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Zoning Board approves conditional use permit application of two printing businesses

THE Saipan Zoning Board on Thursday approved the conditional use permit application of two printing businesses.

Zoning Board vice chairman Gus M. Kaipat, center, presides over a meeting on Thursday and welcomes newly appointed member Joe Ayuyu Jr.  Photo by Junhan B. TodinoZoning Board vice chairman Gus M. Kaipat, center, presides over a meeting on Thursday and welcomes newly appointed member Joe Ayuyu Jr. Photo by Junhan B. Todino
Ace Printing is proposing to operate a clothing print shop in Gualo Rai while ASG Corp. wants to operate a warehouse and printing facility in Koblerville.

The board presided over by vice chairman Gus M. Kaipat adopted the recommendations of the Zoning Office to allow the operation of these printing facilities.

Zoning Administrator Therese Ogumoro said the applicants must comply with the requirements of other regulatory agencies, landscape their premises, screen trash bins from public view, and set up a proper water storage management system.

The locations of the two businesses are classified as manufacturing and processing, Ogumoro said.

Board member Bruce Bateman said there should not be any concerns about the use of toxic chemicals as most printing businesses now use water-based ink.

Guitina J. Borja, who represented Ace Printing, told the board that their machine will arrive in mid-March and that they will employ at least three workers.

“We will start a small business and if we are lucky and business is good then we will expand,” she said.

ASG Corp., operated Elite Printing which ceased operations last year.

Patrick Chan, who represented ASG Corp., said as soon as they can comply with all the requirements of other regulatory agencies they will immediately reopen the facility.

Chan admitted they were cited once by the Division on Environment Quality for flushing developer chemical into the sewer.

Also during the meeting on Thursday, the board approved the conditional use permit of Celnaps Enterprises which is proposing to operate an office on a China Town site classified as an office area.

Ceasar Supetron, who represented Celnaps Enterprises, said their previous office was located in Kanat Tabla where they operated since 2000.

But because of the bad condition of the road there, especially during rainy days, they decided to relocate.

The board members lauded Celnaps for landscaping and beautifying the proposed site of its office in China Town.