Greenup city council

 The Greenup City Council is pictured during a recent meeting. Photo by Charles Romans.

GREENUP The Greenup City Council approved a storm water permit for a developer to use the city’s storm water system as part of plans to develop a lot behind Advance Auto Parts in the city.

Developer Nick Dunn said that there were several reasons why his company and property owner William Fowler, applied for the waiver that would allow the property to use the city’s existing storm water system.

One reason was that there was a limited amount of space on the property and it would be prohibitive to build a water retention system. The project is an 18,000 square foot office building, which would, when complete, generate approximately 40 jobs in addition to the construction jobs generated while it is being built.

But the nature of the business would also require as many parking spaces as possible. This consideration, and the fact that a small portion of the property is in the flood plain and that the developer would basically be building a retention system where runoff water could only be shunted into an area that was already flooded, made building a retention system counter intuitive.

The city council approved the waiver with a few minor stipulations, including clear language on which party was responsible for issues such as upkeep and repairs.

Other business covered in the meeting was fall cleanup time being moved to after October 31 so that holiday trash could be removed as well, and the changing of the date for Trick or Treat from Oct. 31 to Oct. 30.