FREDERICKTOWN — The News was told this morning the Fredericktown Zoning Appeals Board has denied the application of property owners requesting acknowledgement as to whether or not their B-2 business district property would sustain a propane retail business under the current zoning regulations.
Village Deputy Fiscal Officer Mary Lou Hanna said she had talked to Todd Drown, village solicisor, who said the board came out of executive session Thursday night and voted to deny the application.
“From your standpoint, we are putting the cart before the horse. From our standpoint, you are putting the cart before the horse,” said Don Testa, chairman of the Fredericktown Zoning Appeals Board. “This board, I’m telling you, I know these men, we aren’t going to say anything, pro or con, until we have more information.”
Property owners Jeff Harmer and Melissa Earnest requested a hearing with the board after Andy Fox said a proposed propane retail store does not fit the B-2 district zoning regulations their property falls under.