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City approves convenience store at 38th Street and Rangeline

Mar. 19—ANDERSON — Final approval has been given for the opening of a gas station and convenience store at the intersection of 38th Street and Rangeline Road

The Anderson Board of Public Works Tuesday approved the secondary plat for the project.

Tm Stires, deputy director of the Anderson Municipal Development Department, said the property contains 2.8-acres and the plans are to construct a 3,600 square foot convenience store and gas station to the south of the intersection.

Construction is expected to start this year.

Stires said the delay in approving the secondary plat for several months was the result of drainage concerns in the area.

City Engineer Matt House said he was happy with the new design and the Madison County Drainage Board gave the project a positive review.

The property is being purchased from the Elda Corporation which owns adjacent property in the area.

Stires previously said the plan is to demolish a vacant house on the property.

In other business, the Board took under advisement the quote of Select Lawn for annual mowing, hand trimming and herbicide application.

House said the proposed price is $14,105 for each cycle of mowing during the year and $20,340 for each cycle of hand trimming and herbicide application.

The Board approved the transfer of a 2011 Chevrolet Traverse and 2012 GMC Arcadia from the City of Anderson Transit System to Anderson Municipal Light & Power.

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