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Shaler officials approve Enterprise Truck Rental site plan

| Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 2:06 p.m.

Shaler commissioners approved a site plan Nov. 14 for Enterprise Truck Rental, contingent upon the applicant meeting a number of conditions.

Enterprise plans to develop the space at 1608 William Flinn Highway, Glenshaw — the location of the defunct Sparky's Spot diner — into office space and a garage.

Catherine White, of parent company Enterprise Holdings, said the site will house “26-foot box trucks, pickup trucks, cargo vans and anything in between a pickup and cargo van. There will be no cars.” This is according to September planning commission minutes.

The notes state that six-to-eight full-time and two-to-three part-time service agents, along with some vehicle prep employees, will serve the business.

The approval is contingent upon Enterprise receiving a Highway Occupancy Permit from PennDOT and proof of a sanitary sewer system from the Allegheny County Health Department.

Lou Marsico, Enterprise's engineer, said the company has proposed installing a 1,500-gallon holding tank with pumps, an indicator if it overflows or the power goes out, and a leveling alarm system.

Commissioner Lori Mizgorski asked what would happen if the holding tank failed.

“The failure would be if the power goes out and it's full and it would require pumping and there wouldn't be an alarm,” Marsico said. “That's the only way. The pump itself is with the truck, so it's not powered by the building.”

He said that the employees would inspect trucks after guests return them and wash them on-site using recycled water. The development will contain green space meeting the township's sanitary sewer requirements.

“I would have high reservations typically on a holding tank, but the applicant is correct that there is no option. There is no public sanitary sewer system at the end of Spencer Lane closer to Giant Eagle,” said Township Manager Tim Rogers.

Marsico said he anticipated receiving the Allegheny County permit in fewer than 60 days.

He said that he had submitted the venue's signage plans to the township earlier that day; Matt Sebastian, township engineer, said he had not yet reviewed them. Marsico agreed to modify them if they did not meet the township's requirements.

Property owner Richard Leo attended the commissioners meeting.

Erica Cebzanov is a Tribune-Review contributor.

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