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Thursday, May 29, 2014

car wash proposal rejected for Laughlintown

The Ligonier Township Zoning Hearing Board rejected a request to build a car wash along Route 30 in Laughlintown after eight opponents spoke against putting the business in the neighborhood of Bicentennial Park.
Ligonier Property Development, owned by David Herrholtz, was denied a use variance to allow the construction of the self-service car wash at a board meeting on Tuesday night.
“I just don't see it benefiting the neighborhood whatsoever,” said Donald Warren, who lives on the eastern side of the property. “I don't think it would fit into the scheme of the area.”
Sam McCall, a 7-year-old who resides on the other side of the property, told the board he doesn't want to live next to a car wash.
“It would be noisy and dirty,” Sam said. “If (Herrholtz) wants to put a car wash in, he can put it in his own yard. If he puts it in, I could get run over by a car. We would have to move, and I don't want to move.”

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