Purdy Collision Center Gets OK to Impound Towed Vehicles

The Galloway Township Planning Board modifies a resolution to allow the use.

Purdy Collision Center is framed by Third Avenue, the White Horse Pike, the Parkway and the railroad right of way in Galloway Township.
Purdy Collision Center is framed by Third Avenue, the White Horse Pike, the Parkway and the railroad right of way in Galloway Township.
The Galloway Township Planning Board voted unanimously Thursday to modify a prior decision that prohibited Purdy Collision Center from impounding towed vehicles on its lot at the intersection of the White Horse Pike (Route 30) and Third Avenue.

At a site plan hearing in 2005, owner Don Purdy (now Galloway Township mayor) told the Planning Board he did not intend to use the property to tow impounded vehicles "at this time." The board then included language that did not allow the use.

At the time, Purdy was using another site for towed vehicles. He didn't have the appropriate licenses. And necessary fencing was not in place, Purdy said.

Since the new location opened in 2007, Purdy has created a fenced-in area that is not visible from the White Horse Pike or the paved portion of Third Avenue. He has the appropriate licenses, and the impounding of towed vehicles is a permitted use in the zone.

With no objection from any member of the public or planning staff, the board voted, 6-0, to modify the resolution. Police Chief Pat Moran recused himself from the discussion and vote.
Richard Wilson December 06, 2013 at 07:14 AM
First this Mayor gets his insurance liability (and premiums) reduced by Council. Now he gets another favorable ruling regarding vehicle storage. Pretty good perks for this Mayor. Another step by the Republican Council to make Galloway one of the most poorly run Townships in N.J.
Terry December 06, 2013 at 08:35 AM
The Mayor is not supposed to be running the town that is the problem. The township manager is suppose to be doing that. What is going on my not be illegal but sure is not ethical. Maybe the councilmen will see the light and vote in a new mayor. It is ONLY a ceremonial position. Well, at least it is supposed to be before this Mayor
rich price December 06, 2013 at 09:48 AM
Terry,If it was up to yoy we would have Tom Bassford back as Mayor I am quite sure you are jockeying your people in for the next Mayor
Terry December 09, 2013 at 12:47 PM
Mr Price....You do not know what you are talking about. Tom Bassford is a good person.
galloway7757 December 09, 2013 at 07:51 PM
Geez I have hear the exact opposite about Tom Bassford. All that I knew is that he viewed Jill Gougher as God to the point where me and several other residents were nauseating.
Terry December 10, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Geez, what does that have to him being a good person. Sorry for your illness but you don't know what you are talking about. At least he respected the form of Government that we have in Galloway and respected his position as just one of seven. He did not declare himself KING
galloway7757 December 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM
If you read my comment correctly, you would have seen that I was making two separate points. I'm sorry that you are still moping over the fact that your husband was not picked to fill Dennis Kleiner's seat.


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