Supervisors to hold seven public hearings Tuesday night

by Quinton Sheppard - Posted on Apr 27, 2011 - 03:46 PM

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has seven public hearings on its agenda for Tuesday night. The meeting will begin at 7 o’clock in the colonial courthouse, with the first hearing starting at 8.

Public hearings include:

—Consideration of an ordinance to amend the Gloucester County zoning map to reclassify approximately 35 acres owned by Sanders Common, Ltd., located near Main Street. The applicant is proposing to modify the original site conditions by providing long-term and rehabilitative nursing care within a stand-alone small-house model instead of the previously proposed cottages.

The modifications would also provide a second entrance to the facility from Main Street instead of the single entrance from Wal-ker Avenue as previously intended.

—Redistricting: Consideration of an ordinance amendment to county code pertaining to elections; modifying certain voting precinct boundaries and names, and to establish certain new polling places.

—Consideration of an ordinance amendment to county code to allow for the use of irrigation meters, which would measure water used for outdoor purposes but not discharged into the county’s sewer system.

—Consideration of an ordinance to relax certain county code requirements to allow for high-speed internet to be more accessible and affordable to all residents of the county. The code amendment would pertain to the Commercial Communications Facilities that would facilitate the broadband.

—Consideration of an ordinance to waive certain permit fees pertaining to construction and repairs necessitated by the storm and tornado of April 16.

—Consideration of adoption of the Middle Peninsula Hazards Mitigation Plan.

—Consideration of an application from Keith Belvin to place two additional No Wake signs in Timberneck Creek.