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Residents said that increased traffic, the removal of a historic house and potential damage to the character of downtown would be detrimental to the community.
Boad Member Rosie Smith-Hull said the applicant, Champlain Oil, had “bent over backwards” to address concerns of the community.
“They’ve done everything we wanted, and we need a new Jiffy mart,” Smith-Hull said in the Valley News story.
Champlain Oil has agreed to dismantle the 200-year old house and move it to a resident’s property where it will be rebuilt. The company will also have to put up $15,000 in the form of a bond in case the Department of Transportation has to construct a left hand turning lane to manage an increase in traffic.
The approval comes with conditions and three waivers.
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