Plat drawings coming due for developments
The Morgan County Planning Commission granted a waiver and extension of the deadline for submitting detailed engineering phased preliminary plat drawings to one developer and talked about several other proposed developments that have plat drawings soon coming due.
Phil Kesecker of Kesecker Realty, Inc. applied for and was granted by the commissioners a one year extension of the deadline for submitting phased preliminary plat drawings for the proposed Michael Farms subdivision on Theodore Hawvermale Road.
The commissioners voted unanimously to grant the waiver. Kesecker may apply for another one year extension in 2013.
The commissioners talked about several other proposed developments that deadlines for preliminary plat drawings are due on July 1.
County Planner Alma Gorse will send a letter to the developers reminding them that their preliminary plat approvals will expire soon.
To complicate matters, Gorse said there is a bill in the state legislature that, if passed, would automatically extend plat deadlines until July 1, 2015.
Gorse updated commissioners on several projects in the works.
Food Lion will do an interior renovation to the bakery, produce and meats sections. In addition, they will upgrade the store’s sign.
The Senior Center is doing interior work at the recently purchased U.S. Silica office building.
The work involves installing a kitchen facility and creating office space.
Scott and Amanda Michael will be opening a new medical practice on the west side of U.S. 522 near Winchester Grade Road.
Amanda Michael is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Gorse said.
The new War Memorial Hospital will have an open house on Saturday, April 21 from 1-5 p.m. and be fully operational on Saturday, April 28, Gorse reported.
She informed the commissioners an inspection of the eight flood control dams within the Warm Springs
Run Watershed, maintained by the Eastern Panhandle Conservation District, will be inspected Tuesday, March 27.
Warm Springs Watershed Association President Kate Lehman appeared before
the commissioners to make them aware of a study to be conducted on Warm Springs Run.
The Association was recently awarded a $30,000 Chesapeake Bay grant and will use the money to hire an engineering firm to complete a study of the Run.
Lehman said the end product will be a document that will suggest projects that need to be done, the order the projects need to be done, a list of contractors that are capable of doing stream restoration projects and a list of grants available to help pay for the work.
The report is due June 30. Lehman said the Association is close to selecting an engineering firm.
Currently, the Association is planning a permeable paving and rain garden project on
a strip of land between the county parking lot beside the courthouse and Warm Springs Run.
The project is intended to be a demonstration project for the community, “so people in the community can see some of the things they can do on their property,” Lehman said.