GR Council to Consider Rezoning Ordinance for Fuel Kiosk on Second Reading

GR Council to Consider Rezoning Ordinance for Fuel Kiosk on Second Reading

GREEN RIVER — The Green River City Council will consider approval of an ordinance Tuesday night on second reading to amend the official zoning map of the City of Green River to rezone property on Bridger Drive for the purpose of a fuel kiosk.

The Green River City Council will meet Tuesday, April 5, at 7 pm at Green River City Hall.

The vote for first reading in March passed in a 6-1 vote with Councilman Robert Berg being the vote against.

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Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Inc. is the applicant on the request for the amendment to Green River’s Official Zoning Map. Smith’s is requesting for the parcel located at 1175 Bridger Drive to be rezoned from B-2 (Downtown Business) to B-1 (General Business), with the intent to construct a fuel and concession kiosk on the property. The current property consists of the United Pentecostal Church. If the rezoning is approved, the church will be taken down.

The B-2 zoning allows for the concessions kiosk but to facilitate fuel sales on the property, it needs to be rezoned to B-1, according to Amy Cox, Planning and Zoning Administrator.

During the first reading, there was one concerned resident who worried about lighting at night, trash, and increased traffic. However, Rick Magness, a representative of the engineers on this project, Anderson Wahlen & Associates, assured that the lighting wouldn’t be an issue and they would do a traffic study prior to constructing the fuel kiosk.

Mark Westenskow, Public Works Director, said the city does not require a traffic study during the rezoning phase of projects, but they may ask for one for the site plan review.

Other Business

The Council will also make proclamations for Child Abuse Awareness Month, National Library Week, National Service Recognition Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Additionally, the Council will conduct a service recognition for Corporal Karl Bode who is retiring from the Green River Police Department.

To view the full meeting agenda and packet, click here.