Hadley board flags issues with garden supply business

HADLEY — Several ongoing issues with improvements at the site of a Route 9 business, including installation of new signs and equipment blocking a fire lane, need to be addressed before the property is considered in compliance with town zoning, according to members of the Planning Board.

At the board’s meeting Tuesday, planners informed representatives from Gardener’s Supply Co. at 285 Russell St., and a consultant from Berkshire Design Group of Northampton, that conversations need to happen with the Fire Department and Department of Public Works after a stop-work order was issued by Building Commissioner Tom Quinlan.

“We can’t make a decision without them,” Planning Board Clerk William Dwyer said.

Quinlan told the Planning Board that advertising, including graphics and company logos, on a new free-standing point-of-sale building, a ramp interfering with a 20-foot fire department clearance and the lack of tie-down straps for the electricity to the building were

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