Lots of behind-the-scenes chatter is taking place about two items on the agenda for this week's Attleboro Zoning Board of Appeals meeting. Both items involve the school buses parked at Pleasant Auto Center.
One item includes a public hearing "to consider revoking the special permit" for Pleasant Auto owner Cynthia Karol. The permit allows her to operate the business on the property, despite its location in an area zoned residential. She is restricted from having buses parked on the property. However, the buses of school district contractor H&L Bloom have been parking at the site since last month.
A rival agenda item (no public hearing included) calls for the permit to be modified "to include the operation of a bus terminal/storage facility."
Last month, Karol received a letter from the city telling her to get rid of the buses within 30 days or face fines of $100 per day. She told Attleboro Patch that she planned to get the permit modified so the buses would be allowed to stay.
The ZBA session is scheduled to take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall in the council chambers. The agenda is attached to this article.