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The Pure Beauty Lounge owner required to apply for permits

Published May 09. 2013 05:03PM

A Franklin Township business owner has 60 days to meet requirements set forth by the Joint Uniform Construction Code Appeals Board.

The board is comprised of representatives of 10 local Carbon County municipalities.

The board met Tuesday night for its second time on this matter at Franklin Elementary School to hear an appeal from Pam Flutegate, owner of The Pure Beauty Lounge, 450 Interchange Road, Lehighton. The business operates as National General Properties, which is located in the former Techna Graphics building on Route 209, Interchange Road.

According to the Attorney Carole Walbert, the board's solicitor, the board sustained the appeal in part and denied in part.

Attorney F. Peter Lehr of the law firm Norris, McLaughlin and Marcus, Allentown, claimed that the permits were in estoppel, (deemed approved) because she had Carl Faust, do some inspections.

To comply with the ruling, Flutegate must apply for permits and pay the required application fee, plus apply for a PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permit.

Walbert said that Flutegate had never filled out an application or paid any fees for permits at the salon.

Flutegate has 30 days after receiving the written ruling to appeal.

She has 60 days to comply with the ruling before the township takes corrective action.

The board noted that it has no jurisdiction over sewage issues as that decision is determined by a different board.

There are presently four buildings operating on one septic system, with one of the businesses being a high water user.

The Pure Beauty Lounge opened in December 2010. The Pure Beauty Spa advertises that it is a full service salon and spa offering the best personal care and comfort to its clients.

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