Internet towers among approvals by planners
The May 22 meeting of the Morgan County Planning Commission had a busy agenda with two final plat applications, two individual property divisions and two commercial building permit requests.
Developer Larry Omps received final plat approval for a single 2.75 acre lot on Winchester Grade Road behind Unger Store.
Also, receiving final plat approval was Blue Mountain Estates for seven lots on 23.4 acres at the intersection of Johnson Mill Road and Earl Weber Road.
Romona Weller and Tammy Jamison requested a waiver from the Subdivision Ordinance to permit a family transfer of a one acre lot. This was approved, as was a waiver request from Michael Burke to allow a single 113.8 acre division from an even larger parcel in the west side of Cacapon Mountain.
A commercial building permit application by the Hancock and Northwestern Transportation Company to construct a 70' x 80' building on U.S. Route 522 across from Caperton Furniture was approved. The facility will house the business office for a small trucking company and accomodate loading and unloading of trucks.
Radio station owner Emmett Capper submitted applications to construct four communication towers as the intitial stage in the development of a high-speed internet access network, called Skyweb, for certain areas of the county.
The planning commission approved placement of a 95' high tower along Winchester Grade Road near Lutrell Road; a 96' tower along Buzzard Acres Lane; a 100' tower at the Troubadour Restaurant; and a 100' tower at Terry's Taxidermy on U.S. Route 522. None of the towers is to be lighted.