request for a conditional use permit to allow expansion of
Pallet USA in the town of Hartford has been withdrawn, but the
project will move ahead with some changes.
county’s Land Conservation and Planning, Conservation and Parks
Committee was to hold a public hearing at the county’s Public
Agency Center on Tuesday afternoon, but the hearing was not
needed after the CUP request was withdrawn.
of Walters Buildings, who will construct the building, told the
committee after a design meeting some changes in the building
plan were made.
decided to move the new building’s location north of the present
building,” Duel said. “That means it will be far enough away
from the Rubicon River that we will no longer need to worry
about shoreland protection rules that would have been involved
at the earlier proposed location.
at first it would be further west, but it made sense to get away
from the river as much as possible,” Duel said.
which has 101 employees, leases the land and its building from
DGR Enterprises, which is owned by Danny Goeman.
final, but if all goes ahead as planned we could break ground
before the end of the year on more space at our present
location,” Pallet USA President and CEO Bruce Church said. “That
will mean more jobs, but we have to go through a number of steps
before anything is final.” Goeman had to apply for the CUP
because he owns the property. He said the building could cost
about $800,000 and will be about 24,000 square-feet.
his company has added 27 jobs in the last four months.
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