Ross Street width, home-based business discussed
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Neighbor issues dominated Monday's meeting of the Ross commissioners.
Two residents of Fairley Road told commissioners that the width of the road is too narrow, especially when people park on the street.
"We're having some major problems now," Christopher Hebda said. "The way vehicles are placed on our street, it's not wide enough for a firetruck to get by.
"No parking" signs are posted on the street.
Tom White said a neighbor, who has a handicapped placard, parks on the street, blocking three mailboxes, including Mr. White's, resulting in the mail not being delivered.
"I haven't got mail in over a month. I have to go to the post office and pick it up," he said.
The residents asked whether the handicapped parking space could be moved to a wider part of the street. Commissioners voted unanimously to request that the police and public works do a traffic study on the street.
"I totally get it," Grant Montgomery, chairman of the commissioners, told the residents.
Commissioners also unanimously approved a home-based landscaping business for Brian Moser at 101 Jude Drive, with the condition that Mr. Moser's trailer be parked in his garage or off-site.
Don Cole, who lives on Jude Drive, said neighbors objected to Mr. Moser parking the trailer in his backyard.
The two neighbors came to an agreement Monday morning with the help of Commissioner Peter Ferraro. Mr. Moser agreed to store the trailer out of sight. The agreement allows him to use Mr. Cole's double-wide driveway to hook the trailer to his truck because Mr. Moser's driveway is not large enough to accommodate that maneuver.
"He can use my driveway to get in and out," Mr. Cole said. "We don't have any objections if he is going to keep the large trailer out of the backyard, which a lot of people don't like. It is a rather large trailer."
Mr. Moser said he started the business three years ago and has 25 steady clients.
The planning commission had approved the home business at its June meeting by an 8-0 vote.
In other business, Commissioner Dan DeMarco cautioned residents to be careful with fire. Some brush fires have occurred in the township because of the hot, dry weather.
Commissioners also announced that the township will sponsor a blood drive Aug. 19 in the township building.
First Published July 6, 2012 12:00 am