By Colleen S. Good
Times West Virginia
FAIRMONT — Fairmont Council heard several citizen petitions from concerned citizens at the City Council meeting Tuesday.
Willard Ferrell, owner of the East Park Avenue Subway, stated two concerns about deterioration of a road near his business. The road has poor drainage,and a slanted metal plate on the road poses potential issues as well, he said. Ferrell stated he had made efforts to talk to the state Department of Transportation over the past year, without success.
Stoney Quinto Jr., with S & S Auto Sales on Morgantown Avenue, spoke asking council to delay the vote on a motion concerning his property. Quinto had submitted a request to the Fairmont Planning Commission to rezone the property from “mixed use” to “main corridor commercial.” The Planning Commission recommended denying the request. The City was scheduled to vote to approve that recommendation.
Several residents from the neighboring area came in for the meeting, and presented a petition from 46 residents opposing Quinto’s request to rezone the property as main corridor commercial.
Council voted to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendation that Quinto’s request be denied.
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