Landscaping company looking to expand operations  | Local News

TOWN OF PORTER – Plans to expand a landscaping company’s operations on Balmer Road will go before the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Aug. 24.

The property, located on 2432 Balmer Road, Ransomville, is owned by R. C. and Carol L. Bailey, parents of Shawn Bailey, the operator of landscaping company Bailey Brothers Enterprises Inc. At an Aug. 3 Planning Board meeting, Joe Barrick representing the Baileys as a business consultant, said the property has been utilized over the past year for light-landscaping operations, including machine and truck parking, mulch, topsoil and stone storage and as a meeting place for crews. 

“We want to expand the operations on this property to allow us more permanent use as we continue to grow,” Barrick said. 

A four-phase plan was given before the board, detailing proposals for rehabbing an existing building and creating fueling stations, both to be completed by the end of the year. Plans for the addition of water and septic systems, along with portable office spaces with gas and electric, were also stated. 

Also addressed before the board, NOCO Energy Corp., represented by Patrick Cluckey, requested a Special Use Permit renewal on a property at 2799 Ransomville Road, Ransomville. 

Town of Porter attorney Michael Dowd raised concerns over the length of the permit required for NOCO to operate on the land. He requested that NOCO should determine the lease length it plans on having for the property going forward.

“I don’t see any reason to not recommend approval, but I just might want to ask the Zoning Board to consider the duration of the lease versus the duration of the permit, and I would hate to suggest that you’d have to come back (before the board) year after year,” Dowd said.

Shirley and Frederick Teeter, 2383 Braley Road, Ransomville, also applied to merge their two…

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