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  The Islander                                             August 14, 2006  
     
 

Superfund Site may be used as commercial car parking lot

 
     
 

Rezoning Needed For Compliance

 
     
 

In May of 2005, Nalley Honda in Brunswick received permission from the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use a portion of the former Hercules, Inc. dump site adjacent to the car dealership off Spur 25 as a parking lot.,

EPA permission was required because the site was used in the mid-1970's to dispose of toxaphene sludge and empty toxaphene product drums.  The site is now an EPA ‘Superfund’ site and has been on the EPA’s ‘National Priorities List’ since 1984.

More recent Nalley leased a portion of the property from Hercules to use as a parking lot to store cars.

The problem is, the property is currently zoned Forest Agricultural (FA) and automobile storage is not permitted in the FA zoning.

The Glynn County Mainland Planning Commission (MPC) voted at their August 1 meeting to recommend approval of Nalley’s application to rezone the almost 17-acre tract to Highway Commercial, which would bring it into compliance with the County Zoning Ordinance.

The Glynn County Commission will hold a public hearing and make a final decision on the property at their regular meeting this Thursday, August 17.
 

 

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