Township okays new self-storage business

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:07

MILFORD - If your attic isn’t up to your family’s growing ability to accumulate stuff, Milford Township may soon have a new answer for you. Township supervisors on Monday granted tentative approval for Tom Murante’s plans to build the Community Self-Storage-West facility. Murante, who already operates Community Self-Storage on U.S. Routes 6/209, is planning to erect 18,000 square-feet of climate controlled storage in two new buildings. The project is on property off the U.S. Route 6 and Buist Road intersection and adjoins the PennDOT salt storage building. Supervisor Gary Williams said the approval was contingent upon yet unreceived endorsements of the project from the Milford Water Authority, because of its proximity to the Sawkill watershed, and the Pike County Conservation District, because of the soil disturbance. “We can’t sign until we get all that in hand,” Williams said. Murante said he hoped to get construction underway by late July. In an unrelated matter, Bill Zernhelt of Zitone Construction sought township guidance on the proposed rebuilding of an 80,000 square-foot steel warehouse at Altec-Lansing on U.S. Routes 6/209. The original building was destroyed by fire three years ago. Williams said the township needed legal advice, as to whether the building would be considered a replacement or new construction, after three years. In other business, Secretary-Treasurer Viola Canouse reported that consultant Tom Shepstone has not filed a recommendation on township endorsement of the Sawkill Creek Watershed Protection plan. Pike County asked for endorsements in December.