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Glenmont Plaza gets finishing touch

There was a lengthy discussion between Mundy, board member John Smolinsky and chairman George Leveille over the signage involved with the site plan.

"We, as a company, don't like the box sign," Mundy said.

At an earlier meeting, Smolinsky asked if the signs with single channel letters, which are lit internally, are allowed for shopping plazas.

"This type of lighting was approved in a previous permit," Leveille said.

Smolinsky brought up the signage issue again during the March 3 meeting, when the board was preparing to adopt its minutes from the Feb. 18 meeting. He said he didn't believe the minutes were accurately "articulated" and that more could have been recorded on the comments made by him and others involving the signage issue.

The board tabled approving the minutes, and Leveille suggested that Smolinsky submit some of his thoughts to be included in the minutes to be adopted at the next planning board meeting.

"I'm not looking for a verbatim discussion on all of these topics," he said, adding, "I'd be glad to suggest a few sentences."

Continuing, he said, the current town code may have to be looked at.

"A future amendment is in order," Smolinsky said. "My problem isn't with this project, it's the interpretation of the laws for shopping centers."

Director of Economic Development and Planning Michael Morelli said the developers turned around what was a mostly empty plaza.

"They've done significant improvements," he said. "I think they've really turned this site around."

Daniel Coffey, the board's newest member, agreed with Morelli's assessment.

"I think it will be wonderful to fill this plaza out," said Coffey.""

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