Fick Supply Service plans to expand its existing mulch storage and composting operation by approximately 10 acres for a total of 31.56 acres at 501 North Eatherton Road.
Located on the west side of North Eatherton Road, north of Centaur Road, the property adjoins the access strip to the Howell Island Conservation Area.
It is currently zoned M-3 Planned Industrial District, which was approved in 2010 and amended in 2016 for the first expansion.
Owner Dave Fick is seeking to expand the facility again.
“When I started in 1994 as a two-person operation and then opened in 1999 in Wildwood, I had no idea I’d be asking for yet another expansion,” Fick said.
He currently has 30-plus employees. Along with expanding the operation, Fick plans to widen the access point on North Eatherton Road, creating a separate entrance and exit.
“We move in and out over half million cubic yards of bulk raw product and finished product, and have customers coming in and out dropping off yard waste and such,” he said.
Joe Vujnich, Wildwood’s director of planning and parks, said there were many reasons to support the expansion.
“Mr. Fick has (run) an exemplary business in the city of Wildwood,” Vujnich said. “The facility is kept clean, it functions well and is an asset to the overall community beyond Wildwood.”
At the Sept. 8 meeting, the Planning and Zoning Commission voted in favor of the amended plan.