Howell planning board member clarifies recent statement

In my recent letter (“Housing for Seniors Should Be Approved,” News Transcript, Aug. 27) I had stated, “We do not need more stores on Route 9.”

This was an error on my part. As a member of the Planning Board, this was not a proper statement. I meant that we do not need retail stores on this one particular site on Route 9.

If a variance is not granted for the senior housing and a commercial site came before the Planning Board I would not be against it. Again, I am supportive of all conforming uses on Route 9, including retail stores.
Paul Schneider