MILLBURY, Mass. —The proposed Tractor Supply Company project was unanimously approved by the Millbury Planning Board on Monday evening. The project will be located on the northbound side of Rte. 146 and has been given the permanent address of 99 Worcester Providence Turnpike.
Many of the issues that forced its continuation of the public hearing from Jan. 28 were minor in nature and were addressed by the owners, represented by Matt Smith of Bohler Engineering.
The remaining issues resolved on Monday evening concerned the upgrades to Water Street, where the property will be located. DPW Director Rob McNeil had sent a letter detailing what the upgrades needed to be in terms of thickness of the road base and finish layers. The wording of the agreement was worked out that satisfied both the town and owners and the roads will be upgraded as specified.
Fire Chief Dave Rudge said, in a letter to the Planning Board, that the owners need to include a wide enough area to accommodate the turning radii of the Millbury Fire Department vehicles in case of a fire, which was agreed upon.
The only remaining issue was the display of UTVs or Utility Terrain Vehicles;, a Millbury by-law prohibits a large display on road frontage of Route 146. The owners stated that Tractor Supply doesn’t sell many of those vehicles, which differ from ATVs in that these are work -related rather than sport-related vehicles.
They agreed to display no more than three UTVs in front of the store. The remaining vehicles will be displayed in a gated, caged area in the rear of the property.
The board’s next scheduled meeting is on Feb. 25 at 7:15 p.m. in the Large Conference Room in Millbury Town Hall.