Planning Commission meeting briefs
The Morgan County Planning Commission met Tuesday evening, June 28
and approved a minor subdivision final plat drawing for a small development on Tabor Road.
The developer is Creek IV Management LTD Partnership owned by Scott Creek. The development name is Tabor Creek and is located on the west side of Tabor Road 0.39 miles north of Luther Michael Road and consists of three 2.15 acre lots.
The commission approved the plat with the stipulation that language be put into the community covenants to allow for the shared maintenance of a driveway serving two of the planned homes.
Building fee waiver
County Planner Alma Gorse presented a draft of a new policy for both profit and non-profit organizations that are doing charitable work for homeowners in the county. The policy allows the waiving of building permit fees for minor repairs and upgrades.
The waiver would allow groups such as Camp Joy, Work Camp 2011 and Habitat for Humanity to avoid paying for a building permit for minor upgrades and repairs done for needy families in the county.
Gorse clarified that Habitat for Humanity would still have to pay for a building permit if constructing an entire home.
Commission Vice President Scott Swaim suggested a form for waiver of fees be developed to go along with the policy. Commission President Jack Soronen assigned Com-missioner Sue Parker to work with Gorse on creating the form.
The commissioners approv-ed an application for a $10,000 Chesapeake Bay Regulatory and Accountability Program grant.
The grant is for the hiring of a consultant to review Morgan County’s Comprehensive Plan, subdivision regulations, commercial regulations and Stormwater Management Ordinance and conduct a comparison of these regulations to recommendations provided in the Watershed Implementation Plans drafted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, the Model Stormwater Manage-ment Ordinance produced for the Eastern Panhandle by Region 9 and the Chesapeake Bay TDML (Total Daily Maximum Load) Executive Summary.
After the review, the consultant will recommend to the commission any modifications needed to county ordinances and include an economic impact analysis.
The commissioners approved the grant application which will now be passed on to the Morgan County Commission for their review and action.