In a special session Tuesday, the Planning Commission tabled a proposal for Graff Plumbing to occupy the building at 125 Tolbert St.
The commission needed some questions answered, but the applicant was not present for the meeting. Planning Director Jeff Kaiser said he originally recommended the proposal for approval, but more information is needed.
According to the staff report on the issue, the applicant needs to address some questions based on a visit to the property on Monday and "the experience the department has had with the applicant in terms of property maintenance code violations" at another location.
That report notes if the proposal is approved, the applicant should install privacy fencing, outdoor storage, except for vehicles, should be prohibited and the parking lot should be asphalted since much of the gravel has washed away.
Commission Chairman Jim Cummings said "we have no choice" but to table the issue. He did note the commission could table the issue or reject it. Commission member Walter Gairing said if it were rejected, he was "thinking of there being another vacant building."
"We need to get it all out on the table," Gairing added.
Kaiser explained the commission needs to know how many employees and vehicles there will be at the business. He said he would inform the applicant that the proposal will be on the commission's Dec. 10 agenda.