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Public hearings on code amendments next month

The Gloucester Planning Commission met last Thursday night to review the platting requirements code amendment draft ordinance before agreeing to hold public hearings on both the family transfers and platting requirements code amendments next month.

The commission received one public comment at the meeting from Bill Lawrence of Gloucester’s York District, who sent in his comment in favor of the family transfer code amendment. “I would like to support the proposed family transfer modification which includes nieces and nephews and I would encourage you to do so too.”

After staff’s presentation on the new platting requirements and checklist, there was discussion on the necessity of including the checklist in the actual code amendment.

County Attorney Edwin “Ted” Wilmot recommended that planners not include the checklist in the code due to problems that could arise from including it. “There are some drawbacks,” he said. “One is there’s a danger that you will omit something from th...

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