July 15, 2020

Brewer council to revisit auto recycling proposal

BREWER — The City Council will conduct a special meeting at 5 p.m. Monday to revisit an issue on which action was postponed earlier this week.

The subject of the meeting is Green Point Auto Parts Inc., which has submitted an application to the city to amend its auto recycling permit. The permit currently applies to 206 Green Point Road. The company wants to expand its permit to include the property at 221 Green Point Road.

A public hearing and decision on the application were scheduled for the council’s Dec. 28 meeting, according to the meeting agenda and a published legal notice to that end.

After determining that abutting landowners hadn’t been individually contacted, however, councilors decided to recess the hearing and table their vote on it.

While not required by city ordinance, the councilors said that they wanted to give neighbors the opportunity to hear about the expansion plan and express any concerns before making a decision.

Mayor Eddie Campbell noted that the city’s past practice has been to notify abutters and that the this should also have been done in Green Point Auto’s case. Councilors Janet Cobb and Donna Thornton agreed.

After apologizing for inconveniencing company representatives who attended Tuesday’s meeting, officials promised to revisit the matter as quickly as possible, even if it required a special meeting.

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