Planning Commission briefs

August 05, 2003|by ANDREW SCHOTZ

Hangar is proposed at regional airport

A new 22,500-square-foot hangar has been proposed at Hagerstown Regional Airport, a county planning official said Monday.

Senior Planner Lisa Kelly Pietro told the Washington County Planning Commission that the hangar would be on the east side of Henson Boulevard.

The county would lease land to the developer for the hangar, she said.

About five planes would use the hangar each day, Pietro said.

The planning commission approved a site plan for the hangar, except for commission member Robert Ernst II, who abstained.

Cell tower planned near Clear Spring

A cellular tower would be erected on a 75-foot-by-75-foot parcel near Clear Spring under a site plan presented to the Washington County Planning Commission Monday.

The property is on the south side of Interstate 70, west of Ashton Road.

A planning department report says the cell tower would be 150 feet high.

Commission member George Anikis asked what would happen if the tower no longer was used.


Senior Planner Timothy Lung said some municipalities require cellular tower owners to post a bond to pay for removal, but Washington County does not.

Variance approved

A variance request for two lots on the east side of Wolfsville Road, near the Frederick County line, was approved Monday.

The Washington County Planning Commission agreed that the revised plan was better than a previous plan that had longer, thin strips of land, or "panhandles."

Last month, the Planning Commission rejected a variance request on the grounds that the panhandles were too long and because of the configuration of the lots.

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