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Planned truck terminal gets zoning approval

McELHATTAN– The owners of property that will be used for a new truck terminal have received conditional use approval for the site in Wayne Township.

Supervisors James Maguire, David Calhoun and Brad Rote unanimously approved the change for the truck terminal at 255 Pine Mountain Road, owned by Russell and Jennifer Johnson.

The 4.34 acre property is between Pine Mountain Road and Route 220.

The property will be used to park trucks, trailers and other equipment for Russell Johnson’s trucking company, according to the township.

A vacant building on the site will be used for storage.

The property is in a light industrial zone, according to Terry Crawford, township zoning officer, and based on regulations for that zone, the conditional use approval was needed.

As per the approval, Stuart Hall, the attorney representing the Johnsons, said the property owners will put shale and gravel down on 0.69 acres for storm water management and extend the building for truck storage.

The addition will be be 405 square foot, or 15 by 140 foot.

The Johnsons’ property will not have shining lights that will disrupt neighbors, they said.

Further, trucks will be parked parallel to the roads so when being driven, head and rear lights will not shine into residences near the property.

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 equipment.

In other township business, the supervisors unanimously approved a $56,963 bid from Charles Construction to build basketball and pickleball courts, as well as an ice skating rink at Wayne Township Community Park.

Charles’ 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

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

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