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Feature Article - June 22, 2006

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Feature Article - June 22, 2006

Hartington CarWash receives the go-ahead

by JeffGreen

Scott Asselstine has jumped through all of the administrative hurdles that were put in his way, and this week South Frontenac Council approved a zoning amendment that will enable him to put up a four bay car wash on Road 38 just south of Hartington.

As Asselstine had agreed at the council meeting on June 6, the engineering firm of Tottenham/Sims/Hubicki (TSH) conducted a pump test at the site last week, all the while monitoring the water levels at four adjacent wells. After pumping 20 litres per minute for 4 hours and 39 minutes, no drawdown was observed at the adjacent wells.

“The pump test observations suggest that the proposed car wash facility will have no affect on the neighbouring wells,” concluded Doug Prinsen, an engineer with TSH in his report on the test results.


With the pump test out of the way, Asselstine worked with township planner Lindsey Mills on a site plan agreement, which places obligations on Asselstine to plant a vegetative buffer and install fencing at specified locations near the car wash; limits the amount of lighting he can have; and places other restrictions on his operation. The agreement was approved by council and will be registered on the title of the land.

Finally, Council gave third reading to a zoning amendment bylaw permitting the land to be used for a car wash. The bylaw was approved without discussion.

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