Stoughton Selectmen Question Class II Dealer Request

Ronald Ogulande of Whipout Automotive had his request for a Class II Dealer license hearing was continued until March 4. Selectmen wouldn't approve his request and was suggested to get a home occupation license and working out the zoning issues.

Ogulande was looking to operate his business out of his home on 206 Britton Ave. He said he wouldn't be storing cars on the property. Instead, the vehicles would be transferred from one auction to another auction.

Selectman T.J. Recupero said he had a problem with granting a Class II Dealer to a business that wasn't renting commercial space or paying commercial tax.

"I prefer you rent space and pay commercial rates and taxes," said Recupero, who later apologized to Ogulande for the tone of his questioning.

If the selectmen had taken a vote on the Class II Dealer license, it would have been voted down by a 3-0.

-Cheng Du will have kids' Karokee Sundays from noon-7 p.m. after receiving unanimous approval from the selectmen. The license was also extended to include instrumental music and dancing by partons only.

-Town Human Resource Director James Kelley's term as the interim town manager will be ending Monday when Amy Summers starts as the new town clerk.

-Dexter Assade was approved by 3-0 vote as the new manager at T.G.I. Fridays.

-Selectmen have scheduled budget meeting sessions  Jan. 15, 16 and 22.


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