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Ashton Village Board tables ordinance variation recommended by zoning board

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 10th, 2013

Pictured above, attorney David Lyons addresses the board with concerns of the residents who will be affected by ordinance change which would allow Crest Foods to construct a 55 foot tall building. Also pictured, right , is resident. Mike Elvin. (Photo by Monetta Young)

ASHTON The Ashton Village Board tabled a request from the zoning board for an ordinance variation in height of construction in an industrial building. The current ordinance allows for buildings to be no more than 30 feet tall. The zoning board submitted the request on behalf of Crest Foods who would like to construct a building 55 feet tall. Ironically, the current ordinance allows for residential buildings to be 35 feet tall and commercial buildings to be 45 feet tall.

Several residents from the southeast edge of Ashton were on hand with an attorney. David Lyons, spoke on behalf of the residents stating their concerns over loss of afternoon light, increased traffic and noise and water runoff from a large building. The entire southeast side of Ashton is zoned industrial. He also expressed concerns about the local fire department not being equipped to handle a structure fire in a building that is 55 feet tall. The residents also presented a petition with more than 90 signatures against the ordinance change .

For the complete article see the 07-10-2013 issue.

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