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Board approves auction house plan

December 6, 2012
By LEVI PASCHER , The Leader Herald

GLOVERSVILLE - A man's proposal to turn the former Rose Buick building at 275 S. Main St. into an auction house, furniture store and mechanic shop was unanimously approved by the Planning Board on Tuesday.

The auction house was a change of use that required a site plan review by the board.

The board previously asked Jack Belknap to provide specific dimensions for the parking spaces provided and how traffic flow is planned for each department.

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The former Rose Buick building at 275 S. Main St. in Gloversville is shown this morning.

Photo by
Levi Pascher
The Leader-Herald

At the meeting Tuesday, the board was provided with a revised site plan that indicated the hours of operation for the store will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The application also indicated the auctions will be held every Friday night at 5 p.m.

Belknap said the auctions could bring about 200 people to the location in a day.

The board also was satisfied with the drawing provided that displayed 86 off-street parking spaces plus two handicap spaces. The only addition they asked for was a curb near the street so people will be forced to use the assigned entry and exit points to eliminate safety concerns.

During the public hearing about the auction house, city resident Bob Castiglione praised the auction house and said it would bring significant sales tax revenue to the city.

The board unanimously accepted his application contingent on the additional curbing being put in place.

"This is the catalyst to improving this city," board member James Handy said. "He is well known in the area and a go-getter."



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