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Two businesses approved for indoor vehicle storage

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Two businesses on the village’s main thoroughfare, Route 51, have been granted special use permits, which allow them to provide indoor storage of vehicles for their customers.

Ordinance No. 924, once passed, would allow a special use permit for indoor storage of automobiles and boats at The Old Book Barn, which has been in business for many years at 126 S. Route 51.

Owners Cheryl and Larry Haubner plan to use a 16,000-square-foot portion of their building for storing automobiles and boats indoors and out of the elements.

Some Planning and Zoning commissioners had expressed concern for the safety of storing such items in a building that also houses thousands of books. Cheryl Haubner assured commissioners that the batteries are removed from all stored cars and boats. She also said that there is insurance on the building and that her clients have insurance on their cars and boats.

At previous meetings, text amendments and special use permits had been recommended by the village’s Planning and Zoning Commission for each business. The final vote by the board of trustees would end a process for both businesses that lasted a couple of months from start to finish.

Ordinance No. 925, once passed, would allow for Connie’s Greenhouse, which opened in recent months at 350 S. Route 51 in the old Isringhausen Motors location, to also provide indoor storage of vehicles.

Owners Greg, Elliott and Connie Burget, in their special use permit request form, asked to be allowed to store cars, trucks, boats and motorcycles inside their building.

Trustees took up the matter of both ordinances during the Oct. 6 meeting, and both ordinances, Ordinance No. 924 and Ordinance No. 925, carried unanimously. The two ordinances do both require that the buildings be code compliant for the ordinances to take effect.

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