Public hearing set for Arkville used car lot

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Staff Report
An application by Bennett Bloom to sell used cars on Route 28, Arkville is the subject of an April 11 Middletown Planning Board public hearing.

Mr. Bloom’s application for a special permit was reviewed at the town planning board’s March 14 meeting and the board requested that he present a dimension of the road frontage and an outline of the area where the vehicles will be displayed. The applicant has indicated that he would like to have 10-15 cars on the lot.

Middletown Code Enforcement Officer Patrick Davis said that Mr. Bloom owns an 8.4-acre parcel at 45315 State Route 28, Arkville and already has approval to utilize the “Tinker’s Village” as a retail location. The area to be utilized for the car sales is adjacent to the building.
Mr. Davis said the sales lot was improperly started without proper permitting. If a permit is granted, the lot will require a setback out of the state Department of Transportation’s right-of-way, he explained.

The planning board’s public hearing on Mr. Bloom’s application will be held on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Middletown Town Hall.