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Zoning Board approves conditional use application for ambulance services

THE Saipan Zoning Board approved on Thursday the conditional use application of Grip LCC which wants to open an office for ambulance services in Chalan Kanoa.

Kevin C. Guerrero, vice president and manager of Priority Care Services and owner of the Grip LCC, addresses Zoning Board members.  Photos by Junhan B. TodinoKevin C. Guerrero, vice president and manager of Priority Care Services and owner of the Grip LCC, addresses Zoning Board members. Photos by Junhan B. Todino
Zoning Office Administrator Therese Ogumoro told the board that the area is one in which an office is permitted.

The area, located on Carmen Avenue south of Mt. Carmel School, is zoned as village residential.

Grip LLC owner Kevin C. Guerrero, who is also the vice president and general manager of Priority Care ambulance services, said they have spoken with the neighbors in the area and have obtained their permission.

The structure, which used to be a store, will be developed to house “excess units and personnel,” Guerrero told the board headed by chairman Diego Blanco.

The proposed development will serve as a “sub-station” of Priority Care Services and will include indoor parking, Guerrero added.

Board member Bruce Bateman noted that area is near Sister Remedios Early Childhood Development Center and Mt. Carmel Church.

But Guerrero said their business is non-emergency-related and operates on schedule and on appointments when picking up patients.

He said their ambulances will not use lights and sirens and will comply with the Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. policy about sanitizing equipment and apparatus.

Guerrero said they don’t use hazardous materials.

During the same meeting, the Board also approved a resolution to amend the conditional use permit of Tasi Homes Development Co. LLC.

Tim Lang, architect of Tasi Homes, said they have requested an amendment to the approved site development plan.

The amendment will reflect a re-designing of floor plans, the restructuring of the parking stall, and the closure of one entrance/exit driveway fronting Beach Road.

The project is located next to Sugar Dock and northwest of Mt. Carmel Cathedral in Chalan Kanoa.

Board member Natalie Mable Ayuyu thanked Tasi Homes for reconsidering its plan on the entrance/exit fronting Beach Road.

She said she was concerned about the impact on traffic when the conditional use application was presented to the board last year.