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Livengrin Foundation Presents Expansion Plan

The Livengrin Foundation presented a long term expansion plan to the Planning Commission.

The Livengrin Foundation presented a long term plan for expansion on their property at 4833 Hulmeville Rd. at the Jan. 17 Planning Commission meeting, according to the commission's chairperson.

The foundation originally presented plans to the commission back in November to expand the counseling center. But after hearing concerns from residents, the Planning Commission requested that Livengrin meet with the residents to hear their concerns, Chairman Marc Bourne said.

"Representatives of Livengrin obliged and held a community meeting at their property in December," he said.

Bourne added that Livengrin made some changes to the plans based on the concerns of the residents, and implemented some of the Planning Commission's recommendations.

Though the foundation made changes, some residents still voiced concerns at Wednesday's meeting. Bourne said that some residents of Julie Court, which is one of the main roads that backs the Livengrin property, were concerned about a walking path and its construction through the woods behind their properties.

"Representatives from Livengrin again compromised and agreed to make the walking path closer to their buildings and farther away from the abutting properties," he added. 

The board approved the preliminary land development for the foundation and the next step is for Livengrin to present to the Township Council for final approval.

In addition to discussing the Livengrin expansion plan, the planning commission's board reorganized at Wednesday night's meeting. Bourne was named chairperson, Pete Krieger as vice-chairperson and Harry Kramer was chosen as secretary.

The next Planning Commission meeting will be held on Feb. 20.

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