County approves NAPA expansion

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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The Kingsbury County Commission acting as the board of adjustment Tuesday unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for Michael Waliezer, owner of NAPA Auto Parts, to construct a new larger building to expand his business.

 

“It is already zoned for commercial use,” zoning commissioner Joe Jensen said. The NAPA store is located in a Quonset building a mile west of De Smet on Highway 14. The new building will be on the same property.

 

“We want to sell firearms and archery equipment and maybe later branch into a boating dealership,” Waliezer said. “We would like to do it all in one building with NAPA on one side and sporting goods on the other.”

 

Waliezer said he has applied for the required federal permits, and is going through a “pile of paperwork.”  There are several safety and security measures that Waliezer must abide by in order to sell firearms.

 

The county’s approval is contingent on all necessary state and federal permits being granted.

 

Waliezer said he hopes to have the plan design finished in time to pour concrete this fall and complete construction on the new building next spring.

 

Donna Palmlund

Staff Writer

The De Smet News

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