Logan Township supervisors voted 4-1 Thursday to give Mueller's Auto Recycling permission to relocate a fence designed to restrict the view of vehicles on the property.
The township requires fences to be set back 25 feet from the road. Owner John Mueller asked for permission to put the fence 15 feet from the road, so the fence can be at the same height as opposed to varied heights.
Mueller's request will likely keep those heading north on Mill Run Road from seeing any vehicles in the yard, Supervisor David Rhoa said. Those driving south, however, because they are at a higher level, will likely see more vehicles than if the fence were set back to the required 25 feet, Rhoa said.
Rhoa and Supervisors Frank Meloy, Jim Patterson and Ed Frontino voted to grant Mueller's request.
"It's a very nice improvement, what you've been doing up there," Patterson said.
Supervisor Joe Metzgar also praised Mueller for property improvement efforts. Metzgar said he voted no only because he was not sure the plans submitted to the township correctly define the proposed fence change.
Mueller also asked to put up a solid fence around a stormwater management pond on the site that will match an existing fence on the property. He said he thought that would look better than a chain-link fence, as called for in the township ordinance. All supervisors approved the request.
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