Bucksport Planning Board Approves Business’s Temporary Home



BUCKSPORT — Car dealerships will still have a company in Bucksport to enhance their vehicles to customers’ specifications.

The Planning Board Dec. 2 granted Automotive Elegance an on-site service business in part of the building currently owned by New Form Insulation at 90 Heritage Park Road.

The application came about because the owner of Automotive Elegance, Bruce Ashmore, had to move the business from the original building. New Form Insulation doesn’t need part of the building for the winter, or about four months, so it rented out the space to Ashmore.

The need for Planning Board approval came about because the vehicles serviced by Automotive Elegance come directly from dealerships. If a vehicle is damaged on the property, the insurance company could deny a claim for the damage because Ashmore was without the proper permits.

The move for Ashmore is only temporary. New Form Insulation will be taking the space back after the winter has ended, and Ashmore will once again have to move.

After much discussion, board members determined many of the requirements were not applicable to Automotive Elegance.

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Amanda Greenberg

Former Ellsworth American reporter Amanda Greenberg joined the staff in October 2012 after graduating from the University of Maine in Orono. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Amanda moved to Maine when she was nine.