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Board grants extension

September 5, 2012
By ARTHUR CLEVELAND , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - The city Planning Board passed a request to extend the due date for Travers Diner's site plan until fall 2013.

On Tuesday, the board amended the site plan for a barbecue pit at Travers Diner on County Highway 128. The request was made by Georgios Kakavelos, who sent a letter to the board in June. He requested additional time to change the scale of the proposed operation for "visual as well as customer service considerations."

John Castiglione, a member of the board, said that Kakavelos' pit, as it was constructed, was too large for the plan. With the extension of the due date, time is given to expand the plan.

However, in granting the extension, members of the board said Kakavelos must remove a fence located at the diner, which Castiglione called an eyesore. Board President William Ferguson said the site plan for the diner does not include the fence. Thus, he said, the fence should not be there.

Kakavelos was unavailable for comment. The board did not specify an exact date for when the plan will be due.

In other Planning Board news:

New parking lot

A site plan for a new parking lot at the corner of East Fulton and Littauer Place was passed, after it was turned down at a February meeting. The original plan called for a paved parking lot for apartments in the area. However, a Common Council resolution allowing alternative materials for parking lots aside from blacktop, concrete, or pavers on parking lots and driveways smaller than 8,000 square feet was passed in June. Since the lot is smaller than that, they allowed a new site plan to be submitted for approval.

Application tabled

An application by Burhan Helou for a new apartment and commercial real estate office space at the corner of Wells and East Fulton streets was tabled due to lack of information.



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