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Briefly Avon: Inland Wetlands Approves Emergency Access Road to Avon Self Storage

The town is requesting an alternate access road for the fire department and emergency vehicles.

The Inland Wetlands Commission approved Avon Self Storage's request to build an emergency route from Sconsett Point on Tuesday, which complies with a request from the town to offer alternate fire truck access.

The application for the 12-foot-wide access path passed by a 5-1 vote, commission member Diane Carney opposing.

Robert Haines, owner of Avon Self Storage, also has a pending application with the Planning and Zoning Commission to expand his company onto 190 and 230 Old Farms Road.

Before Haines could get approval from planning and zoning for the project, he needed to have inland wetlands clearance because his property falls within 100 feet of wetlands.

Five neighbors who live in Sconsett Point raised concerns that a road would invite the public to use it, complaining of litter they already pick up near the wetlands. They did, overall, support Haines and said he has been a good neighbor.

The public hearing for the building expansion continues on July 19 at the regularly scheduled Planning and Zoning Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m.at the Avon Senior Center.

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