Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

4 Deadlines Set in Building Removal Business Owner Faces Loss of License Unless Project Dates Are Met

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

4 Deadlines Set in Building Removal Business Owner Faces Loss of License Unless Project Dates Are Met

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Glen Nice, a business owner in Ellisville, must meet four deadlines for removing a temporary storage building he put on his property without a permit or risk losing his business license.

Nice, who owns Allen Transmission at 15619 Manchester Road, last week made his third appearance this year before the City Council to discuss a temporary structure he built last fall without complying with the building code.

Nice told the council he needed four to six weeks to complete a plan for a new building, which will cost about $100,000 to build.

Mayor Dennis Novak said, "I'm disappointed with the progress. I hope the progress accelerates. I hate to take up your time and the council's every step of the way."

On July 19, the council agreed to extend Nice's business license and gave him two weeks to produce a plan for review by the city engineer. Earlier, the council asked for a plan in January.

Nice brought a preliminary sketch with him to the meeting on Wednesday. The mayor noted that City Engineer Terry Keran had not had time to review the plan and that the rough sketch failed to represent a plan for the building.

Councilwoman Sharon Schneider, 3rd Ward, said, "This has been a thorn in our side also, because we hear it from our people."

Nice assured the council that he wanted to complete a new building and remove the temporary building. Complications have cropped up because of the layout of the property, says Nice, who will need to go before the Board of Adjustment and the Planning and Zoning Commission for approvals.

Nice said the plan had been delayed earlier in the year because he had spent a good portion of his time in traveling to central Florida to be with his father, who died in April.

When he put up the temporary building this past fall, he said, he had "no idea I was doing something wrong. I just wanted to clean up the site with something nice. …

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