Washington Township OKs Dollar General retail store
After being turned down several months ago, Dollar General received approval from Washington Township supervisors for a proposal on Thursday night.
A store will be built at the corner of Route 66 and Beaver Run Road in the North Washington section of the township.
Dollar General officials hope to open the 9,100-square-foot store in June.
An earlier proposal was turned down in November. One reason was because the building would have been located too close to Beaver Run Road.
The new proposal places the store 15 feet from Beaver Run and 5 feet from the rear of the property.
The earlier proposal had up to 13 variance requests from township land development standards. The approved plan requires only about four, mostly minor variances such as a 149-square-foot sign instead of the prescribed 144 square feet.
“We updated the plan to minimize the variances,” said Tim Weinman, developer and president of Greensburg-based PennTex Ventures.
Weinman also agreed to raise the front of the roof to hide heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment on the roof of the store.
The developer agreed to install a decorative, stone retaining wall and a cedar fence separating the store from an adjoining property.
“Aesthetics are very important to us,” said Solicitor Wesley T. Long.
The Nashville-based grocery and general store chain is going to install underground stormwater chambers to control run-off.
Weinman said the store will employ 10 to 12 people.
In other business
• Supervisors approved a request for Joe Miller to open Athena Gardens near the corner of Route 66 and Thompson Road in the township's Mamont section.
Miller will lease a 40-by 60-foot building from Cliff Dupill and will be open Mondays through Saturdays.
• A nearly 2,900-square-foot expansion of the West Haven Manor Nursing Home was approved.
A recreational room will be added to the complex at the site of the laundering facilities, which will be moved to a separate building. One condition for the approval stated that no extra residents be added to the 177-bed facility, and a sewer manhole would have to be updated.
• At the township's reorganization meeting, Richard Gardner was again elected as supervisors chairman. Long, of Fisher, Long & Rigone, was retained as solicitor in a 3-0 vote. Long will be paid a $3,600 retainer fee this year and $125 per hour for additional work when needed.
• Meetings this year will continue to be on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., with the agenda meetings scheduled for the Monday before the second Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
• Frank Luisi was appointed to a five-year term on the Municipal Authority of Washington Township.
George Guido is a freelance writer for Trib Total Media.
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