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Decision on sign for Unity airport DeNunzio's restaurant appealed

| Saturday, April 28, 2012, 3:51 a.m.

The Westmoreland County Airport Authority and DeNunzio's Italian Chop House are appealing a decision that would block installation of a sign for the restaurant at the Arnold Palmer Regional Airport.

The saga began when the authority agreed to remove a DeNunzio's sign near the intersection of Route 30 and St. Vincent Drive during a state highway project. Once the project was completed, the authority and restaurant owner wanted to return the sign to the same authority-owned parcel.

But in April, the Unity zoning hearing board rejected a request for a variance to permit installation of the sign, citing a limit on the number of free-standing business signs permitted on a single parcel.

The appeal states that a prior verbal agreement with the township ensured that the signs would be replaced without a problem.

"Our argument is the sign was there before the (PennDOT) project began," Monzo said. "We took it down as a courtesy so not it would not be in the way during the project. We thought there's no reason why it should not be there again after the project was completed."

Harry Hosack, township zoning officer, was unavailable for comment Monday.

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