Expanding Daycare in Mason

A local daycare will be able to expand after the Mason Planning Commission approved a Special Use Permit for 335 East Elm Street daycare. Daycare provider, Debbie O’Loughlin was seeking the special use permit for up to 12 children and already has a daycare for up to six.  On Tuesday, July 12, the planning commission granted the permit in a unanimous vote. When it came to the issues behind the approval, the main concern for the city was that the location of the daycare may create hazardous traffic flow around the daycare area which was indicated in a hand-drawn map in the application. “It wasn’t a concern for me,” O’Loughlin said because she was already recommended for approval.