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Two subdivisions OK'd by Jefferson planners

November 13, 2002|by DAVE McMILLION

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Two proposed subdivisions in Jefferson County were given final approval Tuesday night despite traffic and school concerns raised by a local activist.

Paul Burke, who studies growth-related issues in the county, cautioned the Jefferson County Planning Commission about giving final plat approval to the proposed Breckenridge subdivision because there is no more room for schools in the area.

Burke also raised other concerns relating to the subdivision, such as traffic in the area and the fact that the city of Charles Town's sewer treatment plant is close to reaching capacity.

The Breckenridge subdivision would be on the west side of Country Club Road about one mile from the intersection with U.S. 340.

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The planning commission was considering approving 61 lots in the subdivision.

Burke reminded the planning commission that they turned down a subdivision near the second approved subdivision, Spruce Hill, due to traffic concerns.

Spruce Hill subdivision is on the south side of Huyett Road near Charles Town.

The planning commission was considering approving 61 lots in the subdivision.

Stephen R. Bockmiller, the county's chief planner, said the developers of the two projects have met all the county's requirements. Bockmiller said he received assurances from state health officials that there was no problem with sewer service for the Breckenridge development.

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