08/01/11 — Commission will discuss paving plans

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Commission will discuss paving plans

By Steve Herring
Published in News on August 1, 2011 1:46 PM

Wayne County commissioners Tuesday morning will hold a public hearing on the Department of Transportation's proposed $1.345 million secondary road paving program for the county.

The hearing will start at 9:15 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room on the fourth floor of the county courthouse annex. An agenda briefing will start at 8 a.m. followed by the meeting at 9 a.m.

The proposed paving projects include:

* Carmack Road between James Price and Mark Herring roads, $280,000

* Vaden Best Road between Selah Church and Bentonville roads, $160,000

* Oakland Church Road widening from Princeton Road to Rosewood Road, $80,000

* Geona Road widening from Mitchell Road to Outlaw Road, $125,000

* Construct left turn lanes on Wayne Memorial Drive at Saulston Road, $215,000.

The total also includes $175,000 in contingency funds for rights of way, fire department and rescue driveways and overdrafts.

Another $310,000 is allocated to the maintenance fund to supplement the maintenance budget for items such as shoulder repair, spot stabilization, pipe replacement, safely projects, industrial access and others.

The program is dependent on funding availability, right of way and environmental review.

In other business Tuesday, commissioners will consider three subdivision plats recommended for approval by the county Planning Board:

* Lesley J. Maldonado, final; owner\developer: Jean Woodard Jones. The subdivision consists of one lot in Fork Township on the south side of Rosewood Road at its intersection with Holland Hill Drive. The subdivision will have one lot approximately 1.2 acres in size with direct access to Rosewood Road.

* Forrest York, final; owner\developer: Forrest and Angie York. The subdivision consists of two lots on the north side of Stevens Mill Road in Grantham Township about one mile west of Ferry Bridge Road. The total area of the property is approximately 19 acres. It will have two lots that will have access to Stevens Mill Road by way of a 50-foot easement.

* Steve Farrugia, final; owner\developer: George Hall and Mariella Turner. The subdivision consists of two lots on the north side of Parker Road in Brogden Township about 670 feet east of Old Mount Olive Highway. The subdivision will have two lots that will have access to Parker Road by way of a 30-foot private easement.

Commissioners will be asked to schedule a public hearing on an amendment to the county zoning ordinance concerning property near Pikeville. County Manager Lee Smith has recommended the hearing be set for 9:125 a.m. on Sept. 6 in the commissioners' meeting room.

The county Planning Department recently received a letter from Pikeville town officials concerning the town's extra territorial jurisdiction. At its April 4 meeting, the Pikeville town board approved a request from Brian Marcoux to release his 43.62 acres of property along the northern side of Lancaster Road from the town's ETJ.

ETJ's are areas surrounding town and cities in which the municipality may exercise zoning jurisdiction.

The Marcoux property is now under Wayne County jurisdiction for all land use regulations including zoning, subdivision and building code.

The northern part of the property, about 14 acres, is zoned Residential- Agriculture 20 by the county. That zoning area surrounds Charles B. Aycock High School and Norwayne Middle School. The purpose of the zoning is to allow uses that will be compatible with and not interfere with the schools.

The approximately 29 acres released to the county is outside of a zoned area and borders several subdivisions. To protect the neighborhoods currently developed, the property should be zoned in a similar manner, county officials said.

The board also will discuss a policy establishing policy and guidelines for the official naming of county-owned properties and facilities.