The snow cone stand across from Fairview Park in Sherman will once again be in operation this summer.


The Sherman Planning & Zoning Commission’s board of adjustments recently approved a temporary use permit to allow the stand to operate from May through September this year. Before the board approved the temporary use permit, Chairman Clay Mahone asked how long the stand has been in operation.


A representative for applicant Travis Baca didn’t know, but a document created for the commission states it has been at 1330 W. Taylor Street since 1999. However, several members of the audience said it has been in operation there for decades longer than that.


The property was rezoned to a retail business district in 2010, but is being used as a residential district, so city ordinance requires the temporary use permit. Sherman Director of Development Services Scott Shadden said the city received no complaints about the proposed permit.


The board approved the permit unanimously subject to the staff review letter, which outlines city zoning requirements such as no outside storage being allowed and that the business must comply with all requirements of the Grayson County Health Department.