair

We Care Auto Repair, 6889 Erie Road, in the Town of Evans, is one step closer to their plan to relocate their business to 7312 Erie Road in Evans.

After a brief discussion at the March 27 Evans Planning Board meeting, the board passed a resolution in support of a required special use permit.

According to Planning Board Chair Sandra Brant, the proposed site has been the location for two or three other special use permits over the years, for related uses.

“The neighbor to the north had been concerned about where the snow would be plowed to,” Brant said. “The two previous special use permits had special conditions placed on them about this and I am asking that condition be added to this special use permit.”

The board did pass a positive recommendation to the Evans Town Board to grant the special use permit because: the project will not result in any changes to the character of the surrounding community, is consistent with the Evans Comprehensive Plan, brings a business to an under utilized piece of property.

The board also recommended a State Environmental Quality Review negative declaration be issued, as the project does not appear to have any significant environmental concerns

The following conditions for the special use permit were recommended:

• The site must be developed in accordance with the site plan as approved by the Evans Town Board.

• For the purposes of sales, no more than eight cars may be displayed or stored on the site, as shown on the site plan.

• There will be an enclosed area for dumpster, tires and scrap material.

• Any painting, sandblasting, machine grinding or sanding must occur inside the building with a ventilation system designed in accordance with state and federal standards.

• No major auto body or collision repairs will be conducted on this site.

• Snow shall not be pushed all the way to the rear of the property line. Snow storage for the southwestern portion of the property must be kept a minimum of 50 feet from the rear property line.

• Snow from the northeast portion of the property shall be placed on the northwest portion of the property. Snow can not be placed at the rear of the building, due to the location of the on-site septic system.

• All site lighting shall be shielded from Route 5 and adjacent properties.

• This special use permit shall be for one year.

According to officials, if there are no complaints or violations during the year, then the special use permit will be renewed for a two year period.

If there are no problems during that period, then the next permit will be for a five year period and will stay on a five year cycle.

The next step was for a letter listing the recommendations be sent to the Evans Town Board prior to the special use permit public hearing, scheduled for 7:10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3.
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