11/27/12 — County approves rezoning requests

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County approves rezoning requests

By Steve Herring
Published in News on November 27, 2012 1:46 PM

A special session that lasted less than five minutes was all that Wayne County commissioners needed Monday morning to approve two rezoning requests for the second time in less than a week.

The second votes were required because there was not a full board present for the first ones when commissioners last Tuesday voted 5-0 to approve both requests. Commissioners J.D. Evans and Bud Gray were not at that meeting.

The requests were approved Monday by 4-0 votes. Commissioners Steve Keen, Sandra McCullen and Evans did not attend the special session.

In the first vote Monday, the board approved a request by James B. Sasser to rezone a lot at 210 Genoa Road totaling about 35,600 square feet from Residential Agriculture 30 to Village District.

Sasser wants to maintain his home at that location, but also open a used car business. However, businesses requiring outdoor storage are not permitted in Residential Agriculture 30.

The second vote was to approve a request by National Salvage to rezone approximately 54 acres at 430 Old Mount Olive Highway from Light Industry to Heavy Industry.

National Salvage's request was time sensitive. The rezoning was required in order for the company to close on the property by Wednesday. Also, it is required by the state before proceeding with necessary air quality permitting.

National Salvage plans to use an existing facility to convert railroad cross ties and poles into mulch.

The business would employ about 30 people and is expected to open in the first quarter of 2013.