RV sale ordinance nears passage in Allegheny Township
The Allegheny Township Supervisors could finalize an ordinance allowing the sale of recreational vehicles in certain residential areas in June.
The consideration to make RV sales a conditional use in R-3 zones is prompted by a proposal from Murrysville-based Cooper's RV Center to expand to the former Trunzo's ice cream parlor property along Route 356.
Township Manager Greg Primm said the planning commission is reviewing the ordinance and is expected to make recommendations to the supervisors this month. Primm also plans to send a draft proposal to the county planning office for review.
He expects the supervisors will have those recommendations in May and will be able to draft an ordinance that would be available for a public hearing and final approval in June.
The supervisors have given Cooper's owner Keith Conard permission to store some RVs on the property while the ordinance is pending.
According to Westmoreland County deeds records, Export-based Nagoda Land Group has owned the nearly 16-acre property since 2007 when it was purchased from the Trunzo family.
Jack Kelly, a resident of the Allegheny Woodlands housing development across from Trunzo's, on Wednesday told supervisors he doesn't object to the development but hopes township officials will ensure it is handled responsibly.
Among Kelly's requests were making sure any outdoor lighting shines toward the business rather than into traffic; that noise is muffled; and that any garbage containers are screened from the road.
“We welcome them here,” Kelly said, adding that the business should add to the township's tax base.
Primm and supervisors said many of Kelly's concerns will be addressed in the conditions.
Liz Hayes is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-226-4680 or email@example.com.
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