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Planning Board vote near on Ward Hill subdivision

Johnsburg Library

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— Produce cart

In other business, Wevertown resident Brian Herrington sought and received site plan approval for a self-serve roadside produce cart at his residence at 4052 Route 8. The property is the location of the former Sally’s Salon. Herrington intends to offer regionally grown produce from farms in the Champlain Valley, Potsdam area and Albany County. A couple of days a week, Herrington also proposes to offer take-out barbecue dinners.

Herrington operated a similar business in Selkirk, Albany County, before moving to Wevertown. He said he plans to be up and running as soon after July 4 as possible. His approval is contingent upon him obtaining the proper Health Department permit necessary for operating a take-out food establishment.

Sport shop, sort of

The board granted approval to a site plan application for a sport shop in Jim Masten’s North Creek barn. Masten doesn’t intend to actively operate a retail operation at the site. But he said he needs to have a sport shop in order to qualify for a Federal Firearms License. The license will allow Masten to buy and sell firearms at gun shows. His sport shop will have limited hours — the minimum number required to qualify as a retail operation. But he doesn’t intend to advertise and there won’t be a sign. Customers will be able to visit the shop by appointment only. Masten has a Curios and Relics License and has been buying antique guns for quite some time. The Firearms License will allow him to sell guns as well.

As Masten explained it, he often sees a gun he wants to buy but it’s part of a collection of, say, five guns. So he ends up buying the collection to get the one gun he wants. Then he has four other guns that he doesn’t want and needs to sell. The Federal Firearms License will allow him to go to gun shows and do that.

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