Edison Quick Stop owner Monica Collins spoke to Edison Council at their meeting August 10th. She described the improvements she and Clancy Wyatt are planning to have at their convenience store. The proposal is to have a drive-thru area with an extension on the west side of the Quick Stop building.
There would be a 4’ X 7’ window extension to put beverages and groceries through for customers and it would primarily be used during evening hours. This would allow the store to have hours up to 11 p.m. It would be a factor for safety in having one employee on duty in the store. There would not be access to all goods in the store. Customers could buy soft drinks, beer, cold sandwiches and a few other goods at the window.
Wyatt said they got in touch with the state inspector who told them what they need for the type of building and store they operate. They presently sell beer and some other alcohol and they needed to find what restrictions are on those sales for a drive-by window. Wyatt said the business has now been open for 1 ½ years.
Council members asked how their neighbors would respond to their plan. Rollins said they have been on good terms with their neighbors who are also good customers. They don’t anticipate that there would be much change for the neighborhood.
After explaining plans, Rollins asked for the approval of council before they go forward. Council voted their approval of the Quick Stop plan, pending their approval from zoning and their receipt of a zoning permit.
In other business, Jim Osborne of the Edison Alumni reported that the pictures from Edison School were taken to the Historical Society last week. Only a few have been kept out for repairs on frames. Osborne said that Mount Gilead School Board members had approved the plan to give the school pictures and memorabilia to the Historical Society and have the trophies kept at the Edison Municipal Building.
Osborne said that everything from Edison School is being cataloged and Water Benson is photographing all pictures, trophies, memorabilia and even an old black board from the school. The photographs will be cataloged and a copy will go to both the Historical Society and Edison Council to be displayed in the Edison Municipal Building.
In the street report, Street Commissioner, Jerry Reeder and council discussed whether some of the dilapidated buildings in the village should be torn down. After some discussion Mayor, Sandy Ackerman directed Fiscal Officer, Bruce Seaburn to inquire about grants for removal of abandoned buildings.
Council approved payment of July bills in the amount of $14,753.oo and $4,130.17 for August bills to date. The September meeting of the Edison Village Council will be Monday, Sept. 14, 2015 at 7 p.m. in the Edison Municipal Building.
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