Neighbor Dorothy Clauser, who wan't feeling the love, instead cited traffic and parking problems. She complained there are already four churches in her neighborhood, and ten churches in a 3 mile radius. She worried that, in the Summer, the music would be too loud.
In response to questioning by ZHB member Bill Fitpatrick, however, it was established that there are only 16 members, and that includes the Pastor and his wife. Moreover, at least ten members are brought to church by a van.
USW President Jerry Green, who owns the building, told zoners it has been used as church before, and he never had single complaint, even though there were 75 members. He denied that noise would be an issue in the Summer because there is central air. He pointed out that when he first owned the property, he operated a kennel. "Barking dogs are certainly louder than a church."
Fitzpatrick told Clauser that there are multiple permitted uses at that site - from drive-thru restaurant to kennel - that are far louder than a church.
After granting the Special Exception, Rosario told the Board they had done a good job. Chairman Gus Loupos said, "Gracias."