City Council to review Wendy's restaurant plan

Wendy's Corporation has taken another step in extending its chain of hamburger restaurants into Craig.

Restaurant officials have asked the Craig City Council to approve its off-street parking and landscaping plan.

The city's Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-0 March 18 to approve the plan.

"They meet all the criteria for parking and landscaping," City Building Inspector Dave Costa said. "I don't think the council's going to have any problem with the parking and landscaping plan."

According to Costa, the plans submitted exceed city requirements for parking and landscaping. Wendy's proposal calls for 38 percent more landscaping and triple the parking space required by city ordinance.

The next step, Costa said, will be for the corporation to obtain state Department of Health approval and submit construction plans to Costa for review.

If approved, construction can begin.

The City Council will consider the request at its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Craig City Hall.

The proposed restaurant will be located at 1280 W. Victory Way, just west of the entrance to Kmart.

If the parking and landscaping plans are approved, construction will begin, said Toby Williams, vice president of operations for the Wendy's Corporation.

He said he doesn't know when the store will open.

Williams estimated the store would employ 20 to 35 people and will serve a full menu and have a drive-through window.

In other business, the council will:

consider renewal of a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Carellis, Inc.

consider renewal of a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Wallie's, Inc.

consider renewal of a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Beef and Peppers.

set a public hearing for 7:30 p.m. April 23 to consider a request for a conditional use permit to expand an existing non-conforming residence to add a second story and a two-story garage at 806 Yampa Ave. Craig and Vicki Conrad own the property.

consider a request for a variance of a front yard setback of an addition at 800 Barclay St. for Janet Mauth.

fill a vacancy on the Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board.

award a bid for the purchase of two tilt-bed trailers for the Parks and Recreation Department.

award a bid to purchase three personal computers for various departments at City Hall.

consider a resolution to authorize certain signatures on the checking account for the city of Craig.

consider approval of a drug and alcohol policy for commercial vehicle operators for the city.

consider approving a sublease for the Moffat County Public Safety Center.

consider a resolution declaring a public need to acquire real property by eminent domain for the construction of a portion of Industrial Avenue.

discuss the purchase of Welcome to Craig signs.

hear the February finance report from City Finance Director Bruce Nelson.

hold an executive session to evaluate an offer to purchase a portion of the Cosgriff property.

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