Commission OKs hair salon permit [UPDATED]Published 9:26am Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Updated 11:33am Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A local woman is looking to open a business in her residence. A proposal for a conditional use permit for a one-chair beauty salon will move forward to Monday’s Fergus Falls City Council meeting.
Courtney Larson informed the Fergus Falls Planning Commission Monday of her interest in operating the business out of her home.
Her proposal would be to operate the salon in a small section of her residence, located on North Burlington.
“It would be just me (working),” Larson said. She said her hours would be part time due to family reasons.
Joan Williams, a neighbor of Larsons, said she was concerned about client parking and added traffic. The commission said the permit would allow for off-street parking for two vehicles for the business.
The motion to move forward to council was approved. The commission told Williams she will be able to raise her concerns during that time as well.
Also on Monday, the commission heard during a public hearing from Matt Skjeret to move forward to council on two rezoning requests. The first request will ask the city to rezone a parcel at 2521 Pebble Lake Road from residential (R-A) to commercial (B-2). The second request would allow Skjeret to operate the vehicle maintenance and repair business on the land.
The commission also approved a motion to move to council for rezoning an adjacent parcel owned by Paul Beyer from R-A to B-2. Beyer, who owns Beyer Body Shop and Towing on Pebble Lake Road, said he wanted the property rezoned to allow for future development opportunities. Beyer was not present at the meeting, but allowed Len Taylor to speak on his behalf.