Chip stand replacement would face hurdles: report

(Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – If a new chip stand wants to set up in the Leduc Shopping Center, it’s going to face a number of hurdles.

Cornwall councillors will review a report Monday night saying a new chip stand would have to meet new property setback requirements and the new rules for seasonal stationary food premises.

Grampa Bill’s chip stand was closed down in August by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit after a number of health violations.

Shortly after, the city received an application from the property owner, Claude Pilon, for another chip stand in the same location.

The building for Grampa Bill’s has be removed from the Eleventh Street East strip mall since its closure.

However, the city planning report says Grampa Bill’s was grandfathered in and any new chip stand would have to meet property setback limits.

Adding to the protest are nearby residents who don’t want another chip stand in that location.

The application for a new chip stand could also go through the Committee of Adjustment for an exception, however the report suggests it would likely not be approved.

The city’s department of planning has suggested a couple of alternative locations on the property, but it could cost a lot for the developer to extend water and sanitary services.

The ball is now in the developer’s court.

Site Plan Coordinator Karl Doyle says he hasn’t received any documentation such as a site plan or an application for a business licence.

City council is not expected to make any decisions on the report on Monday.

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