01/19/11 — Subdivision plats approved

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Subdivision plats approved

By Steve Herring
Published in News on January 19, 2011 1:58 PM

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday held an abbreviated session that lasted less than an hour. However, their day included a luncheon program at the Farm Bureau and visits to Norwayne and Eastern Wayne middle schools.

Three minor subdivision plats were approved by commissioners. The plats had been recommended by the county Planning Board:

* Megan N. Parks, final, one lot on the west side of North Beston Road in New Hope Township

* Linda R. Barnes, final, one lot on the west side of Hinnant Road in Buck Swamp Township

* Jerry R. Sutton Jr., final, one lot on the north side of Crocus Lane in New Hope Township. Crocus Lane is a private road at the end of Piney Grove Church Road.

The board also approved a variance request by Sutton that he not be required to pave the street that runs through the property. County ordinances require that roads with a certain number of houses be paved. Sutton has said that the four houses on the road are all owned and occupied by relatives.

The board's consent agenda included another recommendation by the Planning Board -- this one to schedule a public hearing on a rezoning request by John Harrell.

The board agreed to hold a hearing on Feb. 15 on the petition by Harrell to rezone approximately 10 acres on the west side of Woodland Church Road near U.S. 13 in Brogden Township from Residential-Agriculture 20 to Village District.

County Planner Connie Price told commissioners that Seymour Johnson Air Force Base officials have no objection to the rezoning.

The property that is within the one-half mile extension of the base noise area. The land is outside the base's noise levels and accident potential zone.

The public hearing is required before commissioners can act on the petition. Adjoining property owners will be notified of the rezoning prior to the hearing and a sign announcing the rezoning will be placed on the property as well.