New bed and breakfast approved, but not inflatable building
By Heather Fredrickson
Wellsville City's Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to let Brandt proceed with his plans as long as he met specific conditions.
"In the past we've generalized and been burnt," said Commission member Phil Bankhead.
Brandt brought in plans outlining his irrigation system, drainage plans and garden layout. The biggest topics of conversation were the number of parking stalls available, lighting for the parking lot, and rebuilding the porch on the front of the house.
"It wasn't made very well," Brandt said.
The Commission agreed the house would look better if the porch was extended across the front width of the building.
City Councilman Lynn P. Cooper said with 12 parking stalls, Brandt would be in compliance with the city ordinance.
"I've gotta have one for each two rooms," Brandt said, "and then some for employees and the retail space."
In his motion to approve the conditional permit for renovating Brandt's house, Bankhead said the lighting in the parking lot must be of a concealed source, which means the light is directed down to the ground by a shade so neighbors aren't disturbed.
The Commission also unanimously voted down the request of Thomas Harris who asked the City Council if he could raise an inflatable building on his property to house his tools until he could get a permanent garage built.
"I guess it's Army surplus," said City Manager and Recorder Don Hartle, who presented the request to the Commission on Harris' behalf.
"'Nuff said," Bankhead said as he sat back in his chair.
Commission Chairman Dale Cooper agreed with Bankhead.
"It'd be up there forever," he said. "The one's I've seen have been nothing but nightmares."
Commission member Dave Cowley said he wouldn't approve the building unless he could "play Frisbee in it."