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U.S.T. gets conditional use permit for Hebron facility

HEBRON – It might have taken three votes before the Hebron Planning and Zoning Board approved a conditional use permit for U.S. T. Environmental Contractor, Inc., but the Board’s decision is valid according to Village Solicitor Wes Untied.

Hebron Mayor Clifford Mason, who also serves on the Board, wasn’t sure that the approval on the third try would stand up. He asked Untied to review it.

U.S.T. requested the conditional use permit to allow the company to park commercial vehicles overnight at the former Bowman Chevrolet dealership on West Main Street. U.S.T. recently purchased the property and planned to move its Baltimore area operations to the site.

The company wanted permission to park some tractor/trailer rigs, a roll-off rig, some excavation equipment. several vacuum trucks and some roll-off containers outside. U.S.T. proposed to screen most of the outdoor parking area with a six-foot high wooden stockade fence.

Several neighbors objected, saying that the equipment should not be parked outside in the middle of downtown.

Board members ultimately approved a conditional use permit with conditions. “Roll off” containers and trucks larger than one ton must be stored indoors, and all truck access to the property must come off West Main Street. U.S.T. didn’t object to limiting access to just Main Street, but refused to guarantee that all large trucks and containers would be able to be stored inside.

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