store finally wins a thumbs-up from Nibley P&Z
October 16, 2006 | NIBLEY -- Residents were given approval
on a shed they don't want and Maverik gets a long-awaited
approval from Nibley Planning and Zoning Wednesday night.
Don and Nancy Cooley asked for a building permit for
a shed in their backyard roughly 180 square feet. A
canal and utility easement restrict where a permanent
structure over 120 square feet can be placed on their
property. There was discussion among commission members
as to where those easements lie.
"The problem is there isn't a quantifiable easement,"
said commission member Aaron Bliesner. "I would like
claricfication on this because I think we're going to
encounter it again."
The Cooleys submitted their proposal with the knowledge
of possible easement concerns. They were willing to
take down the building in the future if need be.
Commission Chairman Wayne Anderson said utility companies
can burrow under a building if they need to with today's
The building was approved on the condition it would
be moved farther towards the center of the Cooley's
"I'll probably build a ten by twelve shed without a
building permit," Dan Cooley said. "If that's still
Also last night, Maverik Country Stores received a
3-2 vote approving the final design standard and building
permit for a store to be located approximately at 3100
S. State Highway 165.
"We're excited," said Brad McDougal, a representative
of Maverik, Inc. McDougal says he's been attending Nibley
City meetings for nearly 16 months.
Commission members took time to consider the type of
atmosphere the design of the new business will bring
to Nibley's developing main thoroughfare.
Bliesner dissented on the vote because he felt the
design didn't meet zoning ordinance specifications for
setbacks. Shawn Del Hunsaker voted against the proposal
because she thinks the type of business Maverik brings
doesn't fit the area.
"It's right in the middle of a neighborhood and I don't
really think that's the place for that," Hunsaker said.
Hunsaker feels the building is too bright, too big,
and 24 hour operations will be an annoyance to neighbors.
Because of the oncoming cold weather, McDougal is unsure
when construction will begin but said it should be within
the next few months. The project, he says, usually takes
120 days from start to finish.