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Conditional use for Pine Mountain Road approved in township meeting

McELHATTAN– For the “truck terminal” located at 255 Pine Mountain Road, owned by Russell and Jennifer Johnson, a conditional use was unanimously approved in the regular Wayne Township meeting on Monday night.

The “truck terminal” and 4.34 acre property in McElhattan is parallel between Pine Mountain Road and Route 220. The use of the property will be used to park trucks, trailers and other trucking equipment for Russell Johnson’s trucking company.

Included on the property is a vacant building that will be used for storage of such equipment according to the Johnson’s.

As per discussed in the conditional use hearing by Stuart Hall, lawyer representing the Johnson’s, Russell will be putting shale and gravel down on 0.69 acres for storm water management and also extending the building for truck storage. The addition will be a 405 square foot extension or 15 by 140 foot extension.

The Johnson’s property will not have shining lights that will disrupt neighbors and will also be parking their trucks parallel to the roads so when being driven, head and rear lights of trucks and trailers will not shine into residences near the property.

No more than 50 percent of the property will be considered pervious land or porous spaces.

All parking will be off-street and there will be no signage along Pine Mountain Road.

In addition, the property will have 180 square foot parking spots for said equipment.

The property is in a light industrial zone according to Terry Crawford, township zoning officer.

In other township business, the supervisors unanimously approved a $56,963.87 bid from Charles Construction on the new Wayne Township community complex which will include a basketball and pickleball court, as well as an ice skating rink.

This bid was approved upon the township engineer’s review.

The Locust Grove Hardwood’s Road Use Agreement and Bond for last month’s Pine Mountain and Loganton roads was also unanimously approved.

Supervisors present include James Maguire, David Calhoun and Brad Rote.

The next Wayne Township Supervisors meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.

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