Westmoreland Supervisors say lack of action and appearance were important factors in deciding to deny a special exception permit to open a carry-out seafood restaurant in Oak Grove.
Despite the Planning Commission’s recommendation to approve the special permit with several conditions, Westmoreland Supervisors were reluctant to grant his permit.
If the applicant had completed more tasks prior to his application and appeared at the public hearing, the Board of Supervisors may have approved his application for a special permit with recommendations from the planning commission.
Lawrence Johnson has operated a mobile seafood business “Po-Boy” for eight years. Johnson said in a letter to the Westmoreland Supervisors that he wishes to transform his mobile business into a stationary carry-out unit, using existing buildings on his property.
Johnson has proposed improving a shed on the property to become a carry-out only restaurant.