Proposed salvage yard north of Imperial opposed by neighbors

A public hearing for a proposed salvage yard drew concerned neighbors to the April 25 Chase Commissioners meeting.
    Charley Colton represented the Chase County Planning  Commission in the meeting with commissioners Dave Hogsett, Chuck Vette and Don Weiss, Jr. concerning an application by Jorge Marquez for an auto parts salvage yard on 335 Avenue along road 741 south of Spring Creek.
    Though John Maddux gave Marquez a positive character reference, Maddux expressed concern of a salvage yard effecting the harmony of a cattle grazing area and a decrease in area land values. Maddux’s concerns were echoed by the other five members of the public in attendance.
    Neighbors also expressed concerns about increased traffic on the road and the safety of the current driveway and oversight of the property after the permit is issued. Another concern was runoff, though Marquez said all fluids would be drained from the vehicles.
    Hogsett said he felt the commissioners should back up the planning committee which approved the permit. Weiss and Vette wanted more time to think about issue and it was agreed to act on the matter May 23 at 9 a.m. MT/10 a.m. CT.

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