Clarence “Ed” Anthony; Chairman called the Public Hearing to order.
A public hearing commenced at 6:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding communication tower to be installed by Beacon Towers, on property referenced and located between Stella Road and Stella Loop knows as Site VA-312B.
Jonathan Yeatts, with Beacon Towers presented the information regarding the property located between Stella Road and Stella Loop as Site VA-312B. Jason Brown stated that he had reviewed the application and found that John T. Campbell a land owner was within the 500’ area of the cell tower had not been notified. Jonathan Yeatts stated that he had notified Mr. Campbell by certified mail, the letter was accepted by Mr. Campbell. Jason Brown stated that numerous attempts to contact him by phone were not successful. Alan Black stated that all attempts had been made to contact Mr. Campbell therefore he sees no reason to stop the process of approving the VA-312B tower. Jason Brown also addressed the Board about a Hardship waiver request for Beacon Towers for this site. The VA-312B tower will be located 1.45 miles from the U.S. Cellular site that has just been completed. Ed Anthony stated that the U.S. Cellular site is located on County Line area joining Henry County and that the coverage is not strong enough that it would not cause a problem with the Stella Site.
A motion was made by Rodney Boyd to approve the site located off Stella Road and Stella Loop known as Site VA-312B for Beacon Tower to install a cell tower and the Hardship waiver at this location. It was seconded by Twyla Neil and carried unanimously by all voting members.
Patrick County Planning Commission Meeting
Minutes of July 26, 2011
Present: Clarence “Ed” Anthony, Chairman; Stanley Fain – Vice-Chairman; Sam Perkins, Gary Griffith and Rodney Boyd; members of the Planning Commission and Twyla Neil, Citizen at Large
Also Present: Teresa McCormick; Secretary of the Planning Commission, Alan Black; County Attorney, Jason Brown; Building Official
Absent: Ron Knight, Board of Supervisor
Call to Order:
Ed Anthony, Chairman called the meeting to order.
Approval of Agenda:
A motion was made by Gary Griffith to approve the agenda as presented seconded by Stanley Fain and carried unanimously by all voting members.
Approval of the Minutes:
A motion was made by Gary Griffith to approve the minutes of May 25, 2011as read and seconded by Twyla Neil and carried unanimously by all voting members.
Twyla Neil brought up for discussion pertaining to structures that have burned due to fire. Twyla Neil stated that a burned structure is a hazard to the community. Alan Black also stated that if the County became involved cleaning up burned structures that it would be very costly. Stanley Fain stated that we take this issue seriously but there is only so much that could be done without an Ordinance. Jason Brown stated that we addressed this issue not long ago when we were revising the County Ordinances. We visited the County that we were following our Ordinance by and later found out that they were expecting a potential lawsuit because of their Zoning Ordinance. Jason Brown also stated that our Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission resigned trying to establish a zoning ordinance.
Jason Brown stated that in the near future we need to revise the Mobile Home Ordinance.
A motion was made Rodney Boyd and seconded by Stanley Fain and carried unanimously the Planning Commission adjourned until September 6, 2011.