Planners approve expansion for storage unit business in Albion

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 February 2022 at 9:29 pm

ALBION – In October 2020, David Hill opened Orleans Storage with 107 units at three buildings on West Countyhouse Road in Albion, just east of Route 98.

Business has been good, and Hill only has six units available.

He has proposed an expansion with three more buildings that would bring the total units to about 240.

The Orleans County Planning Board this evening voted in favor of the project which includes two buildings that would be 30 feet wide by 230 feet long, plus another building that would be 20 feet long by 225 feet.

“There is a definite demand,” he told the Planning Board this evening.

Dan Strong, the town’s code enforcement officer, said it’s a “low-key” business that is quiet with little traffic.

The board recommended the Town of Albion approve the site plan and permit for the project.

In other action:

• The board recommended the Town of Clarendon approve a permit for a diesel repair shop to be operated by Erich Hoak at 5267 Countyline Rd.

• The board re-elected Brian Napoli of Ridgeway as the board chairman and Paul Hendel of Murray as the vice chairman.

• Corey Winters, a planner with the County Planning and Development Department, announced the department was notified that $41,000 in state funding will be coming to Orleans for snowmobile trail maintenance and signage.

• Winters also notified the board that the household hazardous waste collection event will be back in August with expanded hours after last year’s event quickly filled up and some residents had to be turned away.