Polk Dollar General Store Project Approved by Venango Co. Planning Commission

| January 16, 2019

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – The Venango County Planning Commission gave their conditional approval for the construction of a new Dollar General store to be built in Polk Borough at their Tuesday evening meeting.

The proposed site for the project, which is located at the corner of State Route 62 and Bell Avenue in Polk Borough, is currently the home to unoccupied residential buildings. The structures will be removed and replaced with the Dollar General retail building, an access drive, a parking lot, and associated stormwater facilities.

The proposed building will connect to the existing sanitary sewer main and will have a well constructed for use as a water supply.

The project has already received letters of approval from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Polk Borough.

The Venango County Planning Commission gave their approval to the store’s lighting and landscaping plans, and gave their conditional approval on the overall project, contingent upon the receipt of the following:

  • a stormwater management plan approved by LSSE,
  • a financial security,
  • an approved Highway Occupancy Permit from PennDOT,
  • a completed Operation and Maintenance Agreement,
  • a fully executed easement access agreement with the owner of the neighboring property, and
  • six fully executed plan sets along with the requisite recording fees.

The planning commission also approved a Stormwater Modification/Waiver Request for the project, based on the rain garden in the proposal being small and easily accessible if repairs or modifications are necessary.

In other business, the planning commission passed a motion for all current board officers to retain their current officer positions.

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