Planners give developers more time
Morgan County Planning Commissioners granted waivers to three developers on the time limit for completing the preliminary plats for three proposed subdivisions.
Ancora Estates on Sir John’s Run, owned by Kent Kesecker, Parkside Estates, Section III, developed by Larry Omps behind Dawson’s Hardware and Sleepy Creek Forest, Section II, owned by MDG Companies were each given a year’s extension to finish the preliminary plat.
Commissioner Wayne Omps abstained from voting on the Parkside Estates development.
The year’s extension runs from July 1, 2012 to July 1, 2013.
Work required for the developers to complete the preliminary plat involves construction of roads and drainage to handle storm water runoff to stabilize the property.
Justin Cowles of MDG Companies was the only developer’s representative to attend the Tuesday evening, May 22 meeting.
Cowles said MDG was looking either to sell the Sleepy Creek Forest property, located near the intersection of Winchester Grade Road and Highland Ridge Road, or partner with another developer.
He informed commissioners developers will also need to keep the state’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination (NPDS) permits in force.
Cacapon River map
County Planner Alma Gorse passed out a draft map and flyer produced by the Cacapon and Lost Rivers Land Trust.
The group is developing the map of the rivers to highlight the wealth of resources and recreational opportunities in the watershed.
A public meeting and covered dish dinner is being hosted by the group from 11a.m. – noon on Saturday, June 2 at the Head Start School in Great Cacapon to gather input on the map project.
Copies of the map and flyer are available at the county planning office.