Cumberland County Commission Update

The following public hearing rezoning cases were voted on.

Rezoning from A1 Agricultural District to R15 Residential Conditional Zoning District. The property is 6.0 acres and is located at the end of Laguardia Drive north of Gander Way. Developer proposed 14 single family residential lots as a zero lot line subdivision with lots ranging from 10,506 sq. ft and a 1.1 acre stormwater pond. County planning staff has recommended approval.

Vote: County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the rezoning. Commissioners Keefe, Boose and Lancaster were not present.

Reconsideration (rehearing) rezoning of 12.36 acres from A1 Agricultural District to CP Planned Commercial District. The property is located east of Cedar Creek Road, north of Tabor Church Road. The rezoning was previously denied in 2021. The owner of the property sued the county.

Vote: A motion was made to DEFER the case and the motion passed with Commissioner Evans voting in opposition.

What Was Said:

Commissioner Adams – Is anyone opposed to deferring?

Commissioner Evans – I am. I kinda understand your request but then again I don’t. You have a full board here, you have a quorum. What happens at the next meeting if the same individuals don’t show up or you don’t show up and you keep delaying it until you have a full seven member board? It just doesn’t make sense to me. Everybody gets a copy of the agenda. Everybody knew what was on the agenda tonight and then you have commissioners that didn’t show up. I don’t think it’s right to you (the developer) and it’s not right to this board. I think we need to act on this. It doesn’t make sense to put this off because you have 3 other members…were the other board members excused? Was it an excused absence?

Commissioner Adams – Mr. Keefe wasn’t feeling well. We had the meeting upstairs and he wasn’t feeling well.

Commissioner Evans – But he was here?

Commissioner Adams – Yes, but he said he wasn’t feeling well.

Commissioner Evans – What about Michael and Larry?

Commissioner Adams – Mr. Boose had some medical issues and Mr. Lancaster wasn’t feeling well.

Commssioner Evans – WOW

Other Business:

An incentive package was approved for project “Dogwood.” The project will be constructed on vacant property (Dunn Road) across from the former MJ Soffee. The package is for a national home construction company with the average wage of $45,079.

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Published by Angie Hedgepeth

Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".