The owner of a salvage yard received permission last week from Busti, N.Y., officials to pursue a self-storage project on the property that now houses Casel Auto Wrecking. Business owner Joe Casel currently has one building on the property with 25 storage units but plans to add two more storage buildings. The property has been a salvage yard since the 1960s.
Representatives from neighboring businesses said they support the property conversion as long as lighting is limited at night. Casel said the business will be open only from dawn to dusk, and he does not have plans to install additional lighting.
The council approved the special-use permit 4-1.