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Northwest residents raising concerns over new gas station near school

Posted at 12:39 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 03:42:13-04

Northwest residents gathered at Norris Middle School Monday night to plan an appeal for a gas station that's been approved to be build on the corner of Calloway and Snow.

Residents and parents of students at Norris Middle School say it raises concerns because the gas station, AMPM store and fast food restaurant approved by the County Planning Commission will add traffic congestion and pose a threat to student pedestrians. 

Concerns were also raised about liquor and tobacco sales and advertisements close to the middle school.

An appeal must be submitted to the county with a $540 fee within 14 days of the permit being approved. 

Community organizers say they plan to turn in appeal by August 1.

A representative from County Supervisor Mick Gleason's office says that the appeal process will be followed by a public hearing and input from county staff before a decision is made.