By K.B. Sherman, Contributing Writer
Shrewsbury – Representatives of Wagner Motors appeared before the Shrewsbury Board of Selectmen during the board’s Dec. 9 meeting to discuss a proposal to use a zoned lot off of Route 9 for automobile storage.
The proposal had already been brought before both the Planning Board and the Zoning Board of Appeals. According to Attorney Richard Ricker, the lot would not be a parking lot in the traditional sense, but rather, a “packed lot,” in which BMW cars would be stored in close quarters until they could be moved to the sales building complex.
Selectman Maurice Depalo asked for what length of time the cars would be stored, to which Ricker replied that the storage would be temporary until other developments could be made in the physical layout of the auto sales area. He added that there would be no unloading of cars from delivery trucks at the site of the lot and that there would be no additional paving of the property at this location; rather, the existing gravel road access would be maintained. Town Manager Daniel Morgado noted that as this was to be strictly a permit for car storage, no public meeting was required. The board then granted the permit unanimously.