By. Teresa Gulyas, Greene County Field Officer
Greene County Board of Supervisors Meeting March 9, 2010
Public Session items:
Public hearing to consider request from Sheetz, Inc/Ronald & Mary Lamm to rezone from B-2, Business to B-3, Business approximately 1.50 total acres located on Seminole Trail and identified on County Tax maps as 66-A-9, portion of 66-A-10 and 66-A-12.
The Sheetz store located at the corner of US 29 and Route 607, opened in June, 1997 and has been one of the more successful stores in the area according to Mr. Augustine, a representative for Sheetz, Inc. After 13 years of steady growth in Greene County, the company is working with VDOT to improve traffic patterns to facilitate existing traffic and enhance safety. Plans also include updated signage and new colors.
The Board responded favorably to the plans and the request was approved unanimously but deferred any action.
Public hearing to consider request from Lamm Properties, LLC/Preddy Gables, LLC/Rapidan Retail, LLC to amend proffers approved on July 13, 2004 (RZ#04-152) for property zoned R-2, Residential and B-3, Business, containing approximately 95.9 acres total located in Ruckersville on Seminole Trail and Preddy Creek Road identified on County Tax Maps as 66-(A)-48, 51, 52, 52B. (RZ#09-003)
Mr. Jefferson Steve Jones, representing the property owners, said that the original proffers included tennis courts on the property. The owners have offered to place the tennis courts on school property for shared community use if desired.
Several board members expressed concerns about traffic impact and would like more information from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). The decision was deferred until the April 13 meeting so that VDOT comments can be considered.
Public hearing to consider request from Barbara McNamara & Nancy Tardiff to have 128.91 acres, identified on County Tax Maps as 46-(A)-45, 45A, and 45 B which are zoned A-1, Agriculture, and located on Dyke Road and Bacon Hollow Road, removed from the St. George Agricultural and Forestal District (AFD). (AFD#09-001)
Margaret Ramsey represented the property owners. The request had been approved by both the Greene County Planning Commission and the Agricultural and Forestal District committee.
The Board unanimously approved the request.
Discussion regarding awarded allocation in the amount of $2,425,596 of Qualified School Construction Bonds for eligible school projects.
Greene County School Board Member Troy Harlow, School Superintendent Dave Jeck and GCPS Business and Facilities Director Kim Powell appeared before the Board to answer questions regarding this recently awarded bond. The bond would be used for an energy performance contract with Ameresco. Details about the bond are forthcoming.
Matters from the public
Ms. Woodson from Greene County Primary School came to request support for her kindergarten class’s project. Through Hearts Across America, her class has received a box from a 52 man unit in Iraq. The class is collecting donations so they can send return boxes to the unit. The greatest need is for the $12.50 postage needed for each box. Other popular donations include pillowcases and ear plugs.
Consent Agenda – unanimously approved
- Minutes of February 23, 2010 meeting
- Authorization for Sheriff’s Office to apply for grant in the amount of $16,477 from DMV for highway safety.
Other matters from the Board.
Mr. Peyton mentioned that the School Board decided to withdraw the plan for salary reductions and reinstated plans for summer school. They will be requesting an increase in funds for the 2010-11 school year.
Mr. Frydl reports that the first draft of the Board of Supervisor bylaws is ready for review.
Mr. Catalano said that insurance deductibles were brought up in the meeting with the Ruckersville Citizens Council when discussing emergency services revenue recovery. Susan Gibbs is working on a story for the Greene County Record that will precede an informational meeting open to the public scheduled for March 23.
Post (and headline) updated 3/23/10 to reflect the correct final action of the Board on the Sheetz Rezoning and the proper identification of Rapidan Center spokesman.